GRAND RIVER FOLK ARTS SOCIETY
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.
GRFAS Winter Newsletter 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.
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.
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.