Yolonda Lavender, Olivia Mainville, Zion Lion, Thunder Chicken and more also are featured in this photo-and-video roundup of national tour stops and jam-packed local showcases and CD-release shows.
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So let’s recap.
This was an ultra-diverse week of music in West Michigan that — among many other concerts — boasted:
• The 20 Monroe Live debut of hip hop’s Lil Wayne, who sparked quite the rambunctious show —
not to mention having Grand Rapids’ own Cheez Weez replace no-show opener Cyhi the Prynce — in his Grand Rapids tour stop on Wednesday.
• Banjo virtuosos Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn engaging fans on Thursday night at Kalamazoo’s State Theatre.
• New Kids on the Block, Paula Abdul and Boyz II Men firing up a nostalgic pop show as part of “The Total Package Tour” that stopped Saturday at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids.
PHOTO GALLERY: Lil Wayne at 20 Monroe Live
Photos by Anthony Norkus
PHOTO GALLERY: Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn at Kalamazoo State Theatre
Photos by Anna Sink
PHOTO GALLERY: NKOTB, Paula Abdul, Boyz II Men at Van Andel Arena
Photos by Michelle Smith