Expanded Tuesday Evening Series Spotlights Local and Regional Talent in West Michigan's Most Beautiful Outdoor Venue
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park is pleased to announce the lineup for the newly expanded Tuesday Evening Music Club, with a diverse schedule of live bands and programming ranging from jazz to indie, rock to folk, ballet and more. Now including concerts in June due to the growing popularity of the series, Tuesday Evening Music Club brings talented local and regional musicians to the Frederik Meijer Gardens Amphitheater stage starting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday evenings—free to Meijer Gardens members and included with admission for other guests—throughout June, July and August. 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.
Amphitheater plaza gates open at 5 p.m. Shows begin at 7 p.m.
2022 Tuesday Evening Music Club Lineup:
June 7: Jordan Hamilton + The Elijah Russ Collective
Jordan Hamilton: This cellist and poetic lyricist overlays his live instrumentals with samples and loops to formulate a distinct spin on hip-hop.
The Elijah Russ Collective: Primarily a fusion of soul and rock ‘n’ roll, with forays into blues, classical, funk, modern rock, country, and world music.
June 14: Kaitlin Rose & The Band of Thorns + Seth Bernard
Kaitlin Rose & The Band of Thorns: A singer-songwriter-storyteller, fronting a refined and versatile band and offering Americana with a fresh sensibility.
Seth Bernard: A legend of the Great Lakes music scene, this pop-folk artist and producer continues to win over audiences with his contagious spirit and master musicianship.
June 21: MOLLY
MOLLY: A singer songwriter with a smooth, emotive style, playing originals and covers that span rock, R&B, and soul.
June 28: Melophobix + Soul Syndicate
Melophobix: Horn-infused harmonic funk, with roots in reggae, ska, rock ‘n’ roll and soul.
Soul Syndicate: Pays high-energy, pinpoint homage to R&B and soul classics from various eras.
July 5: The Last Gasp Collective + Myron Elkins and the Dying Breed
The Last Gasp Collective: Reminiscent of The Roots and Hiates Kaiyote, thought-provoking rap and warm R&B vocals intertwine with jazzy melodies.
Myron Elkins and the Dying Breed: A mixture of hillbilly, bluegrass, rock, country-western and even metal, led by fiercely commanding vocals.
July 12: Whorled + CrossBow
Whorled: A contemporary twist on Celtic, jazz, Brazilian, and American folk, featuring violin, accordion, guitar, banjo, whistles, and didgeridoo.
CrossBow: A favorite of Celtic festivals throughout the Midwest, they interweave the traditional sound with a highly infectious modern flourish you have to move to.
July 19: The 6 Pak
The 6 Pak: A legendary all-girl band, originally formed in 1967, performing the grooviest hits from that era.
July 26: The Samuel Nalangira Trio featuring Sharon Katz
The Samuel Nalangira Trio featuring Sharon Katz: A native of Uganda, Samuel is a folk/world master of multiple traditional instruments, accompanied by percussionist Carolyn Koebel, bassist Nathan Durham, and special guest guitarist Sharon Katz, a former cultural ambassador for Nelson Mandela who uses her music to promote peace and social justice throughout the world.
August 2: Lana Chalfoun + King Possum
Lana Chalfoun: An award-winning, 17-year-old singer-songwriter often compared to Adele and Taylor Swift, performing pop ballads and breakup anthems as well as songs that explore relevant modern topics.
King Possum: Led by Michigan musical fixture and multi-instrumentalist Mark Lavengood, this band serves up a stew of rock and soul evocative of old-time jukebox music.
August 9: The Accidentals with Kaboom Collective Studio Orchestra
The nationally renowned, Michigan roots, multi-instrumental songwriting power trio The Accidentals teams up with Kaboom Orchestra, a one-of-a kind orchestra comprising some of the most talented young people in the country, for a tour to promote their collaborative album REIMAGINE.
August 16: Franklin Park
Franklin Park: Classmates from 1969 perform spot-on renditions of The Beatles, The Byrds, The Rascals and many more ‘60s hits. If you’re a fan of The 6 Pak’s Tuesday evening performances, you’ll love this throwback band!
August 23: Ralston & Friends
Ralston & Friends: Local music icon Ralston Bowles shares the stage with friends and collaborators, from the community and beyond.
August 30: Grand Rapids Ballet
Michigan’s only professional ballet company presents an evening of classical and contemporary ballet, designed to be enjoyed by all ages. The program will feature the full company of 26 dancers in George Balanchine’s ethereal classic work Serenade, with music by Tchaikovsky; Off the Canvas, a contemporary ballet from choreographer Katarzyna Skarpetowska; an excerpt of Artistic Director James Sofranko’s Romeo and Juliet; and more.
Visit MeijerGardens.org/involved/membership to become a member or renew a membership.
Tuesday Evening Music Club is generously sponsored by Meyer Music, WYCE and Corporate Live.
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