We’re excited to share a “sneak peek” at four of the artists who will be part of the Meijer Gardens 2013 Outdoor Summer Concert Series! Hear what’s in store this summer by listening to this Concert Sneak Peek Spotify playlist!
Montgomery Gentry – Friday, July 5
Montgomery Gentry is an American country music duo composed of vocalists Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry, both natives of Kentucky. The duo is known for its Southern rock influences, and has collaborated with Charlie Daniels, Toby Keith, Five for Fighting and members of The Allman Brothers Band.
The duo produced more than twenty chart singles including the number 1 hits “If You Ever Stop Loving Me,” “Something to Be Proud Of,” “Lucky Man,” and “Roll with Me.”
David Byrne & St. Vincent – Sunday, July 7
David Byrne was a founding member and principal songwriter of the American New Wave band Talking Heads, best known for their Top 10 hit, “Burning Down the House.” Since then, Byrne has released his own solo recordings and worked with various media including film, photography, opera, and non-fiction. He has received Grammy, Oscar, and Golden Globe awards and been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Touring with Annie Erin Clark, better known as St. Vincent, is an American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Together, St. Vincent and David Byrne released a collaborative album titled Love This Giant.
Steve Miller Band – Thursday, July 18
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. Since forming in sunny California in 1968, the band has released more than 18 studio albums, three live albums, seven compilation albums and numerous singles.
After more than fifteen years, Steve Miller recently went back to make a new album with classic rock engineer, Andy Johns (Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones) and the band produced almost three dozen tracks. “Bingo!,” the first album from the sessions, was released in May 2010.
Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers featuring Edie Brickell – Monday, July 29
Steve Martin is currently in the fifth decade of a uniquely varied and accomplished career in which he’s excelled as a comedian, actor, author and playwright, and as a Grammy-winning, boundary-pushing bluegrass banjoist and composer.
His fellow Texas native Edie Brickell initially burst onto the national scene in the late 1980s fronting the New Bohemians. Together, their rootsy compositions are a combination of Martin’s inventive five-string banjo work with Brickell’s distinctive vocals and vivid, detail-rich lyrics.
Reminder that tickets go on sale to members on Saturday, April 27 and the general public on Saturday, May 11. More information on prices and purchasing locations will be available following the release of the full lineup in mid-April, so check our website and social media sites for details around that time.