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GRAM on the Green with WYCE 2019 Lineup Announced

Annual free outdoor concert series returns for its 11th year
Underwriting support from:

GRAM on the Green 2019

Thursday evenings, July 11 - August 22

Concerts are free and take place rain or shine. Admission to the Museum is free with extended hours until 9 pm, as part of Meijer Free Thursday Nights. 

/Last Gasp Collective

/Pink Sky

The Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) and WYCE 88.1FM recently announced the 2019 lineup for the 11th annual GRAM on the Green free outdoor summer concert series. 

Taking place on Thursday evenings from July 11 through August 22, the concert series features a diverse lineup of local, regional, and national talent. Guests of all ages are invited to relax on the Museum's outdoor terrace and enjoy free live music, dancing, food trucks, free museum admission, art-making activities, and a cash bar.

"The summer season returns to downtown Grand Rapids with GRAM on the Green with WYCE 88.1FM," commented GRAM Communications Manager Elizabeth Payne. "During seven weeks in July and August, the visual and performing arts combine to present an inclusive and accessible concert series in the heart of our city."

The 2019 lineup offers a variety of performances, ranging from R&B/soul, acoustic/folk, and jazz, to indie/pop and blues rock.

2019 Lineup:

  • July 11: Last Gasp Collective, soul/hip-hop/R&B
  • July 18: Lipstick Jodi with Jes Kramer, rock and electronic
  • July 25: Pink Sky with hi-ker, alternative/electronic
  • August 1: Molly with Blushing Monk, soul and jazz
  • August 8: Hannah Rose and the Gravestones with KJ & the Good Time Family Band, funk/rock
  • August 15: Jake Kershaw, blues/rock
  • August 22: Cameron Blake with Samuel Nalangira, folk/soul and Ugandan folk

“Grand Rapids has built a reputation as a music city, and WYCE could not be more excited to co-present this diverse lineup of acclaimed local, regional, and national talent,” added WYCE Station Manager Hayes Griffin. "WYCE is a community radio station, and GRAM on the Green offers the perfect platform to showcase musical talent right here in West Michigan." 

Admission to the Museum is free during GRAM on the Green evenings from 5 pm - 9 pm, as part of Meijer Free Thursday Nights. 

Concert guests are invited inside the galleries to explore the exhibitions on view during the summer months: Maya Lin: Flow, Melanie Daniel: Only Four Degrees, Self, Symbol, Surrogate: Artist Portraits from GRAM's Collection and the newest works on view in the Permanent Collection.
 
Support for GRAM on the Green is generously provided by Bank of America, WYCE 88.1FM, and the Meijer Foundation. 

About the Grand Rapids Art Museum
Connecting people through art, creativity, and design. Established in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids, the art museum is internationally known for its distinguished design and LEED® Gold certified status. Established in 1910 as the Grand Rapids Art Association, GRAM has grown to include more than 5,000 works of art, including American and European 19th and 20th-century painting and sculpture and more than 3,000 works on paper. Embracing the city’s legacy as a leading center of design and manufacturing, GRAM has a growing collection in the area of design and modern craft.

For museum hours and admission fees, visit artmuseumgr.org

About WYCE
WYCE is a non-profit, independent community radio station based in Grand Rapids, serving West Michigan and beyond at 88.1fm or online at WYCE.org. Listener-sponsored and volunteer-powered, WYCE has been the people’s radio in West Michigan for over 30 years. Voted "Best Radio Station" by Revue Magazine readers 3 years in a row (2016-2018), WYCE is dedicated to providing “A World of Music” - an eclectic blend of local, regional, and under-represented artists - to the West Michigan community, as well as creating meaningful connections between people, non-profit organizations, and local businesses. For more information, visit wyce.org.

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