Meijer Gardens Concerts – Free Tuesday Evening Concerts Start in May, Big Ticket Lineup for Summer 2023 includes Train

Summer Concerts at Meijer Gardens are Back!

The butterflies have fluttered and summer is just around the corner. You know what that means – it’s time to start planning your concert schedule! If you’re near Grand Rapids, you’ve got to catch some live music at Meijer Gardens this year. (The Meijer Gardens concerts lineup is always terrific.)

Picture it: the open-air amphitheater, the sound of music all around, and a drink in your hand. You’re spending a summer evening with friends, watching the sunset and the colors paint the sky. And the 14-week free-with-admission concert series will run Memorial Day – Labor Day, adding weeks to its traditional calendar.

It doesn’t get better than this!

Frederik Meijer Gardens is located at 1000 E Beltline Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525 Frederik Meijer Gardens Summer Concert Series

Summer Concerts at Meijer Gardens

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The 2023 Concert Line Up

Running June through September, these highly anticipated shows take place in the outdoor amphitheater at Meijer Gardens. Tickets often sell out quickly and members get first dibs.

Meijer Gardens Concerts

Past Meijer Gardens concerts have featured amazing performances from acts like Lyle Lovett, The Verve Pipe, Foreigner, The Accidentals & more.

Michael Franti Concert at Meijer Gardens 2022

June 2023 Meijer Gardens Concerts

June 8: Nickel Creek with Gaby Moreno $67 presale | $70 member | $72 public

June 11: O.A.R. $79 presale | $82 member | $84 public

June 15: Michael Franti & Spearhead with The Dip $58 presale | $61 member | $63 public

June 16: Tegan and Sara with Dragonette $59 presale | $62 member | $64 public

June 18: The Wood Brothers with Shovels & Rope $48 presale | $51 member | $53 public

June 19: Peter Frampton $94 presale | $97 member | $99 public

June 21: Lyle Lovett and his Large Band $69 presale | $72 member | $74 public

June 23: Buddy Guy – Damn Right Farewell with Ally Venable $74 presale | $77 member | $79 public

June 28: Greensky Bluegrass $64 presale | $67 member | $69 public

July Meijer Gardens Concerts

July 2: Umphrey’s McGee $59 presale | $62 member | $64 public

July 10: Jenny Lewis with Jenny O and Hayden Pedigo $48 presale | $51 member | $53 public

July 12: Tommy Emmanuel, cgp with The Jerry Douglas Band $42 presale | $45member | $47 public

July 19: Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue + Mavis Staples $80 presale | $83 member | $85 public

July 20: Ben Folds with the Grand Rapids Symphony $78 presale | $81 member | $83 public

July 21: First Aid Kit with The Weather Station $47 presale | $50 member | $52 public

July 23: Andy Grammer $52 presale | $55 member | $57 public

July 24: Melissa Etheridge with ZZ Ward $74 presale | $77 member | $79 public

July 26: Amos Lee with the Grand Rapids Symphony $78 presale | $81 member | $83 public

July 31: The Revivalists + Band of Horses $79 presale | $82 member | $84 public

August Meijer Gardens Concerts

August 2: Orville Peck $52 presale | $55 member | $57 public

August 3: Boz Scaggs + Keb’ Mo’ $89 presale | $92 member | $94 public

August 6: Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit with S.G. Goodman $96 presale | $99 member | $101 public

August 7: Train with Thunderstorm Artis $100 presale | $103 member | $105 public

August 10: An Evening With Dark Star Orchestra $48 presale | $51 member | $53 public

August 13: Three Dog Night $55 presale | $58 member | $60 public

August 17: The Swell Season featuring Markéta Irglová & Glen Hansard $60 presale | $63 member | $65 public

August 18: Maren Morris with Carter Faith $99 presale | $102 member | $104 public

August 20: Joss Stone with Stephen Wilson Jr. $65 presale | $68 member | $70 public

August 21: The Beach Boys $75 presale | $78 member | $80 public

September Meijer Gardens Concerts

September 15: Guster: $49 presale | $52 member | $54 public

Gate and show start times vary. Information is subject to change. All shows will take place rain or shine, weather delays are possible.

