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Bike Your Way Around Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids is a top “Bicycle-Friendly Community” according to the League of American Bicyclists. Bring your bike with you this May to tackle hundreds of miles of bike lanes and trails, and participa...more

Posted May 6, 2015

 

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Why you won't want to miss LiveArts: “It's a moment that lasts beyond the moment.”

On April 24th at 8:00 pm an event is taking place at the Van Andel Arena that you absolutely don’t want to miss. That night you can immerse yourself in an experience called LiveArts, an event unlike a...more

Posted March 5, 2015

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Circle the date, pull up a barstool or purchase your ticket for the season's hottest entertainment.

Touring Acts

 

Jason Aldean and his Burn It Down Tour come to Van Andel Arena with special guests Cole Swindell, Tyler Farr and Dee Jay Silver. May 7.

Rock juggernaut Slipknot brings The Prepare for Hell Tour to Van Andel Arena wit special guest Hatebreed. May 16.

Nightlife

Live Music Tuesdays at Bar Divani Restaurant presents the finest local entertainers in concert.

Founders Brewing Company hosts a diverse slate of live music acts in its taproom on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

The Landing Lounge at Riverfront Hotel Grand Rapids maintains a rotating schedule of live music, karaoke and comedy performances.

Downtown's Back Forty Saloon features live and local country music bands on Friday and Saturday nights.

Billy's Lounge and Mulligan's Pub, both located in the hip Eastown district, host local and regional artists from a diverse variety of genres.

The Tip Top Deluxe Bar & Grill presents a wide variety of concerts along with excellent food and drink.

One Trick Pony, a downtown grill and taproom, hosts local and national acoustic acts on Thursdays and Saturdays.

Donna the Buffalo. GRIZ. Todd Rundgren. Just a few of dozens of hot acts playing The Intersection this spring. The venue is adding shows all the time, so check back often.

Check out the lineup of independent acts at The Pyramid Scheme nightclub and bar in downtown GR.

The Classics

Grand Rapids Symphony presents a wide range of concerts for every musical taste:
David's Grand Finale: Mahler's "Resurrection," May 8-9
Symphonic Silhouettes with Le Ombré, May 15-16

Music & Theatre

Circle Theatre presents Evita, the Andrew Lloyd Weber musical masterpiece about the Argentine First Lady. May 7-23.

Grand Rapids Ballet presents Beethoven, a world-premiere production portraying the composer's emotional journey through life. May 8-10 & 15-17.

Broadway Grand Rapids presents Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles, a live multimedia spectacular that takes you on a journey through the life and times of the world's most celebrated band. May 13 at DeVos Performance Hall.