Meijer Gardens adds Kenny Rogers to Summer Concert lineup

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, one of the world’s most significant sculpture and botanic experiences, announces the addition of award-winning musician Kenny Rogers to its 2009 Summer Concert Series. Rogers will perform at Meijer Gardens Amphitheater on August 6.

The singer-songwriter has charted more than 70 hit singles across various music genres and topping the country and pop album charts for several decades. In 2006, his album “Water & Bridges” peaked at number five in the Billboard Country Albums sales charts. His 25 number-one hits, including “The Gambler,” “Coward of the County” and “Islands in the Stream,” a duet with Dolly Parton, have helped make Rogers one of the world’s most popular entertainers.

Tickets are now on sale to the general public. Tickets are $61 for members and $63 for the general public, and may be purchased at Meijer Gardens during hours of operation, through and at any Star Tickets location including and Meijer stores. Per-ticket and per-order fees apply.

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