Grand Rapids Symphony Will Rock the Hills of Cannonsburg at 2017 Picnic Pops

Classic rock comes to Cannonsburg Ski Area for the Grand Rapids Pops 2017 D&W Fresh Market Picnic Pops.

The 23rd annual summer season returns in July with pop/rock sounds of ABBA and Chicago plus a salute to songs of Tina Turner, Carole King, Aretha Franklin and more in a new show titled Women Rock.

In August, join the Grand Rapids Symphony for the audience favorite Classical Fireworks show with Music Director Marcelo Lehninger making his debut at Cannonsburg.

The D&W Fresh Market Picnic Pops concludes with mariachi music direct from Mexico. Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán, which toured and recorded with Linda Ronstadt, tops off the summer.

Principal Pops Conductor Bob Bernhardt will open the season and be on the podium for two concerts.

Season tickets offering substantial discounts as well as single tickets for all shows go on sale today. Call the Grand Rapids Symphony at (616) 454-9451 ext. 4 during business hours or (616) 885-1241 evenings or go online to

Sponsored by GR Outdoor, the Grand Rapids Symphony’s three-concert, all classic rock series opens with The Music of ABBA on July 13-14. Rock rolls on with The Musical Legacy of Chicago with Brass Transit on July 20-21 followed by the music of Janis Joplin and Pat Benatar in Women Rock on July 27- 28. All three pairs of concerts begin at 7:30 p.m.

Capping off the D&W Fresh Market Picnic Pops are two one-night only, special events. Shows include the perennially popular Classical Fireworks on Thursday, August 3; and the marvelous mariachi sound of Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán on Saturday, August 5. Both special-event shows begin at 8 p.m.