Summer evenings with the Grand Rapids Symphony at Cannonsburg Ski Area in July and August are some of the best times you can have in West Michigan.

Grand Rapids Pops announces its 2018 D&W Fresh Market Picnic Pops with five symphonic shows that truly offer something for everyone.

The incomparable Ben Folds returns to the Picnic Pops.

Courtesy GRSO
Courtesy GRSO


There will be a salute to the 80s, a mashup of Beethoven versus Coldplay, and, exciting Latin jazz and mambo with percussionist Tito Puente Jr.

Tito Puente, Jr.
Tito Puente, Jr.


Of course there isll be the Classical Fireworks with the 3 Maestros – Music Director Marcelo Lehninger, Principal Pops Conductor Bob Bernhardt, and Associate Conductor John Varineau -- all at Cannonsburg Ski Area in July and August.

Here’s the season lineup:

Classical Fireworks and the 3 Maestros – July 12-13
80s Rewind! – July 19-20
Beethoven v. Coldplay – July 26-27

Plus two special, one-night only events:

Percussionist Tito Puente Jr. – Aug. 2
Ben Folds – Aug. 3

Subscriptions with substantial discounts as well as single tickets now are on sale. Go online to

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