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GRAND RIVER FOLK ARTS SOCIETY

Good Hearted Acoustic Music in Grand Rapids, Michigan



Things coming up !!



April 24:  4th Friday Contra Dance 

    Open Band - Good Callers - Great Fun  

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





May  2 2015

SATURDAY    

May Day Picnic Dance: 



 Hawks and Owls :  local callers  

5  pm Potluck  picnic     6pm Maypole          7pm Contra dance  !!!


                                

    




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.....









Fourth Friday Contra Dance/Jam


Play music, call, or just dance.
Swirl, twirl and swing to this great forum. 

It is all about dancing and learning, there is opportunity to learn new skills. 

There will be new callers, new dances, new musicians and fun for all. 


Admission

$ 9 General
$ 7 Folk/dance societies members 

$ 20 family

$ 5  Student 

Beginner instruction at 7;  dancing at 7:30.

 




NOTE: June dance will be on the 19th ! (the 3rd Friday)


Fourth Fridays dates will continue through October 2015
then
Contra dances will continue then on the 1st Fridays
Beginning November 2015

Programming will vary
Some open band, some professional bands
Stay in touch


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We encourage you to attend 

at 
Wheatland Music
Remus MI

May 22-25
Memorial Weekend

Evening dances can be attended
if you can't do the whole weekend

This is a great campus with teaching and seminars
for music, singing, instruments, dance
Featuring Cajun, Swing, gospel and more

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