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Catalyst Radio: Inaugural GRandJazzFest at Rosa Parks Circle Aug. 18

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About Catalyst Radio

Catalyst Radio is the weekly public affairs radio program of Community Media Center, with producer and host Linda Gellasch. The program is a feature of WYCE and The Rapidian and includes interviews with organizations and people working on social change and community support, examines media and free speech issues, and takes a look at the behind-the-scenes of Rapidian reporting. You can catch it on air at noon every Friday on WYCE 88.1 FM or streaming on the Grand Rapids Community Media Center Website.

Past Catalyst Radio episodes are archived on The Rapidian.

THE FEED

GRandJazzFest is a free event at Rosa Parks Circle on Saturday, Aug. 18, featuring local musicians and performers with Michigan ties.

Rosa Parks Circle will be the site for another downtown music festival. The free GRandJazzFest is on Sat., Aug. 18.

Rosa Parks Circle will be the site for another downtown music festival. The free GRandJazzFest is on Sat., Aug. 18. /City of Grand Rapids Planning Department

Grupo Aye is one of the local featured bands set to perform at GRandJazzFest Aug. 18.

Grupo Aye is one of the local featured bands set to perform at GRandJazzFest Aug. 18.

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INTERVIEW

A new, and free, music festival featuring artists with Michigan ties is coming to downtown Grand Rapids. The first ever GRandJazzFest is set for Saturday, Aug. 18, in Rosa Parks Circle, from noon until 10 p.m.

Chair and Founder of GRandJazzFest Audrey Sundstrom joined us in the studio to tell of the creation of this music event, and note some of the performers on the slate.

For this episode, we alter the format slightly to allow for sampling of some of the local musicians that will be taking part in the Aug. 18 festival.

 

MUSIC

This edition of Catalyst Radio features Grand Rapids musicians that will take part in the Aug. 18 GRandJazzFest, including Grupo Aye with the song Juajiro del Corazon, Steve Hilger with Blue Bossa and Edye Evans Hyde performing Summertime.


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