Kirtan Leader Michael H. Cohen continues his 2013 Midwest tour as he returns to Grand Rapids for a Summer Solstice Kirtan Celebration at the Grand Rapids Zen Center tonight, Saturday, June 22 from 8-10pm.

The Kirtan event will be held at the new GRAND RAPIDS ZEN CENTER, located at 451 Division Ave. South, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 - one block South of Wealthy Street. This beautiful center recently relocated and re-opened. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. This drug and alcohol free event is family friendly. Children 13 and under are admitted free of charge. The band features musicians from Cincinnati, OH and Lansing and Grand Rapids.  Advance tickets available at http://solsticekirtangr-efbevent.eventbrite.com/ or by contacting mike@mikecohenkirtan.com.

Cohen’s high-energy group performed an acoustic set as part of Art Prize 2012 at the renowned St. Cecilia’s Music Center. Shakti Gayatri, a track from Cohen’s 2012 release SOUL CONTACT, won a $2000 prize in the Pop/Electronic category. Cohen’s second album was released in April 2012. Like his debut album, Om Dattatreya: Journey to the West, this album was created with Grammy Award winning producer Jeff Ciampa.

Michael H. Cohen is an internationally renowned Kirtan artist, teacher, healer and leader who guides Kirtan participants into unparalleled heights of joy, energy and awareness through his unforgettable and intoxicating style of Kirtan music. Referred to as “Dattatreya Kirtan” Cohen’s music blends Eastern mantra and Western grooves in creative compositions that Yoga Chicago Magazine has described as "inspiring, addictive and highly-chantable". Michael Cohen’s recordings - Om Dattatreya (2009) and Soul Contact (2012) - were produced by Grammy Award winner Jeff Ciampa and have both received critical acclaim.