Meijer Gardens' 2012 Outdoor Summer Concert Series Features Eclectic 25-Show Lineup

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Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park proudly presents its 10th Outdoor Summer Concert Series. Tickets go on sale to members April 28 and to the general public on May 12.

Amphitheater Photo

Photo by William. J Hebert

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park announces its 10th Outdoor Summer Concert Series with an eclectic 25-show lineup, the largest to date. The 1,900-seat amphitheater is one of the most unique and intimate venues in Michigan.

2012 OUTDOOR SUMMER CONCERT SERIES LINEUP

  •     The B-52s, June 1 at 7 p.m., $43 presale | $ 46 member | $48 public
  •     Melissa Etheridge, June 8 at 7 p.m., $75 presale | $78 member | $80 public
  •     Jimmy Cliff, June 13 at 7 p.m., $40 presale | $43 member | $45 public
  •     Foreigner, June 14 at 7 p.m., $62 presale | $65 member | $67 public
  •     Steve Miller Band, June 17 at 7 p.m., $77 presale | $80 member | $82 public
  •     Al Green, June 18 at 7 p.m., $68 presale | $71 member | $73 public
  •     Gov’t Mule, June 28 at 7 p.m., $32 presale | $35 member | $37 public
  •     Emmylou Harris, June 29 at 7 p.m., $48 presale | $51 member | $53 public
  •     Rufus Wainwright, July 1 at 7 p.m., $40 presale | $43 member | $45 public
  •     Huey Lewis & The News, July 2 at 7 p.m., $70 presale | $73 member | $75 public
  •     Brandi Carlile, July 8 at 7 p.m., $40 presale | $43 member | $45 public
  •     Fiona Apple, July 9 at 7 p.m., $54 presale | $57 member | $59 public
  •     Creedence Clearwater Revisited, July 11 at 7 p.m., $46 presale | $49 member | $51 public
  •     American Legacies: Preservation Hall Jazz Band & Del McCoury Band, July 12 at 7 p.m., $37 presale | $40 member | $42 public
  •     Andrew Bird, July 15 at 7 p.m., $35 presale | $38 member | $40 public
  •     O.A.R., July 22 at 6:30 p.m., $40 presale | $43 member | $45 public
  •     Lyle Lovett & His Large Band, July 25 at 7 p.m., $61 presale | $64 member | $66 public
  •     The Head and The Heart, August 2 at 7 p.m., $29 presale | $32 member | $34 public
  •     Gavin DeGraw & Colbie Caillat, August 3 at 6:30 p.m., $52 presale | $55 member | $57 public
  •     k.d. lang and The Siss Boom Bang, August 8 at 7 p.m., $55 presale | $58 member | $60 public
  •     Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, August 16 at 7 p.m., $35 presale | $38 member | $40 public
  •     Bonnie Raitt wsg Mavis Staples, August 17 at 6:30 p.m., $71 presale | $74 member | $76 public
  •     Darius Rucker, August 22 at 7 p.m., $60 presale | $63 member | $65 public
  •     Five For Fighting with the Twilight Symphony Orchestra, August 23 at 7 p.m. , $43 presale | $46 member | $48 public
  •     Wynton Marsalis, August 29 at 7 p.m., $48 presale | $51 member | $53 public

MEMBERS ONLY PRESALE

Members may buy tickets during the exclusive members-only presale beginning at 9 a.m., April 28 through 5 p.m., May 11. Members save $5 per ticket purchased during the presale. During this time, tickets will be available through the following ways:

  •     Online at StarTickets.com – handling fee of $7.75 per order
  •     By phone at 1-800-585-3737 - handling fee of $7.75 per order
  •     In-person at Meijer Gardens Admission Desk during normal business hours – no handling fees
  •     On April 28, Meijer Gardens’ Grand Room will open at 7 a.m. for members who would like to begin lining up to buy tickets at 9 a.m. Visitors can eat breakfast in Taste of the Gardens Café or purchase coffee and a quick bite to eat while waiting in line. The Gift Shop will also be open, selling low-rise concert chairs with the Meijer Gardens logo.

To join or renew before April 28, visit MeijerGardens.org/Membership

PUBLIC TICKET SALE

Sales to the public begin at 9 a.m., May 12. Members save $2 per ticket purchased.

  •     Online at StarTickets.com – handling fee of $3.25 per order and convenience fee of $5 per ticket
  •     By phone at 1-800-585-3737 - handling fee of $3.25 per order and convenience fee of $5 per ticket
  •     In-person at Meijer Gardens Admission Desk during normal business hours – no handling or convenience fees
  •     In-person at Meijer stores – convenience fee of $5 per ticket, no handling fee

The 2012 Outdoor Summer Concert Series is sponsored by Harvey Lexus of Grand Rapids and Meijer, Inc. Media sponsors are MLive, Classic Rock 97 LAV-FM and WOOD-TV 8.

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ABOUT MEIJER GARDENS' AMPHITHEATHER

The 1900-seat amphitheater is general admission. Concertgoers are welcome to bring a blanket or low-rise chair to sit on. Low-rise chairs are defined as 12” maximum from ground to front of seat bottom and 31” maximum to top of chair back in highest position. These rules are strictly enforced. No other chairs will be permitted in the venue. A limited number of standard-height chairs will be available to rent for $5 (located in designated area-may not be removed) on a first-come, first-served basis. All concerts are rain or shine-weather delays possible. A selection of sandwiches, snacks, water, soft drinks and alcoholic beverages are available at the concessions counter. All beverages purchased here must be consumed inside the amphitheater gates. Concertgoers are also welcome to bring their own food, bottled water and non-alcoholic beverages. No glass or refillable containers are allowed. All beverages must be in their original sealed containers; any liquids in unsealed containers must be discarded at the gate before entering.

ABOUT FREDERIK MEIJER GARDENS & SCULPTURE PARK

One of the world’s most significant botanic and sculpture experiences, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park serves more than 550,000 visitors annually. Meijer Gardens was recently ranked in the top 100 most-visited art museums worldwide by “Art Newspaper,” the leading publication in global art news. The 132-acre grounds feature Michigan’s largest tropical conservatory; one of the largest children’s gardens in the country; arid and Victorian gardens with bronze sculptures by Degas and Rodin; a carnivorous plant house; outdoor gardens; and a 1900-seat outdoor amphitheater, featuring an eclectic mix of world-renowned musicians every summer. The internationally acclaimed Sculpture Park features a permanent collection including works by Rodin, Oldenburg, Moore, Bourgeois and Plensa, among others. Indoor galleries host changing sculpture exhibitions with recent exhibitions by Picasso, Degas, di Suvero, Borofsky, Calder and Dine.

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