An Americana explosion of blues, bluegrass, fiddles, gospel and country, The Steel Wheels have topped the Americana Music Association’s Top 40 chart and have earned seven nominations and two awards for
“best song” by the Independent Music Awards.

The Steel Wheels have released eight albums, the latest, Leave Some Things Behind was released in April 2015 on their label Big Ring. Deeply emotionally and authentic, The Steel Wheels embody the Americana genre with relevant songs backed by timeless sounds.

NOVEMBER 22, 2015 | 7:30PM


St. Cecilia Music Center

24 Ransom NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Phone: 616.459.2224


Individual tickets: $20 & $25 (including fees)

Single tickets for all shows can be purchased online by clicking here,

You may also call the Box Office at 616.459.2224.




GRAM’s Sunday Classical Concert Series

GRAM’s Sunday Classical Concert Series resumes this fall! GRAM is a unique venue for experiencing live classical music amidst the Museum’s beautiful architecture. The series is a showcase of 20 performances by world-renowned musicians, and is open to the public with general admission and free for all GRAM members. Come for the music, stay for the art!

The Grand Rapids Guitar Quartet is comprised of four award-winning guitarists who currently reside in West Michigan. For the past five years they have performed sold out performances at concerts around the country.

November 22, 2015, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM

Grand Rapids Art Museum,

101 Monroe Center Street Northwest,

Grand Rapids, MI 49503


Grand Rapids International Wine, Beer & Food Festival (Nov 19-21)



 Thursday, November 19 (5-10 pm)

Friday, November 20 (4-10 pm)

Saturday, November 21 (12-10 pm)


The Elite Wine Collection — Located in the center of the Vineyard, inside the Steelcase Ballroom at DeVos Place, this special collection of wine has been selected by our consulting sommeliers and importing specialists as the “best of the best” top shelf vintages, chosen from among 1200 assorted wines. These high-end wines require a minimum 10-ticket ($5) tasting fee due to the cost of the product being served. Each of these wines have at least a 90-point value in a recognized wine rating system and are regarded as among the most elite wines of the world, by both the trade industry and consumers alike. No need to invest hundreds of dollars in a full bottle—the Elite Wine Collection allows you the opportunity to sample the finest wines of the Festival for a minimal cost.


Beer City Station — The Festival’s popular beer area has been moved to the Main Floor of DeVos Places (off the Grand Gallery in Exhibit Hall C, meaning no more congestion and no more lines! Step into the world of creative craft beers, imported and domestic brews, hard ciders and foods that pair well with both. Meet the American craft brewer—the small, independent and traditional producers who display passion and excitement for their unique beverages. New products, as well as traditional favorites, will be offered for sampling.


Cider Row — Featured in the Beer City Station in Exhibit Hall C off of the Grand Gallery. Tap into the Cider Row at the Festival, featuring almost 20 cider producers from Michigan and nationally-known brands. Hard cider is among the fastest growing craft beverages, on a national scale. It is fermented to produce a range of flavors – from dry to sweet.



$15 – Thursday (and advanced ticket sales for Friday & Saturday); $20 – Friday & Saturday.

3-Day Pass – At $40, this option allows admission each day of the Festival and is intended for those  who want to get the most out of their tasting experience.

Online sales end Thursday, Nov. 20 at 5pm
(Box Office sales for the pass end at 10pm on Thursday, Nov. 20). Ticketmaster fees may apply.

All food and beverage samples require varied amounts of sampling tickets of 50-cent denominations (sold at the Festival). We suggest guests start with at least $20 worth of tasting tickets.

*Attendance at this festival is for those 21 years of age and older. ID is required for admittance.*

Devos Place

303 Monroe Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503



Fred Knapp Trio

The Fred Knapp Trio will be at One Trick Pony this Thursday, November 19th from 8-11. The trio features Jeremy Siskind on piano, and Dave Rosin on bass.

One Trick Pony
Grill & Taproom
136 E. Fulton
Grand Rapids, MI
616-235-PONY (7669)


Darius Rucker at Van Andel Arena

Darius Rucker, the Hootie and the Blowfish front man turned solo country act, is coming to Van Andel Arena, 130 W. Fulton St., on Thursday, Nov. 19, at 7:30 p.m.

Rucker, who performed in 2012 at Frederik Meijer Gardens, hit the big time in the ’90s with Hootie and the Blowfish songs “Hold My Hand” and “Only Wanna Be With You.” The singer reinvented himself as a country artist in 2008, charting several radio singles, including “Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It,” “This” and “Wagon Wheel.” Rucker was invited to be a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 2012.

Opening will be David Nail and A Thousand Horses. Tickets are $29.75-$49.75 atVan Andel Arena and DeVos Place box offices, Ticketmaster outlets, or 800‐745‐3000.

Weekly Jazz Round Up in West Michigan

Robin Connell Quartet, Paul Brewer, Scott Veenstra & Chris Kjorness, 6:30-8:30pm
$10 members, $15 non-members.
John Shea at Republic, 8-11pm
Listening atmosphere at 889 Broadway NW, Grand Rapids
This week: Lin Roundtree,
Cocktail reception 7-8 pm, concert 8-10 pm
Members $10 at door, $15 non-members
Truth in Jazz Orchestra at the Watermark, 920 Division, Muskegon, 7-9 pm, $5 cover
Jazz Jam at The Grand, 22 Washington St., Grand Haven
7:30 pm-10:30 pm
Tom Hagen Trio featuring Rick Reuther at Noto’s,
6:30- 9:30 pm
Checkers Morton at Book Nook in Montague, 7-10pm
Mark Kahny at the Melting Pot, Celebration Village, 6-9 pm
John Shea at the JW Marriott, 6-10 pm
John Shea at Noto’s, 7-10 pm
Edye Evans Hyde at What Not Inn, Fennville, 6-10 pm

The Robin Connell/Paul Brewer Quintet

Nov 16 – The Robin Connell/Paul Brewer Quintet

WMJS’s traditional Monday Night Jazz Series will be held at The Guest House, 634 Stocking Ave. NW. G.R.,


Tickets are $10 at the door for members, ($15 for nonmembers)

TONIGHT! 6:30 p.m.

Robin Connell and Paul Brewer delight in sharing their love of jazz. With over a decade in New York City, honing her craft as a jazz pianist and vocalist, Robin brings the sophistication of the American Songbook to life in her own charming and inimitable way. Her performances range from New York City’s Rainbow Room, the Waldorf-Astoria, Symphony Space and Public Theatre, to clubs, colleges, and festivals across the United States. Paul Brewer continues to be ‘first call trombonist’ with touring shows and regional jazz musicians. Paul has appeared in concert with over fifty major artists, including Mel Torme, Milt Jackson, Lena Horne, Bob Hope, The Temptations, Leon Russell, and Mickey Rooney. He performs with, and composes for, the Grand Rapids Jazz Orchestra, the Gull Lake Big Band, and other groups. Paul is the Director of Instrumental Music at Aquinas College and the Aquinas Jazz Camp. The excellent sidemen include Chris Kjorness on bass, Alain Sullivan on saxes & flute and Scott Veenstra on drums.