National act Bill Kirchen and local faves Luke Warm & The Not So Hots, Rochelle & The Spoilers, Tony LaJoye Trio, Macpodz, Rootstand, Legal Immigrants, Big Dudee Roo, Afro Zuma and more will light up this weekend’s farm bash. Get the full schedule and details here.
St. Cecilia Music Center plans to amp up its annual ArtPrize music competition with juried prizes in five categories and a benefit show featuring ‘The Voice’s’ Joshua Davis. Get the details in this Local Spins story.
Grand Haven’s Coast Guard Festival also heats up the week, along with Eric Hutchinson, Reeves Gabrels, Donna the Buffalo, Fauxgrass, The Concussions, Bennett and Music for Miles. Check out all of this week’s live music selections, plus some groovy under-the-radar picks.
Seasoned and emerging national acts made West Michigan tour stops, but local acts basked in summer’s power, too, including Bennett, Roosevelt Diggs, The Go Rounds, Jim Shaneberger, The Sailor Kicks. Check out all the photos in this weekend’s spectacular photo gallery.
The Ragbirds, Josh Garrels and Bill Kirchen might have escaped your notice but they shouldn’t. Local Spins takes a closer look at three shows flying below the radar this week in the Grand Rapids area, with links to their music and videos.
Once part of pop’s Good Luck Joes, the Grand Rapids singer-songwriter has channeled rootsy influences from a stint in Tulsa into compelling musical stories on a new solo album. Read the story, check out the exclusive video of a radio studio performance and listen to the podcast.
Maps & Atlases, Josh Garrels, Sailor Kicks, Angela Perley, Hailey Steele, Ken Mellons and some scintillating under-the-radar picks fill out this week’s featured live music selections. Check out the full Local Spins concert guide, plus plan ahead with the On the Horizon list.