Wow! We are just starting to experience our first 70 degree days and already the summer calendar is beginning to look a little crowded with outstanding entertainment choices.
Meijer Gardens will open their outdoor concert series June 10 with the Derek Trucks Band. The series continues through August 23 with performances by the Indigo Girls, Lyle Lovett & his large band, The Doobie Brothers and more. If you've not attended a concert at the Gardens, you've missed a fabulous outdoor venue. Here is the complete schedule and ticket info: http://www.meijergardens.org/calendar/summer_concert_schedule.php
The Grand Rapids Symphony kicks off Picnic Pops with Celebrate America on July 9 at Cannonsburg Ski Area and wraps up July 31 with The Music of Billy Joel featuring Michael Cavanaugh star of the Broadway hit muscial "Movin' Out". If you've not experienced an evening at the Picnic Pops you are in for a real treat. Pack a cooler with some treats and enjoy a wonderful Michigan evening. The complete schedule and ticket information can be found here: http://www.grsymphony.org/events/series/picnic-pops/
A pleasant drive up north to Interlochen promises a wide variety of entertainment this summer kicking off with Willie Nelson & Family on June 7 and ending with the Interlochen Guitar Festival August 20 to 22, the concert series is packed with a diverse talent offering including Joan Baez, Bob Dylan's son Jakob with the Wallflowers, Styx, Kenny Loggins, Gordon Lightfoot, The World Youth Symphony Orchestra with the Ahn Trio, and the list goes on. See the full schedule at: http://www.interlochen.org/arts_festival/2009_summer_arts_festival?WT.mc_id=Festival_Email_Apr09&webtrends_id=Festival_Email_Apr09
There it is a full summer of outstanding entertainment.