GRAM on the Green 2017 Lineup

The Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) is pleased to announce the lineup for its ninth annual GRAM on the Green free outdoor summer concert series.
Running for six weeks throughout July and August, the concert series features some of the best local and regional talent Grand Rapids has to offer. Guests of all ages are invited to relax on the Museum’s outdoor terrace and enjoy free live music, dancing, food trucks, art-making activities, and a cash bar.
Visit the heart of downtown Grand Rapids on Thursday nights and see the city landscape come to life as a dynamic and inclusive gathering space.
From Latin alternative and Jazz to Hip-hop and Folk rock, GRAM on the Green’s 2017 lineup offers a diverse array of performers.
The festivities don’t stop outside—admission to the Museum is free during GRAM on the Green evenings from 5 pm – 9 pm, as it coincides with Meijer Free Thursday Nights.
Concert guests are invited inside the galleries to explore the exhibitions on view during the summer months: The Art of Rube Goldberg, Black Waves: The Tattoo Art of Leo Zulueta, Off-Shore and On The Beach, and the Permanent Collection on Level 3 of the Museum.
2017 Lineup:
Cabildo, Latin alternative
July 6, 6 – 9 pm
The Crane Wives, Folk rock
July 13, 6 – 9 pm
The Great Ones (Lady Ace Boogie + JROB) feat. Orlando of BedRock and
DJ Dean Martian, Hip-hop
July 20, 6 – 9 pm
(Ages 21+), Electronic/House
July 27, 9 pm – Midnight
The Accidentals, Indie folk rock
August 3, 6 – 9 pm
Walter White, Jazz
August 10, 6 – 9 pm
Grand Rapids Art Museum, 101 Monroe Center St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Langhorne Slim@ St. Cecilia – 17 Nov.

Langhorne Slim will open the Acoustic Cafe folk series at 7:30 pm this Thursday, November 17, 2017.
Royce Auditorium
St. Cecilia Music Center
24 Ransom NE, Grand Rapids, MI
Tickets $25 and $30, including all fees
Concert followed by a cash bar reception
Entertainment Weekly calls Langhorne Slim “your next obsession.”
The New Yorker describes Slim as having “Leadbelly’s gift for storytelling and Dylan’s ability to captivate crowds.”
Rolling Stone praised Slim’s 2012 The Way We Move as
“damn near perfect.
The concert will be followed by a cash-bar reception in the Dexter Ballroom.
The Pennsylvania-born, self-taught guitarist moved to Brooklyn at 18, and began feeling out his place in a burgeoning punk-folk scene. Over the years, he wound his way to the West Coast and to the South, and now finds himself celebrated from Newport to Portland as one of today’s most original singers and songwriters.
“I don’t want to tame myself. I want to be wild,” says Langhorne Slim. “If I can continue to refine the wildness but never suffocate or tame it, then I’m on the right path. Because it is a path. I feel it.”

GRAM on the Green

The Crane Wives, Folk Rock
The Crane Wives Cover
July 14, 2016, 6:00 PM-9:00 PM
The Crane Wives are a home grown indie-folk outfit from Grand Rapids, Michigan. They utilize three-part vocal harmonies, eclectic instrumentation, and a passion for song-craft to create organic music that is both accessible and innovative. Each live show features contagious energy as well as original music that ranges from whisper quiet ballads to danceable grooves.

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. Come for the music, and stay for the art, as the Museum is also open late for Meijer Free Thursday Nights!

GRAM on the Green



The Acoustic Café Folk Series


One could argue that alt country began at the fingertips of Alejandro Escovedo. A spark plug of energy in the no holds barred San Francisco Punk scene of the 1970’s, Escovedo moved to Austin in the 1980’s merging punk guitar with the country roots of his Texan childhood.

With 14 solo albums, Escovedo’s unique guitar style is a critically acclaimed melting pot of sound, seamlessly integrating his Mexican American heritage, Texas roots and punk spirit.

MAY 5, 2016   |


St. Cecilia Music Center


24 Ransom NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Phone: 616.459.2224


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.



Marshall Crenshaw to guest star with The Accidentals at Meijer Gardens tonight!!!

Local Spins

Courtesy of Local Spins…(Thanks John Sinkevics!!!)

Tonight’s final Tuesday Evening Music Club show at Meijer Gardens will be a star-studded affair.

Acclaimed singer-songwriter Marshall Crenshaw, a Michigan native, will join Traverse City’s The Accidentals on stage tonight (Tuesday) as part of the final Tuesday Evening Music Club concert of the summer, hosted by Grand Rapids’ Ralston Bowles.

Ralston BowlesBig Night: The Accidentals and Ralston Bowles play the Tuesday Evening Music Club tonight. (Photo/Anthony Norkus)

The Ralston & Friends show at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park will also feature performances by Wisconsin singer-songwriter Peter Mulvey and, of course, Bowles, who founded the long-running series and always brews up a special roster of musical guests for the final Tuesday in August.

Crenshaw, a Detroiter who made a splash in the 1980s with rock/pop songs such as “Someday, Someway” is co-producing The Accidentals’ upcoming new album in New York with Grammy Award-winning recording engineer and producer Stewart Lerman. The young indie-folk band – featuring multi-instrumentalists Savannah Buist, Katie Larson and Michael Dause – already has recorded several new songs in New York City, with hopes of releasing the new album in coming months.

The Tuesday Evening Music Club series winds up at 7 p.m. tonight. Admission is free for Meijer Gardens members or $12 for adult non-members – with discounts for seniors and children – as part of Meijer Gardens’ regular admission charge. Get more details online at

Playing Grand Rapids: Marshall Crenshaw is tonight's special guest at Meijer Gardens and returns to the Tip Top Deluxe on Oct. 1.

Earthwork Music Series


One Trick Pony’s Hat Trick Concert Series is gone but not forgotten. A new musical series, Earthwork Music Presents Monday Night Live, makes its debut tonight! 7:30 p.m.

The True Falsettos from Traverse City are the opening act on April 8, 2013.

 (vintage Western swing/hot jazz,)

Organized by Grand Rapids singer-songwriter Ralston Bowles, mid-Michigan’s Earthwork Music collective and restaurant owner Dan Verhil, the new series spotlights several acts who record and work through the collective, which boasts an impressive stable of folk, Americana, indie-rock and roots artists.