GRAND RIVER FOLK ARTS SOCIETY
Acoustic Music in Grand Rapids, Michigan
Song Circle - Sunday October 11
5 pm potluck, 6-9 singing
3242 Brook Trails Drive SE
Concert - Saturday October 17
Harpeth Rising, 8 pm, Wealthy Media Center
$12 general, $9 folk & dance society members, $10 students
1110 Wealthy Street, Grand Rapids MI
Contra Dance - Friday October 23
7 pm lessons, dancing 7:30-10 pm
$9 general, $7 folk & dance society members, $5 students, $20 family
5th St Hall (upstairs) 701 5th St NW, Grand Rapids MI map
Oct 17: Harpeth Rising
Nov 21: Mark Dvorak
Dec 19: Bittersweet Christmas Band
Jan 16: Peat in the Creel
Feb 20: Raisin Pickers
Mar 19: An Dro
Apr 2 : Bill Staines
Apr 16: Sonas
$12 General, $10 Seniors, Student w/ID, $10, 2nd student free
$9 Members, $3 2-12 year olds
$ 9 General, $ 7 Folk/dance societies members
$ 20 family, $ 5 Student
GRFAS Fall Newsletter here
This Week's Events newsletter here AACTMAD statewide dance calendar here
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.
Contra is similar 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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