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The Eddy celebrates final "Artoberfest" concerts with time-limited pre-sale discounts

Friday, October 9 tickets are $10.00 at the gate and Saturday, October 10 pre-sale tickets 50% off "ARTcentive" with coupon code until 4:00 p.m. on October 9.
Inside The Eddy

Inside The Eddy /Courtesy of Porterhouse Presents

Underwriting support from:

Eddy Art Themes

Innovation is Art

Silent Disco Presents a 1000 wireless headset side tent venue with three stages and 100's of artists, DJs and live silent bands. Each headset has three channels with light-up LED colors that let the listener know which stage they are listening to. Late night silent programing features six food trucks, a craft beer bar, dining tent and other features.

Food is Art

Six Michigan food trucks from huge 4 ft. Spanish paellas to Pit BBQ and historic 1940’s Ford dessert trucks with fun food demos.,,, Mo Barista and more.

Liquid is Art

Award-winning Microbrew & Music Festival designed craft brew bar featuring Founder’s, Michigan Cider & Wine, Michigan-made non alcoholic beverages, Curbie Soda Jerk and Root Beer Floats. All of this with a rare and custom menu to highlight Grand Rapids as a leader and Beer City USA winner.

Lighting is Art

Fantasee Lighting and our visual project team will create a one-of-kind experience where the entire venue will feel underwater at one time or have amazing projections featuring the art of ArtPrize and awards ceremony.

**Art Themes as described by Porterhouse Presents in a press release on October 8, 2015.

The Eddy at ArtPrize Seven is kicking off its final concert series "Artoberfest” on October 9 and 10 featuring Netflix music documentary sensation Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars, The Go Rounds, and Vox Vidorra. "Artoberfest" includes live music, Michigan food trucks, craft beer and a silent disco to follow the headliners. Event-goers are provided with headphones and the ability to choose between three live DJs and performers. All tickets for Saturday, October 10’s event also include a custom beer stein and one drink token.

Event organizer Sam Porter announced plans to further sweeten the deal with discounted ticket prices for Friday, October 9, and a time-limited coupon code for 50% off Saturday, October 10’s show for pre-sales on their website up until 4:00 p.m. on October 9.

“The Eddy is Porterhouse Presents' first event in Grand Rapids and it has been a great opportunity for growth. We had an amazing opening weekend with over 3500 fans. We wouldn’t have been able to do it without our sponsors MLive, Founder’s and iHeart Radio supporting us,”says event organizer Sam Porter. “For the final concert weekend we are making most shows $10 so we can truly share the experience with all ArtPrize visitors."

The Eddy attracted City of Grand Rapids and ArtPrize Seven officials to its first weekend of events, and has received high praise.

“The Eddy tent venue is a one of a kind experience. I look forward to seeing it return soon for future festivals in our city,” said Grand Rapids Mayor-Elect Rosalynn Bliss after her visit to the Eddy.

“The success of The Avett Brothers show confirmed that The Eddy has the potential to be a game changing addition to the ArtPrize event,” says ArtPrize Creative Director Todd Herring.

The 50% off “ARTsentive” pre-sale discount coupon code brings a general admission ticket for Saturday, normally priced at $34.00, down to just $17.00. Simply visit the Porterhouse Presents website and enter in the coupon code “TheEddy” when purchasing a ticket for the October 10 show. The code is only valid up until 4:00 p.m. on October 9, so act fast! The show for Friday, October 9 has been discounted to just $10.00 at the gate. On both days the food trucks open at 4:00 p.m. with free admission, and the ticketed events run from 6:00 p.m. until the wee hours of the morning.

As part of the Grand Rapids Forward Initiative to connect the Grand River to the urban landscape, The Eddy is utilizing an undeveloped grassy strip along the Grand River at the corner of  North Monroe Avenue and Trowbridge Street, next to the I-196 overpass, for the festivities.

“We want people to experience The Eddy as an active space conducive to driving economic values, arts, and community," says Porter. "This celebration will be a tool to educate the citizens to get active and engaged in pioneering the future of riverfront developments.” 

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