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14 Unforgettable Tuesday Evening Music Club Concerts at Meijer Garden

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The Tuesday Evening Music Club at Frederik Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids, MI is a highly anticipated event that draws music lovers and families alike.

Held at the Frederik Meijer Gardens Amphitheater on Tuesday evenings, this concert series is one of the best things to do during the week.

From May 30 to August 29, talented local and regional musicians, as well as cultural organizations, grace the stage, creating unforgettable musical experiences for all ages.

sky view of Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids
Photo by Michael Moran – Courtesy of Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

Plus, the amphitheater is located on the same grounds as Michigan’s largest tropical conservatory. Tip-go early to the concert and explore the conservatory.

This year’s lineup is incredible!

We’re answering common questions about the concert series below, scroll past concert lineup.

If you find yourself in the area on a Tuesday night I highly recommend heading over to the gardens for a concert.

2023 Tuesday Evening Music Club Lineup 

May 30: Motherland Cultural Connections + Sarena Rae

June 6: Jordan Hamilton + Grace Theisen

June 13: Carl Webb + Soul Syndicate

June 20: The Grand Rapids Chorus of Sweet Adelines + The Robin Connell Trio featuring Mary Rademacher

June 27: Franklin Park

July 4: River Rogues Jazz Band + In Full Swing

July 11: CrossBow + The Moxie Strings

July 18: 6 Pak

July 25: Valentiger + Cole Hansen and the Heartbeats

August 1: Lighting Matches + Hatchwing Rider

August 8: Steve Hilger

August 15: Afro-Celtic Odyssey featuring Whorled, Samuel Nalangira, Carolyn Koebel, and Friends

August 22: Ralston & Friends

August 29: The Grand Rapids Ballet

View of Tuesday Evening Music Club concert goers at Meijer Gardens
Photo by Michael Moran – Courtesy of Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

What Does The Tuesday Evening Music Club Cost?

The concerts are free for Meijer Gardens members and included with regular admission for other guests, making it an affordable option for everyone.

This allows families and individuals to enjoy live music in an outdoor setting without breaking the bank.

When and Where Can I Buy Tickets?

Tickets are available on performance day at Meijer Gardens, beginning at 9 am, and the Amphitheater Box Office, beginning at 5 pm.

What Is The Venue Seating Situation?

 The venue offers both fixed seats and lawn seating, accommodating different preferences and ensuring that everyone can find a comfortable spot to enjoy the show.

Seating options at the amphitheater include a limited number of fixed seats, which are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Arriving early is recommended for those wishing to secure a fixed seat.

Alternatively, the Gardens welcome chairs of all heights for lawn seating, allowing guests to find their preferred level of comfort and enjoy the performances in a relaxed setting.

What To Pack For A Concert Picnic?

To enhance the experience, guests have the option to bring their own picnic.

Here is our suggested list of what non-food items to pack:

  • Picnic blanket or mat for seating
  • Disposable plates, cups, and utensils
  • Napkins or paper towels
  • Cooler or insulated bag to keep drinks an
  • Wet wipes or hand sanitizer for hygiene

Here is a list of picnic foods we enjoy, pick your faves:

  • Assorted artisanal cheeses (such as Brie, Camembert, Gouda, or Blue cheese)
  • Sliced charcuterie (such as prosciutto, salami, or smoked ham)
  • Freshly baked bread or baguette
  • Gourmet crackers or breadsticks
  • Olives (such as Kalamata or Castelvetrano)
  • Grapes or other seasonal fruits
  • Assorted nuts (such as almonds, walnuts, or cashews)
  • Antipasto platter with marinated vegetables, artichoke hearts, and roasted red peppers
  • Gourmet sandwiches with premium ingredients (such as smoked salmon, roasted turkey, or roasted vegetables)
  • Quiche or savory tart slices
  • Pasta salad with gourmet ingredients like sun-dried tomatoes, feta cheese, and fresh herbs
  • Caprese skewers with cherry tomatoes, mozzarella balls, and basil leaves
  • Gourmet dips and spreads like hummus, tzatziki, or roasted red pepper dip
  • Freshly baked pastries or gourmet cookies
  • Sparkling water or flavored beverages

If you don’t want to pack a picnic the venue provides on-site concessions that offer a variety of tasty and affordable food options, as well as beverages including beer and wine.

Whether you’re a music enthusiast or simply looking for a delightful evening outdoors, the Tuesday Evening Concert Series at Frederik Meijer Gardens is not to be missed.

Entrance to Meijer Gardens Ampitheater at Tuesday Evening Music Club
Photo by Michael Moran – Courtesy of Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

What Time Does the Tuesday Evening Music Club concert Begin?

The Tuesday evening concerts typically begin at 7 pm, but it is advisable to check the schedule for any exceptions.

The gates open at 5 pm, allowing ample time to find the perfect spot and soak in the vibrant atmosphere.

What makes this music series even more special is that on Tuesday concert nights, Meijer Gardens extends its visiting hours until 9 pm, giving guests the opportunity to explore the gardens and sculptures before and after the concerts.

Can I Bring Drinks To the Concert?

Guests are welcome to bring beverages to the premises as long as they are in factory-sealed, non-glass containers.

Acceptable options include soda cans, plastic water bottles, juice boxes, and other unopened beverage packaging.

Empty reusable water bottles may be filled at the inside water fountain.

Can I Bring Alcohol To the Concert?

Outside alcoholic beverages are strictly prohibited. However the gardens sell a variety of beer, wine, and specialty drinks during concerts.

Gorgeous view of Meijer Gardens
Photo by Michael Moran – Courtesy of Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park

Is There a Fee To Park At Frederick Meijer Gardens?

Parking is free and plentiful at the gardens.

What Happens If It Rains?

Concerts take place rain or shine! 

More information about the music club can be found here.

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