Local First!

Local First is the largest organization supporting and advocating for locally owned businesses in the Midwest, representing more than 550 member businesses throughout West Michigan.


And, this weekend, the Annual Local First Street Party hits the pavement.  The cool thing is that it is a free event.  Of course beverages and food have a charge, but this Saturday, in front of Bistro Bella Vita, downtown, you can 'party-down' and celebrate local business from 4pm to Midnight.

Here's a list of the musical acts and food vendors attending at this year's party. Come enjoy local food, beer and music at the 9th annual Local First Street Party presented by Founders Brewing.


• Fauxgrass Quartet

• Larry McCray

• Afro Zuma

• Grupo Aye

• The Hard Lessons

• La Famiglia (with surprise special guests!)

• Grand Rapids Soul Club

Drinks and Food:

• Founders Brewing (Centennial IPA, Pale Ale, Solid Gold & Cerise)

• St. Julian (4 varieties of wine)


• What the Truck

• The Silver Spork

• San Chez

• Stoner Taco

• Little Pearl Cupcake

• Marge’s Donut Den

• Chez Olga

• Egg Roll Queens

• Faygo Pop (Assorted flavors)

• Free Water!

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