Fifth Third Bank Summer Concerts at Meijer Gardens 2014 Lineup

It’s here! The 2014 Fifth Third Bank Summer Concerts at Meijer Gardens full lineup is finally here.

We are excited to announce another year of great summer tunes that include 90s vibes from the Barenaked Ladies, CAKE and Counting Crows; new stars like John Legend, Tegan and Sara and Ray LaMontagne; and revered acts like Santana, The Moody Blues and The Beach Boys.

Check out the full lineup below and mark your calendar with your favorite concerts! As you’re browsing, listen to this Spotify playlist of the top hits from all our summer artists.

JUNE

Santana_BLOGSantana
Sunday, June 1
$150 Presale | $153 Member | $155 Public
For more than 40 years, Santana has brought Latin-infused music to the forefront. The band, based around lead guitarist Carlos Santana, has won ten Grammy Awards and three Latin Grammy Awards to date. Their hit songs include: “Smooth (feat. Rob Thomas),” “Black Magic Woman,” “Oye Como Va,” and “Evil Ways.”

Jason_BLOGJason Isbell with James McMurtry
Wednesday, June 11
$29 Presale | $32 Member | $34 Public
Jason Isbell pursued a solo career in 2007 after spending six years with Southern rock band Drive-By Truckers. With four studio albums and one live recording, this newest record, Southeastern, brings Isbell’s southern outlook and careful songwriting to the forefront.

CAKE_BLOGCAKE
Thursday, June 12
$47 Presale | $50 Member | $52 Public
Hailing from Sacramento, California, CAKE has produced six studio albums over their reign as an alternative rock band with deadpan lead vocals and sarcastic lyrics. Formed in 1994, their most successful songs appearing on modern rock charts include, “Never There,” “Short Skirt, Long Jacket,” and “Love You Madly.” 

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John Legend
Wednesday, June 18
$75 Presale | $78 Member | $80 Public
With the hit single “All of Me” and a fourth solo album, Love in the Future, R&B/soul pianist John Legend continues to make a lasting impression on the music industry. His song “All of Me” has peaked at #1 on the iTunes charts and #4 on Billboard already this year and was performed during the 2013 Grammy Awards.

Tedeschi_BLOGTedeschi Trucks Band
Thursday, June 19
$54 Presale | $57 Member | $59 Public
In just three years, Tedeschi Trucks Band—the 11-member collective led by husband-wife duo Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi—has taken its musical mix to audiences across the globe. Driven by Trucks’ signature slide-guitar sound and Tedeschi’s voice, Tedeschi Trucks Band delivers a blend of blues, soul, jazz, and rock.

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NEEDTOBREATHE
Saturday, June 21
$35 Presale | $38 Member | $40 Public
Alternative rock band, NeedToBreathe is composed of brothers, Bear Rinehart and Bo Rinehart with Seth Bolt. From South Carolina, the band has released four studio albums, with hits like, “Washed by the Water,” “Something Beautiful,” and “Keep your eyes open.” Rivers in the Wasteland will be released on April 15, 2014.

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O.A.R. & Phillip Phillips
Monday, June 23
$65 Presale | $68 Member | $70 Public
Short for “Of A Revolution,” news of their songs, “That Was A Crazy Game of Poker,” “City on Down” and “Night Shift” spread by word of mouth. One of last year’s biggest singles, “Home,” catapulted Phillip Phillips, winner of American Idol season 11, into the spotlight once again.

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Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite
Thursday, June 26
$62 Presale | $65 Member | $67 Public
Ben Harper plays a mix of worldbeat, folk, soul, blues and rock and is known for this guitar-playing skills and performances. Mississippi born Charlie Musselwhite is one of the most revered blues musicians in the world. Harper and Musselwhite teamed up for the 2013 release of Get Up! 

TeganSara_BLOGTegan and Sara
Saturday, June 28
$38 Presale | $41 Member | $43 Public
Tegan and Sara released their 7th studio album, Heartthrob, in 2012, which debuted at number three on the Billboard 200 chart, securing the band’s highest US chart position to date. They are known for their songs “Walking With A Ghost” (covered by The White Stripes), “Closer,” and recently, “Everything is AWESOME” from the LEGO Movie. 

