Next Thursday, January 18, the Grand Rapids Public Museum begins 2018 Concerts Under the Stars. But, wait, you say, won't it be just a little cold? Nope! Not at the museum.

And, why is that? Because it's all in the comfort of the Chaffee Planetarium.

The first concert is on January 18 is a local band hi-ker, and you're in for a fully immersive audio and visual experience. hi-ker will feature experimental synth and post new wave bizarro pop. You just sit back and experience the wonder of the cosmos and the wonder of music.

Live concerts will run through April, 2018, with five concerts total featuring pop, jazz, folk and rock sounds.

hi-ker is composed of Spencer Gordon, Chris Ryan and Kohl Sprader, and their newest album titled “Lippe” was self-released on December 1, 2017.

The January concert will also feature visuals by Nate Eizenga. Nate is a Grand Rapids native who moonlights as video artist, focusing on accompaniment for live musical performances.

Concerts begin at 7:30 p.m., with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments, beer and other beverages will be available for purchase.

Tickets are $10 for GRPM members, $12 for non-members if purchased in advance, and $15 for non-members on the day of the concert. Tickets are currently on sale at, by calling 616.929.1700 or at the Museum’s front desk.


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