Meijer Gardens Announces 2015 Summer Concert Series Lineup

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The 2015 concert season kicks off in June and hosts 30 eclectic concerts through September.

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Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park is pleased to announce the Fifth Third Bank Summer Concerts at Meijer Gardens with an eclectic 30-show lineup, including a special 20th anniversary concert which will wrap up the season with fireworks. 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.

2015 Outdoor Summer Concert Series Lineup
Artist bios and high-resolution press images are available here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/3z63m84ei6clbic/AADF-25HXWhXSq5B-bd5Htava?dl=0

Gate times vary. Show times are listed.

Grand Funk Railroad with Matthew Curry, June 3 at 7 p.m., $47 presale | $50 member | $52 public
Indigo Girls, June 17 at 7 p.m., $49 presale | $ 52 member | $54 public
Michael Franti & Spearhead with Nattali Rize & Notis, June 18 at 7 p.m., $40 presale | $43 member | $45 public
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, June 21 at 7 p.m., $37 presale | $40 member | $42 public
Gary Clark Jr., June 24 at 7 p.m., $35 presale | $38 member | $40 public
The Del McCoury Band and Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn, June 29 at 6:30 p.m., $45 presale | $48 member | $50 public
An evening with Pink Martini, July 3 at 7 p.m., $44 presale | $47 member | $49 public
Doobie Brothers with Lara Johnston, July 5 at 7 p.m., $72 presale | $75 member | $77 public
Mat Kearney with Judah & The Lion, July 6 at 7 p.m., $36 presale | $39 member | $41 public
Patty Griffin & Mavis Staples and Amy Helm & The Handsome Strangers, July 9 at 6:30 p.m., $42 presale | $45 member | $47 public
Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo, July 13 at 7 p.m., $62 presale | $65 member | $67 public
The New Pornographers with Thao & the Get Down Stay Down, July 15 at 6:30 p.m., $30 presale | $33 member | $35 public
Steve Miller Band, July 16 at 7 p.m., $87 presale | $ 90 member | $92 public
Colbie Caillat & Christina Perri, July 19 at 6 p.m., $58 presale | $ 61 member | $63 public
Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion America The Beautiful Tour, July 29 at 7 p.m., $70 presale | $73 member | $75 public
Brandi Carlile with Anderson East, July 30 at 6:30 p.m., $44 presale | $47 member | $49 public
The Beach Boys & The Temptations, July 31 at 6:30 p.m., $72 presale | $75 member | $77 public
An evening with Harry Connick, Jr., August 2 at 7:30 p.m., $90 presale | $93 member | $95 public
An evening with Diana Krall, August 3 at 7:30 p.m., $78 presale | $81 member | $83 public
An evening with Lyle Lovett and his Large Band, August 5 at 7 p.m., $63 presale | $66 member | $68 public
An evening with Dancing with the Stars, August 6 at 7:30 p.m., $68 presale | $71 member | $73 public
An evening with Umphrey’s McGee, August 9 at 6:30 p.m., $38 presale | $41 member | $43 public
Under the Sun Tour featuring: Sugar Ray, Better Than Ezra, Uncle Kracker & Eve 6, August 10 at 6 p.m., $50 presale | $53 member | $55 public
Styx, August 13 at 6:30 p.m., $64 presale | $67 member | $69 public
An evening with Vince Gill, August 21 at 7 p.m., $55 presale | $58 member | $60 public
Brian Regan, August 26 at 7:30 p.m., $50 presale | $53 member | $55 public
Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club, August 27 at 7 p.m., $53 presale | $56 member | $58 public
O.A.R. with Allen Stone, September 2 at 5:30 p.m., $55 presale | $58 member | $60 public
John Hiatt & The Combo and The Taj Mahal Trio, September 4 at 6:30 p.m., $48 presale | $51 member | $53 public
20th anniversary concert: Tony Bennett, September 7 at 7:30 p.m., $105 presale | $108 member | $110 public

Members-Only Presale

Members may buy tickets during the members-only presale beginning at 9 a.m., April 25 through midnight, May 8. Members save $5 per ticket during the presale. The preferred method to purchase tickets is online, but multiple options are available:

  • Online at StarTickets.com – handling fee of $8 per order (preferred method)
  • 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 25, 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 25, visit MeijerGardens.org/Membership

Public Ticket Sale

Sales to the public begin at 9 a.m., May 9. 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 (preferred method)
  • 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

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.

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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 158-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, 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 & 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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