“All I Wanna Do is Have Some Fun” this Summer at Meijer Gardens

We know all you “wanna do is have some fun” this summer during the 11th season of the Meijer Gardens Outdoor Summer Concert Series. That’s why there are 30 concerts that take us into September—making this the largest ever series to date! From legends like The Beach Boys, Sheryl Crow and B.B. King to new favorites like Owl City and Grizzly Bear, this series is full of surprises and music for every taste.

We created a Spotify playlist of all the artists’ top hits – so tune in while you scroll through the 2013 lineup!

BBKingB.B. King—Monday, June 3 at 7PM
$57 Presale | $60 Member | $62 Public
For decades, there has been only one King of the blues— affectionately known as B.B. King. He has released over 50 albums, many of them considered blues classics, like 1965’s definitive live blues album “Live at The Regal,” and 1976’s collaboration with Bobby “Blue” Bland, “Together for the First Time.”
B.B. King Facebook

Dwight Yoakam on July 7 has been CANCELLED due to the artist’s filming schedule. We apologize for this change in schedule. 

YoakomDwight Yoakam—Friday, June 7 at 7PM 
$48 Presale | $51 Member | $53 Public
Celebrated as a pioneer in country music, Dwight Yoakam has recorded more than 21 albums and charted more than 30 hit singles, including: “Honky Tonk Man,” “Please Please Baby,” “Little Ways,” and “I Sang Dixie.”
Dwight Yoakam Facebook

Smokey Robinson—Sunday, June 9 at 7PM

$77 Presale | $80 Member | $82 Public
His legendary singing, songwriting and producing skills have spanned over the course of four decades and earned him inductions into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame, as well as a Grammy Award.
Smokey Robinson Facebook


Gov’t Mule—Thursday, June 13 at 6:30PM
$35 Presale | $38 Member | $40 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 and has produced eight critically acclaimed records.
Gov’t Mule Facebook


Sheryl Crow—Sunday, June 16 at 7PM
$75 Presale | $78 Member | $80 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.
Sheryl Crow Facebook



Frampton’s Guitar Circus featuring Peter Frampton along with Robert Cray—Monday, June 17 at 6:30PM
$68 Presale | $71 Member | $73 Public
British rock musician, Peter Frampton is a Grammy-winning guitarist, singer, producer and songwriter who is best known for classic rock staples such as, “Show Me the Way,” “Baby, I Love Your Way,” and “Do you Feel Like We Do.”
Peter Frampton Facebook

WyntonJazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis—Thursday, June 20 at 7PM
$65 Presale | $68 Member | $70 Public
Wynton Marsalis is an internationally acclaimed musician, composer and educator. He became the first artist ever to win Grammy Awards for both jazz and classical records and repeated the distinction again the following year.
Wynton Marsalis Facebook & Jazz Facebook

LLBLos Lobos & Los Lonely Boys with special guest Alejandro Escovedo—Friday, June 21 at 6PM
$53 Presale | $56 Member | $58 Public
Los Lobos experiments with sounds from their Mexican heritage using rock, blues, jazz, which lead to three Grammy awards. Debuting in 2003, Grammy award winner Los Lonely Boys earned fans with their fusion of electric blues and rock and roll. Alejandro Escovedo has grown his eclectic solo career with musical tastes ranging from Americana to roots rock, with his 11th album, Big Station, released in 2012.
@LosLobosBand & @LosLonelyBoys & @alescovedo
Los Lobos Facebook & Los Lonely Boys Facebook & Alejandro Escovedo FB

PinkMartiniPink Martini—Monday, June 24 at 7PM
$45 Presale | $48 Member | $50 Public
This 12-piece band draws inspiration from all genres of music—mixing classical, jazz, and old-fashioned pop to create a sound that is entirely their own.The group has sold over 2 million albums worldwide and released their latest CD, Splendor in the Grass, in 2009.
Pink Martini Facebook


Brandi Carlile wsg The Lone Bellow—Thursday, June 27 at 7PM
$40 Presale | $42 Member | $45 Public
A songwriter whose music splits the difference between pop/rock and folksy American, Brandi Carlile is known for her 2007 song, “The Story.” Carlile was named by Rolling Stone as one of “10 Artists to Watch in 2005” and three songs from her album were featured on ABC’s hit drama Grey’s Anatomy.
Brandi Carlile Facebook

