Arts & Entertainment

Performances, special events, restaurants, museums and theaters


Startup produces Sound of the City festival downtown

June 23, 2016
A startup developing an app for streaming and “mapping” local music is producing a music festival downtown on Saturday. Read More

Downtown hosts Japanese animation expo

June 22, 2016
Downtown is scheduled to host thousands of visitors this weekend for an expo on Japanese animation, film and art. Read More

Radio station’s new brand, format play to urban market

Magic 94.1 intends to demonstrate the audience’s growing diversity.

June 17, 2016
Some say a city is only as diverse as its music scene. If so, Grand Rapids just took a solid step in becoming a more diverse and exciting place. Read More

Brewers guild produces HopStock downtown

June 15, 2016
A new locally run beer festival is coming to downtown. Read More

Q&A: Amelea Pegman

June 14, 2016
With a background in social work, coffee making and community building, Amelea Pegman’s work has always circled around creating opportunities for people to connect with one another in new and meaningful ways. Read More

‘Ford is doing well’ in revamped museum

Gala and grand reopening shine new light on presidential legacy.

June 3, 2016
This week the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum reopens, promising visitors a “brand new museum.” Read More

Festival of the Arts kicks off downtown

June 3, 2016
You can already smell the wafting aromas from food vendors lining downtown streets at the Festival of the Arts. Read More

Grand Rapids Symphony names music director

June 2, 2016
After a three-year search, the Grand Rapids Symphony has named its new music director. Read More

Downtown hosts Street Party

May 30, 2016
A nonprofit focused on supporting local businesses is throwing a free block party downtown this weekend. Read More

Video game maker releases 'Savage Resurrection'

May 30, 2016
A video game maker in the region is re-visiting the game that put it on the map. Read More