The concert hall next to The B.O.B. opens in February with a wide range of bookings: The Verve Pipe, Lauryn Hill, Pop Evil and more. Tickets go on sale Friday. Check out a video of the venue under construction.
New Orleans jazz/funk sensation Trombone Shorty, jam band fave Umphrey’s McGee, Southern rock’s Lynyrd Skynyrd and hard rock’s Shinedown will christen the new 20 Monroe Live venue in downtown Grand Rapids as part of a four-day early February flurry.
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The state-of-the-art 2,600-capacity club under construction next to The B.O.B. announced its first slate of shows today – an impressive roster of touring acts that includes Lauryn Hill, Primus, The Flaming Lips, Dirty Heads, Peter Frampton, The Verve Pipe, Dropkick Murphys, Pop Evil and Slightly Stoopid.
When it officially opens on Feb. 1, the new concert venue – adjustable for size and seating depending on the act – will boast food, a second-level VIP club and various “fan-friendly” amenities. A four-season beer garden is scheduled to open in the spring.
Live Nation promoter Josh Newman called it “a game-changer” for West Michigan’s music scene.
“We’re excited to announce so many amazing and diverse artists to help us commemorate our grand opening,” Newman said.
Greg Gilmore, chief executive of The Gilmore Collection which owns The B.O.B., noted that he’s wanted to build “an amazing music club for 20 years that honored our great community” and one which gives Grand Rapids “a world-class venue” that can host national and international artists.
The first set of announcements includes bookings in February, March, April and May, with more shows expected to be added to the schedule in coming weeks.
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue will follow their show premiering 20 Monroe Live in Grand Rapids with a sold-out show headlined by Red Hot Chili Peppers on Feb. 2 at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit. Umphrey’s McGee, meanwhile, follows its Feb. 2 appearance in Grand Rapids with two straight shows at Fillmore Detroit.
20 MONROE LIVE: THE LINEUP
Feb. 1 – Trombone Shorty
Feb. 2 – Umphrey’s McGee
Feb. 3 – Lynyrd Skynyrd
Feb. 4 – Shinedown
Feb. 6 – Ms. Lauryn Hill
Feb. 7 – Dita Von Teese
Feb. 8 – The Cadillac Three
Feb. 9 – Dirty Heads
Feb. 10 – The Verve Pipe
Feb. 12 – Michael Carbonaro
Feb. 18 – Young the Giant
Feb. 23 – Dropkick Murphys
Feb. 24 – Chippendales
Feb. 25 – Pop Evil
Feb. 27 – The Head and The Heart
Feb. 28 – Steve Hackett
March 11 – Juicy J
March 25 – Slightly Stoopid
April 2 – Peter Frampton
April 6 – Dan + Shay
April 19 – The Flaming Lips
May 20 – Primus
VIDEO: 20 Monroe Live Construction Tour
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