How to Get Tickets for Meijer Gardens Concerts 2023

Mark the sale dates in your calendars!

 Saturday, April 22, 2023 at 9 am: Member-Only Ticket Sale

Members have the first opportunity to purchase tickets for Meijer Gardens concerts during an exclusive two-week, members-only presale beginning at 9 am Saturday, April 22, at You may purchase up to 8 tickets per show per transaction.

Many shows will sell out during this time.

During the presale, members receive a $5 discount per ticket. Tip – visit before April 22 to become a member or renew your membership.

 Meijer Gardens Concerts in the amphitheater

Meijer Gardens Concerts, Amphitheater

Saturday, May 6: General Public Ticket Sale

Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Saturday, May 6.

Meijer Gardens Concerts FAQ

Can I bring my own food?

Guests are welcome to bring a picnic, along with sealed bottled water or non-alcoholic beverages (in their original, non-glass sealed containers). Small to medium coolers are welcome but will be subject to security searches.

You can bring a small cooler to a Meijer Gardens Concert

Small coolers are allowed at Meijer Gardens Concerts

What concessions are available?

Grab a bite, beer or drink from the Eileen DeVries Concessions Center. All beverages purchased must be consumed inside the amphitheater gates.

Meijer Gardens Concerts Concessions

Waiting for doors to open at a Meijer Gardens Concert

Can I bring a lawn chair?

Yes, you can bring a chair but it has to meet height restrictions. Chairs will be measured upon arrival and must be low-rise. 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. You may also bring a blanket to sit on.

low slung chairs at meijer gardens concerts

Walking with low-rise chairs into a Meijer Gardens Concert

How early should I arrive?

Concertgoers start lining up hours before the doors open. Seating is general admission, so the earlier you arrive, the closer you’ll be able to get to the stage.

Waiting for doors to open at a Meijer Gardens Concert

Waiting for doors to open at a Meijer Gardens Concert

WIN Tickets to Frederik Meijer Gardens

Congratulations to Meijer Gardens on THREE 1st place Grandtastic Awards!

Frederik Meijer Gardens won first place for:
🏆 Best place for live music
🏆 Best place to go walking
🏆 Best place to get a membership

See for yourself why Frederik Meijer Gardens won three #1 awards by checking out their free-with-admission Tuesday night concerts. We’ve got the lineup below with other tips and tricks.

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FINE PRINT: This giveaway will close on June 27, 2023 at 11PM EST and the winner will be notified via email. The winner will have 24 hours to respond by email accepting the prize. No purchase necessary to enter the contest. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You are providing your information to and not to Facebook. Entrants will release Facebook from all liability. Entrants must be at least 18 years of age and reside in Michigan. Only one entry per household or IP address. GRKIDS’ liability is limited to the value of the prize.

Are there any free Meijer Gardens Concerts?

Yes, there are free concerts at Meijer Gardens. Summer Tuesday nights at the amphitheater are reserved for free concerts (with admission) at Meijer Gardens Tuesday evenings between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

Featuring local and regional musicians, you can even find family-friendly performances and a more chill vibe.


Guests are welcome to bring a picnic or grab a bite from the cafe to enjoy at the show.

Get your tickets on the day-of at either the welcome center or the box office.

Tuesday Evening Summer Concert Lineup

The Tuesday Evening Music Club concerts are free with admission.

Gates open at 5 pm. Chair height restrictions do not apply during the Tuesday Evening Music Club. The permanent seats at the rear of the amphitheater are available on a first-come, first-served basis for these shows.

Concerts are on Tuesdays from May 30, 2023 through August 29, 2023. Unless otherwise noted on their website, shows begin at 7 pm.

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

meijer gardens concerts

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

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