In the midst of winter it’s hard not to wish for those long summer nights listening to music under a clear sky. Well you don’t have to wait for the summer solstice any longer! Starting on January 19, the Grand Rapids Public Museum will launch a concert series taking place in the Chaffee Planetarium. Concerts Under the Stars will be an auditory and visual experience featuring local musicians performing live to corresponding cosmic projections.  

Joshua Tree will kick off the series with his etherial electronic music focusing on heavy synthesizers and analog beats that evolve and move organically, creating an original and one-of-a-kind performance. The January concert will also feature visuals by Nate Eizenga, who processes visual components in real time to sync with the music and preserve artistic integrity.

The concert series is shaping up to be a mind-bending experience that's different from any other evening in Grand Rapids.

2017 Concerts Under the Stars Series Lineup

  • January 19 with Joshua Tree
  • February 9 with funk music by Janga
  • March 16 with jazz inspired electronic by Mishigami
  • April 6 with folk music by Emma Loo and Sam

For each show, the doors open at 6:30PM and the show starts at 7:30PM. Tickets are $10 for GRPM members, $12 for non-members if purchased in advance, and $15 for non-members on the day of the concert.

Joshua Tree at GR Live

I featured a performance by Joshua Tree and an interview with a representative from the Chaffee Planetarium in my weekly podcast GR LIVE, which airs on WYCE 88.1FM from inside The BOB in downtown Grand Rapids.

While you can listen to GR LIVE each week on WYCE 88.1FM, you can also watch the show performed live for free at The BOB. The show airs every week at noon on Thursday. Join us for lunch or a beer during GR LIVE radio at HOME at The BOB on 20 Monroe Avenue, NW, right in the heart of downtown.