Videos · Weekend Photo Gallery
Ludacris, Simple Plan, New Pornographers, Ian Anderson, Ted Nugent, Tribute on the Grand, Die Antwoord deliver one of summer’s last blasts: Week-in-Review Photos
• “The Nuge,” aka Ted Nugent, brought his Motor City Madman rock to 20 Monroe Live on Friday.
PHOTO GALLERY: Ted Nugent, Derek Day
Photos by Anthony Norkus
• Ian Anderson churned out Jethro Tull classics at a sold-out Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. (Editor’s Note: Anderson’s appearance was a big improvement over his tour stop last year at DeVos Performance Hall. It was not as scripted with less video “accompaniment,” allowing the engaging Anderson to banter with the audience and show off his personality. While his faltering voice no longer gives him the ability to power through many of his most challenging songs, Anderson is still a master of dynamics, incredibly energetic and continues to play the heck out of the rock ‘n’ roll flute.)
PHOTO GALLERY: Ian Anderson
Photos by Andy Visockis
• WSNX’s annual Party in the Park had the crowds fired up at Fifth Third Ballpark in Comstock Park on Saturday with a headlining set by hip hop star Ludacris, plus performances from Juvenile, Max and Grand Rapids’ Ajax Stacks.
PHOTO GALLERY: Party in the Park
Photos by Eric Stoike
• Saturday also saw the second annual Tribute on the Grand at Ah-Nab-Awen Park in downtown Grand Rapids, a fundraiser for Grand Rapids Whitewater (sponsored by Founders Brewing and Fox 17) with sets by Sweet Diezel Jenkins, Saved By The 90s, Hotel California (Eagles tribute), Bromoans (The Ramones tribute) and Wolfpack From Mars (David Bowie). Hundreds of people gathered in the shade facing the Grand River and the city’s skyline as a lineup of tribute acts braved the heat, including local David Bowie tribute band Wolfpack from Mars, who put on a fan-friendly performance.
PHOTO GALLERY: Tribute on the Grand
Photos by Schyler Perkins
VIDEO: Hank Mowery & The Hawktones at Billy’s Lounge
VIDEO: The Autumnatic at Mulligan’s Pub
OTHER PHOTO GALLERIES/FESTIVAL RECAPS
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