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The absolute best time to go to concerts in West Michigan is during the summer and from outdoor festivals to arena shows Grand Rapids is gearing up for a loud season.The biggest collection of music fans in West Michigan will be found at the Electric Forest Festival in Rothbury. This three-day festival starts on June 28 and should be attended by about 50000 fans. Headlining the festival will be jam-band String Cheese Incident and electronic groups Bassnectar STS9 and Thievery Corporation. This annual festival includes much more than music including art camping and sports.
Art.Downtown. is an annual art show that helps introduce artists from West Michigan to art-appreciating communities. The venues are dispersed throughout downtown so patrons can ride on the Grand Rapids Trolley with guides to get from spot to spot.
The Pyramid Scheme will be hosting the poprock group the Icicles on Sunday. This colorful five-piece describes themselves as 8220Cheery retro-futurist popsters.8221 The group may be most recognizable for their single 8220Sugar Sweet8221 was featured in a cellphone commercial. This should be a lighthearted show from a fun group that refuses to take themselves too seriously.
The annual concert Rock Against Rape will be held at the Fieldhouse Arena on Saturday and is a collaborative effort between different university and student organizations including Eyes Wide Open and the Women8217s Center.
The worlds of science and religion are often seen as opposing forces but an upcoming conference is looking to find the balance between both.
Pulitzer Prize- winner Isabel Wilkerson will visit GVSU to support the Community Reading Project this week.
Some students may expect campus activities to be tame. This week though Spotlight Productions featured a national touring comedian that was anything but.
As the arts scene continues to flourish in Grand Rapids the city8217s oldest music society has made a move to put West Michigan among the world8217s top chamber music communities.
Music fans at The Intersection on Thursday learned an important concert lesson if a drummer has to use gaffer tape looped around his head to keep his headphones on he means business.
In 2010 the city of Grand Rapids was flooded with mysterious yellow advertisements and signs bearing only a smile. As time went on rumors began to circulate about what these logos could possibly mean all culminating to the final announcement that Grand Rapids would be hosting a comedy festival unlike any other.
March is typically when the Grand Rapids music scene starts to come out of hibernation. Many bands gear up for summer festivals and album releases with tours a few of which will be stopping downtown this month.
Every Tuesday night the Meanwhile Bar and Wealthy Theatre combine efforts to show films that have long-since been pulled from the big screen. According to representatives from the Meanwhile these films are best enjoyed as a part of a routine that enhances the film viewing experience.
Dean Obeidallah a writer social commentator and comedian will bring his unique blend of comedy to GVSU on Wednesday.
In less than a year this venue has carved out a corner in the Grand Rapids music scene that will continue to belong to them as long as they keep inviting the right groups on stage.
Tomorrow Wajahat Ali will be in attendance for the Michigan State University theater department8217s staged reading of his play 8220Domestic Crusaders8221 at the Cook-DeWitt Center on Grand Valley State University8217s Allendale Campus.
Grand Rapids was the host to some great shows in January including the Wu Tang Clan the Lemonheads and Class Actress. Promoters and bookers in town have been hard at work trying to keep fans happy with an equally exciting February.
Judi Jaekel has been dancing since she was three and has no intentions of stopping anytime soon. Her life in dance has brought her to multiple teachers and studios but for the past four years she has worked to improve her craft here at Grand Valley State University.
8220Rust8221 is a play documenting the real-life events around the 2008 closing of the GM steel stamping plant in Wyoming Mich. Bunn8217s goal was to capture a glimpse of what an event like this closing does to a country state community and individuals.