UmphreysUmphrey’s McGee—Wednesday, July 3 at 7PM
$35 Presale | $38 Member | $40 Public
Thirteen years and counting, Umphrey’s McGee built their reputation based on marathon concerts that mix original, technically demanding tunes with complex epics and playful covers. Their newest studio album, Death By Stereo, is the follow up to 2009’s Mantis.
Umphrey’s McGee Facebook

MGMontgomery Gentry—Friday, July 5 at 7PM
$62 Presale | $65 Member | $67 Public
Montgomery Gentry is an American country music duo composed of vocalists Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry, who’ve produced more than twenty chart singles including the number one hits: “If You Ever Stop Loving Me,” “Something to Be Proud Of,” “Lucky Man,” and “Roll with Me.”
Montgomery Gentry Facebook

VincentDavid Byrne & St. Vincent—Sunday, July 7 at 7PM
$60 Presale | $63 Member | $65 Public
David Byrne was a founding member of the Talking Heads and has received Grammy, Oscar, and Golden Globe awards. Touring with Annie Erin Clark, 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.
David Byrne & St. Vincent Facebook

OldCrowOld Crow Medicine Show—Thursday, July 11 at 7PM
$37 Presale | $40 Member | $42 Public
Labeled as bluegrass and folk-country, their hit single, “Wagon Wheel,” was co-authored with Bob Dylan and certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America. Released in 2012, their newest album Carry Me Back crafts classic American roots music.
Old Crow Medicine Show Facebook

FrantiMichael Franti & Spearhead—Monday, July 15 at 7PM
$38 Presale | $41 Member | $43 Public
Michael Franti & Spearhead blends hip hop with a variety of other styles including funk, reggae, jazz, folk and rock. They’re best known for hits like, “Say Hey (I Love You),” “Hey Hey Hey,” and “Sound of Sunshine.”
Michael Franti Facebook


Harry Connick, Jr.—Wednesday, July 17 at 7PM
$87 Presale | $90 Member | $92 Public
With three Grammy awards, two Emmys, and more than 28 million albums sold, Harry Connick, Jr. has made a lasting impression on the entertainment industry over the last three decades. His musical foundation started at the age of five in New Orleans when we began performing as a pianist and vocalist.
Harry Connick, Jr. Facebook

MillerSteve Miller Band—Thursday, July 18 at 7PM
$80 Presale | $83 Member | $85 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. 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.
Steve Miller Band Facebook

PotterGrace Potter and the Nocturnals—Sunday, July 21 at 6:30PM
$37 Presale | $40 Member | $42 Public
A rock band with six albums under its belt, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals are like a modern-day version of Tina Turner fronting the Rolling Stones. Their latest album, The Lion, The Beast, The Beat was released last summer.
Grace Potter & The Nocturnals Facebook

ChrisIsaakChris Isaak—Thursday, July 25 at 7PM
$55 Presale | $58 Member | $60 Public
Chris Isaak has been nominated for two Grammy awards, released nine albums, 12 singles and acted in several films and TV shows. Featured in David Lynch’s film Wild at Heart, “Wicked Game,” catapulted Isaak’s fame and reached number six on the Billboard pop charts in 1991.
Chris Isaak Facebook 

MartinSteve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers featuring Edie Brickell—Monday, July 29 at 7PM
$71 Presale | $74 Member | $76 Public
Steve Martin is currently in the fifth decade of an accomplished career  as a comedian, actor, author and playwright, and a Grammy-winning bluegrass banjoist. Edie Brickell initially burst onto the music scene fronting The New Bohemians. Together, their rootsy compositions are a combination of Martin’s inventive five-string banjo work with Brickell’s distinctive vocals.
@stevemartintogo & @ediebrickell & @SteepCanyon
Steve Martin Facebook & Edie Brickell Facebook & Steep Canyon Rangers Facebook

BeachThe Beach Boys—Thursday, August 1 at 7PM
$60 Presale | $63 Member | $65 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 and honored at the Grammy Awards to receiving The Lifetime Achievement Award from the Recording Academy.
The Beach Boys Facebook

JohnButlerJohn Butler Trio—Friday, August 2 at 7PM
$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.
John Butler Trio Facebook

