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GRAND RIVER FOLK ARTS SOCIETY

Good Hearted Acoustic Music in Grand Rapids, Michigan



Things coming up !!

Fourth Friday Contra dance & Jam
Friday July 24, 2015  
7:00 pmFourth Friday Contra Dance w/ open band 

Play music, call, or just dance. Swirl, twirl and swing to this great forum. It is all about dancing but there is opportunity to learn new skills. There will be new callers, new dances, new musicians and fun for all. Beginner instruction at 7; dancing at 7:30 $ 9 General $ 7 Folk/dance societies members $ 20 family $ 5 Student

5th Street Hall (701 5th Street Northwest Grand Rapids, MI) 

    Also

Friday August 28, 2015 



Song Circle  


        August  9:  
5-9 pm
 
                2158 Michigan St. NE 

Questions? Call Mary at (616) 246-6468
 or email Sundaysings@grfolkarts.org 



    


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CONCERTS

Will commence in the Fall

Oct 17:   Harpeth Rising 

 Nov 14: TBA

Dec 19:   Bittersweet 

Jan 16: Potato Moon

Feb 20: Raisin Pickers 

Mar 19: Andro

Mar 26: B. Staines 

April 16: TBA 


$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.

 


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 


Bliss Fest
Original Michigan Dulcimer Fest 
in Evert

Wheatland Music




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