Tuesday Evening Music Club
Tuesday Evening Music Club
July 2 – August 27, 2019
The Tuesday Evening Music Club brings talented local and regional musicians to the Frederik Meijer Gardens Amphitheater stage Tuesday evenings—free to Meijer Gardens members—throughout July and August.
Quickly becoming the summer's best family entertainment value, the Tuesday Evening Music Club brings talented local and regional musicians to the Frederik Meijer Gardens Amphitheater stage Tuesday evenings—free to Meijer Gardens members—throughout July and August!
As an added bonus, all of Meijer Gardens is open to visitors until 9 pm on Tuesday concert nights. Guests may bring picnic food during the shows or enjoy the James & Shirley Balk Café and amphitheater concessions. Chairs of all heights are welcomed.
Concerts are free for members and included with paid admission to Meijer Gardens for the general public. Most Tuesday Evening Music Club shows begin at 7 pm, please check the individual show to verify.
What to know
Feel free to bring in a picnic basket with food from home to enjoy during a concert – anything from cheese and crackers to fast food is allowed. Keep in mind that for the safety of all of our guests, glass containers are prohibited inside the amphitheater (example: salsa in a glass container or Pyrex Tupperware).
We have a variety of affordable and delicious food options at our brand new concessions building located inside of the gates. From hotdogs to deli sandwiches and ice cream, there’s something to satisfy any appetite during the show.
Picnic baskets, bags and purses are subject to security searches.
Guests may bring in factory-sealed, non-glass beverages. Examples include soda cans, unopened water bottles and other unopened beverage containers.
Empty reuseable waterbottles may be brought in and filled at the inside water fountain. Beer, wine, specialty alcoholic drinks and non-alcoholic beverages are available at our concessions building. All guests consuming alcohol will have IDs checked at entry and will be required to wear a wristband for service.
Alcohol may not be brought on the premises. Our liquor license permits the sale of beer and wine at concerts, but does not allow any outside alcohol to be brought onto the property. All outside alcoholic beverages will be confiscated if found on site.
Chairs of all heights are welcome at Tuesday Evening Music Club concerts, and the permanent seats at the rear of the amphitheater are available on a first-come, first-served basis on Tuesday evenings.
May Erlewine and The Motivations: A seven-piece retro groove band playing original and soul classics with renowned vocalist May Erlewine carrying the show, invoking a positive and intentional message.
For one night only, enjoy a special “dress rehearsal” concert featuring 50% off all food at the new concessions building as we unveil the Frederik Meijer Gardens Amphitheater expansion and upgrades.
Roosevelt Diggs: An energetic, acoustic blend of folk, country, bluegrass and blues.
Jesse Ray and the Carolina Catfish: A raw, high-octane intensification of 50’s style rock & roll, with Elvis-esque vocals and hints of rockabilly.
Big Sherb: A largely instrumental mix of funk, fusion and progressive rock.
Paddlebots: Self-described as progressive soul-pop, they’re an amalgam of soul, pop, funk and jazz.
Matt Gabriel: A savvy singer-songwriter and his band, rooted in Americana and country, but delving into a variety of great American genres.
Kari Lynch Band: A burgeoning country-pop sensation, Michigan born, now Nashville-based, who has opened for the likes of Kacey Musgraves, Miranda Lambert and Little Big Town.
Boy from School: An electronic, indie rock, pop concoction with forays into synth.
Mannhattan: Riff-centric rock & roll, with electronic, metal and jazz influences.
Franklin Park: Reunited in 2010, these former classmates from 1969 perform spot-on renditions of songs from The Beatles, The Byrds, The Rascals and many more groups from the 60s.
6-Pak: A legendary all girl band originally formed in 1967, performing the grooviest hits from that era.
The Hip Pocket: An eleven-piece, horn-heavy band specializing in funk, R&B, soul and blues.
Soul Syndicate: Pays high-energy, pinpoint homage to R&B and soul classics from various eras.
The River Rogues Jazz Band: With over twenty years of experience, this seven-piece ensemble specializes in traditional and Dixieland jazz.
Sam’s Swing Band: A full-size swing band primarily playing music of the 30s and 40s including Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Count Basie and Duke Ellington.
This program will employ a full company of Grand Rapids Ballet dancers performing works by some of today’s most in-demand choreographers. A mix of classical and contemporary ballets, including Trey McIntyre’s Wild Sweet Love, featuring the music of Queen, Lou Reed, Felix Mendelssohn and many more will be included.
Local icon Ralston Bowles shares the stage with friends and collaborators from the community and beyond.