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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.


Things coming up next :

GRFAS membership dues for 2018 are requested. Memberships paid after Labor Day, each year, are effective through the next year.
             
        November 18 concert -- Martin & Lamm , 7 pm
        November 26 board meeting at Postellons, 7 pm. Everyone welcome.
        December 1 regular first Friday contra dance at 5th St hall.

Also a dance at Wheatland on Saturday Nov 25th.  A square and contra dance with music by the Rhythm Billies and calling by Dave Goodwin.  Dance from 7:00 to 10:00,  $5.00 admission  

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

 
 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.


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