Acoustic Music in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Things coming up :

Time to renew your membership.

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   

Concert admissions
$12 General, $10 Seniors, Student w/ID, $10, 2nd student free
$9 Members, $3 2-12 year olds

Dance admissions
$ 9 General, $ 7 Folk/dance societies members
 $ 20 family,  $ 5  Student 

GRFAS Fall Newsletter here
   GRFAS Newsletter

This Week's Events newsletter here
AACTMAD statewide dance calendar here

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.

                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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