Live music has unfurled in unusual places in W. Michigan as fall settles in — from the marquee at Kalamazoo State Theatre to a parking lot at Cedar Springs Brewingn to John Ball Park. The images at Local Spins.
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Evidence of the pent-up excitement West Michiganders have for relatively rare concerts during the 2020 pandemic could be found in disparate places over the weekend.
Outside Cedar Springs Brewing Co. in downtown Cedar Springs, Grand Rapids hard rock band Trixy Tang had folks dancing as crowds grew for Saturday evening’s Brewtoberfest celebration, even with temperatures in the 40s.
Lead singer Klay Fennema and the band regaled festival attendees with everything from covers of The Who and Bad Company to their own original material.
Meanwhile, earlier in the weekend, Kalamazoo’s “long-haired psychedelic funk-rock trio” Trifocal had fans downtown craning their necks skyward on Friday and, literally, dancing in the street.
The group was the latest to play Kalamazoo State Theatre’s “State on the Street” series which has performers playing atop the theater marquee. This Friday, the father-daughter duo of Todd and Abbey Ufkes play the marquee at 4 p.m.
And on Sunday, to close out the weekend, it was a violin and a cello at John Ball Park. Celebrated string players Dixon’s Violin and Jordan Hamilton performed sets outdoors for a small but attentive crowd on Sunday afternoon.
Check out the colorful photos from Anthony Norkus, Derek Ketchum and Anna Sink.
PHOTO GALLERY: Trixy Tang at Cedar Spring Brewing
Photos by Anthony Norkus
Photos by Derek Ketchum
Photos by Anna Sink