The Grand Rapids Symphony has made the difficult decision, based on the guidance they've received from both state and federal officials, to cancel all concerts they had planned scheduled around West Michigan through July 31st.

This includes the 2020 D&W Fresh Market Picnic Pops which happens at  Cannonsburg Ski Area along with the Patriotic Pops concert they had been planning for July 14th at Ah-Nab-Awen Park.

Not all hope is lost though on summer concerts with the Grand Rapids Symphony, as they are planning to do concerts in August, but as their press release stated, they’re still trying to figure out the logistics for the performances.  They say they’ll be formatting the shows based on the COVID-19 guidance at the time, with public health and safety a top priority.

“Our highest priority has been to ensure the health, safety, and wellbeing of every member of the Grand Rapids Symphony family and Western Michigan community,” said Grand Rapids Symphony President and CEO Mary Tuuk. “While our currently planned July concerts are canceled, we are thrilled to be able to give the gift of music back to the Western Michigan community in August in innovative ways.”

Meanwhile, the GR Symphony continues its virtual performances on Facebook and YouTube.  Their version of Handel’s ‘Hallelujah’ which the released before Easter has been viewed over 300,000 times.

If you’re looking to get a refund on any tickets to shows that were canceled, you have to go to the place you bought your tickets to get that refund.  You can also exchange your tickets for future shows, which you can find all that info and more for all your questions on their website.