ArtRat is excited to announce Americana Sundays, a monthly live music series that will bring an array of Americana artists to downtown Grand Rapids.
Park, dine and enjoy some of West Michigan's finest roots artists — all within a block's walk!
Americana Sundays will run monthly from 3pm to 5pm at ArtRat (46 Division Ave. S).
Kris Stableford, owner of The Stableford Agency and curator of the current concert schedule, told ArtRat the upcoming shows will give traditional American music styles a downtown venue. “The Americana Sunday Music Series at ArtRat Gallery will draw from the broad and deep array of West Michigan-based musical talent, and provide a new and exciting opportunity for Grand Rapids audiences to experience local musicians.”
The opening lineup
Nov. 27: Darcy Wilkin. The Kalamazoo-based singer-songwriter is a longtime member of Americana band The Corn Fed Girls. She released her debut solo album, Bristol, in January 2020 and is excited to be performing live after a pandemic hiatus. (Admission $15; tickets available on Eventbrite.)
Dec. 11: The Schrock Bros’ Holiday Show. Celebrate the holidays with Americana roots/blues/folk/rock sweetened with three-part harmonies! ArtRat Gallery is proud to host the Grand Rapids debut of The Schrock Bros’ Holiday Show, a West Michigan tradition that's back from a pandemic break. (Admission $20; tickets available on Eventbrite.)
Jan. 15: Drew Nelson. A Michigan-born Navy veteran, Drew is a storytelling songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, fly fisherman and world traveler. He writes as a witness to the lives and journeys of those he has met along the way, mixing Americana and roots-rock with traditional folk styles. (Admission TBA; contact ArtRat for more details.)
Feb. 19: Rollie Tussing. The award-winning finger-style guitarist performs timeless classic and country blues, dewy-eyed tunes of the '20s, and godforsaken songs of the 19th century. His own compositions are influenced by those same lonesome, haunted and abandoned melodies that we all forgot to remember. (Admission $15; tickets available on Eventbrite.)
Make an afternoon of it!
Whether you're driving or walking to the show, it's easy to get around .
Park: Get to the fun faster with convenient parking a block away. We're located just 350 feet from the Weston-Commerce Parking Ramp at 18 Weston St. SW — less than a minute's walk. This 750-space garage is open 24/7. It costs $4 for two hours, $15 to park all day, and $10 to park all night. Don't miss a beat when you drive in for the show!
Eat: Come early for your free appetizer from Rockwell Republic. Located directly across the street from ArtRat at 45 Division Ave. S, our neighborhood gastropub serves its brunch menu Sundays from 10am to 3pm Tell them ArtRat sent you for a free appetizer with any purchase of $10 or more!