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

The Preacher and His Congregation: Photographs by James Perry Walker

The Muskegon Museum of Art will present The Preacher and His Congregation: Photographs by James Perry Walker, November 10, 2016 through March 5, 2017.


In the late 1970s, photographer and writer James Perry Walker (1945-2014) traveled Marshall County in northern Mississippi with circuit preacher Reverend Louis Cole. The resulting photographic essay is a visual record of the Reverend and his congregation, of people, place, and their shared religious and community experience.


As a circuit preacher, Reverend Cole gave services at multiple churches of his own, and served as a guest, substitute, or assistant at others, in addition to attending baptisms, weddings, revivals, funerals, fund raisers, deacon meetings, committee meetings, and the like. The photographs in this exhibition cover a period of six years, ending with Cole’s death in 1981.

The Preacher and His Congregation is on loan from the Flint Institute of Arts, which premiered the photographs in 2000.


The Muskegon Museum of Art

296 W. Webster Avenue Muskegon, Michigan 49440



Monica da Silva @ One Trick Pony

Thursday, October 20, 2016
8:00-11:00 PM

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

Mônica da Silva describes herself as a dichotomy. Growing up between the conservative Midwest, USA, and wild and free Belém, Brazil, has helped to define her as both a person and an artist. “I’ve always been inspired by life’s adventures”, she says. “I’m all about living my life to the fullest, doing everything 100%, being in love, seizing the day, having fun, accepting people from all walks of life. Those messages are very important to me as a person. I’m always trying to spread the love. I really want to spread those vibes through my music.”

In her music, which Mônica describes as Indie Nova, she neatly brings together her Brazilian and American sides, making softly sensual indie pop that casts its tendrils around Rio MPB (Brazilian popular music).



2016 Hispanic Festival


The Hispanic Festival  is the premier annual celebration of the rich heritage of the Hispanic community in Grand Rapids, Michigan!  The 39th edition is free of charge and will take place on Calder Plaza in downtown Grand Rapids. ( Friday, August 26th through Sunday, August 28th)


5-7: Bengala vs. Los Pikudos (cumbia vs Norteño)
730-930: Las Fenix (Norteño)
930-1030: Andy Galvez (Regional Mexican)
1030-1130: Lalo Cura (rock)


1-2: Andres 123 (Childrens Music) **Latin Grammy Nominee

2-3: Folklorico South Haven

3-4: Unico Flow Latino (Bachata)

4-5: Latinos Klan

5-6: BANDA EXPLOSION (merengue band from Chicago, IL)

630-7: dj dave alvarez

7-8: Monchy y Nathalia (bachata)
8-9: La Furia Del Ritmo (cumbia & Merengue)

9-930: Xsizim (EDM)

930-945- Louis

945-1130:5 En Clave (salsa, bachata, merengue)



Romeo and Juliet- Opera

You know the romantic tale of the star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet. When love meets fate, parting is such sweet sorrow. In this beautiful musical adaptation, Charles Gounod presents notable, swoon-worthy duets between the young lovers—just in time to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death in 1616.

Performed in French with English Subtitles

Directed by Bernard Uzan      Conducted by Leonardo Vordoni
Scenic Design by Michael Baumgarten and Bernard Uzan           Lighting and Projection Design by Michael Baumgarten

Romeo and Juliet is a collaborative production between Opera Carolina, Virginia Opera, Toledo Opera, Lyric Opera Baltimore and Opera Grand Rapids.

Opera Grand Rapids Chorus | Grand Rapids Symphony

Friday, April 29 – 7:30 PM

Saturday, April 30 – 7:30 PM

DeVos Performance Hall

303 Monroe Ave. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Opera Grand Rapids