Grand River Folk Arts Society
Sunday September 14, 2014
5:00 pm 
Community Singing
Postellon's (3242 Brooktrails Drive SE Grand Rapids, MI)

Contact: 616 246-6468 Sundaysings@grfolkarts.org

Sing the songs you Love, and learn new ones ! A voice is not required, just enthusiasm! Bring a dish and/or an instrument. 5-9 pm most 2nd Sundays and it's free! Free
 
Community Singing
Postellon's (3242 Brooktrails Drive SE Grand Rapids, MI)

Contact: 616 246-6468 Sundaysings@grfolkarts.org

Sing the songs you Love, and learn new ones ! A voice is not required, just enthusiasm! Bring a dish and/or an instrument. 5-9 pm most 2nd Sundays and it's free! Free
Friday September 26, 2014
7:00 pm 
Fourth Friday Contra Dance w/ open band
5th Street Hall (701 5th Street Northwest Grand Rapids, MI)

Contact: 616 307 0883 fri.contra@grfolkarts.org

Play music, call, or just dance. Swirl, twirl and swing to this great forum. It is all about dancing but there is opportunity to learn new skills. There will be new callers, new dances, new musicians and fun for all. Beginner instruction at 7; dancing at 7:30 $ 9 General $ 7 Folk/dance societies members $ 20 family $ 5 Student $ 1 First Time Friend
Saturday October 4, 2014
8:00 pm 
Jim Spalink The Bard
Wealthy Theatre Annex (1110 Wealthy St. Grand Rapids, MI)

Contact: (616) 307-0883 glefolk@gmail.com

Join us for an evening with an ancient Irish Bard. Jim gives a wonderful solo performance of wire strung harp, Irish poetry and history, all with a good dose of humor thrown in. $12 General, $10 Seniors, Student w/ID, $10, 2nd student free $9 Members, $3 2-12 year olds.
Sunday October 12, 2014
5:00 pm 
Community Singing
Postellon's (3242 Brooktrails Drive SE Grand Rapids, MI)

Contact: 616 246-6468 Sundaysings@grfolkarts.org

Sing the songs you Love, and learn new ones ! A voice is not required, just enthusiasm! Bring a dish and/or an instrument. 5-9 pm most 2nd Sundays and it's free! Free
Saturday October 18, 2014
8:00 pm 
Colin O'Brien
Wealthy Theatre Annex (1110 Wealthy St. SE Grand Rapids, MI)

Contact: 616 307 0883 glenn@grfolkarts.org

With his banjo, fiddle, guitar and dancing feet Colin rekindles the fire of John Hartford's legendary live shows. That along with Colin's shy humor, hat tricks and original songwriting promise to make a very entertaining evening. $12 General, $10 Seniors, Student w/ID, $10, 2nd student free $9 Members, $3 2-12 year olds.
Friday October 24, 2014
7:00 pm 
Fourth Friday Contra Dance w/ open band
5th Street Hall (701 5th Street Northwest Grand Rapids, MI)

Contact: 616 307 0883 fri.contra@grfolkarts.org

Play music, call, or just dance. Swirl, twirl and swing to this great forum. It is all about dancing but there is opportunity to learn new skills. There will be new callers, new dances, new musicians and fun for all. Beginner instruction at 7; dancing at 7:30 $ 9 General $ 7 Folk/dance societies members $ 20 family $ 5 Student $ 1 First Time Friend
Saturday October 25, 2014
8:00 pm 
Lou and Peter Berryman
Wealthy Theatre Annex (1110 Wealthy St. SE Grand Rapids, MI)

Contact: 616 246-6468 Sundaysings@grfolkarts.org

Lou and Peter Berryman - This dou has been collaborating and performing songs together since the 1970's. Their forte is writing very funny songs and delivering them is a folksy manner to the accompaniment of Lou's Accordion and Peter's guitar. $12 General, $10 Seniors, Student w/ID, $10, 2nd student free $9 Members, $3 2-12 year olds.
Saturday November 1, 2014
8:00 pm 
Robert Jones
Wealthy Theatre Annex (1110 Wealthy St. SE Grand Rapids, MI)

