The Rapidian


Kurt Elling Jazz Quintet, special guests to perform at St. Cecilia's

Submitted 03-15-2018 under NONPROFITS

Multi-nominated GRAMMY winner Jazz Vocalist Kurt Elling will appear on Thursday, March 22, 2018 for the final Jazz Series Concert this season at St. Cecilia Music Center. He will be performing with his quintet and special guests from Chicago, Trumpeter Marquis Hill and Saxophonist John Wojceichowski


King and Queen of Banjo, Béla Fleck, Abigail Washburn have first Grand Rapids' appearance together at St. Cecilia Music Center

Submitted 02-06-2018 under NONPROFITS

St. Cecilia Music Center will bring husband and wife duo Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn to Royce Auditorium on Friday, February 23, 2018. This will be the duo’s first appearance together in Grand Rapids.


Formerly homeless, Heartside resident uses voice to give back

Submitted 02-06-2018 under NONPROFITS

With nowhere to go, Thomas went to an area shelter where he was told about Dégage and the services we offer. Not one to let a meaningful opportunity pass, Thomas came quickly to Dégagé.


Grand Rapids welcomes the Lunar New Year with fun, festivities

Submitted 02-05-2018 under LOCAL LIFE

The Chinese Association of West Michigan is hosting a Lunar New Year Celebration on February 16, 2018 at the DeVos Hall —and you're invited!


Support Your Local Businesses: The Pyramid Scheme

Submitted 02-04-2018 under OPINION

Grand Rapids' local business, The Pyramid Scheme, is one of many that focus on bringing together the individuals of the community and supporting local artists/musicians to celebrate creativity and life in the city.


Water's Extreme Journey Exhibit opening, Ethnic Heritage Festival at the Grand Rapids Public Museum

Submitted 01-30-2018 under NONPROFITS

Join the Grand Rapids Public Museum on February 3 to celebrate two exciting events - the opening of the new exhibit Water’s Extreme Journey and the 2018 Ethnic Heritage Festival.


Jammies XIX, WYCE's local, regional music awards showcase returns to The Intersection February 9

Submitted 01-30-2018 under PLACE-MATTERS

The event features 24 live music performances and 20 awards given to the best music released in the past year. Various awards are selected by WYCE programmers, critics, and by community voting.


Thirteenth annual Michigan Music Conference coming to Grand Rapids this week

Submitted 01-24-2018 under NEWS

Orchestras, choirs and bands will perform at the weekend long convention showcasing music from across Michigan.


Beloved singer/songwriter Judy Collins to perform at St. Cecilia Music Center

Submitted 01-23-2018 under NONPROFITS

Singer and songwriter Judy Collins will perform at St. Cecilia Music Center on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $45 and $55 and can be purchased by calling 616-459-2224, visiting the box office at 24 Ransom Ave. NE, or online at


Catalyst Radio: WMCAT talks teen music projects, Creston Brewery show

Submitted 01-19-2018 under NONPROFITS

Come hear teens perform their own compositions with local musicians at Creston Brewery on Sunday, January 21, 2018.