Michael Franti & Spearhead | To replace Huey Lewis & The News at Meijer Gardens on Sunday, July 8

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — April 18, 2018 — Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park is pleased to announce that Michael Franti & Spearhead will be performing at the Meijer Gardens Amphitheater on Sunday, July 8. Michael Franti & Spearhead replaces Huey Lewis & The News who recently canceled their summer tour, including the July 8 stop at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park.

This year’s lineup includes a special show with Alabama on August 23 to benefit the Welcoming the World: Honoring a Legacy of Love capital campaign. All net proceeds from this show will be contributed to the campaign.

 

With beautiful terraced lawn seating and spectacular views of gardens and sculpture, the 1,900-seat amphitheater is Michigan’s most unique and intimate outdoor concert venue.

 

Artist bios and high-resolution press images are available here bit.ly/FMGSCS18

 

2018 Summer Concert Series Lineup:

Gate times vary. Show start times are listed. Times subject to change.

 

Tedeschi Trucks Band, May 30 at 6:30 p.m., $75 presale  |  $78 member  |  $80 public
Gladys Knight, June 3 at 7 p.m., $68 presale  |  $71 member  |  $73 public
The Decemberists, June 4 at 7 p.m., $52 presale  |  $55 member  |  $57 public
Jackson Browne, June 6 at 7 p.m., $72 presale  |  $75 member  |  $77 public
The B-52s, June 8 at 7 p.m., $57 presale  | $60 member  |  $62 public
Fitz and the Tantrums, June 10 at 7 p.m., $47 presale  | $50 member  |  $52 public
Brandi Carlile, June 13 at 6:30 p.m., $56 presale  |  $59 member  |  $61 public
Alison Krauss, June 17 at 7 p.m., $84 presale  |  $87 member  |  $89 public
Seal, June 20 at 7 p.m., $91 presale  |  $94 member  |  $96 public
Old Crow Medicine Show, June 25 at 7 p.m., $45 presale  |  $48 member  |  $50 public
Herbie Hancock, June 27 at 7 p.m., $57 presale  |  $60 member  |  $62 public
Blondie, June 29 at 7 p.m., $82 presale  |  $85 member  |  $87 public
Michael Franti & Spearhead, July 8 at 7 p.m., $47 presale  |  $50 member  |  $52 public
Patti LaBelle, July 13 at 7 p.m., $75 presale  | $78 member  |  $80 public
The Temptations & The Four Tops, July 15 at 6:30 p.m., $58 presale  |  $61 member  |  $63 public
Joe Jackson, July 20 at 7 p.m., $45 presale  |  $48 member  |  $50 public
Dispatch with special guests Nahko and Medicine for the People, July 23 at 5:45 p.m., $55 presale  |  $58 member  |  $60 public
Jason Mraz with special guest Brett Dennen, July 25 at 6:30 p.m., $83 presale  |  $86 member  |  $88 public
The Beach Boys, July 26 at 7 p.m., $64 presale  |  $67 member  |  $69 public
Air Supply, July 29 at 7 p.m., $50 presale  |  $53 member  |  $55 public
Styx, August 1 at 7 p.m., $72 presale  |  $75 member  |  $77 public
Vince Gill, August 6 at 7 p.m., $62 presale  |  $65 member  |  $67 public
TajMo: The Taj Mahal & Keb’ Mo’ Band, August 12 at 7 p.m., $59 presale  |  $62 member  |  $64 public
Toad the Wet Sprocket & The Verve Pipe, August 19 at 6:30 p.m., $44 presale  |  $47 member  |  $49 public
Trombone Shorty’s Voodoo Threauxdown featuring Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Galactic, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, New Breed Brass Band and special guests, August 22 at 6 p.m., $75 presale  |  $78 member  |  $80 public
Alabama, August 23 at 7 p.m., $150 presale  |  $153 member  |  $155 public – Special fundraising show to benefit the Welcoming the World: Honoring a Legacy of Love capital campaign.
TOTO – 40 Trips Around The Sun Tour, August 24 at 7 p.m., $53 presale  | $56 member  |  $58 public
O.A.R. with special guest Matt Nathanson, August 26 at 6:30 p.m., $75 presale  | $78 member  |  $80 public
Lyle Lovett and his Large Band, August 27 at 7 p.m., $63 presale | $66 member | $68 public
Lake Street Dive, August 30 at 7 p.m., $48 presale | $51 member | $53 public
+LIVE+, September 3 at 7 p.m., $60 presale | $63 member | $65 public

 

Members-Only Presale
 

Members may buy tickets during the members-only presale beginning at 9 a.m., April 28 through midnight, May 11.

Members save $5 per ticket during the presale. 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 – handling fee of $8 per order (preferred method)

  • By phone at 1-800-585-3737 - handling fee of $8 per order

  • In-person at Meijer Gardens Admission Desk during normal business hours – no handling fees

 

 

On April 28, Meijer Gardens’ Huizenga Grand Room will open at 7 a.m. for members who would like to begin lining up to buy tickets at 9 a.m. Visitors can eat breakfast in the 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 28, call the Membership Department at 616-977-7689.

 

Public Ticket Sale

Sales to the public begin at 9 a.m., May 12. Members save $2 per ticket purchased during the public sale. 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 – handling fee of $3.50 per order and convenience fee of $5.25per ticket (preferred method)

  • By phone at 1-800-585-3737 - handling fee of $3.50 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.

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