Local First Street Party

Local First Street Party to celebrate local businesses for 12th year Saturday

by (PeopleFirstEconomy)

Submitted 06-02-2015 under NEWS

Local First will hold their 12th annual Street Party, presented by Founders Brewing Company, on Saturday, June 6 outside Bistro Bella Vita from 3 p.m. to midnight. In addition to a long and varied music set, there will also be Founders beer, local...

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Story Matters: Sarah Bowman shares why she loves to support local music

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 06-13-2014 under NONPROFITS

We build community when we share our stories - whether they be a memory, an experience or just simply telling what we think is great about this place. STORY MATTERS. is a story collecting project from The Rapidian and GRTV. Sarah Bowman says it...

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The Bandit Queen to provide taste of ramen at 11th annual Local First Street Party

by (lisadebone)

Submitted 06-03-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

The 11th annual Local First Street Party, presented by Founders Brewing Company, will be kicking off summer this Saturday. The festival of local food, drink, entertainment and music will begin at 3 p.m. outside of Bistro Bella Vita. Small business...

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Founders Brewing Co. to kick off summer with 11th annual Local First Street Party

by (lisadebone)

Submitted 05-27-2014 under NEWS

On Saturday, June 7, Local First is "calling all party animals" to celebrate local beer, food and music at the 11th Annual Local First Street Party. Festivities begin at 3 p.m.  and will last until midnight in front of Bistro Bella...

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After nearly a decade Cabildo's party still going strong

by (stevendavison)

Submitted 05-31-2013 under OPINION

Grand Rapids band Cabildo are certainly one of the unsung heroes of the Grand Rapids music scene. Over the last decade the band has been a reliable presence; playing its heavy latin-flavored and groove laden dance music at wide variety of venues....

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Ralston Bowles to play Local First Street Party

by (Ben Snider)

Submitted 05-29-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Ralston Bowles, who will be playing the Local First Street Party on June 1 from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. in front of Bistro Bella Vita, 44 Grandville Ave. SW, sees it as more than just a show. “I guess I see the event as a way of raising...

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