Grand Rapids Symphony

May 20, 2020 | HANSON

GRAND RAPIDS, MI, May 20, 2020 – Due to continuing concerns about community health and wellbeing caused by the outbreak of COVID-19, the Grand Rapids Symphony is cancelling its 2020 D&W Fresh Market Picnic Pops and all other Symphony events scheduled through July 31, including a Patriotic Pops concert. That concert was to be held July 14, 2020 at Ah-Nab-Awen Park, adjacent to the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum. Patriotic Pops will now be rescheduled for July 14, 2021.

“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 cancelled, we are thrilled to be able to give the gift of music back to the Western Michigan community in August in innovative ways.”

Ticket Policy for Cancelled Concerts:
Please note that all exchanges and refunds must be made through the original point of purchase. If you purchased tickets through Ticketmaster, you must contact Ticketmaster regarding your tickets.

We encourage you to exchange your cancelled concert tickets for upcoming concerts. We are happy to exchange your tickets based on comparable value and availability and encourage you to mail your exchange requests as follows. All requests will be handled in the order received:

   Ticket Exchange
   Grand Rapids Symphony
   300 Ottawa Ave NW, Suite 100
   Grand Rapids, MI 49503

You also may donate your tickets or request a refund from the original point of purchase.
Please email with questions and/or requests for the quickest response.

If you would prefer to exchange your cancelled tickets via phone, call (616) 454-9451 x 4.

For more information, please go online to

Forum Comments


Holly Frees / Nashville, TN, US

Well I knew this was inevitable but it's still sad.

Posted May 20, 2020   04:39:05 PM


Kaitlin Walbright / Columbus, OH, US

that sucks. any hints about the richmond show? trying to decide how to change flights.

Posted May 20, 2020   04:40:11 PM


Jaquaida Kinney / Tampa, Florida, US

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I knew this.

Posted May 20, 2020   04:50:29 PM


Ivy McCarty / Louisville, Kentucky, US

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Please read carefully! The Hanson show is *not* rescheduled for July 14, 2021. 

Posted May 20, 2020   05:08:34 PM

Too bad, I was SO looking forward to this concert!!! Please please come back next summer, Hanson!! This has been my dream to see you play with the GR Symphony!!

Posted May 20, 2020   05:33:06 PM


Kaitlin Walbright / Columbus, OH, US

This was asked on the members side and it was clarified that hanson is NOT confirmed for the rescheduled date. the rescheduled date is simply a patriotic concert

Posted May 20, 2020   05:36:30 PM


Brittany Dulak / Green Bay, Wisconsin, US

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It is the middle of July and didn’t need to be cancelled. So depressing.

Posted May 20, 2020   06:02:12 PM


Kaitlin Walbright / Columbus, OH, US

its still a lot of people in one place. and a lot of people in very close quarters on stage

Posted May 20, 2020   06:10:57 PM


Lindsey Karvonen / MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota, US

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I was so excited for this one. I'm glad we get to know somewhat early before the event date, if that's any silver lining. I truly hope String Theory will continue on after this pandemic has passed. 

Posted May 20, 2020   09:40:46 PM

I knew this would happen.

Posted May 20, 2020   10:52:17 PM


Shannon Jenne / Zeeland , MI , US

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I knew this was gonna happen, but it still makes me sad. I'm glad I didn't buy my daughter a ticket yet! And Ticketmaster seems to be doing refunds without a problem. 

Posted May 21, 2020   12:08:25 PM


Carrie Nairn / Hagerstown , Maryland , US


Please decide about the Richibd show soon . I don’t want to plan a hotel if we’re not going to have the show 

Posted May 21, 2020   08:18:23 PM


Carrie Nairn / Hagerstown , Maryland , US


Richmond - glen Allen show * 

Posted May 21, 2020   08:19:00 PM


Kelli Cloud / Tazewell , Tennessee, US

Me and my bestie almost got tickets but changed our minds. So sad for my friends that got tickets and can no longer go though and all who were planning to go as well. 

Posted May 21, 2020   08:45:38 PM

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