Meijer Gardens also plans to expand its Tuesday Evening Music Club Series, according to today’s teaser announcement. Get more details at Local Spins.
Amos Lee, Foreigner and the Australian Pink Floyd tribute band will pump up the summer 2022 concert series at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, which also will expand its Tuesday Evening Music Club into June.
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In a preview of its summer lineup released today, Meijer Gardens revealed acts booked thus far for its main amphitheater series along with plans for adding four June shows to the popular Tuesday Evening Music Club concerts starring local and regional acts.
“This series has grown in popularity with our members and guests over the last few seasons due to the quality of acts appearing as well as the affordability of the evening – free for members and included in general admission for other guests,” said John VanderHaagen, communications director.
“This is a great way to enjoy Meijer Gardens during the evening in the warmer summer months and see great local and regional music in addition to wandering the gardens and sculpture park.”
The Grand Rapids Symphony – which played three concerts at Meijer Gardens last year – will also return to the amphitheater stage this summer.
Dates for the Foreigner, Amos Lee, Australian Pink Floyd and Grand Rapids Symphony concerts will be announced in April when Meijer Gardens reveals the full lineup of 30 shows, VanderHaagen said.
Beyond that, Meijer Gardens also announced return of the Jim & Marie Preston Sunday Strings concerts taking place on “select Sundays” later this year. The chamber music concerts are led by violinist Haijin Choi and will feature various string ensembles.
The Sunday performances and Tuesday Evening Music Club concerts are free to Meijer Gardens members, with non-members paying the regular admission fees to attend.
As for the main Fifth Third Bank Summer Concerts series, Philadelphia singer-songwriter Amos Lee, who last played a sold-out show at Meijer Gardens in 2019, last week released his new studio album, “Dreamland,” with an extensive spring and summer tour on tap.
Classic rock’s Foreigner, meanwhile, continues to be led by guitarist Mick Jones, the sole remaining original member of the band that racked up five Top 10 albums between 1977 and 1984. The band, which also last played Meijer Gardens in 2019, will continue to tour the globe in 2022, including two September dates at Pine Knob Music Theatre in Clarkston.
The Australian Pink Floyd Show is touted as the world’s No. 1 Pink Floyd tribute band, having played 35 countries. The group originally was scheduled to play Meijer Gardens in 2020, before the series was canceled due to COVID-19.
Although there currently are no COVID-related restrictions planned for the concerts, VanderHaagen stressed that Meijer Gardens will be “flexible with plans” and implement policy changes if necessary to keep guests safe.
Revisit reviews of 2021 Meijer Gardens concerts at Local Spins here.
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