The Thursday night series on the Grand Rapids Art Museum terrace boasts seven weeks of performances by Michigan stars, including Yolonda Lavender, Organissimo and others.
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The 10th season of the Grand Rapids Art Museum’s popular GRAM on the Green concert series kicks off July 12 with the soulful, electronic pop of Flint’s Tunde Olaniran, followed by six more musically diverse acts from across the state.
Booked this year with help from community radio station WYCE-FM (88.1), the free concerts take place Thursday nights on the art museum terrace overlooking Rosa Parks Circle, with free museum admission, art-making activities, food trucks and a cash bar.
The 2018 series features Kalamazoo soul singer Yolonda Lavender (with Grand Rapids Soul Club), Grand Rapids progressive bluegrass band Fauxgrass, jazz organ trio Organissimo, dream pop’s Major Murphy (with Frankie & Myrrh), Michigan folk hero May Erlewine and neo-soul/experimental rock outfit Earth Radio.
WYCE station manager Quinn Mathews said he’s thrilled with the “variety and diversity of performers” whose music is created “right here in Michigan.”
Museum communications manager Elizabeth Payne, meanwhile, said blending visual arts with live music forms “a dynamic and inclusive gathering space in the heart of downtown.”
The series – sponsored with support from Bank of America, WYCE and Meijer – often draws huge crowds for the regional stars on Thursday nights. Get more information online at artmuseumgr.org.
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