GRAM on the Green with WYCE 88.1FM: Jake Kershaw

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GRAM on the Green with WYCE 88.1FM: Jake Kershaw

August 15, 2019, 6:00 PM-9:00 PM

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GRAM on the Green is back and better than ever! The annual outdoor summer concert series returns for its 11th season with a lineup of seven performances from some of the best local and regional acts. Make the most of your summer evenings and join GRAM for Thursday nights filled with FREE outdoor live music, dancing, food trucks, and a cash bar. Come for the music, and stay for the art, as the Museum is also open late for Meijer Free Thursday Nights!

About Jake Kershaw:
At only 18 years old, Jake Kershaw has had the privilege of playing with great performers such as Jonny Lang, Anthony Gomes, Larry McCray, Albert Cummings, Walter Trout, and has opened 2x for Kenny Wayne Shepherd , Tommy Castro and the Painkillers, Bernard Allison, Marcus King, Samantha Fish and Tab Benoit. Jake recorded and released his first album, Piece of My Mind, in the summer of 2017 when he was just 16 years old. Earlier that year he was honored with his first endorsement from Heritage Guitars as a Young Artist. Jake has also won a “Jammie award from Western Michigan’s WYCE radio for “Listener’s Choice Best Album by a New Artist” and “2018 Emerging Artist of the Year.” jakekershaw.com

Performances are held outdoors on the Museum Terrace and will take place rain or shine. For more information, please contact pr@artmuseumgr.org or 616.831.2917

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GRAM on the Green with WYCE 88.1FM: Cameron Blake with Samuel Nalangira

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GRAM on the Green with WYCE 88.1FM: Cameron Blake with Samuel Nalangira

August 22, 2019, 6:00 PM-9:00 PM

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GRAM on the Green is back and better than ever! The annual outdoor summer concert series returns for its 11th season with a lineup of seven performances from some of the best local and regional acts. Make the most of your summer evenings and join GRAM for Thursday nights filled with FREE outdoor live music, dancing, food trucks, and a cash bar. Come for the music, and stay for the art, as the Museum is also open late for Meijer Free Thursday Nights!

Event Schedule:
Samuel Nalangira: 6-7 p.m.
Cameron Blake: 7:30-8:30 p.m.

About Cameron Blake:
Michigan-born Cameron Blake is most passionate about engaging with the parts of us that are fragile and vulnerable. He began composing and playing the violin at the age of twelve; a talent that would eventually culminate in a Master’s Degree from the Peabody Institute of Music in Baltimore. He taught himself piano and guitar, quickly immersed himself in the Baltimore music scene and took his individual brand of chamber folk on the road. The album has earned praise from the likes of The Huffington Post, No Depression and Paste in the US and was released throughout Europe on the Netherlands based record label Continental Song City in 2018. cameronblakemusic.com

About Samuel Nalangira:
A native of Uganda, East Africa; Samuel Nalangirla is a folk/world musician, dancer and choreographer who has been performing since his childhood and teaching since the age of 15. He has toured across Europe, United States, Canada and Asia performing and leading workshops in schools, universities, festivals and community centers. He is a multi instrumentalist and a master at many traditional instruments including the Adungu from northern Uganda, Akogo from Eastern Uganda, Endingidi, percussion and Ngoni. samuelnalangira.com

Performances are held outdoors on the Museum Terrace and will take place rain or shine. For more information, please contact pr@artmuseumgr.org or 616.831.2917

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GRAM on the Green with WYCE 88.1FM: Pink Sky with hi-ker

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GRAM on the Green with WYCE 88.1FM: Pink Sky with hi-ker

July 25, 2019, 6:00 PM-9:00 PM

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GRAM on the Green is back and better than ever! The annual outdoor summer concert series returns for its 11th season with a lineup of seven performances from some of the best local and regional acts. Make the most of your summer evenings and join GRAM for Thursday nights filled with FREE outdoor live music, dancing, food trucks, and a cash bar. Come for the music, and stay for the art, as the Museum is also open late for Meijer Free Thursday Nights!

Event Schedule:
hi-ker: 6-7 p.m.
Pink Sky: 7:30-8:30 p.m.

