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Catalyst Radio: Arts market and music festival among highlights of this weekend

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A heads up on two events this week: Buttermilk Jamboree music festival and The Market, presented by Avenue for the Arts.
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About Catalyst Radio

Catalyst Radio is a weekly radio show with hosts Linda Gellasch and Denise Cheng that looks at the behind-the-scenes of Rapidian reporting as well as grassroots and nonprofit efforts around the community. The show comprises a media analysis and developments portion, interview segment and calendar of events. You can catch it on air at noon every Friday on WYCE 88.1 FM or streaming on the Grand Rapids Community Media Center Website.

Past Catalyst Radio episodes are archived on The Rapidian.

Artist and vendor Taylor Greenfield converses with a Market goer.

Artist and vendor Taylor Greenfield converses with a Market goer. /Courtesy of Avenue for the Arts

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INTERVIEW (Buttermilk Jamboree at 5:11 | The Market at 14:18)

We're clueing you into two must-attend happenings this weekend: Buttermilk Jamboree and The Market, presented by Avenue for the Arts. Tom VanHammen and Megan Baker of Circle Pines Center invite listeners to make the short trip south south to enjoy this first iteration of a sustainability and music festival with over 30 performers and workshops galore from how to play a wash tub base to how to preserve food. Meanwhile, Jenn Schaub, Taylor Greenfield and Christie Westmaas invite everyone to come down to Division Avenue on Saturday afternoon to patron local artists and musicians, who are putting out their best wares and performances on the second Saturday of each summer month.

Music this episode is "Something from above" off Pretty As You by Orpheum Bell, one of the performers at Circle Pines this weekend.



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CALENDAR (28:30)

Rock the Block Street Fair starts at 11 a.m. tomorrow on madison between Umatilla and Oakdale. Community revitalization organization LINC has just moved into its new building on Madison, and to celebrate, they have organized Rock the Block, a block party writ large in Southtown to bring out neighbors, performers and businesses.

Next Saturday is "Reptile Day" at John Ball Zoo. Along with the Michigan Society of Herpetologists, the Society has convened 100 amphibean and reptile experts along with various reptiles for a special animal show.

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