Frederick Meijer Gardens

Treat yourself to free music, fresh air, fun this summer

by (Lindsay Fischer)

Submitted 06-26-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

This summer there are many options for free outdoor music in Grand Rapids and surrounding townships. There are different offerings depending on the night of the week. But if you can't make it one week, all listed events are recurring on the same...

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Tedeschi Trucks Band sends local man on spiritual journey

by (yuengerr)

Submitted 06-23-2014 under OPINION

Tedeschi Trucks Band (TTB) is more of a jam orchestra than a band. And for Charlie Jones, a local engineer, listening to them perform at Meijer Gardens on Saturday was nothing short of a spiritual experience. Led by husband-wife duo Susan Tedeschi...

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Beer tasting class offered with Michigan Beer Dude

by (jeneanz)

Submitted 02-12-2014 under NEWS

Ben Darcie, also known as the “Michigan Beer Dude,” will be at Frederik Meijer Gardens on February 18 from 6:30-9 p.m. to teach about his favorite beverage of all time: beer.  People who attend will learn about various beer styles,...

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Frederik Meijer Gardens continues annual holiday tradition

by (erictank)

Submitted 12-23-2013 under NEWS

On December 23, 26-28 and 30, Frederik Meijer Gardens will be extending its hours until 9 p.m. Currently on display are over 40 Christmas trees strung in lights and decorated in various ornamentation that reflect cultures worldwide. The display...

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Story Matters: Julie Coup shares favorite work over five years of ArtPrize

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 10-14-2013 under NONPROFITS

We build community when we share our stories - whether they be a memory, an experience or just simply telling what we think is great about this place. While at various ArtPrize venues throughout the event, The Rapidian's Story Matters...

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David Byrne and St. Vincent burn down the house at Meijer Gardens

by (yuengerr)

Submitted 07-10-2013 under OPINION

David Byrne has always been an eclectic musician. During his days as the frontman of Talking Heads, hoards of people were turned on to his quirky, uplifting-yet-serious songs including hits like “Life During Wartime” and “Psycho...

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