For Immediate Release

GRAM on the Green with WYCE 88.1FM 2018 Lineup Announced

Annual free outdoor concert series returns for its tenth year 

GRAND RAPIDS, MI, June 13, 2018 — The Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) and WYCE 88.1FM announced today the 2018 lineup for the tenth annual GRAM on the Green free outdoor summer concert series.

Occurring on Thursday evenings (6 – 9 pm) from July 12 through August 23, the concert series features some of the best local and regional talent Michigan has to offer. Guests of all ages are invited to relax on the Museum’s outdoor terrace and enjoy free live music, dancing, food trucks, free museum admission, art-making activities, and a cash bar.

The Grand Rapids Art Museum is thrilled to celebrate the summer season with GRAM on the Green in partnership with WYCE 88.1FM,” commented GRAM Communications Manager Elizabeth Payne. For seven weeks in July and August, the visual and performing arts combine to form a dynamic and inclusive gathering space in the heart of downtown.“

The 2018 lineup offers a diverse bill, ranging from R&B/soul, contemporary folk, and jazz, to indie rock and bluegrass.

2018 Lineup:
July 12: Tunde Olaniran, Electronic/​Pop

July 19: Yolonda Lavender with​Grand Rapids Soul Club, R&B/Soul

July 26: Fauxgrass, Bluegrass

August 2: Organissimo, Jazz

August 9: Major Murphy with Frankie & Myrrh, Indie Rock

August 16: May Erlewine, Contemporary Folk

August 23: Earth Radio, Progressive Soul

At WYCE we are A World of Music,’ and we’re beyond excited to combine music with the incredible art that the Grand Rapids Art Museum showcases,” added WYCE 88.1FM Station Manager Quinn Matthews. The GRAM on the Green lineup excites us with the variety and diversity of performers offered. I encourage you to take in and appreciate the artistic expression of all of the performers, and realize the music they create is from right here in Michigan.”

The festivities don’t stop outside — admission to the Museum is free during GRAM on the Green evenings from 5 pm — 9 pm, part of Meijer Free Thursday Nights.

Concert guests are invited inside the galleries to explore the exhibitions on view during the summer months: Anila Quayyum Agha: Intersections, Mirror Variations: The Art of Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, Oswaldo Vigas: Transformations, American Spectacle: Paintings from the Manoogian Collection, and the newest works on view in the Permanent Collection.

GRAM on the Green is part of the Grand Rapids Art Museum’s commitment to providing accessible, creative, and engaging programming year-round. Support for GRAM on the Green is generously provided by Bank of America, WYCE 88.1FM, and Meijer.

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. Established in 1910 as the Grand Rapids Art Association, GRAM has grown to include more than 5,000 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.

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