JULY

Ziggy_BLOGZiggy Marley & The Melody Makers
Wednesday, July 2
$38 Presale | $41 Member | $43 Public
A six-time Grammy winner, Ziggy Marley has released twelve albums to critical acclaim.The group has forged a sound that incorporates contemporary musical forms with a mix of reggae sensibility and created hits such as, “Tomorrow People,” “Tumblin’ Down” and “Everyone Wants to Be.

Yonder,RRE_BLOGYonder Mountain String Band & Railroad Earth
Sunday, July 6
$38 Presale | $41 Member | $43 Public
The Colorado-based foursome, Yonder Mountain String Band has crisscrossed the country over the past 11 years playing festivals, rock clubs and Red Rocks Amphitheater. Uncommon for the bluegrass genre, Railroad Earth uses drums and amplifiers to create a sound of their own.

NickelCreek_BLOGNickel Creek
Wednesday, July 9
$48 Presale | $51 Member | $53 Public
The band has been on hiatus since 2007 and this year begins their next chapter of touring with a new album, A Dotted Line, out in April. Violinist Sara Watkins, mandolinist/banjo/bouzouki player Chris Thile, and guitarist Sean Watkins boast musical elements of classical, jazz, rock and alternative with progressive bluegrass influences.

Jackson_BLOGJackson Browne
Sunday, July 13
$65 Presale | $68 Member | $70 Public
Jackson Browne has released 13 studio albums and three collections of live performances; his most recent, Love Is Strange, features David Lindley. His hit songs include “Running on Empty,” “Somebody’s Baby” and “Doctor My Eyes.”

 

DeGraw_Nathanson_BLOGGavin DeGraw & Matt Nathanson
Monday, July 14
$65 Presale | $68 Member | $70 Public
Gavin DeGraw is known for hits like: “Chariot, “In Love With A Girl, “Not Over You,” and “I Don’t Want To Be.” Along with his music, he’s performed on American Idol and was a contestant on season 14 of Dancing with the Stars. Matt Nathanson is known for his blend of rock and folk music, as shown in the platinum-selling song, “Come on Get Higher,” and also hits like, “Car Crash,” and “All We Are.”

JenniferNettles_BLOGJennifer Nettles
Saturday, July 19
$87 Presale | $90 Member | $92 Public
Best known as half of the successful country pop duo Sugarland, Jennifer Nettles recently launched her solo career and has a new album under her belt, That Girl, which debuted in January. In 2003, she co-founded Sugarland with Kristian Bush and has since received multiple Grammy nominations and awards.

CountingCrows_BLOGCounting Crows with Toad the Wet Sprocket
Monday, July 21
$80 Presale | $83 Member | $85 Public
The Counting Crows made their mark on mainstream rock music in the early 90s with their debut album, August and Everything After, which featured the hit single, “Mr. Jones.” Their songs, “A Long December,” “Hanginaround,” and “Colorblind” are still on heavy rotation on the radio.

LaMontagne_BLOGRay LaMontagne with Jenny Lewis
Wednesday, July 23
$55 Presale | $58 Member | $60 Public
Ray LaMontagne is known for his earthy voice and folk songs similar to that of Otis Redding, Van Morrison and Nick Drake. His hit singles include “You Are the Best Thing” and “Trouble” and is fifth studio album, Supernova, will be released this May.

KCSunshine_BLOGKC and the Sunshine Band
Thursday, July 24
$55 Presale | $58 Member | $60 Public
KC and The Sunshine have been the voice of the disco and funk genre since the band formed in 1973. Their award-winning hits include: “That’s the Way (I Like It), “(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty,” “Get Down Tonight,” and “Give It Up.”

