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Sunday Night Funnies

A live stand-up comedy show, Sunday Night Funnies takes place at 8:30 p.m. on Sunday nights and features comics from around the Midwest. The event takes place in the Landing Lounge of the Riverfront Hotel. There is a chance to win a free t-shirt every Sunday night and admission is free. The series runs from July 19 to Dec. 27.

OneRepublic to perform at Van Andel Arena

The Meijer LPGA Classic, presented by Kraft, has partnered with General Mills to put on a community concert at 7 p.m. on July 25 at the Van Andel Arena. OneRepublic will be performing their most recent album, “Native.” All proceeds from the concert go to local food pantries through Simply Give. Tickets are currently on sale.


On their Blue Army tour, Aerosmith will be stopping in Grand Rapids at 8 p.m. on Aug. 4 at the Van Andel Arena. Including 17 tour dates, the Blue Army tour began in June and will end in August. Living Color will be opening for Aerosmith and tickets are currently on sale.

First Fridays: The Market

Along South Division from Fulton to Cherry on Aug. 7, the sidewalks of Grand Rapids will be flooded with artist vendors and performances. In a street market style, the event will feature local artists and local businesses. The event is free and open to the public.

Party in the Park

Featuring Flo Rida, Tech n9ne, and Silento, Fifth Third Ball Park will be hosting their annual Party in the Park at 6 p.m on Aug. 14. Tickets are on currently on sale.  

Carillon Summer Concert Series

The Cook Carillon Tower is one of the most recognizable landmarks on Grand Valley State University’s Allendale Campus. This summer, the uncommon instrument will be featured in a summer concert series.

The series typically consists of around 10 concerts, each one drawing between 50 and 100 guests. 

Concerts will take place on July 19, 22, 26 and Aug. 2, 9, 16 and 23. 

For more information about the Cook Carillon Summer Concert Series, visit