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!
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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:
A wide variety of smaller venues host a mix of national, regional and local favorites. The freshest cutting-edge acts are liable to appear at The Intersection and The Pyramid Scheme. Many bars and restaurants also offer live music.
One of the crown jewels of the local culture scene, the Grammy®-nominated Grand Rapids Symphony presents more than 400 performances each year, playing everything from the classics to today's top hits. The Symphony also accompanies Opera Grand Rapids and Grand Rapids Ballet Company performances.
Summer never sounded so sweet as it does in Grand Rapids, thanks to a genre-busting lineup of concert series at outdoor venues, including:
From a Chamber Choir and Bach Chorale to Blues and Jazz Societies, we've got a great-sounding scratch for most every musical itch. Check out this list of specialty music organizations and performing arts groups.