Bands and fans had to dodge raindrops at times, but the busiest live music week of the season had lots to offer, from Grand Rapids to the lakeshore. Ogle the images at Local Spins.
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What’s a little rain?
Amid a coronavirus pandemic that’s put a damper on live music and festivals all season, performers and fans reveling in the busiest concert week of the season across West Michigan weren’t about to let raindrops get in the way of their fun.
To be sure, a few events didn’t forge ahead as planned — Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers’ second of three sold-out Muskegon beach concerts was postponed from Saturday night to Sept. 26 — but others covering a diverse range of cultural experiences managed to squeeze in performances by popular ensembles, including Latin rock’s Cabildo at Cherry Park and members of Grand Rapids Symphony at Studio Park (playing to a sea of umbrellas at Thursday’s “Listening Lawn” show).
Along the way, music aficionados cheered jam band Desmond Jones for “Relax at Rosa” at Rosa Parks Circle, Cabildo at Grand Rapids’ Cherry Park for the “Cherry Hills Live” festival as part of the city’s “The Bridge” celebration, outlaw country’s Bootstrap Boys in the final “Bands at Blandford” concert at Blandford Nature Center, DJ AB for a “dance party” at Rosa Parks Circle, and performers and artisans at Fiesta Mexicana on Calder Plaza and A Glimpse of Africa at Rosa Parks Circle.
The weekend wrapped up with an outdoor performance at a new venue: The Underpass at Hudsonville’s The Pinnacle Center hosted its first event on Sunday afternoon, with singer-songwriter Grayson Barton performing on the massive deck. (Lynn & The Moonshine Runners play at 4 p.m. next Sunday.)
PHOTO GALLERY: Desmond Jones at Rosa Parks Circle (Thursday)
Photos by Anna Sink
PHOTO GALLERY: Grand Rapids Symphony at Studio Park (Thursday)
Photos by Jamie Geysbeek
PHOTO GALLERY: Cabildo at Cherry Park (Thursday)
Photos by Anna Sink