Summer continues with another busy month of music, comedy and sports. Here is a list of concerts, comedy shows, and sporting events taking place in West Michigan in the month of July.

Concerts:

Sheryl Crow with Allison Russell


Sunday, July 3, 2022 - 7 pm - Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids, MI
Nine-time Grammy award winner Sheryl Crow is an American music icon. Her first nine studio albums have sold 35 million copies worldwide; seven of them charted in the Top 10 and five were certified for Multi-Platinum sales. She has also had such No. 1 hits as “All I Wanna Do,” “Soak Up the Sun” and “The First Cut Is the Deepest”. She has had more No. 1 Triple A singles than any other female artist. Also appearing with Sheryl Crow will be Allison Russell.


ZZ Top


Thursday, July 7, 2022 - 7 pm - Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids, MI
ZZ TOP (“That Little Ol’ Band From Texas") was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The band is celebrating almost 50 years of rock, blues, and boogie on the road and in the studio.


The Lumineers


Friday, July 8, 2022 - 7:30 pm - Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, MI
This show was originally scheduled for Tuesday, September 6th, 2022, but due to unavoidable logistical changes, the show has been rescheduled for Friday, July 8th.
After successfully creating the world’s first major climate positive tour in 2020, The Lumineers are proud to continue their partnership with REVERB.org, an environmental non-profit, on this year’s tour -- The Lumineers Brightside World Tour 2002.


.38 Special

Friday, July 8, 2022 - 9 pm - Four Winds Casino, New Buffalo, MI
After more than four decades together, .38 Special continues to bring their Southern Rock to over 100 cities a year. At each and every show, people are amazed by the explosive power of the band's performance. The band has sold over 20 million records and have had hits like “Hold On Loosely,” “Rockin’ Into the Night,” “Caught Up in You,” “Fantasy Girl,” “If I’d Been the One,” “Back Where You Belong,” “Chain Lightnin’,” “Second Chance,” and more.


The Black Crowes Present: Shake Your Money Maker with Stone Temple Pilots and Mac Saturn


Saturday, July 9, 2022 - 8 pm - Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort, Mt. Pleasant, MI
Fueled by singles “Jealous Again,” “Twice As Hard,” “She Talks To Angels,” and the break-through cover of Otis Redding’s “Hard To Handle,” the Black Crowes immediately took the rock world by storm, topping Rolling Stone’s “Best New American Band Readers Poll” in late 1990.


The Doobie Brothers 50th Anniversary Tour


Sunday, July 10, 2022 - 7:30 pm - Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, MI
Four-time Grammy Award winners and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominees The Doobie Brothers are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the band’s founding. Tom Johnston, Michael McDonald, Pat Simmons and John McFee are ack on tour together for the first time in nearly 25 years. Special guest The Dirty Dozen Brass Band will open the show.


Upheaval Festival

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Friday, July 15-Saturday, July 16, 2022 - Belknap Park, Grand Rapids, MI
Upheaval is Michigan’s largest rock festival and this two-day event happens right in Grand Rapids on Friday and Saturday. Find out more on the Upheavel Festival 2022 Facebook events page.


Rick Springfield with the Grand Rapids Symphony


Wednesday, July 20, 2022 - 7 pm - Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids, MI
Over the past four decades, Rick Springfield has created of some of the finest power-pop songs of the ’80s. He is a Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, and musician who has sold 25 million albums and scored 17 U.S. Top 40 hits, including “Jessie’s Girl,” “Don’t Talk to Strangers,” “An Affair of the Heart,” “I've Done Everything for You,” “Love Somebody,” and “Human Touch.” For this concert stop, Rick teams up with the Grand Rapids Symphony.


Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo


Friday, July 22, 2022 - 9 pm - Four Winds Casino, New Buffalo, MI
Pat Benatar is a four-time Grammy winner and classically trained mezzo-soprano. During the 1980s, she had two RIAA-certified Multi-Platinum albums, five RIAA-certified Platinum albums, three RIAA-certified Gold albums and 19 Top 40 singles, including the Top 10 hits, "Hit Me With Your Best Shot," "Love Is a Battlefield," "We Belong," and "Invincible." Her husband, Neil "Spyder“ James Giraldo, has been a professional musician, producer, arranger and songwriter for over four decades now, changing the face of the pop charts throughout the 1980s with his wife.


Nightrain – The Guns N’ Roses Tribute Experience

Friday, July 22, 2022 - 7 pm - The Intersection, Grand Rapids, MI
Nightrain's Tribute show to Guns n Roses has been taking the U.S. by storm for years. They have performed at The House Of Blues, MTVs Famous Club LaVela, and The FC Dallas Stadium. They  have shared the stage with bands like Alice In Chains, Soundgarden, & Buckcherry to name a few.


America

Wednesday, July 27, 2022 - 7 pm - Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids, MI
The band America is continuing to celebrate its 50th Anniversary with their powerful performances. Founding members, Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell (along with former band mate, the late Dan Peek) met in high school in London in the late 1960s. They quickly harmonized their way to the top of the charts with hits like "A Horse With No Name." These friends are still making music together, touring the world and thrilling audiences with their timeless sound.


Comedy:

Kevin Hart Reality Check 2022


Saturday, July 16, 2022 - 7 pm - Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, MI
Hailed as one of the highest-earning stand-up comedians of 2019 by Forbes, Hart's most recent global comedy tour sold out over 100 arenas around the world, and sold over one million tickets worldwide in 2018 during his Irresponsible Tour.


Tim Allen


Saturday, July 16, 2022 - 5 & 8 pm - DeVos Performance Hall, Grand Rapids, MI
Tim Allen brings his stand-up to Grand Rapids for two shows on Saturday, July 16th. He is known for playing Tim "The Toolman" Taylor on the ABC sitcom Home Improvement and Mike Baxter on the ABC/Fox sitcom Last Man Standing. He also voiced Buzz Lightyear for the Toy Story franchise and played Scott Calvin and Santa Claus in the Santa Clause franchise.


Sporting Events:

West Michigan Whitecaps Baseball

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Summer is always a great time to check out a baseball game at LMCU Ballpark.

The West Michigan Whitecaps vs. The Fort Wayne TinCaps:
Friday July 1, 2022 - 6:35 pm - Zoo Night
Saturday, July 2, 2022 - 6:35 pm - Family Fare Fireworks
Sunday, July 3, 2022 - 2:00 pm - Family Fare Fireworks

The West Michigan Whitecaps vs. The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers:
Tuesday, July 12, 2022 - 6:35 pm - Bulletin Night
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 - 12:05 pm - Super Splash Day
Thursday, July 14, 2022 - 6:35 pm - Michigan Army National Guard Thrifty Thursday
Friday, July 15, 2022 - 6:35 pm - Las Calaveras de West Michigan
Saturday, July 16, 2022 - 6:35 pm - Star Wars Night
Sunday, July 17, 2022 - 2:00 pm - Helen DeVos Children's Hospital Family Sunday

The West Michigan Whitecaps vs. The Dayton Dragons:
Tuesday, July 26, 2022 - 6:35 pm - Family Fare Fireworks
Wednesday, July 27, 2022 - 6:35 pm - Made in Michigan Wednesday
Thursday, July 28, 2022 - 6:35 pm - Michigan Army National Guard Thrifty Thursday
Friday, July 29, 2022 - 6:35 pm - Nickelodeon PAW Patrol Night
Saturday, July 30, 2022 - 6:35 pm - Grand Rapids Dam Breakers
Sunday, July 31, 2022 - 2:00 pm - Helen DeVos Children's Hospital Family Sunday

Keep in mind that LMCU Ballpark is completely cashless this summer. Here is a video that explains it all...