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Grand Rapids Michigan July 4th 2010 Celebration

Grand Rapids July 4th Fireworks and Celebration will be held at

Ah Nab Awen Park along the Grand River in downtown Grand

Rapids.  The evenings entertainment will start at 6 pm and

conclude with the fireworks display at 10:30 pm.

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Schedule of Free Events:

6:00 pm – Octaglee Vocal Octet sing patriotic selections

6:15-6:45 pm – Spittin’ Image – 8th & 9th grade students  play

contemporary and classic rock

7:00 –7:30 pm – Gabriel James – Alternative style

7:45 – 8:30 pm – Silversmith – Group plays original music from

blues to classic  rock

8:30 – 9:15 pm – Four Finger Five – Band plays a unique mix of rock and blues

9:15 – 9:30 pm – Ralston Bowles – Popular West Michigan entertainer

9:30 – 10:30 pm – Natchez Trace – One of Michigan’s favorite Vocal Bands

10:30 pm – FIREWORKS!!!!

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Grand Rapids Michigan Jazz at the Zoo – Monday Nights 2010

Begins Monday June 14, 2010 – John Ball Park Band Shell

From 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the The John Ball Park Band Shell,

The West Michigan Jazz Society will be featuring local bands

and talent Monday nights.  Free admission, although the hat

is passed for donations because the park is requiring liability

insurance for the group to perform and parking attendants.

So, grab a blanket, food, or purchase food at the event, and

enjoy local jazz at its best.

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The 10th Jazz at the Zoo Summer 2010:

June 14, 2010 –Mary Rademacher w/ the Mark Kahny Quartet

June 21, 2010 – River City Jazz Band w/ Kathy Wagner

June 28, 2010 – Fred Knapp Quartet w/ Ben Jannson

July 5, 2010 –    Western Michigan University Tribute Band w/

Evan & Edye Hyde

July 12, 2010 –  Grupo Aye – Latin Jazz Band

July 19, 2010 –  Arno & Randy Marsh Quartet

July 26, 2010 –  Tom Hagen Quintet

August 2, 2010 – Michelle Covington w/ Scott Bell Quartet

August 9, 2010 – Claudia Schmidt w/ Quartet

August 16, 2010 – Grand Rapids Jazz Orchestra

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the Greater Grand Rapids MI area, and what it is like to live in

West Michigan. Grand Rapids Michigan is a vibrant, growing metro-

politan area with a diverse business community, great medical

research & services, numerous universities, plus lively arts and

entertainment of all kinds.

We believe: Grand Rapids is a Great Place to Live!

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The Grand Rapids Art Museum is hosting free Music Concerts

on the Terrace Stage Friday nights this summer.

Starting on June 11th and running until August 27th, 2010 every

Friday night from 7-9 pm.  Access to the Terrace Stage is free,

downtown market kiosks, plus food and beverages will be available.

Outdoor sketching, games for all ages and wonderful West Michigan

summer evenings in an urban setting – with live music!

The line up for Friday Nights at GRAM

Outdoor Summer Music Series – Summer 2010

June 11            La Famiglia – Hip Hop

June 18            DJ Brandon Hill  – Techno

June 25           Groove Merchant   – Urban Beats

July 2              End of Times Orchestra  – Prog  Rock

July 9              Chosen  – R & B featuring Daniel Richardson

and Kathy LeMar

July 16            Pangea   – Steel Drum Band

July 30           Side Pocket  – Fusion

July 30           Big Organ      – Organ Trio featuring Randy Marsh

Aug 6            David Hardin   – Americana

Aug 13          Fainting Generals  – Pop Rock

Aug 20         Bill Sears   – Jazz Saxophone

Aug 27        An Dro     – Celtic

The fun begins at 5 pm, music starts at 7 pm.

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East Grand Rapids Michigan has a beautiful park at 650 Lakeside

Drive SE where United Bank is hosting the 2010 Summer Concert

Series.  Relax lakeside for an evening to hear these free

concerts  at beautiful Reeds Lake’s John Collins Park.

Concerts start at 7:00 PM. So bring your lawn chairs, blanket,

& sun glasses for an evening of family fun.

Concerts may be canceled in case of severe weather.

Concert Hotline – 940-4800 ext 300

Reeds Lake Park

2010 Summer Concert Schedule

Tuesday June 15th  7:00 pm – The Effort Alternative Pop

Tuesday June 29th  7:00 pm – The Adams Family

Acoustic, Classic Rock, Classical

Tuesday July 13th  7:00 pm  – Silent Bark – All rock band

Tuesday July 27th  7:00 pm  – Rising Tide w/ Kelsey Rottiers

Folk, Pop, Americana

Tuesday August 10th  7:00 pm  –  How To Band

Tuesday August 24th  7:00 pm – Group Therapy

No barbecues, grilling, open fires or alcohol are allowed in John

Collins Park. All dogs must be on a leash.

