The Fifth Third Bank Summer Concert Series at Meijer Gardens is a buzz worthy event Grand Rapids residents look forward to every year. Judging by the 2019 lineup, which was just announced, this season will not disappoint. Read on to find out more about the 30 unique shows that will be featured as well as some upgrades guests can look forward to.
All Fifth Third concerts are presented at the Frederik Meijer Garden Amphitheater. The venue has undergone some changes over the last two seasons, including the renovation of the Steve and Amy Van Andel Terraces. New support areas have also been added for visiting artists, backstage, and loading dock improvements have been made and space has been increased in the general seating area.
Improvements have also been made to the concessions as a new building has been added for the 2019 season. The increased capacity, as well as an improved point of sale system, will speed up service. Restrooms are now available outside the gates for guests waiting in line and an expanded plaza area and additional entry gate will shorten wait times.
Another new development includes Meijer Gardens renewing their title sponsorship of the Fifth Third Bank Concert Series through the 2022 season. The partnership is 24 years strong and counting and both parties are excited to be continuing their relationship while supporting arts in the community.
And now, without further ado, the lineup!
2019 Fifth Third Bank Summer Concerts at Meijer Gardens Lineup:
Gate and show start times vary. Check website for details.
Nahko And Medicine For The People – June 6 | $35 presale | $38 member | $40 public
Rodrigo y Gabriela with Justin Townes Earle – June 9 | $52 presale | $55 member | $57 public
Buddy Guy + Kenny Wayne Shepherd – June 10 | $77 presale | $80 member | $82 public
Lake Street Dive + The Wood Brothers – June 12 | $55 presale | $58 member | $60 public
Big Head Todd and The Monsters + Toad the Wet Sprocket – June 20 | $55 presale | $58 member | $60 public
Old Crow Medicine Show – June 21 | $47 presale | $50 member | $52 public
Steve Miller Band + Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives – June 24 | $120 presale | $123 member | $125 public
The Mighty O.A.R. Summer Tour 2019 with American Authors – June 26 | $75 presale | $78 member | $80 public
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue – June 27 | $50 presale | $53 member | $55 public
Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles – June 30 | $50 presale | $53 member | $55 public
Three Dog Night – July 11 | $48 presale | $51 member | $53 public
Amos Lee – July 15 | $48 presale | $51 member | $53 public
Andrew Bird – July 18 | $40 presale | $43 member | $45 public
Gipsy Kings with Simi – July 21 | $75 presale | $78 member | $80 public
The Mavericks + Los Lobos – July 25 | $62 presale | $65 member | $67 public
An Evening with Lyle Lovett and his Large Band – July 26 | $63 presale | $66 member | $68 public
The Temptations + The Righteous Brothers – July 28 | $62 presale | $65 member | $67 public
Dawes + Margo Price – July 31 | $45 presale | $48 member | $50 public
An Evening with The Beach Boys – August 1 | $64 presale | $67 member | $69 public
An Evening with CAKE – August 7 | $70 presale | $73 member | $75 public
Sarah McLachlan with Orchestra – August 8 | $92 presale | $95 member | $97 public
An Evening with Styx – August 9 | $72 presale | $75 member | $77 public
Foreigner – August 11 | $79 presale | $82 member | $84 public
JJ Grey & Mofro + Jonny Lang – August 14 | $66 presale | $69 member | $71 public
Stray Cats – August 15 | $97 presale | $100 member | $102 public
Michael Franti & Spearhead – August 23 | $48 presale | $51 member | $53 public
Mandolin Orange – September 4 | $37 presale | $40 member | $42 public
Tash Sultana with Leo James Conroy – September 8 | $45 presale | $48 member | $50 public
The B-52’s + OMD + Berlin – September 11 | $88 presale | $91 member | $93 public
Calexico and Iron & Wine – September 18 | $45 presale | $48 member | $50 public
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 may buy tickets during the members-only presale beginning at 9 a.m., April 27 through midnight, May 10. Members save $5 per ticket during the presale. After May 11, members save $2 per ticket. There is a limit of 8 tickets per show, per transaction. The preferred method to purchase tickets is online, but multiple options are available:
- Online at StarTickets.com (preferred method) – handling fee of $10 per order
- By phone at 1-800-585-3737 – handling fee of $10 per order
- In-person at Meijer Gardens Admission Desk during normal business hours – no handling fees
On April 27, Meijer Gardens will open at 7 a.m. for members who would like to begin lining up to buy tickets at 9 a.m. in the Covenant Learning Center. Visitors can eat breakfast in the James & Shirley Balk Café or purchase coffee and a quick bite to eat while waiting in line. The DeVos – Keeler Gift Shop will open at 9 a.m., selling Meijer Gardens branded low-rise concert chairs.
To join or renew a membership before April 27, visit MeijerGardens.org or call the Membership Department at 616-977-7689.
Public Ticket Sale
Sales to the public begin at 9 a.m., May 11. There is a limit of 8 tickets per show, per transaction. The preferred method to purchase tickets is online, but multiple options are available:
- Online at StarTickets.com (preferred method) – handling fee of $5 per order and convenience fee of $5.25 per ticket
- By phone at 1-800-585-3737 – handling fee of $5 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
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 Classic Rock 97 LAV-FM, Mlive/Grand Rapids Press and FOX 17.