Love music? So does Grand Rapids. You’ll find something for every musical taste here, at 100+ live-music venues ranging from massive arenas and rollicking nightclubs to intimate coffeehouses and unique outdoor settings. See the world’s biggest touring superstars, discover hot up-and-coming acts and explore a flourishing local music scene – your ears will thank you!
Terms to Travel By: Tunetrotter
(n) a person who travels in search of great live music
Want to get a taste of the local music scene? Listen right now to WYCE, an independent, community radio station serving the communities of Grand Rapids and West Michigan. Experience our local music passion through interviews with artists, in-studio performances, album reviews, and where to find great local music.
GR Live is a live radio program happening every Thursday at noon in downtown Grand Rapids at H.O.M.E. at the B.O.B. and broadcasts live over the air on WYCE 88.1 FM. The show will be hosted by Quinn Mathews and will feature live music from groups playing in Grand Rapids and interviews with people involved in our regional music community. Listeners will learn about music events happening in and around the city while being able to relax and enjoy the performances.
You don't have to go to the biggest cities to see the biggest stars. Everyone from Lady Gaga and Taylor Swift to Bruno Mars and Bruce Springsteen puts Grand Rapids on their tour schedule. See your favorites - without the hassles of traveling to Detroit or Chicago - at:
Van Andel Arena, one of the world's top 10 highest-grossing mid-size arenas, hosts the biggest, most spectacular tours.
The award-winning Grand Rapids Symphony led by Music Director and Maestro Marcelo Lehninger, has expanded beyond its classical music roster to play contemporary hits such as Harry Potter screenings ,... Read More ›
Opera Grand Rapids Artistic Director, Maestro James Meena , is bringing international opera stars to the local opera stage. Opera Grand Rapids attendees can experience big-stage talent, without the... Read More ›
It’s the ideal summer night: a picnic on the lawn with local food and beverage and great music. In Grand Rapids, outdoor summer concerts that allow you to bring your own picnic is a well-loved... Read More ›