Day 2 of Kalamazoo’s Audiotree Music Festival drew even bigger crowds who cheered the likes of Grand Rapids’ Major Murphy plus Chicano Batman, Real Estate, Slow Mass, Blitzen Trapper, REZN, Lume and headliner Father John Misty. Read the Local Spins review, ogle the photo galleries from Sunday’s finale.
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.