About Pink Sky:
Pink Sky is an indie electronica artband that performs immersive live sets with analog synths, drum machines, samplers, electric pianos, and live visual projections. Pink Sky was formed in late 2016 by husband and wife, Ryan and Angelica Hay, as a response to a loss of identity after each suffered separate life-threatening traumas. Since then, Pink Sky has served as an attempt to create immersive beauty while reclaiming meaning and identity. Pink Sky’s debut album, FORMS, is available on iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music, and all other digital outlets, as well onDouble LP Vinyl. FORMS hit #13 on the NACC Electronic Chart and won a Jammie for Best Electronic Album in 2018. pinkskymusic.com

About hi-ker:
Hi-ker blends experimental synth and post new wave bizarro pop. Hi-ker’s newest album titled “Lippe” was self-released on December 1st 2017. In the new album, the band explores a more sample and synth-based sound. With influences ranging from Talking Heads and Animal Collective to Aphex Twin, hi-ker is trying out new sounds that will be sure to keep your attention.
hi-ker.bandcamp.com

Performances are held outdoors on the Museum Terrace and will take place rain or shine. For more information, please contact pr@artmuseumgr.org or 616.831.2917

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GRAM on the Green with WYCE 88.1FM: Molly with Blushing Monk

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GRAM on the Green with WYCE 88.1FM: Molly with Blushing Monk

August 1, 2019, 6:00 PM-9:00 PM

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GRAM on the Green is back and better than ever! The annual outdoor summer concert series returns for its 11th season with a lineup of seven performances from some of the best local and regional acts. Make the most of your summer evenings and join GRAM for Thursday nights filled with FREE outdoor live music, dancing, food trucks, and a cash bar. Come for the music, and stay for the art, as the Museum is also open late for Meijer Free Thursday Nights!

Event Schedule:
Blushing Monk: 6-7 p.m.
Molly: 7:30-8:30 p.m.

About Molly:
Molly is a musician, song-writer, and performing artist with a history of many projects and collaborations. As she grows as an artist in creating solo work she continues to explore the truths and constructed realities of what it means to be alive as a woman of color navigating old and new territories through sound and space. Her unique past and desire for a sense of absolute freedom not only inform her emotive style of singing but also narrate her thought-provoking lyrics making for a moody, eclectic, colorful, and soulful mixture of voicings. realmolly.com

About Blushing Monk:
Blushing Monk loves exploring the different sounds and styles found within jazz history, from Monk to MMW, from Ellington to Kneebody, all while putting our own spin on the genre with our blending of modern swing, hip hop, and fusion. Formed in 2017 under band leader Dutcher Snedeker, this group has performed at various West Michigan venues and festivals, including GRandJazzFest 2017, West Michigan Wine and Jazz Festival 2018, and Willowsong Music Festival 2018. blushingmonk.bandcamp.com/releases

Performances are held outdoors on the Museum Terrace and will take place rain or shine. For more information, please contact pr@artmuseumgr.org or 616.831.2917

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GRAM on the Green with WYCE 88.1FM: Hannah Rose & the Gravestones with KJ & the Good Time Family Band

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GRAM on the Green with WYCE 88.1FM: Hannah Rose & the Gravestones with KJ & the Good Time Family Band

August 8, 2019, 6:00 PM-9:00 PM

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GRAM on the Green is back and better than ever! The annual outdoor summer concert series returns for its 11th season with a lineup of seven performances from some of the best local and regional acts. Make the most of your summer evenings and join GRAM for Thursday nights filled with FREE outdoor live music, dancing, food trucks, and a cash bar. Come for the music, and stay for the art, as the Museum is also open late for Meijer Free Thursday Nights!

Event Schedule:
KJ & the Good Time Family Band: 6-7 p.m.
Hannah Rose & the Gravestones: 7:30-8:30 p.m.

About Hannah Rose and the GravesTones:
Hannah Rose and the GravesTones are a R&B/soul/funk/rock fusion band based in Grand Rapids, MI. Known for their bold rhythms and soulful lyrics, the GravesTones make it a night to remember. www.hannahrosegraves.com

About KJ & The Good Time Family Band:
KJ & The Good Time Family Band was born in the summer of 2015 in Grand Rapids, founded by guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter, Kurt “KJ” Johnson II. KJ wanted to create a band that had the feel of one big family having fun on stage while playing a variety of upbeat genres, including, funk, soul, and rock. The bands influences include Funkadelic, Sly & The Family Stone, Jimi Hendrix, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Prince and so much more. This range of influences can be heard on their debut album, Kinfolk Kousins. kjandthegoodtimefamilyband.com

Performances are held outdoors on the Museum Terrace and will take place rain or shine. For more information, please contact pr@artmuseumgr.org or 616.831.2917

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GRAM on the Green with WYCE 88.1FM: Lipstick Jodi with Jes Kramer

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GRAM on the Green with WYCE 88.1FM: Lipstick Jodi with Jes Kramer

July 18, 2019, 6:00 PM-9:00 PM

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GRAM on the Green is back and better than ever! The annual outdoor summer concert series returns for its 11th season with a lineup of seven performances from some of the best local and regional acts. Make the most of your summer evenings and join GRAM for Thursday nights filled with FREE outdoor live music, dancing, food trucks, and a cash bar. Come for the music, and stay for the art, as the Museum is also open late for Meijer Free Thursday Nights!

