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
CASH BAR with DRINK SPECIALS

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

 

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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, Ticketmaster.com or charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000.

 

RELAX AT ROSA

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

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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.

 

July 17 – KEVIN JONES BAND

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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July 24 – JIM COOPER & ORGANIC VIBES

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 www.jimcooper.net

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July 31- METRO JAZZ VOICES

Metro Jazz Voices has been called “Detroit’s answer to Manhattan Transfer,” and are, according to allmusic.com, “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.  www.metrojazzvoices.com

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.

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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. 

JUNE JAZZ AROUND TOWN- West Michigan

JUNE JAZZ AROUND TOWN- West Michigan

THURSDAY, JUNE 1
Big Band Nouveau at H.O.M.E. at the B.O.B., 8-10 pm
Third Coast Ensemble at Book Nook & Java Shop, Montague, 7-9 pm
Mark Kahny at Marro’s Italian Restaurant, 147 Water St., Saugatuck 7-11 pm

FRIDAY, JUNE 2
John Shea at JW Marriott, 6-10 pm
Kathy Lamar Trio at Noto’s, 7-10 pm
Mark Kahny at Marro’s Italian Restaurant, 147 Water St., Saugatuck 7-11 pm

SATURDAY, JUNE 3
John Shea at Noto’s, 7-10 pm
Mike Frost Trio at JW Marriott, 7-10 pm
Mark Kahny at Marro’s Italian Restaurant, 147 Water St., Saugatuck 7-11 pm

SUNDAY, JUNE 4
Mike Frost & Mike Hyde, Sunday Brunch series, JW Marriott, 10 am to 1pm
Jazz Brunch at the Old Goat, 2434 Eastern SE, 11 am-2 pm
River Rogues at New Harmony Hall, Stocking & Bridge, 2-4 pm
GR Jazz Orchestra at Founders, 5:30-7:30 pm
Randy Marsh & Friends at SpeakEZ, 7-10 pm, open Jam 8:30-10 pm
Jeff Haas Trio at West Bay Beach Holiday Inn, Traverse City, 7-9:30 pm
Mark Kahny Trio at What Not Inn, Fennville, 6-10 pm

MONDAY, JUNE 5
John Shea at Rockwell Republic, 8-11 pm
Open Mic Jazz Jam at What Not Inn, Fennville, 6-9 pm

TUESDAY, JUNE 6
Take Three Jazz Ensemble, at the Grand, 22 Washington St. Grand Haven, 7-10 pm

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7
Tom Hagen Trio featuring Rick Reuther at Noto’s, 6:30-9:30 pm
JMM at Black Sheep Baa & Grill, Holland, 7:30 pm
Tavern House Jazz Band at Tavern & Tap, Lansing, 7:30-10:30 pm
Jazz Mix Night at Union Cabaret & Grille, Kalamazoo, 8-11 pm 269-384-6756 info/directions
Terry Lower & Edye Evans Hyde at Clara’s on the River, Battle Creek, 6-10 pm
Jeff Haas & The Electric Jazz Fusion at West Bay Beach Holiday Inn, Traverse City, 7:30 pm

THURSDAY, JUNE 8
Blue on Green Jazz Quartet at Book Nook & Java Shop, Montague, 7-9 pm, $5 cover
My Thin Place at Sandy Point Beach House, 7175 Lakeshore Dr. West Olive, 6-9 pm
Terry Lower & Edye Evans Hyde at Clara’s on the River, Battle Creek, 6-10 pm
Mark Kahny & Mary Rademacher Reed on the Grand Lady, 825 Taylor St. Jenison, 6-9 pm

FRIDAY, JUNE 9
John Shea at JW Marriott, 6-10 pm
Kathy Lamar Trio at Noto’s, 7-10 pm
Terry Lower & Edye Evans Hyde at Clara’s on the River, Battle Creek, 6-10 pm
Mark Kahny at Marro’s Italian Restaurant, 147 Water St., Saugatuck 7-11 pm

SATURDAY, JUNE 10
Neil Gordon Trio at JW Marriott, 6-10 pm
John Shea at Noto’s, 7-10 pm
Kathy Lamar at JW Marriott, 7-10 pm
First Edition Jazz Band at Book Nook & Java Shop, Montague, 10 am, $5 cover
Mark Kahny at Marro’s Italian Restaurant, 147 Water St., Saugatuck 7-11 pm

