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Meijer Gardens Announces 2021 Summer Concert Series Lineup

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park is pleased to announce the return of the Fifth Third Bank Summer Concerts at Meijer Gardens for 2021, featuring 28 unique shows. This lineup reflects our continued commitment to bring high-quality, talented and broadly diverse artists to Meijer Gardens. Consistent with current COVID-19 guidance, as of July 1 there will be no capacity restrictions and 1,900 general admission tickets will be available for each concert.

The Frederik Meijer Gardens Amphitheater has undergone significant expansion and improvement since 2018. With beautiful terraced lawn seating and spectacular views of gardens and sculpture, the 1,900-seat amphitheater is Michigan’s most unique and intimate outdoor concert venue. While maintaining the intimacy of the venue, the project realized the completion of the Steve & Amy Van Andel Terraces for sponsor seating, added new support areas for visiting artists, backstage and loading dock improvements and increased the space in the general seating area.

The Eileen DeVries Concessions Building replaced a previous facility prior to the 2019 season. Increased capacity assists with quicker food and beverage service. This renovation added new restrooms outside of the entry gates for guests waiting in line prior to concerts. An expanded plaza area with additional entry gates helps shorten lines and wait times. Consistent with previous years, 1,900 general admission tickets will be available for each concert of the 2021 season.

Meijer Gardens is also pleased to announce a new ticketing partner, Etix. Founded in 2000, Etix is an international, web-based ticketing service provider, processing 55 million tickets per year in 40 countries. As the largest independent ticketing company in North America, Etix provides flexible and secure ticketing solutions and robust e-commerce fulfillment. Etix is proud to work with 1,800 venues, including theaters, arenas, music clubs, festivals, fairs, performing arts centers, casinos and more.

2021 Fifth Third Bank Summer Concerts at Meijer Gardens Lineup:

Preservation Hall Jazz Band with the Grand Rapids Symphony, July 18, $73 presale  |  $76 member  |  $78 public
The Grand Rapids Symphony conducted by Bob Bernhardt, Principal Pops Conductor, July 22, $55 presale  |  $58 member  |  $60 public
The Verve Pipe, July 24, $35 presale  |  $38 member  |  $40 public
Collective Soul, July 25, $58 presale  |  $61 member  |  $63 public
Pink Martini (featuring China Forbes) with the Grand Rapids Symphony, July 29, $69 presale  |  $72 member  |  $74 public
Watchhouse (formerly Mandolin Orange), August 5, $38 presale  |  $41 member  |  $43 public
Kansas, August 6, $65 presale  |  $68 member  |  $70 public
Emmylou Harris + Los Lobos, August 8, $75 presale  |  $78 member  |  $80 public
Harry Connick, Jr. and His Band – Time to Play!, August 9, $100 presale  |  $103 member  |  $105 public
America, August 11, $62 presale  |  $65 member  |  $67 public
Umphrey’s McGee, August 12, $44 presale  |  $47 member  |  $49 public
Mat Kearney, August 13, $48 presale  |  $51 member  |  $53 public
Shakey Graves, August 16, $37 presale  |  $40 member  |  $42 public
Blues Traveler + JJ Grey & Mofro, August 18, $57 presale  |  $60 member  |  $62 public
38 Special, August 19, $53 presale  |  $56 member  |  $58 public
The Beach Boys, August 20, $68 presale  |  $71 member  |  $73 public
Squeeze, August 22, $55 presale  |  $58 member  |  $60 public
Ani DiFranco, August 23, $48 presale  |  $51 member  |  $53 public
Colin Hay of Men at Work, August 26, $45 presale  |  $48 member  |  $50 public
St. Paul & The Broken Bones, August 27, $35 presale  |  $38 member  |  $40 public
Old Crow Medicine Show, August 29, $49 presale  |  $52 member  |  $54 public
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, September 1, $52 presale  |  $55 member  |  $57 public
Indigo Girls, September 2, $56 presale  |  $59 member  |  $61 public
O.A.R., September 9, $75 presale  |  $78 member  |  $80 public
Black Violin + Blind Boys of Alabama, September 12, $50 presale  |  $53 member  |  $55 public
Toad the Wet Sprocket, September 15, $42 presale  |  $45 member  |  $47 public
Pat Benetar & Neil Giraldo, September 16, $65 presale  |  $68 member  |  $70 public
Lettuce + Galactic featuring Anjelika ‘Jelly’ Joseph, September 19, $45 presale  |  $48 member  |  $50 public

Gate and show start times vary. Check MeijerGardens.org/concerts for details. All information is subject to change. All shows will take place rain or shine, weather delays are possible. There are no ticket returns or refunds.

To help members and guests prepare for buying tickets and getting the best entertainment value possible, Meijer Gardens has created an Insider’s Guide to Buying Tickets to help make the ticket purchasing experience easy and hassle-free. The Insider’s Guide is available at MeijerGardens.org/concerts

Members-Only Presale
Members may buy tickets during the members-only presale beginning at 9 a.m., Saturday June 26 through midnight, July 9. Members save $5 per ticket during the presale. After July 10, members save $2 per ticket. There is a limit of 8 tickets per show, per transaction. The preferred method to purchase tickets is online. There will be no on-site ticket sales at Meijer Gardens.

  • Online at Etix.com (preferred method)
  • By phone at 1-800-514-etix (3849)

To join or renew a membership before June 26, visit MeijerGardens.org/membership or call the Membership Department at 616-977-7689.

Public Ticket Sale
Sales to the public begin at 9 a.m., July 10. There is a limit of 8 tickets per show, per transaction. The preferred method to purchase tickets is online. There will be no on-site ticket sales at Meijer Gardens.

  • Online at eTix.com (preferred method)
  • By phone at 1-800-514-etix (3849)

The Fifth Third Bank Summer Concerts at Meijer Gardens is sponsored by Fifth Third Bank, Harvey Lexus of Grand Rapids, Spectrum Health and Life EMS. Media sponsors are Star 105.7 and FOX 17.

Join our team! Meijer Gardens has a variety of career openings, both full and part-time. Please visit MeijerGardens.org/careers for a full listing of opportunities.