Event Schedule:
Jes Kramer: 6-7 p.m.
Lipstick Jodi: 7:30-8:30 p.m.

About Lipstick Jodi:
Lipstick Jodi is a three piece indie alt-pop band out of Grand Rapids, Michigan fronted by guitarist and lead singer Karli Morehouse. Lipstick Jodi are masters of catchy melodies with vocal harmonies and instrumental flourishes that linger in your head long after the songs are over. Most recently, we have a fresh face with a push toward a new genre with two new members: Andy Fettig and Connor Middlebrook. In 2019, Lipstick Jodi will premier a brand new indie-pop LP with its title track “Don’t Wanna Know.” lipstickjodi.com

About Jes Kramer:
Jes Kramer has been playing music around the Midwest for over a decade. Whether in a basement or an auditorium, her songs carry an intimacy that sticks to your ribs. Replacing the traditional singer-songwriter’s acoustic guitar with a stack of battery powered keyboards and a loop pedal, Kramer’s songs build up in front of your eyes, creating the right cushion to deliver deeply personal stories with just enough hope. jeskramer.com

Performances are held outdoors on the Museum Terrace and will take place rain or shine. For more information, please contact pr@artmuseumgrm.org or 616.831.2917

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GRAM on the Green with WYCE 88.1FM: Last Gasp Collective

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GRAM on the Green with WYCE 88.1FM: Last Gasp Collective

July 11, 2019, 6:00 PM-9:00 PM

Become a member

GRAM on the Green is back and better than ever! The annual outdoor summer concert series returns for its 11th season with a lineup of seven performances from some of the best local and regional acts. Make the most of your summer evenings and join GRAM for Thursday nights filled with FREE outdoor live music, dancing, food trucks, and a cash bar. Come for the music, and stay for the art, as the Museum is also open late for Meijer Free Thursday Nights!

About Last Gasp Collective:
Last Gasp Collective (LGC) is more than just a collection of talented artists. It’s a feeling. A movement. A way of life. Originating from the “Small Town” of Kalamazoo, the diverse group has been brought together by a mutual love of art. Their live arrangements are reminiscent of The Internet, The Roots, and Hiatus Kaiyote where melodic cello or saxophone lines, fuzzed out guitar lead, and gospel piano set a beautiful soundscape underneath the soulful voices and poetic lyricism of Nezi, Jessica Ivey, and Jay Jackson. lastgaspcollective.com

Performances are held outdoors on the Museum Terrace and will take place rain or shine. For more information, please contact pr@artmuseumgr.org or 616.831.2917

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Sunday Classical Concert Series: The Great American Songbook meets Brahms and Knific

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Sunday Classical Concert Series: The Great American Songbook meets Brahms and Knific

February 3, 2019, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM

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The Tom Knific Quartet
Renata Artman Knific, violin
Bruce Uchimura, cello
Susan Wiersma Uchimura, piano
Tom Knific, double bass

Sundays during fall and winter you can enjoy live classical music performances set amidst GRAM’s beautiful architecture and galleries. Seating is first come, first served in Cook Auditorium.

This concert series is a unique showcase of 16 performances by world-renowned musicians. Every concert is open to the public with general admission, and free for all GRAM members.

Come for the music, stay for the art!
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Sunday Classical Concert Series: Bach, Rags, and Jazz

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Sunday Classical Concert Series: Bach, Rags, and Jazz

February 17, 2019, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM

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David Hall, percussion
Scott Cole, marimba
Kai Johnson, marimba
Spencer Nolton, marimba
Jeremy Wisler, percussion
Ed Clifford, saxophone
Benjamin Hall, piano
Patrick Handlin, bass

Sundays during fall and winter you can enjoy live classical music performances set amidst GRAM’s beautiful architecture and galleries. Seating is first come, first served in Cook Auditorium.

This concert series is a unique showcase of 16 performances by world-renowned musicians. Every concert is open to the public with general admission, and free for all GRAM members.

Come for the music, stay for the art!
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Sunday Classical Concert Series: Rainer Duo

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Sunday Classical Concert Series: Rainer Duo

February 24, 2019, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM

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Sundays during fall and winter you can enjoy live classical music performances set amidst GRAM’s beautiful architecture and galleries. Seating is first come, first served in Cook Auditorium.

This concert series is a unique showcase of 16 performances by world-renowned musicians. Every concert is open to the public with general admission, and free for all GRAM members.

Come for the music, stay for the art!
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