GRAM on the Green with WYCE 88.1FM: Earth Radio

 

GRAM on the Green with WYCE 88.1FM: Earth Radio

August 23, 2018, 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 tenth season with a hot 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 Earth Radio
Earth Radio is a unique collective of musicians that are pushing the boundaries of soul music to a new level. Based in Grand Rapids, MI, the progressive soul quintet has been hard at work recording music, playing live shows, and writing new original material day by day. Hannah Laine (lead vox, piano), Justin Avdek (bass, vox), Dutcher Snedeker (keys), Travis Swanson (guitar), and Hayaman Mana Tzach (drums) have all gained their own respective place as successful musicians in the West Michigan music community and are coming together to blend their unique styles of music to create a musical powerhouse that sounds like they belong deep in the outer reaches of space time.

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: Tunde Olaniran with Dacia Bridges

 

GRAM on the Green with WYCE 88.1FM: Tunde Olaniran with Dacia Bridges

July 12, 2018, 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 tenth season with a hot 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 Tunde Olaniran
Flint, Michigan native Tunde Olaniran’s work blends electronic beats and synthesizers with distorted guitars and unique samples. On occasion Olaniran features hard-edged bass reminiscent of U.K. grime. More than anything, his confident, socially conscious songs encourage individuality and nonconformity, and speak to those who feel marginalized by society. In 2003, he made it to the final 15 of the first annual Chicago Idol competition, during which Kanye West was present. Since then, Olaniran has toured across Europe and America, playing with artists including Robyn, Jahcoozi, Diplo, and fellow Michigan residents Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.

About Dacia Bridges
Acoustic/Pop artist Dacia Bridges is a powerhouse vocalist cited by some as reminiscent of Tina Turner, as well as an accomplished songwriter and performer. From the age of five on she has been gracing the stage not only as a singer, but also as a professional dancer, choreographer, and model.

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: Soul Club and Yolonda Lavender

 

GRAM on the Green with WYCE 88.1FM: Soul Club and Yolonda Lavender

July 19, 2018, 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 tenth season with a hot 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:
Yolonda Lavender: 6:15 pm
Soul Club: 7:45-8:45 pm

About Grand Rapids Soul Club
Founded by local DJ’s Josh Breuer, Andrew Christopoulos and Mike Sanders, the Grand Rapids Soul Club regularly delivers soul and funk via turntables. Their monthly parties have become a Midwest staple and gained worldwide attention while drawing guests DJ’s like Ali Shaheed Muhammad (ATCQ), Egyptian Lover, DJ Maseo (De La Soul), Mayer Hawthorne, Peanut Butter Wolf, J-Rocc, Nu-Mark, and Prince Paul. Expect to hear Motown, 60s/70s Funk, Disco, 80s Boogie, Electro, Latin Soul, and whatever else makes sense in the moment.

About Yolonda Lavender
Kalamazoo native, Yolonda Lavender, is a singer/songwriter, curator, composer, arranger and performing artist, whose sound is soul-based with gospel, R&B, hip-hop, blues and jazz influences. Yolonda has showcased her artistry in artistic spaces around the country and shared stages with the likes of artists such as Erykah Badu, Keith Murray, The Spinners, En Vogue and more. In addition to spreading positivity through music, Yolonda is also a poet, activist, producer, CEO of Soul Artistry LLC, and executive director for the Black Arts and Cultural Center in Kalamazoo.

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: Fauxgrass

 

GRAM on the Green with WYCE 88.1FM: Fauxgrass

July 26, 2018, 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 tenth season with a hot 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 Fauxgrass
The Fauxgrass approach to music, original and traditional, has quickly landed them a place in the progressive bluegrass community since their 2011 inception. With a fresh, playful, and heartfelt approach to structure, Fauxgrass performances flow between genres with unique instrumental communication. They have toured extensively through the midwest, Colorado, and northeast coast, as well as establishing themselves as a regular presence in the Michigan music scene. Fauxgrass is comprised of members Hayes Griffin (guitar), Timothy Mckay (bass), Jason Wheeler (mandolin), and Jeffery Niemeier (fiddle).

