For Immediate Release

GRAM on the Green with WYCE Returns this Summer

Community invited to enjoy free concerts on Thursday evenings at GRAM

GRAND RAPIDS, MI, July 9, 2021 — The Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) announced today the 2021 lineup for its 12th annual free summer concert series, GRAM on the Green with WYCE 88.1FM.

Taking place on Thursday evenings from July 29 through August 12, this year’s lineup brings three evenings of performances by local and regional talent 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, free museum admission, art-making activities, and a cash bar.

We’re thrilled for free summer concerts to return to the Grand Rapids Art Museum’s terrace this summer,” commented GRAM Communications Manager Elizabeth Payne. GRAM on the Green with WYCE 88.1FM is part of the Museum’s ongoing commitment to provide free and accessible experiences for our community year-round.”

2021 Lineup:

  • July 29: Djangophonique with Via & The Playboys
  • August 5: JROB + Bedrock with Hollywood Makeout 
  • August 12: Laura Rain & The Caesars 

WYCE is excited for the return of GRAM on the Green,” added WYCE Station Manager Jess Martin. The lineup this year reflects not only the diversity of the music scene here in Grand Rapids, but across Michigan. We can’t wait to see everyone at the shows this summer!”

Admission to the Museum is free during GRAM on the Green evenings from 5 pm — 9 pm, as part of Meijer Free Thursday Nights.

Concert guests are invited inside the galleries to explore the exhibitions on view during the summer months, including American Perspectives: Stories from the American Folk Art Museum, A Summer Potluck: Stephen Frykholm’s Picnic Posters, Design Highlights from the Permanent Collection, and rotating works from the Permanent Collection.

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. 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.

For museum hours and admission fees, visit

About WYCE
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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