The weekend got an early start with live music indoors and out, from Grand Rapids to Kalamazoo, from 10th World to Arcadian Wild. View the images at Local Spins.
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Summer heat spawns summer music.
And it was everywhere Thursday and Friday across West Michigan, with touring acts and regional stars, pumping up the funk, the jazz, the rock, Latin rock and folk-rock, the soul, world music and more.
Thursday’s lineup ranged from the opening salvo of GRAM on the Green outside Grand Rapids Art Museum (With Molly and After Ours) to indoor folk courtesy of Nashville’s The Arcadian Wild to iconic blues and rock from the ageless bluesman Buddy Guy and Heartland rocker John Hiatt at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park.
On Friday, the ever-entertaining Here Come the Mummies brought the Nashville funk to Bell’s Brewery Beer Garden in Kalamazoo (with help from Traverse City’s Biomassive) at the same time that Kevin Jones & 10th World followed by Latin rock’s Cabildo fired up City Built Brewing’s Friday Night Live along the Grand Rapids in Grand Rapids just around the corner from the return of folk-rock’s venerable Troll for Trout at Sandy Point Beach House.
At Studio Park downtown, meanwhile, Listening Room’s Listening Lawn series hosted Ohio rock band Red Wanting Blue with Grand Rapids’ own Jack Droppers getting the party started. Scroll down for images from all of these shows.
PHOTO GALLERY: Here Come the Mummies, Biomassive at Bell’s Beer Garden
Photos by Derek Ketchum
Photos by Jamie Geysbeek