West Michigan’s week of live music boasted an assortment of touring stars — from pop to country to ska-punk/reggae to bluegrass — captured in images at Local Spins.
It was a weekend of B’s.
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The first weekend of August proved to be b-eautiful weatherwise and musically with performances by:
• The Beach Boys returning to Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park on Thursday for what’s become an annual tradition (and turning the classic group into one of the amphitheater’s “house bands”);
• Badfish: A Tribute to Sublime heating up the outdoor “Rock the Lot” show next to The Intersection in Grand Rapids on Friday, along with Long Beach Dub Allstars, The Aggrolites and Mike Pinto;
• Country star Billy Currington uncorking his hits at 20 Monroe Live on Saturday, along with opening act Madison Kozak;
• Award-winning, up-and-coming Michigan country act Sadie Bass opening the 97.5 Y-Country’s Summer Jam in St. Joseph, an event headlined by Tyler Rich and Jameson Rodgers.
• Bluegrass in the form of Yonder Mountain String Band, closing out the weekend with a high-energy set at Bell’s Brewery Eccentric Cafe in Kalamazoo with help from opener Arkansauce.
Check out a separate, complete wrap-up and photo gallery from the three-day Kalamazoo Ribfest: Kalamazoo Ribfest fires up with Spin Doctors, Joan Osborne, Everclear, Jake Kershaw
PHOTO GALLERY: The Beach Boys at Meijer Gardens
Photos by Anthony Norkus
PHOTO GALLERY: Badfish at Rock the Lot outside The Intersection
Photos by Eric Stoike
PHOTO GALLERY: Billy Currington, Madison Kozak at 20 Monroe Live
Photos by Jamie Geysbeek