SUNDAY, JUNE 11
Mike Frost & Mike Hyde, Sunday Brunch series, JW Marriott, 10 am to 1pm
Jazz Brunch at the Old Goat, 2434 Eastern SE, 11 am-2 pm
Hugye, Beavan, Schock Trio at New Harmony Hall, Stocking & Bridge NW, 2-4 pm
Jeff Haas Trio at West Bay Beach Holiday Inn, Traverse City, 7-9:30 pm
Mark Kahny at Marro’s Italian Restaurant, 147 Water St., Saugatuck 7-11 pm

MONDAY, JUNE 12
JAZZ IN THE PARK, NORTHVIEW HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ BAND, Awesome multi-award winning band led by Greg Wells, Ah-Nab-Awen Park, downtown GR 6:30-8:30 pm
Open Mic Jazz Jam at What Not Inn, Fennville, 6-9 pm

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TUESDAY, JUNE 13
Take Three Jazz Ensemble, at the Grand, 22 Washington St. Grand Haven, 7-10 pm
Truth in Jazz at 920 Watermark, 920 Division, in Muskegon, 7:30-9:30 pm, $5 cover

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14
Tom Hagen Trio featuring Rick Reuther at Noto’s, 6:30-9:30 pm
Tavern House Jazz Band at Tavern & Tap, Lansing, 7:30-10:30 pm
JMM at Black Sheep Baa in Holland, 7:30-10:30 pm
Jazz Mix Night at Union Cabaret & Grille, Kalamazoo, 8-11 pm
Terry Lower & Edye Evans Hyde at Clara’s on the River, Battle Creek, 6-10 pm
Jeff Haas & The Electric Jazz Fusion at West Bay Beach Holiday Inn, Traverse City, 7:30 pm

THURSDAY, JUNE 15
Checkers Morton at Book Nook & Java Shop, Montague, 7-9 pm, $5 cover
Terry Lower & Edye Evans Hyde at Clara’s on the River, Battle Creek, 6-10 pm
Mark Kahny at Marro’s Italian Restaurant, 147 Water St., Saugatuck 7-11 pm
Jeff Haas Trio at Chateau Chantal Winery, Old Mission Peninsula, Traverse City,7-9:30 pm

FRIDAY, JUNE 16
John Shea at JW Marriott, 6-10 pm
Kathy Lamar Trio at Noto’s, 7-10 pm
Terry Lower & Edye Evans Hyde at Clara’s on the River, Battle Creek, 6-10 pm

SATURDAY, JUNE 17
Noel Webley Trio at JW Marriott, 6-10 pm
John Shea at Noto’s, 7-10 pm
Kathy Lamar at JW Marriott, 7-10 pm
Mark Kahny at Marro’s Italian Restaurant, 147 Water St., Saugatuck 7-11 pm

SUNDAY, JUNE 18
Mike Frost & Mike Hyde, Sunday Brunch series, JW Marriott, 10 am to 1pm
Jazz Brunch at the Old Goat, 2434 Eastern SE, 11 am-2 pm
River Rogues at New Harmony Hall, Stocking & Bridge, 2-4 pm
Randy Marsh, Mark Kahny, Carlos Melendez at SpeakEZ, 7-10pm, open Jam 8:30-10 pm
Jeff Haas Trio at West Bay Beach Holiday Inn, Traverse City, 7-9:30 pm

MONDAY, JUNE 19
JAZZ IN THE PARK THE MARK KAHNY GROUP, pianist, and vocalist Mark Kahny; Eddie Eicher, drums; Mike Hyde, guitar; James Sawyer, trumpet & Charlie Hoats, bass. Ah-Nab-Awen Park, Downtown GR 6:30-8:30 pm

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Open Mic Jazz Jam at What Not Inn, Fennville, 6-9 pm

TUESDAY, JUNE 20
Take Three Jazz Ensemble, at the Grand, 22 Washington St. Grand Haven, 7-10 pm
Boogie Woogie Babies & Mark Kahny at Royal Park, Zeeland, 7-9:15 pm
Truth in Jazz Orchestra at 920 Watermark, 920 Division, Muskegon, $5 cover, 7-9 pm

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21
Tom Hagen Trio featuring Rick Reuther at Noto’s, 6:30-9:30 pm
JMM at Black Sheep Baa & Grill, Holland, 7:30 pm
Tavern House Jazz Band at Tavern & Tap, Lansing, 7:30-10:30 pm
Jazz Mix Night at Union Cabaret & Grille, Kalamazoo, 8-11 pm
Terry Lower & Edye Evans Hyde at Clara’s on the River, Battle Creek, 6-10 pm
Jeff Haas & The Electric Jazz Fusion at West Bay Beach Holiday Inn, Traverse City, 7:30 pm