Contact: 616 246-6468 sundaysings@grfolkarts.org

Roots & Blues: Traditional American songs and stories have much to teach us. We can learn a great deal about where we've been, who we are and where we are going. $12 General, $10 Seniors, Student w/ID, $10, 2nd student free $9 Members, $3 2-12 year olds. Tickets at the door.
Saturday November 8, 2014
8:00 pm 
Harpeth Rising
Wealthy Theatre Annex (1110 Wealthy St. SE Grand Rapids, MI)

Contact: 616 246-6468 sundaysings@grfolkarts.org

Harpeth Rising- Three Girls with a bass, a banjo, a violin and great vocal harmonies, give a live performance of very high energy. Their harmonies run the gamut from traditional Bluegrass to full on Gregorian organum. Articulate lyricists, expressive and innovative players and singers present the future of original string music. $12 General, $10 Seniors, Student w/ID, $10, 2nd student free $9 Members, $3 2-12 year olds.
Sunday November 9, 2014
5:00 pm 
Community Singing
Postellon's (3242 Brooktrails Drive SE Grand Rapids, MI)

Contact: 616 246-6468 Sundaysings@grfolkarts.org

Sing the songs you Love, and learn new ones ! A voice is not required, just enthusiasm! Bring a dish and/or an instrument. 5-9 pm most 2nd Sundays and it's free! Free
Saturday November 22, 2014
8:00 pm 
Dick Hensold and Andrea Beaton
Wealthy Theatre Annex (1110 Wealthy St. SE Grand Rapids, MI)

Contact: 616 246-6468 sundaysings@grfolkarts.org

Dick Hensold a master piper combines his Northumbrian smallpipes with Andrea Beaton's virtuosic fiddle to bring alive the ancient Cape Breton style of music. $12 General, $10 Seniors, Student w/ID, $10, 2nd student free $9 Members, $3 2-12 year olds.
Friday November 28, 2014
7:00 pm 
Fourth Friday Contra Dance w/ open band
5th Street Hall (701 5th Street Northwest Grand Rapids, MI)

Contact: 616 307 0883 fri.contra@grfolkarts.org

Play music, call, or just dance. Swirl, twirl and swing to this great forum. It is all about dancing but there is opportunity to learn new skills. There will be new callers, new dances, new musicians and fun for all. Beginner instruction at 7; dancing at 7:30 $ 9 General $ 7 Folk/dance societies members $ 20 family $ 5 Student $ 1 First Time Friend
Saturday December 6, 2014
8:00 pm 
B - Side Growlers
Wealthy Theatre Annex (1110 Wealthy St. SE Grand Rapids, MI)

Contact: 616 246-6468 sundaysings@grfolkarts.org

B-Side Growlers - This trio (Mary Lewandoski on vocals, percussion, guitar; Matt Porter doing bass and vocals; Pete Lewandoski on guitar, banjo, fiddle and vocals) give and upbeat tradition inspired vintage acoustic blues, jazz and country toe tappin' performance. $12 General, $10 Seniors, Student w/ID, $10, 2nd student free $9 Members, $3 2-12 year olds.
Sunday December 14, 2014
5:00 pm 
Community Singing
Postellon's (3242 Brooktrails Drive SE Grand Rapids, MI)

Contact: 616 246-6468 Sundaysings@grfolkarts.org

Sing the songs you Love, and learn new ones ! A voice is not required, just enthusiasm! Bring a dish and/or an instrument. 5-9 pm most 2nd Sundays and it's free! Free
Saturday December 20, 2014
8:00 pm 
Gooder'n Grits & Robert Snideman
Wealthy Theatre Annex (1110 Wealthy St. SE Grand Rapids, MI)

Contact: 616 246-6468 sundaysings@grfolkarts.org

Residence Night - Gooder'n Grits the combined effort of Glenn and Julie Warners and Bob and Shelly Hudson on fiddle, banjos and guitar doing old timey music in the style of Tommy Jarrell will share the evening with our own resident board member Robert Snideman on guitar singing memorable songs in the folk tradition. $12 General, $10 Seniors, Student w/ID, $10, 2nd student free, $9 Members, $3 2-12 year olds.
Saturday January 3, 2015
8:00 pm 
The Weatherheads
Wealthy Theatre Annex (1110 Wealthy St. SE Grand Rapids, MI)

