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Meijer Gardens releases lineup for Tuesday night concerts

May 4, 2017
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The Moxie Strings
The Moxie Strings says it's "re-defining strings' role in contemporary music." Courtesy Meijer Gardens

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park has released the lineup for its Tuesday night summer concert series.

The Tuesday Evening Music Club runs during July and August at Meijer Gardens’ amphitheater and brings a variety of local and regional musicians to the stage.

All performances in the series are free for Meijer Gardens members and included in admission for other guests.


Green On Blue and The Red Sea Pedestrians, July 4 at 7 p.m.

Green On Blue: A jazz quartet performing a variety of styles, including be-bop, funk, traditional swing, Latin and more.

The Red Sea Pedestrians: An instrument-swapping fusion of American roots, rock, klezmer, gypsy and classical jazz. Two-time WYCE award-winner for Best Roots Album.

Miss Atomic and The Zannies, July 11 at 7 p.m.

Miss Atomic: A melodic blend of modern soul and pop-rock, fresh to the local scene.

The Zannies: An antic mishmash of alt-rock, punk and blues.

Rollie Tussing & The Midwest Territory Band and The Muteflutes, July 18 at 7 p.m.

Rollie Tussing & The Midwest Territory Band: An old-timey balance of country, early swing and blues, backed by vaudevillian percussion.

The Muteflutes: Lilting, thought-provoking, lyric-driven indie folk rock.

The Moxie Strings and The Dave Sharp World’s Trio, July 25 at 7 p.m.

The Moxie Strings: A foot-stomping, rock-influenced, progressive spin on traditional Celtic and Americana classics and originals.

The Dave Sharp World’s Trio: A collaboration between bassist Dave Sharp, Igor Houwat on the oud and percussionist Carolyn Koebel, featuring Arabic-based, impromptu adventures into jazz and folk.

The Moonrays and 6-Pak, Aug. 1 at 7 p.m.

The Moonrays: Vintage, instrumental surf-rock performed by highly proficient, seasoned musicians.

6-Pak: An all-girl band, originally formed in 1967, performing the grooviest hits from that era.

Benjaman James and Michigander, Aug. 8 at 7 p.m.

Benjaman James: A multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter with roots in funk, jazz, R&B and soul.

Michigander: Emotive indie rock, delivered through powerful vocals and cerebral lyrics.

Bigfoot Buffalo and Slim Gypsy Baggage, Aug. 15 at 7 p.m.

Bigfoot Buffalo: A downhome, psychedelic jam band, specializing in folk and Americana.

Slim Gypsy Baggage: A female-fronted, guitar-driven, roots rock band in the tradition of Bonnie Raitt and Melissa Etheridge.

Amy Andrews and Taylor Taylor, Aug. 22 at 7 p.m.

Amy Andrews: A modern-day torch singer and award-winning vocalist, once referred to as a female Elvis.

Taylor Taylor: A fresh, young blend of pop and R&B, performing acoustic guitar-driven originals and putting a fresh spin on covers.

Ralston & Friends, Aug. 29 at 7 p.m.

Local music icon Ralston Bowles shares the stage with friends and collaborators from the community and beyond.

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