Based purely on reader traffic for our concert reviews, Local Spins presents a fun Top 10 of this summer’s most memorable shows. Plus check out our editor’s Top 3 picks of the summer and fan comments on other favorite shows of the season.
Dozens of free summer concerts unfold every night across the state, spotlighting everything from rock to jazz to blues. Local Spins explores why they’re so popular as a seasonal pastime. Plus, view photos from several of these series.
Grand Rapids Art Museum and WYCE (88.1 FM) review the popular free series this week. The weekly, four-concert affair also will feature Andrea von Kampen, Brie Stoner, Rachel Brooke, Jesse Ray and more.
Legendary Southern gospel act enjoyed a warm welcome, perfect weather at the popular outdoor amphitheater, while show opener Marc Cohn charmed the crowd with rich vocals, effusive humor. The review and photos at Local Spins.
The biggest Tuesday Evening Music Club series in Meijer Gardens history kicks off tonight with Jordan Hamilton and Elijah Russ. Today, Local Spins spotlights tracks by Michigan artists playing the 13-week series.
After the first weekend of sales to the general public, 60 percent of the summer shows have sold out. Get the update at Local Spins. See what shows have sold out and which remaining concerts are close to that point.
Local Spins celebrates its 10th anniversary with seven shows in six days at a half-dozen Grand Rapids venues in mid-May. Oh, and we’ve got groovy new merch to unleash and Local Spinsation Ale, too. Get the lowdown and see how you can win tickets to a Local Spins Week concert.
On hiatus since 2019 due to COVID, the four-concert “Summer Sessions” series starts in June at the picturesque Lynne Sherwood Waterfront Stadium. Tickets are on sale now. Get details and the full lineup at Local Spins.
Slated to run June through August, the weeknight series will feature Molly, Melophobix, Jordan Hamilton, The Accidentals, Myron Elkins, Ralston Bowles, Elijah Russ and more. View the full schedule at Local Spins.
The piazza outside downtown Grand Rapids’ Studio Park will also feature summer appearances by Ladysmith Black Mambazo, The Crane Wives, The Verve Pipe, Erin Zindle, Aoife O’Donovan, Desmond Jones and Red Wanting Blue. View the full schedule and get details at LocalSpins.com.
Robust ticket pre-sales on Saturday for Meijer Gardens members led to sellouts of one-third of shows scheduled for summer 2022 and by Sunday, three more concerts had sold out. See which concerts have sold out thus far.
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