The Grand River Folk Arts Society is a nonprofit volunteer organization whose mission is to enrich people’s lives and foster a sense of community through traditional music, dance, and song.

Things coming up next :

GRFAS membership dues for 2018 are requested. Memberships paid after Labor Day, each year, are effective through the next year.
         March 2 contra dance
         March 4 Song Circle
         March 10 concert -  Josh Rose  and  Brian Oberlin
         March 24 - Bill Staines concert

For other nearby events, see the entire month's or year's Google calendar at the bottom of this page.

VIDEO: February 10 - concert --Toby Bresnahan  and  Matt Gabriel (video here)

 Join the fun!

The Grand River Folk Arts Society usually has its monthly contra dance on the first Friday.  No partner required.

In contra dances, anyone may dance with anyone.  Dancers might range from 6 to 92 years of age.

CONCERTS  <<click there

SINGING  <-Click here,  or see the entire month's or year's Google calendar at the bottom of this page.

GRFAS Events Flyer PDF here

This Week's Events newsletter here
AACTMAD statewide dance calendar here 
Monthly calendar of local and nearby dance and music events is at the bottom of this page.

Community Singing

GRFAS Song Circle is a group of people that sing our American cultural heritage embodied in the folk and traditional songs.

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

Presenting the best local and regional acoustic music in a casual concert style setting, 

an ongoing venue for forty years. 

(Picture is next door to the concert venue.)  When is a door not a door? 

    Similar to sister organizations like 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 IRS 501(c)3 corporation, So tax deductible contributions are welcome.
    We were 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 it's home. Concerts are now back in Eastown, at the Wealthy Theatre annex.

Subpages (1): the faces of GRFAS