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Paul McCartney Performs At Save Mart Center
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Paul McCartney Will Play Grand Rapids’ Van Andel Arena August 15

Paul McCartney will be bringing his One on One Tour to Grand Rapids' Van Andel Arena on Monday, August 15. Tickets go on sale Monday, May 2 at 10 a.m.

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10th Anniversary Essence Music Festival - Day 1
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Remembering Prince’s Last Appearance at Grand Rapids’ Van Andel Arena in 2004

Prince's last appearance in Grand Rapids took place in August of 2004 when he made a stop on his Musicology Live 2004ever Tour. Never one to hold a short concert, he played thirty-three songs that evening. Here's the setlist from that memorable night.

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Courtesy Meijer Gardens
Courtesy Meijer Gardens
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The Free Tuesday Evening Music Club Lineup Announced for Meijer Gardens

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, having just announced their Summer Concert Series lineup, now is announcing the lineup for the free Tuesday Evening Music Club. The Tuesday Evening Music Club brings talented local and regional musicians to the Frederik Meijer Gardens Amphitheater stage Tuesday evenings, and are free to Meijer Gardens members and included in admission for other guests—throughout July and August.

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Garth Brooks World Tour Opening Night - Rosemont, IL
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Garth Brooks Sets Ticket Sales Record Here in Grand Rapids

This past Friday, it was a Garth Brooks frenzy. Tickets went on sale at 10 a.m., and craziness began!

As of Friday at 12 noon, Garth Brooks had broken his Michigan regional record in 24 minutes. He last played in East Lansing, MI on April 9-10, 1996, at MSU-Breslin Center, I was there, and sold 28,393 tickets. By late Friday afternoon he had sold over 51,000 tickets for Van Andel Arena here in Grand Rapids and tickets are still selling!

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Diana Ross/Courtesy Meijer Gardens
Diana Ross/Courtesy Meijer Gardens
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Diana Ross Coming to the Meijer Gardens Summer Concerts

Is there a headliner for the Frederik Meijer Gardens Summer Concert Series this summer? I don't know, how about Diana Ross!

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park just announced their Fifth Third Bank Summer Concert lineup, and it's another fantastic lineup. There are 30 shows in the super eclectic, high quality lineup, packed with so many stars it's hard to know who to be excited about the most.

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MATRIX:MIDLAND Festival
MATRIX:MIDLAND Festival
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MATRIX:MIDLAND Festival Lineup Includes Kristin Chenoweth and Mitch Albom

The lineup for the 39th annual MATRIX:MIDLAND Festival at Midland Center for the Arts has been announced.

Performers include Mitch Albom and Kristin Chenoweth.

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More Great Jazz Coming To St. Cecilia This Month

On Thursday, April 21 at 7:30 pm the audience at St. Cecilia Music Center will witness one of the most influential jazz drummers of the 20th Century, Jack DeJohnette in concert with Saxophonist Ravi Coltrane (son of Jazz legend John Coltrane and Alice Coltrane) and Electric Bassist Matt Garrison (son of bassist of the classic Coltrane quartet Jimmy Garrison).

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West Michigan Youth Ballet Performing Coppelia Saturday

The West Michigan Youth Ballet is presenting the endearing ballet, Coppelia, at Grand Rapids Christian High's DeVos Center for Arts and Worship this Saturday, March 26, with performance times at 1 and 4:30 p.m.

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Andrew Renneisen/Getty Images
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Doors to Open 90 Minutes Prior to March 23rd’s Elton John Performance at Van Andel Arena

Elton John will be playing Grand Rapids' Van Andel Arena Wednesday night, and beacuse there's no opener you're going to want to be sure to be in your seats by the 8 p.m. start time. To accommodate the thousands of people coming down to the show, the venue will be opening its doors at 6:30 p.m.

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2016 Pre-GRAMMY Gala And Salute to Industry Icons Honoring Irving Azoff - Show
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Barry Manilow Wants Your New or Gently Used Musical Instrument for GRPS Students

Legendary singer-songwriter Barry Manilow hopes others will once again follow his philanthropic lead as he brings his Manilow Music Project to the Grand Rapids Public Schools Manilow plans to donate a Yamaha piano to launch a local music instrument drive. Anyone who donates a new or gently used musical instrument prior to show date will receive 2 free tickets (valid for pre-selected seat locations on a first come first serve basis) for Manilow’s show this Friday, March 25th.

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Courtesy GRandJazzFest
Courtesy GRandJazzFest
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Great Jazz Coming Back in August With GRandJazzFest

GRandJazzFest presented by DTE Energy Foundation returns to Rosa Parks Circle in downtown Grand Rapids, this Aug. 20 and 21, for the fifth annual festival. The popular family-friendly festival, which attracted more than 10,000 people last year, is West Michigan’s only free, weekend-long jazz festival. The two-day festival will again be free because of Presenting Sponsor DTE Energy Foundation, the City of Grand Rapids and other sponsoring organizations and individuals.

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The Accidentals via YouTube
The Accidentals via YouTube
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Lowell Announces Summer Concert Series Lineup [Videos]

One of the highlights of summer in West Michigan is the opportunity to get outdoors and enjoy the talents of excellent local musicians.

The full lineup for the Lowell Showboat Sizzlin' Summer Concerts has been announced!

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