Robust ticket presales today for Meijer Gardens members have led to the sale of a third of the shows scheduled for summer 2022. Check out which concerts have sold out so far.

Capacity Crowds: They will likely return for many shows in 2022 at the Meijer Gardens Amphitheater. (Photo/Anthony Norkus)

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The busiest – and most expensive – concert season of Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park the story drew a vigorous response from ticket buyers on the first day of the Meijer Gardens member sale.

Today’s opening salvo of online ticket sales produced 11 sales of summer 2022 shows in two hours, with tickets for Norah Jones’ appearance on July 17 disappearing shortly after 9 a.m. morning, followed by the Goo Goo Dolls (September 15) and Foreigner (September 18). ).

Also sold this morning: Fitz & The Tantrums/St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Sheryl Crow/Allison Russell, OAR/Chris Trapper, Michael Franti & Spearhead/Tropidelic, America, Lake Street Dive/Madison Cunningham, The Beach Boys and Boz Scaggs/Robert Cray Band.

Indeed, Meijer Gardens sold more than 44,000 tickets – or 70% of those available for the series – in the first hour alone, signaling pent-up demand for outdoor shows.

Norah Jones (courtesy photo)

“We are once again delighted with the support of the members of Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park and very pleased with how the sales went this morning,” said communications manager John VanderHaagen.

“We understand that some people are disappointed not to have been able to buy tickets for all the shows they would have liked to attend, but that is one of the disadvantages of having such an intimate venue. Supply is low while demand is high.

The 2022 series includes a record 33 concerts, debuting June 12 with Marc Cohn and Alabama Blind Boys and conclude with Foreign September 18. Tickets are sold online via Etix.com or by calling 1-800-514-3849.

Today’s sales came despite higher prices for 2022 tickets. Eight concerts cost $90 or more, and the average public ticket price for 2022 is $73.91, a 22% increase compared to 2021. As with many venues, post-COVID cost increases have driven prices up, with VanderHaagen noting that prices “are a direct reflection of our costs associated with bringing these high-quality acts to Grand Rapids; artists’ fees are on the rise.

The amphitheater will also host an expanded edition of the Tuesday night music club series featuring local and regional artists, adding June shows to the usual July-August schedule with this lineup announced for the near future.

Here’s the 2022 calendar, with sales starting at noon Saturday (April 23).


MEIJER GARDENS’ FIFTH THIRD BANK SUMMER CONCERTS 2022

June 12 – Marc Cohn + Blind Boys from Alabama, $47 presale | Member $50 | $52 public
June 17 – Amos Lee with Neal Francis, $55 presale | $58 member | $60 public
SALE June 19 – Fitz and the Tantrums + St. Paul and the Broken Bones, $70 presale | $73 member | $75 public
June 20 – An Acoustic Evening with Trey Anastasio, $70 presale | $73 member | $75 public
June 23 – Old Crow Medicine Show, $52 presale | $55 member | $57 public
June 24 – Trombone Shorty’s Voodoo Threauxdown featuring Tank and The Bangas, Big Freedia, Cyril Neville: The Uptown Ruler, George Porter Jr. and Dumpstaphunk (performing music by The Meters and The Soul Rebels), $90 presale | $93 member | $95 public
June 26 – Temptations with Kimmie Horne, $55 presale | $58 member | $60 public
June 27 – Bluegrass Happening with Bela Fleck & My Bluegrass Heart, Sam Bush & The Jerry Douglas Band, $62 presale | $65 member | $67 public
SALE July 3 – Sheryl Crow with Allison Russell, $94 presale | $97 member | $99 public
July 6 – Corinne Bailey Rae with War and Treaty, $50 presale | $53 member | $55 public
July 7 – High ZZ, $95 presale | $98 member | $100 public
SALE July 8 – OAR, $77 presale | $80 member | $82 public
July 13 – Five to fight with the Grand Rapids Symphony, $58 presale | $61 member | $63 public
SALE July 14th – Michael Franti & Spearhead with The New Respects, $54 presale | $57 member | $59 public
July 15th – Lyle Lovett and his big band, $65 presale | $68 member | $70 public
SALE July 17 – norah jones, $95 presale | $98 member | $100 public
July 20 – Rick Springfield with the Grand Rapids Symphony, $72 presale | $75 member | $77 public
July 21 – Boyfriend + John Hiatt, $77 presale | $80 member | $82 public
SALE July 27 – America, $62 presale | $65 member | $67 public
July 28 – Arturo Sandoval with the Grand Rapids Symphony, $50 presale | $53 member | $55 public
August 4 – Elvis Costello and the Imposters with Nicole Atkins, $99 presale | $102 member | $104 public
5 August – Andrew Bird + Iron & Wine with Meshell Ndegeocello, $68 presale | $71 member | $73 public
August 10 – The Dead South with Tejon Street Corner Thieves, $48 presale | $51 member | $53 public
SALE August 12 – Lake Street Dive with Madison Cunningham, $59 presale | $62 member | $64 public
SALE August 15th – beach boys, $70 presale | $73 member | $75 public
August 17 – The Decemberists, $56 presale | $59 member | $61 public
SALE August 22 – Boz Scaggs with Robert Cray Band, August 22, $69 presale | $72 member | $74 public
August 24 – McGee of Umphrey, $48 presale | $51 member | $53 public
September 1st – Emmylou Harris + Mary Chapin Charpentier, $90 presale | $93 member | $95 public
September 12 – Australian Pink Floyd, $58 presale | $61 member | $63 public
SALE September 15 – Goo Goo Dolls with Blue October, $97 presale | Member $100 | $102 public
September 16 – Her him, $72 presale | $75 member | $77 public
SALE September 18 – Stranger: The Greatest Hits Tour, $90 presale | $93 member | $95 public

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