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GRAND RIVER FOLK ARTS SOCIETY

Good Hearted Acoustic Music in Grand Rapids, Michigan



Things coming up !!

February 27 : 4th Friday Contra Dance Jam:     Yes, it's back for Feb, Mar, Apr. 


Mar 7      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.

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1110 Wealthy St. Grand Rapids 



March 13: Contra Dance:  Glen Morningstar & Scarlet Runner Band from Lansing

701 5th Street Hall Grand Rapids:  7:00 beginners/ 7:30 dance

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Mar 21    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.

MAP

1110 Wealthy St. Grand Rapids 


Mar 28    Bill Staines –  A legendary songwriter’s songwriter, Bill has invited our audiences to sing along on our stage for more than 35 years to his well loved original songs. 

MAP

1110 Wealthy St. Grand Rapids 



April 4    Nobody’s Darlin' Here’s an all girl  old time string band with banjo, mandolin, fiddle, 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. 


April 18   John Flynn – A wordsmith and poet with a guitar, hailed as a troubadour of justice and hope, sings songs deeply rooted in the traditions of Woody Guthrie and Phil Ochs.





CONCERTS

$12 General, $10 Seniors, Student w/ID, $10, 2nd student free  
        $9 Members, $3 2-12 year olds

DANCES
    
$ 9 General, $ 7 Folk/dance societies members 

$ 20 family,  $ 5  Student 



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Community Singing

Affectionately called Song Circle, it is the core of a society of people that just sing our American cultural heritage embodied in the folk songs.



Featuring the popular Contra and 
International forms of dance.

Contra similar to square dancing with live music, instruction and "called" dances.



Acoustic Saturday Night Concerts


Presenting the best local and regional acoustic music

 in a casual concert style setting, 

an ongoing venue for fourty years.





Similar to sister organizations of Wheatland music, Ten Pound Fiddle,
and The Ark, we offer a respite from the pretentious, high energy music 
to present quality good hearted music that heals the mind and soul.


GRFAS is a non-profit 501c3 corporation.
So tax deductible contributions are welcome!!


Founded as the the Grand Rapids Folklore Society in September 1975 by Donna Lee Wilson and Maryann Rivers in a house in Eastown Grand Rapids.  It outgrew that "house concert" venue and for years had the Grand Rapids Public Museum as their home. Back in Eastown, in a time of similar similes,   we are.....









Blue Water Ramblers





Rod & Annie Capps




Bill Staines

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