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Jazz lovers unite, this Ford After Five is for you. Hear the beats of the John Shea Trio. There is no cover for this event. No reservations required.


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LINC Up First Friday

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Come network on Friday, July 7! Enjoy an amazing evening of live music, art, spoken word and much more!
6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
LIVE MUSIC: Noel Webley & Jazzy Friends

DJ:  PJ DA DJ Sound & Entertainment

REFRESHMENTS: Food provided by Briez Catering

Linc Gallery At 341 Hall St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507


CeCe Winans

CeCe Winans

CeCe Winans brings the “Let Them Fall In Love Tour” presented by Medi-Share to DeVos Performance Hall. Magic 104.9 is proud to present this concert in celebration of their 1 year anniversary.

The best-selling and most-awarded female gospel artist of all time, CeCe Winans has long since cemented her status as one of the most accomplished and celebrated women in modern music history. Recording and performing as both a solo artist and as a duo with her brother BeBe, CeCe has influenced a generation of gospel and secular vocalists over the course of her astonishing career.

Her mantel today holds a staggering 10 GRAMMY Awards, 20 Dove Awards, and 7 Stellar Awards. She’s been inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and the Nashville Music City Walk of Fame, in addition to being named a Trailblazer of Soul by BMI and garnering multiple NAACP Image Awards, Soul Train Awards, Essence Awards, and more. She’s sold in excess of 5 million albums in the US, topping the Gospel charts repeatedly while crossing over with smashes like “Count On Me,” her stunning duet with Whitney Houston from the multi-platinum ‘Waiting To Exhale’ soundtrack, which sold 2 million copies and cracked the Top 10 on the Pop, R&B, and Adult Contemporary charts. She touched millions more with inspirational performances everywhere from Oprah to The White House, and even showed off her acting chops on television series like ‘7th Heaven’ and ‘Doc.’

Tickets are on sale at the DeVos Place and Van Andel Arena box offices, or charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000.



Relax at Rosa Returns for 2017 Season

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July 6 – Karisa Sprite (Wilson)
July 13 – Conrad Shock + The Noise
July 20 – All American Funk Parade
July 27 – Melophobix
Aug. 3 – Watching for Foxes
Aug. 10 – Blue Soul Express
Aug. 17 – May Erlewine featuring Max Lockwood and Michael Shimmin
Aug. 24 – Big Dudee Roo
Aug. 31 – Juan Daniel Castro Quintet
Sept. 7 – Types
Sept. 14 – Cabildo

GRAM on the Green -Cabildo


Thursday, July 6, 6 – 9 pm
Cabildo, Latin alternative

Make the most of your summer evenings and join GRAM for Thursday nights filled with FREE outdoor live music, dancing, food trucks, and a cash bar.
Cabildo is a West Michigan-based Latin music collective that delivers a unique blend of rock, folk, ska, and cumbia to create a diverse and unique sound. Dubbed by Founders Brewing Company as “the world’s greatest Latin rock dance collective,” Cabildo has performed at various festivals and venues around Michigan. Don’t miss their performance at GRAM tomorrow night!

GRAM Building at Night

Grand Rapids Art Museum

101 Monroe Center St NW,

Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503

Jazz in the Park – July 2017

Jazz in the Park

Ah-Nab-Awen Park
220 Front Ave. NW 
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 

July 10 – Edwin IMER SANTIGO

Imer Santigo has spent years performing in Nashville, TenImer Santigon. A town not widely known as a jazz town and the history of jazz in Nashville has been largely hidden. But with the release of trumpeter Imer Santiago’s debut CD, Hidden Journey, the vibrancy of the Tennessee city’s current jazz scene comes into shining focus. Santiago steps out of the shadows as a trumpet stylist and composer to be reckoned with in the jazz world at large, and provides additional evidence of the exciting new jazz movement that’s emerging in the country music capital.



Kevin Jones is a recently transplanted talent to Grand Rapids who relocated from the New York/New Jersey area. Kevin is a veteran of the Jazz and R&B scene who has numerous performance and recording credits. This exciting percussionist has worked with Whitney Houston (1986 to 1990), The Isley Brothers (1979 to 1992) among others. Band leader Kevin Jones will play congas and percussion. His band includes Steve Talaga (Musician of the Year 2008) on piano, Damon Warmack on bass, Rob Mulligan on drums and percussion, Tom Lockwood on  saxophones and flute and Michael Doyle on tenor and soprano saxophones.

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Organic Vibes features Jim Cooper on vibraphone, Jim Alfredson on Hammond Organ and Jeff Shoup on drums.  The inception of Organic Vibes started when Alfredson asked Cooper to record on his CD, Dirty Fingers, A Tribute to Big John Patton.  They later added Jeff Shoup on drums and have performed in concerts, clubs, and fundraisers all around Michigan including the Lansing Jazz Festival. Their includes the quirky, soulful and groovy music of jazz organist Big John Patton, music from Grant Green’s Blue Note recordings and original music from Cooper.  For more information on Jim Cooper and Organic Vibes, visit

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Metro Jazz Voices has been called “Detroit’s answer to Manhattan Transfer,” and are, according to, “one of Michigan’s best and most ambitious Vocal ensembles.”  Having spent much of 2014-15 recording, “Wingin’ It,” MJV is poised to take the world of 4-part harmony singing by storm. The Voices are Meri Slaven (soprano/alto), Trish Shandor (soprano/alto), Carl Cafagna (tenor) and Jordan Schug (baritone); Cafagna also plays saxophone and flute, and Schug sometimes adds cello.

Metro Jazz Voices

‘Movies in The Park’

The free “Movies in the Park” will become more family friendly this summer with the introduction of a new and brighter screen that will allow for earlier show times and double features.


299 Pearl St NW, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49504

Moviegoers gather at Ah-Nab-Awen Park for a showing of Top Gun on Friday, August 8, 2014.

Attendees are encouraged to arrive early to find a spot — and to bring their own blankets, chairs, drinks (including beer and wine, with your ID) and snacks. Local food vendors will also be on site.

Here is the remaining schedule of 2017 Movies in the Park:

July 7 (Spanish subtitles)

  • 7:00 p.m. Mrs. Doubtfire (PG-13)
  • 9:30 p.m. Forrest Gump (PG-13)

July 21 (English subtitles)

  • 7:00 p.m. The Book of Life (PG)
  • 9:30 p.m. Jaws (PG)

August 4 (Spanish subtitles)

  • 7:00 p.m. Selena (PG)
  • 9:30 p.m. The Bodyguard (R)

August 18 (English subtitles)

  • 7:00 p.m. Remember the Titans (PG)
  • 9:30 p.m. Pitch Perfect (PG-13)

Spanish and English subtitles are offered on an alternating basis to accommodate both the hearing impaired and native Spanish speakers.

Last year, the Movies in the Park series had more than 23,000 people attend. The events are weather dependent, and last-minute updates will be shared on the DGRI Facebook page.