They are continuing to build momentum as their unique songwriting and fun performances find enthusiastic reception around the region. Their creative approach to a familiar musical style is a breath of fresh air, and something worth experiencing for the acoustic music lover.

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: Organissimo

 

GRAM on the Green with WYCE 88.1FM: Organissimo

August 2, 2018, 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 tenth season with a hot 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 Organissimo:
Organissimo stretches the boundaries of traditional organ trios by blending elements of funk, blues, Latin rhythms and progressive rock. Dubbed by the Chicago Tribune as one of the most promising organ trios in Jazz, Organissimo has played hundreds of jazz festivals and jazz clubs. Some of the more notable ones are: Detroit International Jazz Festival, Chicago Jazz Festival, Tel-Aviv Jazz Festival in Israel, Syracuse Jazz Festival, Baker’s Keyboard Lounge, The Green Mill, The Jazz Cafe, and many others. Organissimo is comprised of members Jim Alfredson (Hammond organ), Larry Barris (guitar) and Randy Marsh (drums).

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: Major Murphy with Frankie & Myrrh

 

GRAM on the Green with WYCE 88.1FM: Major Murphy with Frankie & Myrrh

August 9, 2018, 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 tenth season with a hot 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:
Frankie & Myrrh: 6-7 p.m.
Major Murphy: 7:30-8:30 p.m.

About Major Murphy
Grand Rapid-based trio, Major Murphy makes a laid-back brand of harmony-rich indie rock with dream-like pop. The group formed in 2015 behind the songwriting of singer/multi-instrumentalist Jacob Bullard. Jacki Warren (synth/bass/vocals) and Brian Voortman (drums). A home-recorded debut EP called Future Release arrived later in 2015, and the trio soon committed to performing live regularly and went on their first tours. Not long after releasing their first EP, Major Murphy was signed by independent record label Winspear.

About Frankie & Myrrh
Based out of Grand Rapids, the all-female ensemble, Frankie & Myrrh create uplifting music that radiates good vibes through catchy bass lines, melodic guitar, soft vocals, and drums. Members Vanessa DeCouto, Leah Schumaker, Danielle Dunn and Allison Oard form an insanely unique group that channels collaboration and confidence.

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: May Erlewine

 

GRAM on the Green with WYCE 88.1FM: May Erlewine

August 16, 2018, 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 tenth season with a hot 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 May Erlewine
One of the most prolific and passionate songwriters of her generation, May Erlewine creates music that shows a real connection and concern with everyday life. May pulls inspiration from a wide variety of sounds and influences to create a blend of traditional folk, old time country swing, soul and rock and roll. May is a member of the Earthwork Music Collective, a group of independent artists who share resources and talents to raise both community and self-awareness, along with facilitating and encouraging original music in the state of Michigan.

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: Victoria Olsen, Principal Bassoonist of the Grand Rapids Symphony

Sunday Classical Concert Series: Victoria Olsen, Principal Bassoonist of the Grand Rapids Symphony

February 4, 2018, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM

Victoria Olsen, bassoon
Suzanna Bratton, clarinet
Andreas Oeste, oboe
Sookkyung Cho, piano

Every Sunday 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.

This concert series is a unique showcase of 16 performances by world-renowned musicians, and 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: Castalia Quartet

Sunday Classical Concert Series: Castalia Quartet

February 11, 2018, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM

Mary Scanlan, piano
Jenna Anderson, violin
Leslie Van Becker, viola
Alicia Eppinga, cello

Every Sunday 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.

This concert series is a unique showcase of 16 performances by world-renowned musicians, and 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: Spanish, French, and American Favorites

Sunday Classical Concert Series: Spanish, French, and American Favorites

February 18, 2018, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM

Helen Lukan, piano
Dr. Stephan Jones, trumpet

Every Sunday 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.

This concert series is a unique showcase of 16 performances by world-renowned musicians, and 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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