Musical guests at ‘The Gardens’

Monday, July 10 – Sunday, July 16
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Tommy Emmanuel. Photo by Simone Cecchetti.

Frederik Meijer Gardens welcomes these musical guests for the week of Monday, July 10 through Sunday, July 16:

Jenny Lewis with Jenny O and Hayden Pedigo, July 10: $48 presale, $51 member, $53 public

Jenny Lewis courtesy photo.

Jenny Lewis released her fourth and most critically acclaimed solo album to date, On The Line, in 2019. Recorded at the distinguished Capitol Studios, the album features a who’s who of supporting players including Beck, Don Was, Benmont Tench, Jim Keltner, Ringo Starr, and Beck sidemen Jason Falkner and Smokey Hormel among others. The album continues to generate rave reviews, with Vulture declaring it her “best work to date,” and top spots on Best of 2019 lists including Rolling Stone, NPR, Entertainment Weekly, USA Today and AV Club.

Tommy Emmanuel, with The Jerry Douglas Band, July 12: $42 presale, $45member, $47 public

Australia-born Tommy Emmanuel started playing guitar at 4. By his twenties he was a most sought-after performer and session musician, burning on electric guitar with several bands. Yearning for something purer and closer to his heart he went acoustic— shaped by his hero and eventual lifelong friend, Chet Atkins, who welcomed him into guitarist knighthood by bestowing upon him the coveted title of Certified Guitar Player. Receiving Chet’s love and esteem lifted Tommy into a different realm. The exuberance he brings to every note of every song is palpable and infectious. Opening up for Emmanuel is guitar and dobra player Jerry Douglas, a 14-times Grammy-Award winning musician from Ohio known for collaborations with Alison Kraus and the likes of Elvis Costello.

Sunday Strings, July 16

“Intimacy from Baroque and Now” offers selections of Baroque-era chamber music and Gabriel Kahane’s “Come On All You Ghosts,” sharing a similar intimacy to Baroque music. Performers: Gregory Crowell (harpsichord), Audrey Pride (violin), Arturo Ziraldo (viola), Andrew Plaisier (cello), Haijin Choi (violin), Kohl Weisman (baritone). The concert takes place 2–3 pm in the Huizenga Grand Room, unless otherwise noted, on select Sundays in July and August.  The concert is free for members and included in the price of admission for non-members.

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