The late August round-up of live music features concerts and festivals from Grand Rapids to the lakeshore to Brooklyn — from Emma Loo & Sam’s cutting-edge set to Michigan music on the farm.
With many students trudging back to school today, last week’s flurry of festivals and concerts across Michigan served as a colorful, last blast of musical fun.
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The roster included a sold-out show featuring Five for Fighting (with string accompaniment) at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Bill Kirchen playing a special open-mic night at Holland’s Park Theatre, Local Showcase No. 17 at The Pyramid Scheme (with Emma Loo & Sam, Twin Flame, 78 Revolutions Per Minute and Reggie), Beer City Bike Fest outside The Spoke Folks in Grand Rapids, the 38th annual Polish Festival at Rosa Parks Circle, the Hispanic Festival on Calder Plaza and an album-release show Thursday by singer-songwriter Nordy at Rockford Brewing (which also hosted The Zannies and Conrad Shock & The Noise on Saturday).
And there was more: Get a recap/photo gallery below of Holler Fest, held over the weekend outside Brooklyn, Mich., with dozens of Michigan bands performing.
Plus, check out separate Local Spins coverage of the first-ever Breakaway Music Festival held at Belknap Park, with thousands enjoying EDM and hip hop stars on Friday and Saturday.
WEEKEND PHOTO GALLERY No. 1
Nordy photos by Anna Sink
Local Showcase No. 17 photos by Katy Batdorff
Zannies photos by Anna Sink
Polish Festival, Hispanic Festival photos by Dionte Hampton
Beer City Bike Fest photos by Anna Sink
Photos by Steve Baran
Photos by Kendra Kamp