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Circle the date, pull up a barstool or purchase your ticket for the season's hottest musical entertainment!
The Brit Floyd Discovery World Tour 2014 is a spectacular three-hour production showcasing music from all 14 Pink Floyd studio albums plus a dazzling light and laser show. March 17.
Improvisational jazz violinist Regina Carter brings her distinctly diverse musical personality to St. Cecilia Music Center on March 20.
Pop star Demi Lovato and "The Neon Lights Tour" touch down in Van Andel Arena on March 23.
Bryan Adams brings his highly successful solo-acoustic concert tour to downtown's DeVos Performance Hall, March 30.
Calvin College welcomes indie folk-rock band The Head and the Heart with special guest Basia Bulat, April 3.
Fresh Folk at St. Cecilia Music Center features Ralston Bowles, dean of the West Michigan music scene, in concert with an all-star lineup of his musical friends. April 3.
Back by popular demand, Glenn Bulthuis and the Tonedeafs perform the Music of the Beatles at Van Singel Fine Arts Center. April 24.
The 2014 Summer Concert Series lineup at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park will be announced in mid-April. A members-only pre-sale begins April 26 - you might want to purchase a membership in advance because the most popular shows often sell out before general-public tickets are available. The Series runs from June 1 to August 31.
Grand Rapids Symphony offers the best in orchestral music:
• Symphonic Dances, March 14-15
• Symphony Idol, March 21-23
• Bach's St. Matthew Passion, March 28-29
• Musical Connections, April 5
• Romantic Concert - morning and evening, April 25
Calvin College offers free admission to classical concerts:
• The Concerto Concert features the 2013-14 concerto competition winners, March 8.
• The Calvin College Community Symphony performs under the direction of Grand Rapids Symphony associate conductor John Varineau, March 9.
• The Calvin College Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band present their annual joint concert, March 15.
• The Calvin College Chamber Winds Concert features performances by student trios, quartets and quintets, plus a larger chamber ensemble, April 22.
The West Michigan Jazz Society presents a Monday Night Jazz Series at the B.O.B. in downtown GR. March 17 and April 21.
Founders Brewing Co., named the world's third best brewery, serves up live local music and awesome beer. Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays starting at 9:30 pm.
Rockwell-Republic presents Monday night jazz performances accompanied by luscious drink specials.
See what strikes your musical fancy at The Intersection, GR's most enduring live music club. The Intersection hosts more than 40 performers in diverse genres from February through April.
Check out the lineup of independent acts at The Pyramid Scheme nightclub and bar in downtown GR. The Pyramid also hosts pinball tournaments and board game nights.
The Orbit Room is a southeast-side concert venue that books a diverse mix of musical acts - see who's appearing next.
Billy's Lounge presents live blues as well as a variety of other genres, most Friday and Saturday nights.
Downtown's Back Forty Saloon features live and local country music bands on Friday and Saturday nights.
The Riverfront Hotel of Grand Rapids hosts live bands in its Landing Lounge most Friday and Saturday nights.
Grand Rapids Civic Theatre is proud to present the first local production of Les Miserables, the Tony Award-winning masterpiece loved the world over. February 28-March 23.
Broadway Grand Rapids presents Mamma Mia!, the smash-hit Abba musical. March 18-20.
Church Basement Ladies: A Mighty Fortress is Our Basement is an uproarious musical comedy set in 1960. At Van Singel Fine Arts Center March 20-21.
Circle Theatre presents Grand Rapids' hottest talent performing The Music of Stephen Schwartz, including selections from Wicked, Godspell, Pippin and more. April 18-19.
Broadway Grand Rapids presents Andrew Lloyd Weber's Wizard of Oz, a new musical adaptation of the classic tale. April 22-27.
Be sure to consult our Music Calendar for the very latest musical events!