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Jazz Brunch featuring the Dave Bennett Quartet (SOLD OUT)


A symphony of taste and melody headlined by the acclaimed jazz and rockabilly artist Dave Bennett. 

Sunday, January 14 and Saturday, February 3, 2024

This unique event, set in an intimate setting, offers a rare musical journey from swing classics to rock ‘n’ roll hits, all while you indulge in a gourmet brunch menu crafted to complement each note. Bennett’s mastery of jazz fused with rockabilly on multiple instruments, from the clarinet to the guitar, guarantees a Sunday morning experience that goes beyond the ordinary.  Escape into the realms of fresh rhythms and flavors alongside the stunning backdrop of Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park.

Ticket will include:

Epic Bloody Mary Bar

We give you a DIY Bloody Mary experience with an endless array of accompaniments to garnish your own Epic Bloody Mary!

Artisan cheeses | Smoked and cured meats | Pickles | Olives | Bacon | Mini cheeseburgers | Carved country ham

French Toast Flambé

Our French toast is lit! Our chefs use live fire to ignite three different toppings for your French toast. Light it up!

Gluten-free available upon request.

Butter rum bananas | Kentucky bourbon apples | Blazing blueberry compote

Boutique Biscuit Bar

We take the mighty biscuit and elevate it to new heights! With an assortment of house-made jams, compound butters, and gravies, we have your biscuits covered!

Featured biscuits:

Buttermilk bacon cheddar | Raw honey with lavender | Gluten-free sweet potato maple

The Butcher’s Block

With a keen eye and a honed blade, our chefs are carving the meat treats and pairing them with the perfect accompaniments.

Herb-roasted beef tenderloin | Hickory-smoked beef brisket | Local sausages

Dockside Delicacies

Drop anchor at our seafood station, featuring a new twist on some old favorites. Come for the jazz. Stay for the crab cakes!

Smoked Atlantic salmon | Shrimp cocktail shooters | Scallop ceviche | Crab cakes Benedict



Register by January 5 for the January 14 brunch. SOLD OUT!

Register by January 24 for the February 3 brunch. SOLD OUT!

For more information, call 616-808-3600

Cost: Members $75 | Public $80

About Dave Bennett

Dave Bennett is a distinctive jazz clarinet player who defies traditional genre boundaries. Unlike most jazz musicians, he draws inspiration from a diverse array of artists, including Alice Cooper, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Chris Isaak. Bennett is unique in his ability to fluently navigate both the music of swing-era icon Benny Goodman and rock ‘n’ roll soul legend Roy Orbison. Bennett is not just a clarinet virtuoso; he also sings rockabilly hits while playing the piano or electric guitar.

View a video of performance highlights.




Feb 03 2024


11:00 am - 1:00 pm


Featured Event


Sunday 11 am - 5 pm
Monday 9 am - 5 pm
Tuesday 9 am - 9 pm
Wednesday 9 am - 5 pm
Thursday 9 am - 5 pm
Friday 9 am - 5 pm
Saturday 9 am - 5 pm


Members (with ID) FREE
Adults (14-64) $20.00
Seniors (65 and older) $15.00
Students (with student ID) $15.00
Museums for All $2.00
Children (3-13) $10
Children (2 and younger) FREE


area closures

Please note: The Lena Meijer Tropical Conservatory will be closed for maintenance on Monday, June 10 through Wednesday, June 12.  Thank you for your understanding.

Spring Break Hours

Extended Hours

Enjoy extended spring break hours until 9 pm on April 1-5.

Extended Member Early Hours

Each Sunday from 9-11 am during Fred & Dorothy Fichter Butterflies Are Blooming and Saturday, April 6, from 8-9 am. 


Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Members (with ID) FREE
Adults (14-64) $20.00
Seniors (65 and older) $15.00
Students (with student ID) $15.00
Museums for All $2.00
Children (3-13) $10
Children (2 and younger) FREE