The Grammy-winning bluegrass group’s pre-concert tour stop at the Paul I. Phillips Club included surprise gifts for kids in the Grand Rapids Youth Commonwealth music and performing arts program. Get the back story about this donation and watch a video of the Steep Canyon Rangers’ afternoon performance for some club members.
Dozens of Michigan acts – from The Accidentals to Seth Bernard to Tunde Olaniran to Oliver Houston – are headed to Texas to strut their stuff, with Michigan House set to showcase Great Lakes State music, expertise and more. Read about the impact they’re hoping to make and see a list of bands who will be performing in Austin next week.
For those willing to hit the road, there are intriguing options this weekend boasting a unique Michigan flair. Check out two of them at Local Spins: a preview of the Microbrew & Music Festival in northern Michigan and an interview with the Michigan native fronting Speak Low If You Speak Love, which plays Detroit on Friday.
The second annual winter festival outside Perrin Brewing in Comstock Park on Saturday reveled in spring-like weather and boisterous sets by four West Michigan favorites. Check out the recap, highlights video and photos, only at Local Spins, plus separate galleries from shows by The Cadillac Three, Cabildo and GR Soul Club with Maseo.