Meijer Gardens’ 2014 Outdoor Summer Concert Series Features Largest Lineup to Date

The Fifth Third Bank Summer Concerts at Meijer Gardens will feature 30 eclectic acts this summer.

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Grand Rapids, MI (PRWEB) April 10, 2014

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park is pleased to announce the Fifth Third Bank Summer Concert at Meijer Gardens with an eclectic 30-show lineup, the largest to date. This lineup reflects a strong commitment to bring high quality, talented and broadly diverse artists to Meijer Gardens.

The 1,900-seat amphitheater is one of the most unique and intimate venues in Michigan.

2014 Outdoor Summer Concert Series Lineup

Artist bios and high-resolution press images are available here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/g0zgjmae1lp6exi/KKXPA2o_Li.

Gate times vary. Show times are listed.

Santana, June 1 at 6:30 p.m., $150 presale | $ 153 member | $155 public
Jason Isbell with James McMurtry, June 11 at 6:30 p.m., $29 presale | $32 member | $34 public
CAKE, June 12 at 7 p.m., $47 presale | $50 member | $52 public
John Legend, June 18 at 7:30 p.m., $75 presale | $78 member | $80 public
Tedeschi Trucks Band, June 19 at 6:30 p.m., $54 presale | $57 member | $59 public
NEEDTOBREATHE, June 21 at 7 p.m., $35 presale | $38 member | $40 public
O.A.R. & Phillip Phillips, June 23 at 5:30 p.m., $65 presale | $68 member | $70 public
Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite, June 26 at 6:30 p.m., $62 presale | $65 member | $67 public
Tegan and Sara, June 28 at 7 p.m., $38 presale | $41 member | $43 public
Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers, July 2 at 7 p.m., $38 presale | $41 member | $43 public
Yonder Mountain String Band & Railroad Earth, July 6 at 6 p.m., $38 presale | $41 member | $43 public
Nickel Creek, July 9 at 7 p.m., $48 presale | $51 member | $53 public
Jackson Browne, July 13 at 6:30 p.m., $65 presale | $68 member | $70 public
Gavin DeGraw & Matt Nathanson, July 14 at 6:30 p.m., $65 presale | $68 member | $70 public
Jennifer Nettles, July 19 at 7 p.m., $87 presale | $90 member | $92 public
Counting Crows with Toad the Wet Sprocket, July 21 at 6 p.m., $80 presale | $83 member | $85 public
Ray LaMontagne with Jenny Lewis, July 23 at 6 p.m., $55 presale | $58 member | $60 public
KC and the Sunshine Band, July 24 at 7 p.m., $55 presale | $58 member | $60 public
Barenaked Ladies, July 27 at 7 p.m., $55 presale | $58 member | $60 public
Pat Metheny Unity Group & Bruce Hornsby, July 30 at 6:30 p.m., $52 presale | $55 member | $57 public
Conor Oberst with Dawes, July 31 at 6:30 p.m., $37 presale | $40 member | $42 public
John Butler Trio, August 1 at 6:30 p.m., $35 presale | $38 member | $40 public
Lyle Lovett and his Large Band, August 6 at 7 p.m., $62 presale | $65 member | $67 public
Five for Fighting with Twilight Symphony Orchestra, August 7 at 7 p.m., $45 presale | $48 member | $50 public
Rodrigo y Gabriela, August 13 at 6:30 p.m., $47 presale | $50 member | $52 public
G. Love and Special Sauce & Keb' Mo' Band, August 20 at 6:30 p.m., $48 presale | $51 member | $53 public
The Moody Blues, August 21 at 7 p.m., $75 presale | $78 member | $80 public
Lake Street Dive, August 28 at 7 p.m., $22 presale | $25 member | $27 public
The Beach Boys, September 4 at 7 p.m., $62 presale | $65 member | $67 public
Sheryl Crow, September 7 at 6:30 p.m., $77 presale | $80 member | $82 public

Members-Only Presale
Members may buy tickets during the members-only presale beginning at 9 a.m., April 26 through midnight., May 9. Members save $5 per ticket during the presale. Tickets can be purchased through the following ways:

  •     Online at StarTickets.com – handling fee of $8 per order
  •     By phone at 1-800-585-3737 - handling fee of $8 per order
  •     In-person at Meijer Gardens Admission Desk during normal business hours – no handling fees

On April 26, 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 26, visit MeijerGardens.org/Membership

Public Ticket Sale
Sales to the public begin at 9 a.m., May 10. Members save $2 per ticket purchased.

  •     Online at StarTickets.com – handling fee of $3.50 per order and convenience fee of $5.25 per ticket
  •     By phone at 1-800-585-3737 - handling fee of $3.50 per order and convenience fee of $5.25 per ticket
  •     In-person at Meijer Gardens Admission Desk during normal business hours – no handling or convenience fees

Season Ticket Sponsorships
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park will again offer season ticket sponsorships. Sponsorships include two reserved seats in the terrace area for all shows, snacks and beverages, and a reserved parking pass. Those interested in sponsorship may contact Katharine Kane at 616-975-3177 or kkane(at)meijergardens(dot)org.

The Fifth Third Bank Summer Concerts at Meijer Gardens is sponsored by Fifth Third Bank, Harvey Lexus of Grand Rapids and Meijer, Inc. Media sponsors are Classic Rock 97 LAV-FM, Mlive/Grand Rapids Press and FOX 17.

About Meijer Gardens’ Amphitheater

The 1,900-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 32” 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 moved) on a first-come, first-served basis. All concerts are rain or shine and weather delays are 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 nearly 600,000 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 200-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 1,900-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, Serra, Bourgeois and Plensa, among others. Indoor galleries host changing sculpture exhibitions with recent exhibitions by Picasso, Degas, di Suvero, Borofsky, Calder and Dine. In June 2015, the 8–acre Richard and Helen DeVos Japanese Garden at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park will open. Created by renowned designer Hoichi Kurisu, the garden will also feature sculpture by Anish Kapoor, Zhang Huan and Guiseppe Penone, among others.


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