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Presented by WLAV  FREE Summer Outdoor Blues Concerts

on the Mall in downtown Grand Rapids at Rosa Parks Circle.

Some of the best blues bands performing today will be getting

on the stage here in Grand Rapids .

Get yourself over hump day this summer by listening to the

Blues on Wednesdays and enjoying the music “plein aire”

First of 2  70 minute sets starts at 6:30 pm

June 9, 2010 – Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials

June 16, 2010 – Duke Robillard

June 23, 2010 – Janiva Magness

June 30, 2010 – Vasti Jackson

July 7, 2010 – Jimmy Thackeray

July 14, 2010 – Tommy Castro

July 21, 2009 – Homemade Jamz’

July 28, 2009  – Sonny Moorman

August 4, 2009 – Carl Weathersby

August 11, 2009 – John Lee Hooker, Jr

Food & Merchandise Available

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It seems there are free summer concerts everywhere this summer.

I have seen banners flying in small towns and villages all over Michigan.

What a great way to get out and enjoy the local parks, people

and scenery. Not to be outdone, Ada Michigan is joining the free

music array this summer.

Ada Historic Museum barns

Ada Historical Society is hosting its 10th Annual

Music on the Lawn Concert Series 2010

All concerts are free of charge, donations accepted.

 

7144 Headley St  Ada Michigan 49301     616-676-9346

Tuesday Evenings 7:00 pm  Summer 2010

June 8 – 13th Hour           60’s –70’s classic folk-pop tunes

June 15 – Koul Band         Jazz and popular standards

June 22  The Otters         Americana, folk and roots music

June 29   Tony Reynolds   American classics

 

July 6  Tiki O’Riley  – Celtic Music

July 13  Chris Vallillo   Folk music performer

July 20   Voices of Freedom   Patriotic Acapella

July 30  Friday, 6:30  The Nowhere Band   Beatles Music

 

August 3    Red Taillights   Americana and roots music

August 10  Adams Family Band   Folk and minstrel music

August 17  Crossroads Country Band   Country and gospel

August 24  Apple Country Dulcimers   Acoustic string music

August 31  Java Jive   Favorites in a swinging style

 

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Photo of Ada Historical Society Barns by Bonnie Westbrook

 

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We believe: Grand Rapids is a Great Place to Live!

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Frederick Meijer Gardens Summer 2010 Concert Series

May 25 to August 25 2010

Meijer Gardens has a fabulous, intimate amphitheater in a

spectacular outdoor setting for it’s summer concert series.

The 2010 line up has been released to the public. Tickets

are available to Members first in a Pre-Sale, and go on sale

to the general public on May 15th.  The events are usually

sold out, so buy your tickets early.

The line up this year has something for everyone – from World, Rock

to Blues and little Comedy & Country.

Meijer Gardens Entrance

Doobie Brothers May 21st, 2010

Bela Fleck, Zakir Hussain & Edgar Meyer June 10th, 2010

Kenny Loggins June 16th , 2010

Buddy Guy  w/ JJ Grey & Mofro June 17th, 2010

The Levon Helm Band June 30th, 2010

Mary Chapin Carpenter July 9th, 2010

Umphrey’s McGee July 16th, 2010

Indigo Girls July 25th, 2010

Natalie Merchant July 26th, 2010

Chris Isaak  w/ Marc Boussard July 29th, 2010

Natalie McMaster August 5th, 2010

Lyle Lovett & His Large Band August 7th, 2010

Melissa Etheridge August 9th, 2010

A Prairie Home Companion w/
Garrison Keillor “Summer Love” Tour
August 11th, 2010

George Thorogood & The Destroyers August 15th, 2010

Brandi Carlile August 25th, 2010

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The inimitable Cheryl Wheeler is coming to Grand Rapids this week!

In concert at Fifth Third Ball Park on Saturday, April 10th, 2010.

Gates open at 6:30 pm, concert starts at 7:30 pm.

Special guest Nicholas James Thomasma

Part of the Pepsi Stadium Club Concert Series

Never heard of Cheryl Wheeler?

Cheryl is a prolific songwriter and talented performer. You have

probably heard her songs. She is very respected by her peers, as many

of them have recorded her songs.

Chery’s songs have been covered by artists as diverse as Dan Seals,

Peter Paul and Mary, Kenny Loggins, Garth Brooks, Suzy Boggus,

Melanie, Bette Midler, Maura O’Connell, Sylvia, Kathy Mattea, and

Holly Near. If they think she is great, then maybe you should find

out why they are fans.

Tickets are $20.00   Parking is free.

Cheryl’s website Tickets online

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