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St. Cecilia’s “Fresh Folk Series” Continues This Thursday


The Fresh Folk Series at St. Cecilia Music Center continues this Thursday, March 28, and will bring two great performance artists, Seth & May and FauxGrass to the stage.
One of Michigan’s most popular folk and Americana music writers and musicians, Seth Bernard and May Erlewine, will land in Grand Rapids for the Fresh Folk Series on one of their few stops here to perform their newest work, as well as crowd favorites. “This year we are busy traveling the country making appearances in Oregon and the West Coast as well as Vermont. We’re excited to play in our home ‘Mitten State’ in between these two places this Spring and share some of our newest writing”, says Seth Bernard. Seth and May are in constant demand playing festivals all over the country as well as performing at venerable folk institutions such as the Ark in Ann Arbor and Garrison Keillor’s ‘A Prairie Home Companion’.
Beginning the evening will be the eclectic and playful band, Fauxgrass. Fauxgrass’s original and traditional approach to music, has quickly landed them a place in the progressive bluegrass community since their inception in 2011.  They have toured extensively through the mid-west, Colorado, and northeast coast, as well as establishing themselves as a regular presence in the Michigan music scene.

The Fresh Folk Series idea came about during the 2012 ArtPrize event where St. Cecilia Music Center hosted 58 live performances in 4 days featuring musical ArtPrize entries.  St. Cecilia’s Jazz series and Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center series brings in performers from around the world, but they also wanted to highlight some of Michigan’s great talent – this series does that.

Tickets are $15 per concert. Student tickets are $10 with a student ID.  Advance reservations are encouraged for those who wish to reserve a specific seating location. Tickets will be available the night of the show if not sold out. A cash bar will be available prior to the show and during intermission. A post-concert “Meet-the-Artists” reception is included for all ticket holders the night of the concert. The reception includes a cash bar and snacks and will feature a performance by an “emerging artist” from the area. Tickets are available by calling 616-459-2224 or visiting the SCMC box office at 24 Ransom Ave. NE in downtown Grand Rapids. Tickets are available online at

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