Good Hearted Acoustic Music in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Things coming up !!

March 27:  4th Friday Contra Dance

701 5th Street Hall Grand Rapids: 

 7:00 beginners/ 7:30 dance

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. 


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. 

1110 Wealthy St. Grand Rapids 

April 10: Contra Dance:  w/ Brook Farm 

String Band from Kalamazoo

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


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.

April 24:  4th Friday Contra Dance

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


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

$ 9 General, $ 7 Folk/dance societies members 

$ 20 family,  $ 5  Student 



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.....

Bill Staines

YouTube Video

On TV ! w/ Delila

Bill Staines

Austin Acoustical Cafe

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