Contact: 616 246-6468 sundaysings@grfolkarts.org

The Weatherheads - This high energy fun Americana trio does a blend of country style folk music with Pete's original thoughtful songs, Barb's bass and vocals and Steve Hubbarth's guitar, mandolin and vocals. $12 General, $10 Seniors, Student w/ID, $10, 2nd student free $9 Members, $3 2-12 year olds.
Sunday January 11, 2015
5:00 pm 
Community Singing
Postellon's (3242 Brooktrails Drive SE Grand Rapids, MI)

Contact: 616 246-6468 Sundaysings@grfolkarts.org

Sing the songs you Love, and learn new ones ! A voice is not required, just enthusiasm! Bring a dish and/or an instrument. 5-9 pm most 2nd Sundays and it's free! Free
Saturday January 17, 2015
8:00 pm 
February Sky
Wealthy Theatre Annex (1110 Wealthy St. SE Grand Rapids, MI)

Contact: 616 246-6468 Sundaysings@grfolkarts.org

February Sky - a duo of Phil Cooper and Susan Urban combines the musical talent of Phil's traditional influences and beautiful guitar work with Susan's great songwriting. They tell song stories of lives, feelings and social justice and entertain with quirky humor. $12 General, $10 Seniors, Student w/ID, $10, 2nd student free $9 Members, $3 2-12 year olds.
Friday January 23, 2015
7:00 pm 
Fourth Friday Contra Dance w/ open band
5th Street Hall (701 5th Street Northwest Grand Rapids, MI)

Contact: 616 307 0883 fri.contra@grfolkarts.org

Play music, call, or just dance. Swirl, twirl and swing to this great forum. It is all about dancing but there is opportunity to learn new skills. There will be new callers, new dances, new musicians and fun for all. Beginner instruction at 7; dancing at 7:30 $ 9 General $ 7 Folk/dance societies members $ 20 family $ 5 Student $ 1 First Time Friend
Saturday January 31, 2015
8:00 pm 
Raisin Pickers
Wealthy Theatre Annex (1110 Wealthy St. SE Grand Rapids, MI)

Contact: 616 246-6468 Sundaysings@grfolkarts.org

Raisin Pickers- Carol Wells Palms, Mark Palms and David Mosher combine fiddle, banjo, guitar and other instruments with their smooth well blended vocals to create an original string band sound influenced by a vast array of traditional music. $12 General, $10 Seniors, Student w/ID, $10, 2nd student free $9 Members, $3 2-12 year olds. At the door only
Saturday February 7, 2015
8:00 pm 
Mustard's Retreat
Wealthy Theatre Annex (1110 Wealthy St. SE Grand Rapids, MI)

Contact: 616 246-6468 sundaysings@grfolkarts.org

Mustard's Retreat - Michael Hough on autoharp, guitar and bass with David Tamulevich playing guitar, harmonica, penny whistle and dulcimer. Since 1974 have honed their original songs, harmonies and instrumentals into perfect entertainment. $12 General, $10 Seniors, Student w/ID, $10, 2nd student free $9 Members, $3 2-12 year olds. Tickets at the door only.
Saturday February 21, 2015
8:00 pm 
Lee Murdock
Wealthy Theatre Annex (1110 Wealthy St. SE Grand Rapids, MI)

Contact: 616 246-6468 sundaysings@grfolkarts.org

Lee Murdock- Noted as a fluent instrumentalist on the six and twelve-string guitars, Lee's musical influences span fifteen generations, from 17th century Irish harp music to Scott Joplin guitar rags, and embracing the blues, freshwater shanties, original songs and ballads.
Friday February 27, 2015
7:00 pm 
Fourth Friday Contra Dance w/ open band
5th Street Hall (701 5th Street Northwest Grand Rapids, MI)

Contact: 616 307 0883 fri.contra@grfolkarts.org

Play music, call, or just dance. Swirl, twirl and swing to this great forum. It is all about dancing but there is opportunity to learn new skills. There will be new callers, new dances, new musicians and fun for all. Beginner instruction at 7; dancing at 7:30 $ 9 General $ 7 Folk/dance societies members $ 20 family $ 5 Student $ 1 First Time Friend
Saturday March 7, 2015
8:00 pm 
Blue Water Ramblers
Wealthy Theatre Annex (1110 Wealthy St. SE Grand Rapids, MI)