THURSDAY, JUNE 22
Checkers Morton at Book Nook & Java Shop, Montague, 7-9 pm, $5 cover
Terry Lower & Edye Evans Hyde at Clara’s on the River, Battle Creek, 6-10 pm
Mark Kahny at Marro’s Italian Restaurant, 147 Water St., Saugatuck 7-11 pm
Jeff Haas Trio at Chateau Chantal Winery, Old Mission Peninsula, Traverse City,7-9:30 pm

FRIDAY, JUNE 23
John Shea at JW Marriott, 6-10 pm
Kathy Lamar Trio at Noto’s, 7-10 pm
Terry Lower & Edye Evans Hyde at Clara’s on the River, Battle Creek, 6-10 pm
River Rogues Jazz Band at Riverbank Music Series, 100 E. Main St, Middleville, 6:30-8:30 pm
Mark Kahny at Marro’s Italian Restaurant, 147 Water St., Saugatuck 7-11 pm

SATURDAY, JUNE 24
Jim Cooper Trio with Robin Connell & Elgin Vines at JW Marriott, 7-10 pm
John Shea at Noto’s, 7-10 pm
Jeff Haas Quintet at Spice World Café, Northport, 7-10 pm, no cover

SUNDAY, JUNE 25
Mike Frost & Mike Hyde, Sunday Brunch series, JW Marriott, 10 am to 1pm
Jazz Brunch at the Old Goat, 2434 Eastern SE, 11 am-2 pm
River Rogues at New Harmony Hall, Stocking & Bridge, 2-4 pm
Randy Marsh & Friends at SpeakEZ, 7-10pm, open Jam 8:30-10 pm
Jeff Haas Trio at West Bay Beach Holiday Inn, Traverse City, 7-9:30 pm
Mark Kahny at Marro’s Italian Restaurant, 147 Water St., Saugatuck 7-11 pm

MONDAY, JUNE 26
JAZZ IN THE PARK, NOEL WEBLEY & HIS JAZZ FRIENDS, Noel Webley, bass; “JR” Simmons, keys; Rick Hicks, guitar; John Gist, sax; Paul B. Smith, drums and vocalist Rashaunda “Shug” Davis, vocalist Ah-Nab-Awen Park, downtown GR, 6:30-8:30
Open Mic Jazz Jam at What Not Inn, Fennville, 6-9 pm

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TUESDAY, JUNE 27
Take Three Jazz Ensemble, at the Grand, 22 Washington St. Grand Haven, 7-10 pm

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28
Tom Hagen Trio featuring Rick Reuther at Noto’s, 6:30-9:30 pm
JMM at Black Sheep Baa in Holland, 7:30-10:30 pm
Tavern House Jazz Band at Tavern & Tap, Lansing, 7:30-10:30 pm
Jazz Mix Night at Union Cabaret & Grille, Kalamazoo, 8-11 pm
Terry Lower & Edye Evans Hyde at Clara’s on the River, Battle Creek, 6-10 pm
Boogie Woogie Babies & Mark Kahny at Baldwin, 7- 9:15 pm
Paul Keller’s Sundown Quintet at Gull Landing, Pentwater, 7-11 pm
Jeff Haas & The Electric Jazz Fusion at West Bay Beach Holiday Inn, Traverse City, 7:30 pm

THURSDAY, JUNE 29
Walt Gutowski & Bridge St. Band at Bostwick Lake Inn, 7-10 pm
Terry Lower & Edye Evans Hyde at Clara’s on the River, Battle Creek, 6-10 pm
JMM at Coppercraft Distillery, Holland, 8 pm
Jeff Haas Trio at Chateau Chantal Winery, Old Mission Peninsula, M22, Traverse City,7-9:30 pm
WEST MICHIGAN WINE FESTIVAL with Checkers Morton at Book Nook & Java Shop, Montague, $5 cover

FRIDAY, JUNE 30
John Shea at JW Marriott, 6-10 pm
Kathy Lamar Trio at Noto’s, 7-10 pm

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Mark Kahny at Marro’s Italian Restaurant, 147 Water St., Saugatuck 7-11 pm
Terry Lower & Edye Evans Hyde at Clara’s on the River, Battle Creek, 6-10 pm
JMM at Riverbank Music Series, Stagecoach Park, downtown Middleville, 6:30 pm

WEST MICHIGAN WINE FESTIVAL with Blue on Green at 10 am, Wine tasting w/ Matthew Ball Boogie Woogie at 6 pm, Gene Knific Trio at 8 pm at the Book Nook & Java Shop, Montague