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Sunny weather, large crowds make HopCat, WYCE Blue Bridge Music Festival a success

by Ron Lemmon (lemmon)

Submitted 10-02-2017 under NEWS

Unlike last year, when rain, wind, and cold weather dampened attendance, this year sunny skies and warm temperatures brought thousands of music and art lovers to the Blue Bridge Music Festival over two days to listen to the eight bands competing for...

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Spoke Folks hosts first Beer City Bike Fest

by The Spoke Folks (The Spoke Folks)

Submitted 08-22-2017 under NONPROFITS

It's been a great summer at the Spoke Folks! Grand Rapids' only community, non-profit bike coop has been keeping people rolling with extended shop hours, a mobile bike repair unit, and dozens of events around the city. All of this grease and...

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Eastown invites Grand Rapids to celebrate annual Bizarre Bazaar

by Eastown Community Association (Eastown Communi...)

Submitted 06-20-2017 under NONPROFITS

The Eastown Community and Eastown Business Associations are hosting their annual Bizarre Bazaar, an incomparable event in the Eastown community. This year’s event will be held on Wealthy Street, in Eastown on June 24, 2017 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m....

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Jazz festival in Grand Rapids this summer has something for everyone

by Molly Klimas (GRandJazzFest)

Submitted 05-23-2017 under NONPROFITS

Say “jazz” to someone who’s more into country or hip-hop and they might think “elevator music.” But jazz – known as the Great American Art Form because it was born in New Orleans – is an eclectic genre with...

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"God of Carnage" will take the stage at Dog Story Theater this Friday

by The University Wits (The University Wits)

Submitted 02-08-2017 under NONPROFITS

After 11 year old boys Benjamin and Henry get into a fight on the playground, resulting in one child getting hit in the mouth and losing a few teeth, the four parents meet to discuss the unpleasantness calmly and politely. However, as tempers rise...

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Two-day Blue Bridge Music Festival to be a connecting point between visual art and sound

by Carly Schweppe (carly.schweppe)

Submitted 09-30-2016 under NEWS

The Blue Bridge Music Festival takes place this weekend on the historic blue foot bridge over the Grand River between Fulton and Pearl on Friday, September 30 and Saturday, October 1.  Quinn Mathews, station manager at WYCE and host of GR Live...

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Recovery Palooza celebrates tenth anniversary

by Recovery Allies of West Michigan (recoveryallieso...)

Submitted 08-30-2016 under NONPROFITS

Celebrating its true tenth anniversary in 2016 is Grand Rapids' own Recovery Palooza. Recovery Palooza is the signature event of local non-profit Recovery Allies of West Michigan.  This event is a community celebration and educational...

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Streetfair brings fun end to summer in Eastown

by Eastown Community Association (Eastown Communi...)

Submitted 08-30-2016 under NONPROFITS

With school starting this week or next for families, it can feel like summer is officially coming to a close. Knowing that, the Eastown Community Association and the Eastown Business Association have joined together to once again throw the best...

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Polish Festival brings food, music, polka to downtown Grand Rapids

by Marilyn Lignell (Polish Heritage...)

Submitted 08-16-2016 under NONPROFITS

The Polish Festival 2016 will be held on August 26-28, 2016 at Rosa Parks Circle in downtown Grand Rapids. Celebrating Polish contributions to society through the centuries, the festival features a historical and cultural booth featuring the "...

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Fifth annual jazz festival coming to Rosa Parks Circle

by Molly Klimas (GRandJazzFest)

Submitted 08-16-2016 under NONPROFITS

Jazz has been called “the art of expression set to music” and “the great American art form.” Experience the art of jazz in all its forms and genres this weekend, August 20 and 21, at the fifth annual GRandJazzFest presented...

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