Frederik Meijer Gardens Cancels Summer Concert Series
Another major West Michigan summer event is no longer happening due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Frederik Meijer Gardens announced Thursday that their summer concert series, which runs June through September each year, has been canceled.
They shared the news on Facebook, saying the health and safety of guests, volunteers, staff and touring crews is their priority.
President and CEO David Hooker said,
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and after close consultation of government issued public health pronouncements and orders and numerous conversations with our concert promoter and others, we have made the extremely difficult decision to cancel this year’s Fifth Third Bank Summer Concerts at Meijer Gardens. We are looking forward to a summer full of live music once again filling the Frederik Meijer Gardens Amphitheater in 2021 and we’ve already begun planning the 2021 Fifth Third Bank Summer Concerts at Meijer Gardens” added Hooker.
If conditions improve, Frederik Meijer Gardens says they are exploring options to host local and regional performers as part of a "Tuesday Evening Music Club" series later this summer.
The 2020 Summer Concert Series was expected to have performances from Gregory Alan Isakov, Squeeze, Michael Franti & Spearhead and The Australian Pink Floyd Show -- the rest of the shows had yet to be announced.
The botanical garden and sculpture park has been closed to the public since March 14, following Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's ban on large gatherings.