The beloved concert series known simply as Candlelight is lighting up venues across Grand Rapids this season. Relive the greatest works by top musicians in an incredibly unique atmosphere while hundreds of flickering candles illuminate the city’s most enchanting locations.
A broad range of stunning live music performances of your favorite songs await, including Queen’s “I Want To Break Free” and Coldplay’s “Something Just Like This”. Sit back and relax in remarkable venues including The Lit and Fountain Street Church while talented musicians serenade you with classical music at this series of magical Candlelight concerts.
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Featured Candlelight concerts
Candlelight: The Best of Hans Zimmer
Regardless of whether you’re a devoted cinephile or not, chances are you’ve heard the German composer’s scores. Hans Zimmer has scored more than 500 projects, winning two Academy Awards and four Grammys. He stands out for his unique blend of electronic sounds with traditional orchestral arrangements.
This summer, transport yourself to your favorite on-screen moments as you hear some of his best work, including themes from Inception, Dunkirk, Interstellar, The Dark Knight, and many more. The iconic scores will be performed live by Listeso String Quartet at Fountain Street Church, which will be enveloped in the warm glow of hundreds of flickering candles.
Candlelight: A Tribute to Coldplay
True to its name, The Lit will be lit up by hundreds of flickering candles for this mesmerizing tribute concert to Coldplay coming to Grand Rapids this summer. You’ll hear a brilliant string quartet perform hits from the band’s earlier days including “Fix You” and “Yellow” as well as more recent smashes like “Something Just Like This” and “A Sky Full of Stars.” Get ready to be moved by the magic of classical music in a gorgeous space illuminated by the glow of hundreds of candles.
All upcoming Candlelight concerts
The concerts have been met by countless 5-star reviews around the US, and guests have called it “a creative, enchanting, and new concert experience” and that “the performers were fantastic!”
“Amazing tribute to the greats!” — A Tribute to Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Al Green and More
“Love it ! It is so magical.” — Candlelight Ballet: Featuring Tchaikovsky and More
“It was an amazing experience! The quartet playing at the feet of Athena was magnificent the acoustics were fabulous we truly enjoyed it.” — Mozart’s Requiem and More
“Absolutely an amazing unique experience!!” — A Tribute to Ed Sheeran
The Candlelight series takes place twice each night with two back-to-back 60-65-minute performances. Doors will open 45 minutes prior to each show. Candlelight is an experience unlike any other, and you won’t want to miss out.
Note: For the safety of our audience, all of the candlelight will be provided through flameless candles.