Dear Santa: 11 Sweet GR Concert Tickets to ask for (or gift) this Christmas

As I begin my Christmas shopping this year, I find myself gravitating towards gifts of “experience” rather than “stuff,” and what could be better than the gift of event or concert tickets?

Grand Rapids attracts many different genres of musicians and other performers each year, and 2020 will have no shortage of top-notch entertainment.

To help you stuff those stockings, we’ve compiled a list of some of the biggest shows coming to GR in the next year.

Whether you are shopping for your opera-loving uncle, your 10-year old niece, or just need ideas for something to gift yourself, here’s a run-down of the 11 hottest tickets in town…

Cool Concerts & Performances Coming to Grand Rapids


Grand Rapids Symphony Hollywood Hits

January 17-19 at Devos Performance Hall
Tickets on sale now. $18-90.

This performance will include movie themes from some of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters including Gone With The Wind, Ben Hur, Dances With Wolves and Rocky. Film clips, stills and video montages will enhance the musical experience and would appeal to both symphony buffs and movie-lovers.



January 21- February 9 at Devos Performance Hall.
Tickets on sale now. Ticket prices begin at $129.

I couldn’t resist throwing away my shot to see one of the biggest musicals of our time and purchased a set of these for myself, teen sons and husband for Christmas. For musical lovers, history buffs, and rap-fans alike, tickets to this show will sell out fast and may only be available through secondary services like


The Lumineers – III: The World Tour

February 11 at VanAndel Arena
Tickets on sale now. Ticket prices begin at $47.

This indie-folk group is one of the top tours of recent years and promises a lively show with “simplicity of chords and vocals.” The Lumineers are known for lively energetic shows.


Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Grand Rapids Symphony

February 21-22 at DeVos Performance Hall
Tickets on sale now at Prices begin at $46.

Give the experience of magic and wizardry with tickets to the Grand Rapids Symphony’s live musical performance of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. The symphony performs the score while the movie is played in HD.


Fitz and the Tantrums, All the Feels Winter Tour

March 1 at 20 Monroe Live
Tickets on sale now at Prices start at $35.

This six-piece indie-pop group’s song “Handclap” wasn’t only a huge hit internationally, a performance at this unique location will most definitely be an event to remember.


Jim Gaffigan’s “The Pale Tourist”

March 5 at VanAndel Arena
Tickets on sale now at Prices begin at $47.25

As the opening show for the 10th Gilda’s Laughfest in Grand Rapids, Jim Gaffigan will kick off a month of giggles.

The king of “clean stand-up,” Jim Gaffigan is a New York Times best selling author, Grammy-nominated actor, producer and writer. His previous Grand Rapids Laughfest appearances have sold-out.


 Lauren Daigle

March 12 at VanAndel Arena
Tickets on sale now at Prices begin at $95.

Showcasing her sophomore album Look Up Child the 28-year-old Christian singer/songwriter is known for her soulful, smoky-sweet voice.


 Alice Cooper

April 3 at DeVos Performance Hall
Tickets on sale now at Prices begin at $47.

One of shock-rock’s originals, Alice Cooper is known for his horror-themed hard rock shows.

Ol’ Black Eyes, as he’s been dubbed by fans for his dramatic black eyeliner, has been wowing crowds for generations with his theatrics.


Elton John

April 23 at Van Andel Arena
Tickets on sale now at Prices begin at $190.

After over 50 years of touring, Elton John, still sells out venues worldwide.

As a part of his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour, Elton John will be a show not to miss, as this is one of his few performances in North America before the iconic performer retires in 2021.



May 1-2 at DeVos Performance Hall
Tickets on sale at or by calling the Opera Grand Rapids Box Office at 616.451.2741 ext. 3.

Opera Grand Rapids will present Puccini’s final opera, Turandot, do the delight of opera lovers.

This is the story of a princess in mythical China who will only marry a prince who can answer her three riddles, and thus, winning the key to her heart. This performance promises to be a dramatic experience for both eyes and ears!


An Evening with Michael Buble in Concert

March 31 at VanAndel Arena
Tickets go on sale November 18 at

Let this Emmy-winning crooner from Canada transport you to an evening reminiscient of Frank Sinatra or Tony Bennett.

The fact that he’s a married father of three hasn’t put a damper on his heartthrob status, either.

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