Contact: 616 246-6468 sundaysings@grfolkarts.org

Blue Water Ramblers - Banjo Jim Foerch, Bear Berends, Tom Devries and Dan Lynn combine banjo, mandolin, guitar, bass and great vocal leads and harmonies to songs of sailors, farmers, lumberjacks, politicians love and protest to get you having fun tapping your feet and singing along. $12 General, $10 Seniors, Student w/ID, $10, 2nd student free $9 Members, $3 2-12 year olds. Tickets at the door.
Saturday March 21, 2015
8:00 pm 
Annie and Rod Capps
Wealthy Theatre Annex (1110 Wealthy St. SE City not found, MI)

Contact: 616 246-6468 Sundaysings@grfolkarts.org

Annie and Rod Capps - Annie's earthy voice and solid command of her guitar are punctuated by Rod's effortless accompaniment and beautiful solo work on guitar together they make a magical night of original songs with a soulful twang. $12 General, $10 Seniors, Student w/ID, $10, 2nd student free $9 Members, $3 2-12 year olds. Tickets at the door.
Friday March 27, 2015
7:00 pm 
Fourth Friday Contra Dance w/ open band
5th Street Hall (701 5th Street Northwest Grand Rapids, MI)

Contact: 616 307 0883 fri.contra@grfolkarts.org

Play music, call, or just dance. Swirl, twirl and swing to this great forum. It is all about dancing but there is opportunity to learn new skills. There will be new callers, new dances, new musicians and fun for all. Beginner instruction at 7; dancing at 7:30 $ 9 General $ 7 Folk/dance societies members $ 20 family $ 5 Student $ 1 First Time Friend
Saturday March 28, 2015
8:00 pm 
Bill Staines
Wealthy Theatre Annex (1110 Wealthy St. SE City not found, MI)

Contact: 616 246-6468 sundaysings@grfolkarts.org

Bill Staines - a legendary songwriter's songwriter, Bill has compelled our audiences to sing along on our stage for more than 35 to his much sang and recorded original songs. $12 General, $10 Seniors, Student w/ID, $10, 2nd student free $9 Members, $3 2-12 year olds. Tickets at the door.
Saturday April 4, 2015
8:00 pm 
Nobody's Darlin'
Wealthy Theatre Annex (1110 Wealthy St. SE Grand Rapids, MI)

Contact: 616 246-6468 sundaysings@grfolkarts.org

Nobody's Darlin' - Here's an all girl old time string band with banjo, mandolin fiddles, guitar and bass. Add in their vocals and harmonies and it's a toe-tappin' fun romp. Nobody's Darlin' delivers traditional and original songs like nobody's business. $12 General, $10 Seniors, Student w/ID, $10, 2nd student free $9 Members, $3 2-12 year olds.
Saturday April 18, 2015
12:00 am 
John Flynn
Wealthy Theatre Annex (1110 Wealthy St. SE Grand Rapids, MI)

Contact: 616 246-6468 Sundaysings@grfolkarts.org

John Flynn - A word smith and poet with a guitar, hailed as a troubadour of justice and hope, sings songs deeply rooted in the traditions of Woodie Guthrie and Phil Ochs. $12 General, $10 Seniors, Student w/ID, $10, 2nd student free $9 Members, $3 2-12 year olds.
Friday April 24, 2015
7:00 pm 
Fourth Friday Contra Dance w/ open band
5th Street Hall (701 5th Street Northwest Grand Rapids, MI)

Contact: 616 307 0883 fri.contra@grfolkarts.org

Play music, call, or just dance. Swirl, twirl and swing to this great forum. It is all about dancing but there is opportunity to learn new skills. There will be new callers, new dances, new musicians and fun for all. Beginner instruction at 7; dancing at 7:30 $ 9 General $ 7 Folk/dance societies members $ 20 family $ 5 Student $ 1 First Time Friend
Saturday May 2, 2015
5:00 pm 
May Picnic Dance
Johnson Park Pavilion, Grandville MI (2600 Walker SW Grandville, MI)

Contact: 616 361-9219 fri.contra@grfolkarts.org

Picnic and Prance to the new summer budding. The vintage lodge is perfect for the old time music. $ 9 General $ 7 Folk/dance societies members $ 20 family $ 5 Student $ 1 First Time Friend