Acrisure Amphitheater

Grand Rapids



Riverfront Amphitheater Propels a Growing City

Project Details

Grand Action 2.0
Acrisure, The Grand Rapids-Kent County Convention/Arena Authority (CAA)
Pioneer Construction, Barton Malow
85,000 square feet
12,000 seats
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Acrisure Amphitheater

Grand Rapids, Michigan is consistently recognized as a top U.S. city for its growth, tourism, affordability, and family-friendliness, but for many years, local residents and businesses have sought out new ways to attract more people to the city’s iconic Grand River. One such idea will come to life in 2026, when a new large-scale, state-of-the-art outdoor entertainment venue opens on the banks of the river in downtown Grand Rapids.

Breaking ground in 2024, the Acrisure Amphitheater will seat 12,000 people, host 54 ticketed events each year, and anchor an entire redevelopment plan that will transform 31 acres along the Grand River. The completed development will feature 10 acres of riverfront green space, recreation, retail and commercial opportunities, and 1,700 housing units for people of all incomes.

Development Promises National Buzz and Local Engagement

With room for 12,000 people, the Acrisure Amphitheater will appeal to big name performers looking for an outdoor venue with more capacity than similar places nearby. Additionally, event-goers throughout the region will be drawn to the amphitheater’s variety of seating options, including an upper and lower concourse, fixed and lawn seating, suites, a terrace, and a VIP pavilion.

The full impact of this new development, however, will be felt far beyond the structure itself. Residents and event planners will find the amphitheater’s park-like setting an ideal space for a variety of formal and informal gatherings throughout the year. The site will also be home to a new riverfront trail, which will connect 60 miles of trailways from all directions and provide a more scenic way for people to explore downtown Grand Rapids and nearby neighborhoods.

In all, the amphitheater and development plan are expected to infuse $876 million into the local economy and bring 300,000 people into downtown Grand Rapids each year, helping cement the city’s status as a top tier destination.

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Key Partners in a Grand Vision

Progressive Companies is pleased to have been awarded the contract and responsibility as executive architect on the project, and we will be collaborating with Pioneer Construction and Barton Malow for the build. Our teams are also partnering with other local nonprofits and organizations to bring the project to life, including Grand Action 2.0, the Grand Rapids-Kent County Convention/Arena Authority, the city of Grand Rapids, and Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. It’s an honor to be a part of this powerhouse development team, creating what is sure to become a cultural landmark for years to come.

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