There’s an app for that: Bell’s Brewery Eccentric Café in Kalamazoo is one of the first West Michigan venues to adopt and mandate a smartphone “health pass.” But more venues say they’re likely to follow suit with similar mobile apps as COVID surges.
The three separate rosters of musicians, venues and recording studios list contact information to boost opportunities for bookings and collaboration. Get details at Local Spins, with links to sign up for these data bases.
”Sick of the stress.” Concert venues still have no financial help a year after shutdown. And while state aid is imminent, federal funding remains in question — and that could jeopardize some clubs. The update at Local Spins.
Amid new COVID rules, Michigan bars and restaurants throw open their doors this week at 25 percent capacity, with a few dipping their toes into live music again. See who’s playing at the few West Michigan establishments offering performances.
A West Michigan filmmaker is linking up with Local Spins to draw attention to the plight of some beloved live music hot spots amid a pandemic that’s upended the industry. Learn more about the project and watch the video trailer for the new series.
The first music news round-up of 2019 at Local Spins focuses on a boost for a potential concert amphitheater along the Grand River southwest of downtown Grand Rapids. See what’s being proposed and when it might see fruition.
Welcome to Local Spins’ No. 1 story of 2018: The Intersection doubles its live music venues in downtown Grand Rapids. Check out before and after videos, photo galleries and more from the March opening of Elevation and The Mint in the lower level of the popular nightclub.
The 2018 countdown continues with two pieces of big news first revealed by Local Spins in June: a planned listening room would be included in a huge theatre/retail project and Quinn Mathews would leave WYCE-FM to run it. Get the lowdown on the Studio Park project via this Local Spins Rewind post.
On the same weekend of a Gibson 100th anniversary celebration, Heritage reveals future plans for a ‘landmark music destination’ at the renovated Parsons Street factory site. Read more about the proposed project in Kalamazoo at Local Spins.