As July continues to heat up, this week’s concert guide features another West Michigan drive-in concert and some outdoor options for live music.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Due to changing conditions and unexpected closures, check with the restaurants or venues on this list before you make plans to attend a show to make sure they’re still open. Have a show to add to this week’s listings? Email date, time, artist and venue to firstname.lastname@example.org
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Once again, Local Spins presents the “Not-So-Big List Concert Guide” — a short roster of live music performances due to the continuing coronavirus crisis that’s shut down many venues and limited concerts to smaller shows across West Michigan.
This week’s guide also features West Michigan’s second-ever drive-in concert — a Gilmore Car Museum event on Saturday starring a Beatles tribute. You can read more about that later this week at Local Spins.
We also want to once again re-publish our guide for those considering attending live music performances in hopes of keeping COVID-19 from spreading this summer.
• Patrons MUST wear masks when entering or walking around a bar or restaurant, and social-distancing is paramount.
• Before you head to an establishment or live show, check first to see how the bar or venue plans to accommodate patrons and meet social-distancing requirements. Outdoor settings for live music are the best option.
• Wear a face mask when entering or moving around a business, bring along a hand disinfectant and be prepared to wash your hands thoroughly afterward or if you use the restroom.
• Maintain a safe distance from other patrons and stay well away from anyone not wearing a mask.
• Don’t crowd the stage or get close to performers. Singing and the “level of exertion” required to play certain kinds of music can spread the virus.
• If the area is overly crowded without proper distancing between tables, seems to be operating at more than 50 percent capacity or not meeting face-mask requirements, leave. As previously mentioned, outdoor settings are preferable for both musicians and fans, and don’t frequent any business if you’re not feeling well.
If your business or your band has a live, in-person performance to add to this concert listing, email the information to email@example.com. See a roster of upcoming live-stream shows by Michigan artists in our Viral Virtual Venues Live-Stream Concert Guide, including Monday night’s “WYCE at Wealthy” show starring Patty PerShayla & The Mayhaps. Or, if you’re an artist with an upcoming live-stream, add the info online here.
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THE NOT-SO-BIG LIST CONCERT GUIDE (July 6-12)
• Brena outdoors at The Score, 5301 Northland Dr. NE in Grand Rapids, 6 p.m. Monday
• Jetts outdoors at The Score, 5301 Northland Dr. NE in Grand Rapids, 6 p.m. Tuesday
• The New Standard jazz jam at Dee Lite, 24 Washington Ave. in Grand Haven, 6 p.m. Tuesday
• Tony Halchak at Cedar Springs Brewing in downtown Cedar Springs, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday
• BlueBack at Bates Alley in Kalamazoo, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday
• SilentBark outdoors at The Score, 5301 Northland Dr. NE in Grand Rapids, 6 p.m. Wednesday
• Kevin Schaffer at Cedar Springs Brewing in downtown Cedar Springs, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday
• Trilogy outdoors at The Score, 5301 Northland Dr. NE in Grand Rapids, 6 p.m. Thursday
• Kevin Schaffer playing the Kirby House, 2 Washington Ave. in Grand Haven, 6 p.m. Thursday
• Carl Webb Band at Cedar Springs Brewing in downtown Cedar Springs, 6:30 p.m. Thursday
• Randy Johnson at Sandy Point Beach House, 7175 Lakeshore Drive in West Olive, 5 p.m. Friday
• Country Current outdoors at The Score, 5301 Northland Dr. NE in Grand Rapids, 6 p.m. Friday
• Chris Rozman playing his “farewell performance” at Smyrna Bar & Restaurant, 5022 Whites Bridge Rd. in Smyrna, 6 p.m. Friday
• Dave & Connie D playing Borrowed Time, 22 E. Center St. in Douglas, 6 p.m. Friday
• The New Standard Duo at Smash Wine Bar & Bistro, 415 W. Western Ave. in Muskegon, 8 p.m. Friday
• SilentBark playing Wicks Park Bar & Grille, 449 Water St. in Saugatuck, 9 p.m. Friday
• Bitter Desire playing Itty Bitty Bar, 1136 Ottawa Beach Road in Holland, 10 p.m. Friday
• Dave & Connie D playing Big Lake Brewing, 13 W. 7th St. in Holland, 4 p.m. Saturday
• Thirsty Perch Blues Band playing outdoors at Driftwood Bar & Grill, 7456 S. Croton Hardy Dr. in Croton, 5 p.m. Saturday
• Lynn Thompson at Paddock Place, 1033 Lake Dr. SE in Grand Rapids, 5:30 p.m. Saturday
• Three’s a Crowd at The Score, 5301 Northland Dr. NE in Grand Rapids, 6 p.m. Saturday
• Dennis O’Hagan playing Guardian Brewing Co., 3657 63rd St. in Saugatuck, 6 p.m. Saturday
• The English Rain playing Gilmore Car Museum, 6865 Hickory Road in Hickory Corners, 6:30 p.m. Saturday (Drive-in concert, advance online ticket purchases required)
• John Shea Trio playing Noto’s Old World Italian Dining, 6600 28th St. SE, 6:30 p.m. Saturday (Call for reservations)
• Patty PerShayla & The Mayhaps at Burl & Sprig, 500 W. Western Ave. Suite 200 in Muskegon, 7 p.m. Saturday
• Nate Holley playing the Kirby House, 2 Washington Ave. in Grand Haven, 8:30 p.m. Saturday
• Sounds Familiar at Shots on the River, 5760 West River Dr. in Grand Rapids, 9 p.m. Saturday
• Klay N’ the Mud playing Wicks Park Bar & Grille, 449 Water St. in Saugatuck, 9 p.m. Saturday
• Pretty Rage playing Itty Bitty Bar, 1136 Ottawa Beach Road in Holland, 10 p.m. Saturday
• Rhett & John at Cedar Springs Brewing in downtown Cedar Springs, noon Sunday
• Nick DeKoff playing the Kirby House, 2 Washington Ave. in Grand Haven, 4 p.m. Sunday
• Flatland Grip playing Red Dock, 219 Union St. in Douglas, 4 p.m. Sunday
• Moonshot outdoors at The Score, 5301 Northland Dr. NE in Grand Rapids, 6 p.m. Sunday
Have a show to add to the Not-So-Big-List? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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