An Intimate and Unique Concert Setting
The Frederik Meijer Gardens Amphitheater is home to the Fifth Third Bank Summer Concerts and Ayers Basement Systems Tuesday Evening Music Club. Terraced lawn seating, great views of gardens and sculpture, and lively acoustics create an intimate concert setting for guests of all ages. From its manicured lawn to the ivy growing on the stage, the Frederik Meijer Gardens Amphitheater is the ideal summer setting for experiencing live music in West Michigan.
Highlights - Amphitheater Garden
Home of the Fifth Third Bank Summer Concerts at Meijer Gardens and Ayers Basement Systems Tuesday Evening Music Club, as well as weddings and events throughout the year, the Frederik Meijer Gardens Amphitheater, a garden in its own right, features manicured terraced lawn seating, trees, perennials, bold tropical exotics as well as sculptures by Michele Oka Doner, Sean Henry, Barry Flanagan, and Igor Mitoraj. From its manicured lawn to the ivy growing on the stage to being surrounded by world-class sculpture, the Amphitheater Garden is the perfect summer setting for experiencing music in West Michigan.
The interests of Sean Henry, one of the most inventive figurative sculptors working today, lie in presenting subjects that although individualized, speak to the universality of the human experience. Henry works from life, creating highly detailed imagery of individuals in contemporary dress, but always manipulates scale so figures are much larger or smaller than life-size. Initially, he works through drawings and clay master models that are then meticulously translated into bronze.
Sean Henry. Lying Man, 2003. Bronze and paint, 82 x 155 x 76 inches. Gift of Fred and Lena Meijer. © Sean Henry.