For Immediate Release

Free Summer Concerts Return to Downtown Grand Rapids: GRAM on the Green with WYCE 88.1 FM

Free outdoor concerts on the Grand Rapids Art Museum Terrace happening July 20, July 27, August 3, and August 10

GRAND RAPIDS, MI, June 8, 2023 — The Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) announced today the 2023 lineup for its 14th annual free summer concert series, GRAM on the Green with WYCE 88.1FM. Taking place on Thursday evenings from July 20 through August 10, 2023, the series brings four evenings of performances by local and regional musical acts to downtown Grand Rapids. 

Guests of all ages are invited to relax on the Museum’s outdoor terrace and enjoy free live music, food trucks, a cash bar, and hands-on artmaking activities. Admission to the Museum is also free during GRAM on the Green as part of Meijer Free Thursday Nights. 

The Grand Rapids Art Museum is thrilled to bring another season of free summer concerts to downtown Grand Rapids in partnership with WYCE 88.1FM,” commented GRAM Director of Communications Elizabeth Payne. GRAM on the Green is part of our ongoing commitment to present accessible and engaging art experiences for our community, and we look forward to another year of celebrating art and music downtown.”

2023 Lineup: 

  • July 20: La Furia Del Ritmo (latin/​world)
  • July 27: Sarena Rae (soul/​blues/​jazz)
  • August 3: The Bootstrap Boys (country/​americana/​folk)
  • August 10: Pretoria (rock/​indie/​alternative)

WYCE is excited for another year of GRAM on the Green,” added WYCE Music Director and series curator Chris Cranick. This year’s lineup features a mix of Michigan artists making waves in the community. Whether it’s Latin groove, soul, forward-thinking country, or modern indie rock, we’re elated to present the diverse lineup of talent this year. Each act is sure to get everyone on their feet dancing.” 

Concert guests are invited inside the Museum to explore the exhibitions on view during the summer months, including Message from Our Planet: Digital Art from the Thoma Collection, Ellsworth Kelly & Jack Youngerman: Surrounding Shapes, and rotating works from GRAM’s collection on all three floors of the Museum. 

Support for GRAM on the Green is generously provided by WYCE 88.1FM and Bank of America. 

About the Grand Rapids Art Museum 
Connecting people through art, creativity, and design. Established in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids, the art museum is internationally known for its distinguished design and LEED® Gold certified status. Founded in 1910 as the Grand Rapids Art Association, GRAM has grown to include more than 6,500 works of art, including American and European 19th and 20th-century painting and sculpture and more than 3,000 works on paper. Embracing the city’s legacy as a leading center of design and manufacturing, GRAM has a growing collection in the area of design and modern craft. For museum hours and admission fees, call 616.831.1000 or visit 

About WYCE 88.1FM 
WYCE is a non-profit, independent community radio station based in Grand Rapids, serving West Michigan and beyond at 88.1fm or online at Listener-sponsored and volunteer-powered, WYCE has been the people’s radio in West Michigan for over 30 years. Voted Best Radio Station” by Revue Magazine readers 4 years in a row (2016 – 2019), WYCE is dedicated to providing A World of Music”— an eclectic blend of local, regional, and under-represented artists — to the West Michigan community, as well as creating meaningful connections between people, non-profit organizations, and local businesses. For more information, visit 

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