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Ralston and friends bringing summer to a close at Frederick Meijer Gardens this Tuesday night

Grand Rapids musician Ralston Bowles will close out the Tuesday Evening Music Club summer concert series at Frederik Meijer Gardens.
Underwriting support from:

Tuesday Evening Music Club @ Frederik Meijer Gardens

Free for members, thanks to the sponsorship of Corporate Sound, Michigan Radio, and WYCE.

Ticket prices for non-members: $12 for adults and $9 for seniors and students.

Doors open at 6 p.m. and the music starts at 7 p.m.

Frederik Meijer Gardens

Frederik Meijer Gardens /Jonathan Timothy Stoner

Local folk musician Ralston Bowles has been a leading figure in the Tuesday Evening Music Club, a summer concert series at the Frederick Meijer Gardens' 1900-seat outdoor amphitheater, since its inception. The event showcases locally grown talent of some of West Michigan’s finest musicians.

This Tuesday night will be the last show of the summer and to close things out Ralston Bowles and Friends will be performing. Ralston is synonymous with Grand Rapids, the city he calls home, and he is an original voice in the music world whose soul-bearing songs call to mind the great folk artists of the 1960s.

“Ralston has been a part of the Tuesday Evening Music Club series the whole time it’s been around,” says Melissa Barr, Frederick Meijer Gardens Public Relations Specialist. “He draws all the people that are returning and he and his friends have a really great atmosphere. So I think it’s gonna be a really fun way to end off the season.”

According to Andrea Wolschleger, Public Relations Manager at the Gardens, one of the big draws for music lovers to this particular music venue is that guests are welcome to bring their own food.

“The concerts are great because they are outdoors and people can bring a dinner or bring something to eat and come outside and enjoy the gorgeous weather we’re having now,” says Wolschleger.

The Tuesday Evening Music Club is free for members. Ticket prices for non-members are $12 for adults and $9 for seniors and students, which grants guests access to walk the gardens and the sculpture park until 9 p.m.

Doors open at 6 p.m. and the music starts at 7 p.m.

For more information on Ralston Bowles, you can visit him on Facebook.

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