New Places to Hear Live Music in Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids already has many places to hear live music - but did you know that Blandford Nature Center and Vander Mill Cider were just added to that list?  On GR Live, I featured performances from two new live music location in Grand Rapids.

Blandford Nature Center

The Blandford Nature Center is an independent, charitable non-profit organization that leases 143 acres from the City of Grand Rapids and uses the land and wildlife as the perfect backdrop to provide quality environmental education and community programs that: 

  • Educate the community to understand our environment, our heritage, and our connection to natural systems.
  • Engage people to actively use natural spaces and become stewards of the natural world.
  • Empower people to embrace nature, new perspectives, and sustainable practices.

This fall you can catch live music at Blandford with their “Bands At Blandford” music series!  The music series has been taking place throughout September on Thursday evenings and there are 2 more evenings remaining:

September 15, 2016: B-Side Growlers

September 29, 2016: Nicholas James and the Bandwagon


Blandford Nature Center Farm Yard


Thursday, September 15th and September 29th


Doors open at 6pm; Music starts at 7pm

Program Cost: 

$5 for Members, $8 for Non-Members 

Pre purchase your tickets here:

VanderMill Ciders Grand Rapids

We have already been enjoying Vander Mill ciders for years now, with their Spring Lake, MI taproom and restaurant, as well as their ciders being available in many bars, restaurants and stores around Michigan.  The Spring Lake location has always been a hot spot to hear live music on the weekends, but for folks in the Grand Rapids region we have 2 great pieces of information to share!  First of all there is a new Vander Mill Cidery taproom located here in Grand Rapids and second of all it features live music!

The new location is 505 Ball Ave NE and be sure to keep up to date with both locations live music schedule.

GR Live

Every Thursday at noon in downtown Grand Rapids I host a live and open to the public radio show and broadcast called GR LIVE.  The show takes place right in the city center at The House Of Music and Entertainment (H.O.M.E.) inside The BOB in downtown Grand Rapids.  It airs live on Grand Rapids community radio station 88.1 FM WYCE and beer and lunch are always available to purchase while watching the radio show! You will always hear several bands and musicians perform as promotion for their upcoming performances in the area, as well as interviews with folks from the West Michigan entertainment community.  Come join us EVERY Thursday at noon for GR LIVE!