This summer will be the busiest and biggest summer concert season ever at the Fredrik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park.

There will be 25 concerts between June and August, highlighted by one of Grand Rapids’ favorite sons, soul and gospel star Al Green, who will return to his longtime home for his first concert in 12 years.

Actually, it will be a sort of homecoming for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame member, who grew up in Grand Rapids.  Living in Memphis now, Green hasn't performed in Grand Rapids since his 2000 concert in the old Welsh Auditorium.

Also coming this summer, Fiona Apple, Bonnie Raitt, Melissa Etheridge, Emmylou Harris and former Interlochen music student Rufus Wainwright.  Lyle Lovett, k.d. lang and Huey Lewis and the News will be back after their hit, sell-out concerts last year.

Here's the complete lineup and ticket prices for members and general public:

June 1 - The B-52s, $43/$48
June 8 – Melissa Etheridge, $75/$80
June 13 – Jimmy Cliff, $40/$45
June 14 – Foreigner, $62/$67
June 17 – Steve Miller Band, $77/$82
June 18 - Al Green, $68/$73
June 28 - Gov’t Mule, $32/$37
June 29 – Emmylou Harris, $48/$53
July 1 - Rufus Wainwright, $40/$45
July 2 – Huey Lewis and the News, $70/$75
July 8 – Brandi Carlile, $40/$45
July 9 – Fiona Apple, $54/$59
July 11 – Creedence Clearwater Revisited, $46/$51
July 12 – American Legacies: Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Del McCoury Band, $37/$42
July 15 – Andrew Bird, $35/$38
July 22 – O.A.R., $40/$45
July 25 – Lyle Lovett and His Large Band, $61/$66
Aug. 2 – The Head and The Heart, $29/$34
Aug. 3 – Gavin DeGraw and Colbie Caillat, $52/$57
Aug. 8 – k.d. lang and The Siss Boom Bang, $55/$60
Aug. 16 – Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, $35/$40
Aug. 17 – Bonnie Raitt with special guest Mavis Staples, $71/$76
Aug. 22 – Darius Rucker, $60/$65
Aug. 23 - Five for Fighting with the Twilight Symphony Orchestra, $43/$48
Aug. 29 – Wynton Marsalis, $48/$53

Tickets will go on sale to Meijer Gardens members only, April 28 through May 11. They go on sale to the general public May 12 at Meijer Gardens or through Star Tickets outlets, 800-585-3737 or startickets.com. All tickets are general admission lawn seats

 

You may join the Meijer Gardens with memberships available – information can be found at the Meijer Gardens website,  or by calling 616-977-7689. A variety of membership options are available, starting at $40 for individual adults and $25 for students.

Get ready for a "rockin' good summer!"