Barton Malow

Acrisure Amphitheater

Project Description

The PioneerBarton Malow joint venture will lead construction on Acrisure Amphitheater, a 12,000-seat riverside outdoor concert and event venue in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Schematic designs are being finalized by Progressive AE, the executive architect on the project. 

When amphitheater construction is complete, the venue expects to host more than 54 ticketed performances each season, in addition to community celebrations and events. It’s expected to host more than 300,000 visitors each season. Acrisure Amphitheater will be owned and operated by the Grand Rapids-Kent County Convention/Arena Authority.

Part of a planned 31-acre urban riverfront development, the largest of such in the nation, the project is expected to spur economic development, bringing more jobs, businesses, and development to the area. 

The Pioneer-Barton Malow team plans to break ground in spring 2024 and the amphitheater expects to host its first event in spring 2026. Learn more about the project at the Grand Action 2.0 website.

Procurement: Understanding Process

  1. Subcontractor Prequalification Request:  Click Here To Complete Subcontractor Prequalification Request
  2. If the contractor has previously completed the Barton Malow pre-qualification process, the contractor/vendor is not required to complete this document. The contractor/vendor is required to provide a copy of the Barton Malow approval. All other interested parties must complete this process. Completed qualification statements are to be emailed to Krista Walenga at
  3. The following bidding trades are required to prepare this qualification statement (specifically to Bid Packs 2 and 3):
    • Concrete Flatwork (Elevated and Slab on Grade)
    • Masonry
    • Balance of Structural Steel and Erection
    • Miscellaneous Metals
    • Vegetative, Plaza, and Standard Roofing
    • Architectural Metal Panel
    • Caulking, Sealants, and Waterproofing
    • Exterior Curtainwall and Storefronts
    • Interior Glazing
    • Door and Hardware – Supplier
    • Structural and Interior Metal Stud, Drywall and Acoustical
    • Flooring
    • Painting and Wall Coverings
    • Stadium Seating
    • Loading Dock Equipment
    • Exterior Signage
    • Kitchen Equipment
    • Elevators
    • Fire Suppression Systems
    • Plumbing Systems
    • Mechanical (HVAC) Systems
    • Electrical Systems
    • Structured Cabling and Data Systems
    • Security System
    • Fire Alarm System
    • Site Concrete
    • Landscaping and Irrigation
    • Site Pavers

Contractors: Get Connected

Interested in getting connected to Acrisure Amphitheater bid opportunities? In order to do so, you must register for the project by first completing the Project Registration Form below. This form will get you added to our interested bidders list so that you can identify potential partners and learn more about the services and products they provide.  You will also be added to our contact list, and will receive regular updates on the project, bid package release dates, and outreach event information. Be sure to check your Junk and Spam accounts regularly to make sure you don’t miss out!