On the first day of summer concert ticket sales to non-members, Meijer Gardens surprised some folks: A small number of tickets to several sold-out shows were made available to the public. But move fast.
When is a sellout not a sellout?
In the case of Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park’s summer concert series, that’s when complimentary tickets initially set aside for bands, fan clubs, record labels and artist management are released after those requirements are fulfilled.
So on the first day of sales to the general public on Saturday morning, a handful of tickets to more than a dozen previously sold-out shows were made available, though Meijer Gardens representatives cautioned that these will go fast. Indeed, by 11 a.m., three of those shows (Sheryl Crow, Barenaked Ladies, Lifehouse/Switchfoot) had sold out again.
For some lucky fans, that meant tickets to see The Shins (July 27), Bruce Hornsby (July 20), Michael Franti (Aug. 16), Boz Scaggs (June 21), Daughtry (June 25) and several others were once again available Saturday. Initially, 17 of the series’ 30 concerts were listed as sold out during the two-week pre-sale period for Meijer Gardens’ members.
“We were able to get production and fan club tickets that were held for most shows back,” said public relations manager John VanderHaagen, noting that the Meijer Gardens website has the updated list of available shows. “In some cases, we got back a very limited number, so shows will be sold out again soon.”
Four shows remained sold out Saturday before sales to non-members: Huey Lewis & The News (July 16), The Beach Boys (July 26), Ian Anderson’s “Jethro Tull” (Aug. 18) and Five for Fighting (Aug. 24).
See the full list of shows and current sellouts online here.
Tickets are available without fees at Meijer Gardens. They’re also available with fees online at startickets.com.
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