 

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Barenaked Ladies
Sunday, July 27
$55 Presale | $58 Member | $60 Public
Canadian rock band comprised is known for their light-hearted performance style and improvisational banter between songs. Their hit singles include, “One Week,” “If I Had $1,000,000,” “Brian Wilson, “The Old Apartment,” Pinch Me,” and wrote the theme song for The Big Bang Theory.

MethenyHornsby_BLOGPat Metheny Unity Group & Bruce Hornsby
Wednesday, July 30
$52 Presale | $55 Member | $57 Public
Over the years, Pat Metheny has reinvented the traditional “jazz guitar” sound and continues to redefine the genre. Bruce Hornsby is known for the spontaneity of his live performances as a singer and keyboardist, as he uses a mix of musical influences like classical, jazz, Motown and blues.

Oberst_BLOGConor Oberst with Dawes
Thursday, July 31
$37 Presale | $40 Member | $42 Public
Conor Oberst is most known for his band Bright Eyes. Oberst’s newest album, Upside Down Mountain, will be released on May 20, 2014. Dawes brings the sound of Crosby, Stills, and Nash and Neil Young to the forefront and their latest album, Stories Don’t End, was released in 2013.


AUGUST

JBT_BLOGJohn Butler Trio
Friday, August 1
$35 Presale | $38 Member | $40 Public
John Butler, Byron Luiters and Nicky Bomba compose the Australian jam band, John Butler Trio. Their albums have all topped Australia’s charts, but April Uprising released in 2010, was deemed the most popular with two hits, “One Way Road” and “Close to You,” appearing in the top 40.

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Lyle Lovett and his Large Band
Wednesday, August 6
$62 Presale | $65 Member | $67 Public
Lyle Lovett’s Grammy award‐winning music is beyond country and his diverse collection of songs mixes gospel, blues, rock, swing and Americana to weave stories with a rare literary talent. Lovett’s well known songs over the decades include: “If I Had A Boat,” “God Will,” “If I Were the Man You Wanted,” “Family Reserve” and “Her First Mistake.”

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Five For Fighting with Twilight Symphony Orchestra
Thursday, August 7
$45 Presale | $48 Member | $50 Public
Singer John Ondrasik has spent the past decade writing songs that make an emotional connection, which can be heard on the past four albums by Five For Fighting, the band name under which he performs. His breakthrough came in the 2001 Grammy-nominated song, “Superman” and 2003 release, “100 years.” 

Rodrigo_WEBRodrigo y Gabriela
Wednesday, August 13
$47 Presale | $50 Member | $52 Public
For more than 15 years, internationally acclaimed Mexican acoustic rock guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela have brought a unique instrumental blend of metal, jazz and world music.They recently released their most ambitious album to date, 2012′s Area 52, with a thirteen-piece Cuban orchestra.

LoveMo_BLOGG. Love and Special Sauce & Keb’ Mo’ Band
Wednesday, August 20
$48 Presale | $51 Member | $53 Public
The G. Love & Special Sauce trio features alternative hip-hop music and is best known for their unique “laid back” blues sound that encompasses classic R&B. Three-time Grammy winner, Keb’ Mo’ embarks on a new chapter in his career with the April 22, 2014 release of BLUESAmericana on Kind of Blue Music.

TheMoodyBlues_BLOGThe Moody Blues
Thursday, August 21
$75 Presale | $78 Member | $80 Public
For nearly five decades, classic rock band The Moody Blues have been mainstay with over 70 million albums sold, 18 platinum records and a place in rock history. Their first studio album featured, “Tuesday Afternoon” and the hits kept coming with “Your Wildest Dreams,” “I’m Just A Singer (In A Rock And Roll Band),” and “Nights in White Satin.”

LSD_BLOGLake Street Dive
Thursday, August 28
$22 Presale | $25 Member | $27 Public
Lake Street Dive is an indie jazz and soul band that have been performing for nearly a decade. Their new album, Bad Self Portraits,shows Lake Street Dive’s evolution of the band from an alt-country jazz group to a band that reflects British Invasion rock, horn-driven, R& B, Motown soul and gospel blues.

