Grand Rapids Symphony Announces Free for Families and Symphony Scorecard Programs

Media Contact:
Samara Napolitan
Grand Rapids Symphony
616.454.9451 x 110

Through musical excellence and a commitment to improving the quality of place in West Michigan, the Grand Rapids Symphony inspires and empowers our community with diverse programs that extend beyond the concert hall. Through two new initiatives, Free for Families and Symphony Scorecard, the Grand Rapids Symphony will strengthen music and arts exposure for families, children and adults who have not been able to engage with the organization. These programs will create concert opportunities, share memories, enrich lives and introduce non-traditional audiences to the Symphony for many generations to come.  

Free for Families and Symphony Scorecard are made possible through the generous support from the Daniel and Pamella DeVos Foundation. 

Free for Families

With the Grand Rapids Symphony’s new Free for Families program, kids through the 12th grade are able to attend select Grand Rapids Symphony concerts for free. Up to two Free for Families child tickets are available per full-price adult ticket purchased. Available concerts include the Richard and Helen DeVos Classical Series, Fox Motors Pops Series and the DTE Energy Foundation Family Series concerts. 

Free for Families tickets can be reserved through the GRS Ticket Office or at the DeVos Performance Hall box office. By phone: 616.454.9451 x4. In Person: 300 Ottawa Ave NW, Suite 100, Grand Rapids, MI 49503. Free for Families tickets are not available online. For complete information regarding the Free for Families program, including concert availability, please go to 

Symphony Scorecard

Symphony Scorecard offers cardholders up to four complimentary tickets per concert program in the Richard and Helen DeVos Classical Series, Fox Motors Pops Series, D&W Fresh Market Picnic Pops Series, DTE Energy Foundation Family Series and PNC Lollipop concerts for qualifying members of the community receiving financial assistance from the State of Michigan as well as Active, Guard and Reserve duty military families. 

A limited number of transportation passes for The Rapid will be available to Symphony Scorecard holders. Bus passes must be requested at the time tickets are ordered and will be included with tickets. 

Symphony Scorecards are available from the Department for Health and Human Services social  workers and other organizations that serve people in need, as well as military support centers. For a complete list of current participating partners, program information and concert availability, go to 

To order tickets, Symphony Scorecard holders must contact the Grand Rapids Symphony ticket office no later than 48 hours in advance of the concert of their choosing. 

About the Grand Rapids Symphony 

The Grand Rapids Symphony was officially organized in 1930 and is nationally recognized for the quality of its concerts and educational programs. Led by Music Advisor Larry Rachleff, Principal Pops Conductor Bob Bernhardt and Associate Conductor John Varineau, ten concert series are presented, featuring a wide range of music and performance styles. More than 400 performances are presented each year, touching the lives of some 170,000. Nearly half of those who benefit are students, senior citizens and people with disabilities reached through extensive education and community service programs. The Symphony’s Affiliated Organizations include the Grand Rapids Bach Festival, Grand Rapids Symphony Chorus, Grand Rapids Youth Symphony and Classical Orchestra, and Grand Rapids Symphony Youth Choruses. The Symphony also provides the orchestra for Opera Grand Rapids and the Grand Rapids Ballet Company. To learn more about the Grand Rapids Symphony please visit