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Out on the town

Lindsey Stirling

At 7 p.m. on June 8, Lindsey Stirling will be performing at DeVos Performance Hall as a stop on her North American 2015 Summer Tour. Stirling is an electronic violinist exploring the world of electronic beats and animation. Her tour will feature music from her album “Shatter Me,” which hit the No. 1 spot on the iTunes album chart in 2014.

John Mellencamp “Plain Spoken” Tour

John Mellencamp will be performing in Grand Rapids at 7:30 p.m. on June 9 at DeVos Performance Hall. Mellencamp was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2008 and produced his most recent album, “Plain Spoken,” in 2014. Attendees of the concert will receive a digital download of the album with the purchase of their tickets.

Colbie Caillat & Christina Perri

On their “Girls Night Out, Boys Can Come Too” tour, Colbie Caillat and Christina Perri will be performing in Grand Rapids at 6 p.m. on June 17 at the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. Colbie Caillat will be promoting her album “Gypsy Heart,” while Christina Perry will be promoting her album “Head or Heart.”

Seventh Annual Founders Fest – A Celebration of Beer and Music

Founders Brewing Company on Grandville Avenue will be holding their Annual Founders Fest from 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. on June 20. The Founders Fest will feature musical performances from the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Nahko and Medicine for the People, Elephant Revival, Gringo Star, Billy String & Don Julin, Devin & the Dead Frets, Organissimo, and FBC All-Stars. Attendees must be at least 21 years of age, tickets are currently on sale.

Cook Carillon summer concert series

The Grand Valley State University Cook Carillon International Concert Series opens its 21st year on June 28 at 8 p.m. The concert will take place on GVSU’s Allendale Campus at the Cook Carillon Plaza, located directly behind the Kirkhof Center. The first concert of the series will feature Michigan-native carillonneur Helen Hofmeister Hawley. The concert is free and open to the public, rain or shine. For more information, call (616) 331-3484 or visit