From Grand Rapids to Kalamazoo, live music lovers had plenty of options to heat things up. Check out the photo galleries and links to Local Spins reviews.
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The musical styles and environments varied, but the message was the same: Let’s get summer rolling already.
Grand Rapids’ Festival of the Arts, Local First Street Party and Kalamazoo’s Greensky Bluegrass selling out three straight nights at the Bell’s Brewery Beer Garden represented just part of the musical picture over the weekend:
• Grand Rapids classic rock mainstay Mid-Life Crisis celebrated release of its new “It’s About Time” CD at 20 Monroe Live in downtown Grand Rapids, with several hundred fans also cheering sets by Andy Holtgreive (of Domestic Problems) and Troll for Trout.
• In Kalamazoo, Mark Lavengood Bluegrass Bonanza opened one of those exuberant, sold-out Greensky Bluegrass shows on Friday, with Old Dog Tavern launching its outdoor summer series on Saturday with sets by Hell in a Bucket and Lazara.
• Some might say it’s unusual, but the three-day Festival of the Arts enjoyed resplendent weather all weekend with hundreds of performances on five outdoor stages. Check out the Local Spins recap, photo gallery and video.
• Greensky Bluegrass’ first night at Bell’s Brewery was epic. Read the separate Local Spins review and browse the photo gallery online here.
• Saturday’s Local First Street Party surrounding Bistro Bella Vita in downtown Grand Rapids, just south of Festival, also reveled in ideal weather condition. See the separate Local Spins recap, videos and photo gallery.
PHOTO GALLERY: Mid-Life Crisis, Troll for Trout, Andy Holtgreive at 20 Monroe Live
VIDEO: Mid-Life Crisis CD-Release Show
PHOTO GALLERY: Bell’s Brewery Beer Garden, Old Dog Tavern
Photos by Derek Ketchum
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