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199. Rock The Rapids

July 22, 2011

I am truly excited about Rock The Rapids, Original Music Festival. In just its second year they have done a fine job getting a great selection national acts from across the musical spectrum. I think with the improved location of the concert village south of the VanAndel and such close access to the US131 this event has the potential of becoming much larger. The design of the event is great idea, Rock the Rapids, Grand Rapids’ Original Music Festival, is designed to serve our community with affordable concert ticket prices for quality, nationally known artists and to help build awareness and potential funding opportunities for local area organizations such as the John Ball Zoo. Because the events goal is to funnel profits to local area organizations they are riling heavily on volunteers.

The Line Up:

Aug. 8
Lynyrd Skynyrd with special guest Jonny Lang

Aug. 9
Stone Temple Pilots

Aug. 10
Willie Nelson with special guest Robert Randolph

Aug. 11
Alice Cooper with special guest Bachman Turner

Aug. 12
Blake Shelton

Aug. 13
Ludacris with special guest T-Pain

For more information visit: 

Tickets: $29 single-day ticket, $39 two-day ticket package, $79 week-long pass.  Visit:


Location: Festival Village is located in Parking Area 4, bordered by: Oakes St. (North); Bus. 131 entrance ramp to southbound 131 (East, closed during event); Cherry St. (South); and Grandville Ave. (West).

Production setup will be in Parking Area 5, bordered by Oakes St. (North); Ionia Ave. (East); Cherry St. (South); and Bus. 131 entrance ramp to southbound US 131 (West, closed during event).

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