The week leading up to a hectic weekend of live music boasted a dizzying array of styles and approaches, from indie-folk to prog-pop to R&B and soul. Revisit the action in images at Local Spins.
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For summer 2022’s final GRAM on the Green on Thursday it was all about celebrating “the tremendous impact black women have made throughout music history.”
The “Music That Raised Us” show co-hosted by WYCE (88.1 FM) outside Grand Rapids Art Museum paid tribute to iconic female artists, starring West Michigan singers Sarena Rae, Karisa Sprite Wilson, Debra L. Perry and Avalon Cutts-Jones backed by an all-star band.
That same night in Grand Haven, it was all about celebrating the legendary music of British bands such as The Babys and Bad English, with John Waite headlining a Courtyard Concerts show at Lynne Sherwood Waterfront Stadium
The show amid a picturesque setting also featured prog-pop’s Ambrosia, who unfurled familiar hits such as “Nice, Nice, Very Nice” and “You’re the Biggest Part of Me.”
Earlier in the week, MC Taylor’s Hiss Golden Messenger delivered indie-folk charm for Listening Room’s Listening Lawn series at Studio Park in downtown Grand Rapids, with singer-songwriter Aoife O’Donovan also performing.
Browse photos from these shows below, and check out full Local Spins reviews and galleries from Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park concerts featuring The Beach Boys (Monday) and The Decemberists (Wednesday).
PHOTO GALLERY: ‘Music That Raised Us’ for GRAM on the Green
Photos by Holly Holtzclaw
PHOTO GALLERY: John Waite, Ambrosia at Lynne Sherwood Waterfront Stadium
Photos by Bryan Bolea
PHOTO GALLERY: Hiss Golden Messenger, Aoife O’Donovan at Studio Park
Photos by Jamie Geysbeek