GrizzlyBearGrizzly Bear—Saturday, August 3 at 7PM
$40 Presale | $43 Member | $45 Public
Formed in 2002, this New York-based quartet consists of Chris Bear, Ed Droste, Daniel Rossen and Chris Taylor. Their music includes a mixture of folk rock, four-part harmonies and folksy guitars with experimental flourishes.Their recent release, Shields, is the fourth album for the group.
Grizzly Bear Facebook

GarrisonGarrison Keillor’s A Prarie Home Companion Radio Romance Tour 2013 wsg Sara Watkins—Monday, August 5 at 7PM
$67 Presale | $70 Member | $72 Public
A Prairie Home Companion‘s Radio Romance Tour 2013 stars host Garrison Keillor, singer and fiddler Sara Watkins, comedian Fred Newman, Rich Dworsky and The Guy’s All-Star Shoe Band with guitarist Pat Donohue and violinist/mandolinist Richard Kriehn. It includes two hours of duet singing, absurd improv with sound effects, Guy Noir Private Eye, poetry, outright foolishness, and the News from Lake Wobegon.
Garrison Keillor Facebook & A Prairie Home Companion Facebook

NewmanRandy Newman—Thursday, August 8 at 7PM
$45 Presale | $48 Member | $50 Public
Randy Newman has long been one of the most musically and lyrically ambitious singer-songwriters ever to be at play in the fields of popular music. Newman earned an Emmy and several more Grammys for work on films like Toy Story, James and the Giant Peach and A Bug’s Life.
Randy Newman Facebook

OwlCityOwl City—Sunday, August 11 at 7PM
$35 Presale | $38 Member | $40 Public
Founder and creator, Adam Young presented Owl City to the world in 2007 via MySpace. This newly introduced electronica music project began in Young’s parent’s basement and erupted with the quadruple-platinum hit “Fireflies” and “Good Time” collaborated with Carly Rae Jepsen.
Owl City Facebook

BBVDBig Bad Voodoo Daddy—Thursday, August 15 at 7PM
$38 Presale | $41 Member | $43 Public
Largely responsible for the mid-’90s revival of swing, the energetic nine-piece band is renowned for their impeccable performances and ’40s-era zoot suits and their big singles include, “You & Me & the Bottle Makes 3 Tonight (Baby),” “Go Daddy-O,” and “You and “Mr. Pinstripe Suit.”
BBVD Facebook

McDonaldMichael McDonald—Wednesday, August 21 at 7PM
$52 Presale | $55 Member | $57 Public
This former Doobie Brother and five-time Grammy winner is known for his soulful baritone singing style. McDonald has one of the most effortless and powerful voices in modern soul/rock. “Aint No Mountain High Enough,” “I Heard It Through the Grapevine,” and “I Keep Forgettin’” are just a few of his many successes.
Michael McDonal Facebook

LyleLyle Lovett and his Large Band—Saturday, August 24 at 7PM
$62 Presale | $65 Member | $67 Public
Lovett’s Grammy award-winning music is beyond country and his diverse collection of songs mixes gospel, blues, confessional 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,” “If I Were the Man You Wanted,” “Family Reserve” and “Her First Mistake.”
Lyle Lovett Facebook

IndigoGirlsIndigo Girls—Thursday, September 5 at 7PM
$45 Presale | $48 Member | $50 Public
Amy Ray and Emily Saliers began performing together in high school and introduced themselves as the Indigo Girls while in college. This rock-folk duo took off with the 1989 release of their self-titled album, which included the first hit, “Closer To Fine,” and went on to win Best Contemporary Folk Recording at the 1990 Grammys.
@Indigo Girls
Indigo Girls Facebook

may buy tickets during an exclusive members-only presale Saturday, April 27 at 9 a.m. through 5 p.m. May 10. Tickets are open to the public at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 11. Become a member before April 27 to be a part of the ticket presale.

Learn more about the 2013 Outdoor Summer Concert Series and lineup on our website. Stay tuned for a blog post on the various ways to purchase tickets and FAQs about concerts.

2 thoughts on ““All I Wanna Do is Have Some Fun” this Summer at Meijer Gardens

  1. SO SO disappointed Bonnie Raitt is not hear again this year. Tried to get tickets last year and missed out. Please get her on the schedule again in 2014.

  2. This lineup is amazing!!! Best ever for the Meijer Gardens!! Grand Rapids, Mi is a wonderful place to live!!

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