Meijer Gardens’ 2013 Outdoor Summer Concert Series Features Largest Lineup to Date

The 11th annual series features an eclectic 30-show lineup.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan (PRWEB) April 11, 2013

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park is pleased to announce the 11th annual Outdoor Summer Concert Series 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.

2013 Outdoor Summer Concert Series Lineup
Artist bios are available here: http://www.meijergardens.org/calendar/summer_concert_schedule.php

High-resolution press images are available here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/1sjmfn3sg7m6gpt/z5xPyOJwRC

Gate times vary. Show times are listed.

B.B. King, June 3 at 7 p.m., $57 presale | $ 60 member | $62 public
Dwight Yoakam, June 7 at 7 p.m., $48 presale | $51 member | $53 public
Smokey Robinson, June 9 at 7 p.m., $77 presale | $80 member | $82 public
Gov’t Mule, June 13 at 6:30 p.m., $35 presale | $38 member | $40 public
Sheryl Crow, June 16 at 7 p.m., $75 presale | $78 member | $80 public
Frampton’s Guitar Circus featuring Peter Frampton along with Robert Cray, June 17 at 6:30 p.m., $68 presale | $71 member | $73 public
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, June 20 at 7 p.m., $65 presale | $68 member | $70 public
Los Lobos & Los Lonely Boys wsg Alejandro Escovedo, June 21 at 6 p.m., $53 presale | $56 member | $58 public
Pink Martini, June 24 at 7 p.m., $45 presale | $48 member | $50 public
Brandi Carlile wsg The Lone Bellow, June 27 at 7 p.m., $40 presale | $43 member | $45 public
Umphrey’s McGee, July 3 at 7 p.m., $35 presale | $38 member | $40 public
Montgomery Gentry, July 5 at 7 p.m., $62 presale | $65 member | $67 public
David Byrne & St. Vincent, July 7 at 7 p.m., $60 presale | $63 member | $65 public
Old Crow Medicine Show, July 11 at 7 p.m., $37 presale | $40 member | $42 public
Michael Franti & Spearhead, July 15 at 7 p.m., $38 presale | $41 member | $43 public
Harry Connick, Jr., July 17 at 7 p.m., $87 presale | $90 member | $92 public
Steve Miller Band, July 18 at 7 p.m., $80 presale | $83 member | $85 public
Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, July 21 at 6:30 p.m., $37 presale | $40 member | $42 public
Chris Isaak, July 25 at 7 p.m., $55 presale | $58 member | $60 public
Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers featuring Edie Brickell, July 29 at 7 p.m., $71 presale | $74 member | $76 public
The Beach Boys, August 1 at 7 p.m., $60 presale | $63 member | $65 public
John Butler Trio, August 2 at 7 p.m., $35 presale | $38 member | $40 public
Grizzly Bear, August 3 at 7 p.m., $40 presale | $43 member | $45 public
Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion Radio Romance Tour 2013 wsg Sara Watkins, August 5 at 7 p.m., $67 presale | $70 member | $72 public
Randy Newman, August 8 at 7 p.m., $45 presale | $48 member | $50 public
Owl City, August 11 at 7 p.m., $35 presale | $38 member | $40 public
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, August 15 at 7 p.m., $38 presale | $41 member | $43 public
Michael McDonald, August 21 at 7 p.m., $52 presale | $55 member | $57 public
Lyle Lovett and his Large Band, August 24 at 7 p.m., $62 presale | $65 member | $67 public
Indigo Girls, September 5 at 7 p.m., $45 presale | $48 member | $50 public

Members-Only Presale

Members may buy tickets during the members-only presale beginning at 9 a.m., April 27 through 5 p.m., May 10. 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 27, 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 27, visit MeijerGardens.org/Membership

Public Ticket Sale

Sales to the public begin at 9 a.m., May 11. 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 tickets to every concert in the East and West Terraces, snacks and beverages and reserved parking passes. Those interested in sponsorship may contact Katharine Kane at 616-975-3177 or kkane(at)meijergardens(dot)org.

The 2013 Outdoor Summer Concert Series is sponsored by Harvey Lexus of Grand Rapids and Meijer, Inc. Media sponsors are Classic Rock 97 LAV-FM and FOX 17.

About Meijer Gardens’ Amphitheater

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 moved) 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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