Free For Families and Symphony Scorecard Inspire New Audiences

Like each unique member of an orchestra, music helps us understand how we can pursue a common goal together while celebrating our similarities and differences. Last April, LiveArts united over 7,000 artists, students and concertgoers through the power of music. As the kids involved in LiveArts would tell you, hearing and performing legendary orchestral works live is a powerful experience that transforms, enlightens, transports and heals. The Grand Rapids Symphony strives to present opportunities to connect audiences to these universal experiences that uplift and inspire. 

In an effort to continue the impact on youth and our community through LiveArts, the Grand Rapids Symphony has launched two new initiatives to make music accessible to all: Free for Families and Symphony Scorecard. These two programs are designed to engage non-traditional symphony audiences, and enhance accessibility to symphony events for future generations. 

Free for Families and Symphony Scorecard are made possible through 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 with the purchase of one adult ticket. Up to two Free for Families tickets are available per regular-price adult tickets. Available concerts include the Richard and Helen DeVos Classical, Fox Motors Pops and the DTE Energy Foundation Family series.   

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.     

Symphony Scorecard   

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

 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.  

Eligibility cards will be available through the Department for Health and Human Services case workers as well as military support service organizations. Information will be available at as well as local churches, food pantries, military support centers and other organizations that serve people in need. To order tickets, Symphony Scorecard holders must contact the Grand Rapids Symphony ticket office no later than Friday at 5:00 p.m. in advance of the concert of their choosing.

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