Meijer Gardens Announces 2018 Tuesday Evening Music Club Lineup

May 9, 2018

Summer Concerts Spotlight Local and Regional Talent in West Michigan's Most Beautiful Outdoor Venue

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — May 8, 2018 — Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park is pleased to announce the nine-show lineup for the Tuesday Evening Music Club with a diverse two-month program of live bands ranging from jazz to indie, rock to folk, and more. The Tuesday Evening Music Clubbrings talented local and regional musicians to the Frederik Meijer Gardens Amphitheater stage Tuesday evenings—free to Meijer Gardens members and included in admission for other guests—throughout July and August. The 1,900-seat Amphitheater Garden is one of the most unique and intimate outdoor venues in Michigan. 


Show times are listed. 


Hannah Rose and the GravesTones and Rachel Curtis, July 3 at 7 p.m.
Hannah Rose and the GravesTones: A combination of funk, blues, country, jazz, and rock & roll, led by a songstress with a voice all her own.


Rachel Curtis: A stirring, well-seasoned vocalist and 2018 American Idol contestant, backed by her band.


The Kathy Lamar and Robin Connell Band and Soul Syndicate, July 10 at 7 p.m.
The Kathy Lamar and Robin Connell Band: With Kathy singing and Robin on the keys, it’s a blend of R&B, soul and pop, with a tinge of jazz.


Soul Syndicate: A cadre of the region’s most talented musicians, doing more than justice to the likes of Otis Redding, Sam Cooke, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations and more.


The Eric Engblade Quartet and Wire in the Wood, July 17 at 7 p.m.
The Eric Engblade Quartet: Led by award winning singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Eric Engbland, it’s folk rock with teeth.


Wire in the Wood: An eclectic selection of traditional and modern covers in the style of prog-bluegrass.

Valley Girl and The Hacky Turtles, July 24 at 7 p.m.
Valley Girl: Upbeat, indie-pop with reminiscences of eighties synth.

 The Hacky Turtles: Unique alternative rock with forays into folk and funk.


Lipstick Jodi and Hollywood Makeout, July 31 at 7 p.m.
Lipstick Jodi: An indie, alt-pop band with a slight punk edge, obtaining a rich sound out of only three pieces.
Hollywood Makeout: An energetic punch of Alternative Rock, Pop, Garage, and Surf.  


Nessa and The Moxie Strings, August 7 at 7 p.m.
Nessa: A combination of classical, jazz, and Celtic influences, led by flutist and vocalist Kelly McDermott.
The Moxie Strings: A foot-stomping, rock-influenced, progressive spin on traditional Celtic and Americana classics and originals.


Franklin Park and Six Pak, August 14 at 7 p.m.
Franklin Park: Reunited in 2010, these former classmates from 1969 perform spot-on renditions of The Beatles, The Birds, The Rascals and more.
Six Pak: A legendary all girl band, originally formed in 1967. Performing the grooviest hits from that era.


Watching for Foxes and Desmond Jones, August 21 at 7 p.m.
Watching for Foxes: Indie-folk rock driven by powerful, haunting vocals.
Desmond Jones: A fusion of funk, rock and jazz, centered around melodic guitar riffs.


Ralston & Friends, August 28 at 7 p.m.
Local legend Ralston Bowles shares the stage with friends and collaborators from the community and beyond.


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The Tuesday Evening Music Club is sponsored by WYCE and Corporate Live.

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