Good Hearted Acoustic Music in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Things coming up !!

Fourth Friday Contra dance & Jam




SATURDAY August 29,  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 Sept. 25, 2015


Song Circle
5-9pm free

   Sept. 13

Oct. 11
Nov 8
Dec. 13 

Note: different location:

2158 Michigan St. NE 

Questions? Call Mary at (616) 246-6468

 or email Sundaysings@grfolkarts.org



This Fall 

This Fall

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: Andro

Mar 26: Bill Staines 

April 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 



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. 


$ 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
Contra dances will continue then on the 1st Fridays
Beginning November 2015

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


We encourage you to attend 

Bliss Fest
Original Michigan Dulcimer Fest 
in Evert

Wheatland Music

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