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Amway Family Fireworks – Upstage Crew Blues Band, Crowd Shots, and More! [Photos]

The Amway Family Fireworks are underway at Ah Nab Awen Park and we are having a blast so far!

Two great musical acts (The Holland American Legion Band and Upstage Crew Blues Band) have already taken to the stage, and we are eagerly awaiting the start of the Tyler Howe Band's set.

Check out some of the photos from Upstage Blues Crew, some crowd shots of all of your smiling faces, our audience blasts (and a couple of random shots of ducks we saw in the river.

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Amway Family Fireworks – Photos From the Opening Ceremonies

The Amway Family Fireworks have kicked off in Downtown Grand Rapids in spectacular fashion!

We had a great kick off courtesy of our friends from Amway, as well as a Salute The Troops tribute from the folks at Spartan Nash! 

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#GRFamilyFireworks: Amway Family Fireworks Live Via Twitter, Instagram on 100.5 The River

The Amway Family Fireworks today at Ah-Nab-Awen Park in Grand Rapids is more than just fireworks celebrating the Independence Day holiday weekend.

It's music, entertainment, food, frolic and fun, while embracing family, freedom and community.

Share the fun you're having and the festiveness and friendliness you're seeing by using Twitter or Instagram, and posting tweets and pics using the hashtag #GRFireworks, and see it all posted below on 100.5 The River.

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New Movies Include ‘Terminator Genisys,’ ‘Amy’ and ‘Magic Mike XXL’ [Video]

Could this be the weekend that Jurassic World and Inside Out finally get some competition at the box office?

Take a look at all of this week's new releases with Grand Rapids showtimes.

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Adopt Verdelle From Crash’s Landing

Visit Verdelle at Crash's Landing and you'll be glad you did. Verdelle is a stunning 5-year-old cat who is ready to be adopted.

Visit today and welcome Verdelle into your family!

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Photo Courtesy of Amway
Photo Courtesy of Amway
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Six Tips For Taking Awesome Pictures of Fireworks on Your Phone

Every year I end up with around 20 or so blurry, crappy pictures from the Fourth of July fireworks. Fireworks are so spectacular I just want to capture each burst and sparkle on my camera roll! But, it never works out.

Well this year it's going to be different! I'm planning to get some great shots at the Amway Family Fireworks at Ah Nab Awen Park this Saturday, with these six tips on how to get awesome firework photos, shared by a professional photographer with Time Magazine

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Throwback Thursday: Woodland Mall Fashion Show [Video]

It's time for another classic GR fashion show. This one is from 1993 at the Woodland Mall.

Remember the Sam Goody store in that mall? The best prices on CDs that year if I recall correctly, plus their comedy section was pretty deep.

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Courtesy of Upstage Crew Blues Band
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Amway Family Fireworks Entertainment Spotlight – Upstage Crew Blues Band

We’re gearing up for the 2015 Amway Family Fireworks at Ah Nab Awen Park on July 4th! Leading up to the event, we want to give you a glimpse into some of the great performers you’ll be seeing throughout the evening leading up to the fireworks.

This time we’re highlighting Upstage Crew Blues Band!

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Amway Family Fireworks Entertainment Spotlight – Tyler Howe Band

We’re gearing up for the 2015 Amway Family Fireworks at Ah Nab Awen Park on July 4th! Leading up to the event, we want to give you a glimpse into some of the great performers you’ll be seeing throughout the evening leading up to the fireworks.

This time we’re highlighting Tyler Howe!

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Photo courtesy of the Holland American Legion Band
Photo courtesy of the Holland American Legion Band
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Amway Family Fireworks Entertainment Spotlight – Holland American Legion Band

We're gearing up for the 2015 Amway Family Fireworks at Ah Nab Awen Park on July 4th! Leading up to the event, we want to give you a glimpse into some of the great performers you'll be seeing throughout the evening leading up to the fireworks.

Our first spotlight is on the Holland American Legion Band!

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Tanger Outlets Grand Rapids Location Announces Opening Weekend Events

Tanger Outlets will open in Byron Center on July 31. The grand opening weekend will include fireworks, celebrity appearances, prizes and more.

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Grand Cocktail Competition to Kick off Restaurant Week 2015

Restaurant Week Grand Rapids 2015 is more than a month away, however the pre-event, the Grand Cocktail Competition featuring many of the restaurants participating in Restaurant Week GR is being launched nest Monday, July 6 to get the public involved in cocktail tasting throughout the month of July.

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