Founders Fest is a celebratory “thank you” to Grand Rapids and West Michigan for making Founders what it is today. Founders Brewing Company has been a part of the Grand Rapids scene since 1997 and has grown its brewing tradition from its modest beginnings to being rated amongst the top breweries in the world. This year’s event will again feature local food vendors, as well as a “Local Artists Row”, which showcases the various works of the area’s finest artists and designers, as well as other strolling and surprise entertainers sprinkled throughout the day. This is an AGES 21+ ONLY event. A wide range of musical talent will be rocking out at this year's Founders Fest, with national act SOULIVE coming in from Brooklyn, NY, to headline. Other performers include Asheville's TOUBAB KREWE, whose latest album is on Nat Geo Music; Michigan folk favorites SETH & MAY AND FRIENDS; one-man band THAT 1 GUY out of Las Vegas; the locally sourced improvisational progressive rock band ULTRAVIOLET HIPPOPOTAMUS; and Grand Rapids indie-folk outfit THE CRANE WIVES. Hometown rockers FOUR FINGER FIVE and the 12-piece African funk group AFRO ZUMA join local favorite and SXSW sweethearts THE SOIL AND THE SUN and a super-group of Founders employees, the FBC ALL-STARS, to round out the entertainment lineup.