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Aretha, The Queen of Soul, at DeVos Performance Hall in October

Known around the world by her first name, and as the undisputed, reigning "Queen of Soul," Aretha Franklin is coming to Grand Rapids DeVos Performance Hall on Sunday, October 9, 2016 at 7:30 PM.

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ASCAP Centennial Awards - Show
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Garth Brooks Gives Grand Rapids Fan Red Corvette, Pays Off Student Loans, More

TMZ reports that a teacher who attended Garth Brooks' show in Grand Rapids at Van Andel Arena on Thursday night held the 4 millionth ticket ever sold to a Garth Brooks show.

The teacher was surprised with a long list of gifts to celebrate the occasion.

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Garth Brooks World Tour Opening Night - Rosemont, IL
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Garth Brooks This Weekend? Read This!

It's going to be a crazy weekend in downtown Grand Rapids. Not only is it 5th 3rd Riverbank Run weekend, but there are just a few concerts, like Garth Brooks. It's all Garth Brooks since he has six concerts this weekend. So, it's vitally important that you concert goers read this from the Van Andel Arena.

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Garth Brooks World Tour Opening Night - Rosemont, IL
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Garth Brooks This Weekend? Read This!

It's going to be a crazy weekend in downtown Grand Rapids. Not only is it 5th 3rd Riverbank Run weekend, but there are just a few concerts, like Garth Brooks. It's all Garth Brooks since he has six concerts this weekend. So, it's vitally important that you concert goers read this from the Van Andel Arena.

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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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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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Grand Rapids Griffins v Hamilton Bulldogs
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Griffin’s Playoff Tickets On Sale Today

Tickets for the Grand Rapids Griffins’ first two home games during the 2016 Calder Cup Playoffs will go on sale to the public this morning, Saturday, April 16 at 10 a.m.

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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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Def Leppard Announce Grand Rapids Date of SummerTour with REO Speedwagon and Tesla

Saturday, July 9 is the date to catch another fabulous show at VanAndel Arena.

Def Leppard have just announced they will return to the road this summer for an extensive tour across North America due to overwhelming demand...

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GRPD Investigating Shot Fired Outside Van Andel Arena

Police are searching for a person believed to have fired a gun outside of Van Andel Arena downtown Grand Rapids Friday afternoon, M-Live reports.

Shortly before 4p.m. police were called to the arena on a report of a large fight, with at least one shot fired.

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A Capitol Fourth 2015 Independence Day Concert - Rehearsals
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Barry Manilow to Play Grand Rapids’ Van Andel Arena March 25

Barry Manilow will bring his "One Last Time" tour to Grand Rapids' Van Andel Arena Friday, March 25. Tickets go on sale to the general public, Wednesday, February 10 at 10 a.m.

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