The weekend started early with a piano prodigy and continued with soul, rock, pop, folk and a bevy of young, emerging West Michigan acts — plus Chilly, Blues & Brews. Check out the photos and videos.
It was a weekend boasting the full-band debut of a new Grand Rapids pop act, the 20 Monroe Live premiere of a locally produced Van Morrison tribute, the return of a 32-band indoor music festival at West Ottawa High School, the jaw-dropping talent of a 13-year-old piano prodigy, a Chilly, Blues & Brews affair and the electrifying performances of uber-popular Grand Rapids soul-rock and folk-rock bands, not to mention a showcase of bluegrass prowess in Kalamazoo.
We’ll let the photos and videos do the talking in this Local Spins roundup.
JOEY ALEXANDER AT ST. CECILIA MUSIC CENTER (Thursday)
Photos by Jeffrey Wilkinson
VAN THE MAN: TRIBUTE TO VAN MORRISON AT 20 MONROE LIVE (Friday)
(Mark VandenBerge & His All-Star Band, Roberta Lee)
Photos by Kendra Kamp and John Sinkevics
VIDEO: Mark VandenBerge & Band, “Wild Night”
VOX VIDORRA, THE GO ROUNDS AT THE PYRAMID SCHEME (Friday)
Photos by Anna Sink and Katy Batdorff