 

SEPTEMBER

Beach_BLOGThe Beach Boys
Thursday, September 4
$62 Presale | $65 Member | $67 Public
Debuting more than 50 years ago, The Beach Boys are one of the most iconic American rock ‘n roll bands of all time with hits like, “Surfin’,” “Good Vibrations” and “Kokomo.” Their accolades range from being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988.

SSheryl_BLOGheryl Crow
Sunday, September 7
$77 Presale | $80 Member | $82 Public
Superstar singer and songwriter, Sheryl Crow is a nine‐time Grammy winning performer. She’s best known for her hits: “If It Makes You Happy,” “A Change Would Do You Good,” “Soak Up the Sun” and “Picture” with Kid Rock. Besides performing duets with artists such as Michael Jackson, Willie Nelson, Tony Bennett and Sting, Crow’s resume includes appearances as an actress on NBC’s 30 Rock and ABC’s Cougar Town.

The members-only presale is on Saturday, April 26 at 9 am. Tickets go on sale to the public on Saturday, May 10 at 9 am. For more ticket information, head to our Concert Page and click the ticket tab. Look for an upcoming post on ways to prep for the members-only presale.

What concert(s) are you looking forward to most?

 

The Summer Concert Series is “Brighter Than the Sun” in 2012

We feel like a kid in a candy shop… and the candy is an eclectic mix of classic rock, folk, reggae, soul, alternative, and jazz music.

Below is our 25 act line-up for our 10th Outdoor Summer Concert Series, the largest to date in the 1,900-seat amphitheater! Listen to our Summer Concert Series Spotify playlist as you’re scrolling through the great acts that will be hitting the stage this summer.

Enjoy:

The B-52s — Friday, June 1 at 7 p.m.
$43 presale | $ 46 member | $48 public
Rooted in New Wave and 1960’s rock in roll, the B-52s have created their own “guy vs. gals” vocal trademark style, highlighted in their hit, “Love Shack.”

Melissa Etheridge

Melissa EtheridgeFriday, June 8 at 7 p.m.
$75 presale | $78 member | $80 public
Her fourth album in 1993, Yes I Am, featured hits, “I’m the Only One” and “Come to My Window,” a song that brought Etheridge her second Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Performance.

Jimmy Cliff — Wednesday, June 13 at 7 p.m.
$40 presale | $43 member | $45 public
Jimmy Cliff is a Jamaican musician, singer and actor and is best known for songs, “I Can See Clearly Now,” “You Can Get It If You Really Want,” and “Many Rivers to Cross”, which helped popularize reggae across the world.

Foreigner — Thursday, June 14 at 7 p.m.
$62 presale | $65 member | $67 public
Foreigner is hailed as one of the most popular classic rock acts in the past thirty years, racking up smash hits like, “Cold As Ice,” “Juke Box Hero,” and “I Want To Know What Love Is.”

Steve Miller Band — Sunday, June 17 at 7 p.m.
$77 presale | $80 member | $82 public
Producing number one hits like “The Joker,” “Fly Like an Eagle,” “Rock’N Me” and “Abracadabra,” the Steve Miller Band is considered a classic rock legend.

Al Green

Al Green — Monday, June 18 at 7 p.m.
$68 presale | $71 member | $73 public
An American gospel and soul music singer, Al Green is famous for his 1970’s hit singles, “You Oughta Be With Me, “I’m Still In Love With You” and “Let’s Stay Together.”

Gov’t Mule — Thursday, June 28 at 7 p.m.
$32 presale | $35 member | $37 public
Formed in 1994, Gov’t Mule is a Southern rock jam band created as an Allman Brothers Band side project by Warren Haynes and Allen Woody. The band has produced eight critically acclaimed records in almost two decades.

Emmylou Harris — Friday, June 29 at 7 p.m.
$48 presale | $51 member | $53 public
With a career that’s sold more than 15 million albums and garnered 12 Grammy Awards, Emmylou Harris has been a major figure in several of America’s musical movements of the past 30 years.

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