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Jazz & Blues on the Grand | Concert Series

Lansing City Market

The Grand Concert Series, FREE | The Lansing City Market and WKAR are excited to announce the return of the summer concerts on the riverfront! 

The Grand Concert Series is comprised of Jazz on the Grand on select Wednesdays this summer, with Blues on the Grand following on Thursday. The City Market and LEPFA have been working with local organizations, including the MSU College of Music, T. Rose Inc, and MICA, to give back to the community and provide more entertainment options for Greater Lansing residents.

Join WKAR's Jamie Paisley at each Jazz on the Grand performance:

Jazz on the Grand (Wednesdays)
June 15 - MSU Professors of Jazz, MSU Community Music School (partnering with Lansing Parks & Recreation's Concerts in the Park)
July 27 - Medium Rare, East Lansing High School Jazz Band
August 24 - Orrick Ewing, Lansing Community College Jazz Band
Sept. 14 - Phil Denny (and friends), Lansing School District Choral group

Blues on the Grand (Thursdays)                   
June 16 - TwylaBirdsong (and band), Lansing School District band group
July 28 - Thornetta Davis, DeWitt Jr High jazz band
August 25 - David Gerald
Sept. 15- Frog & the Beeftones

The event’s free admission is due to generous sponsorship by LAFCU, WKAR, Dominos Pizza, Emergent Biosolutions, and Gordon Food Service.

Bring a camping chair, but leave the food at home, because you can grab a drink and a burger at the Waterfront Bar & Grill, barbecue from Red's Smokehouse, or coffee and a sweet treat from River Town Cafe. All merchants will be open throughout the event, including Iggy's In Convenience, LS Jewelry Designs and Florals, L and J Sales, Burdis Farms, and Capital Loop Gifts.

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