Tegan and Sara Grand Rapids 2023

Tegan and Sara at Frederik Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids, Michigan shot for Incoming & Outgoing Magazine

Words & Photos by Isabel Dowell

Tegan and Sara, a Canadian-born pop duo and twin sisters, took over the Frederik Meijer Gardens’ outdoor stage in Grand Rapids, MI on June 16, 2023. With an opener like Dragonette, the entire show was a blast from the past with nostalgic tunes mixed with new hits from these groups. The crowd was made up of all ages which made for an exciting experience. Tegan and Sara fans, old, new, and in between, were starting their own general admission pit in front of the open stage, dancing, singing, and moving to the tracks of these talented sisters.

The duo had no trouble captivating the close to sold out crowd with their banter and melodies. I thoroughly enjoyed their stage presence as the show as someone who only knows a few of their hottest tracks. The Crybaby 2023 Tour continues throughout North American, making stops at Summerfest, Riot Fest, and Austin City Limits – among many other festival stops. Supporting them in the future is Carlie Hanson, Debby Friday, Grace Ives, Mae Martin, Deep Sea River, and Pictoria Vark.

Even if you’re new to Tegan and Sara’s music, I promise you’ll recognize more songs than you think – and you’ll have an incredible night. Catch a show if you can!