Gallery Concerts

Our concert series features local and regional musicians, and runs January through April. While listening to music, enjoy the art exhibition that is on display.

Upcoming Concerts

January 10

The Ryne Experience

 

January 19

Edye Evans Hyde and Mike Hyde

January 24 & 25

Lowell High School Fusion Rock Orchestra

February 9

Roger MacNaughton and Friends

February 15

Josh Rose and the Founding Fathers

February 29

Chain of Lakes

March 7

Blue Water Ramblers

March 14

Delilah DeWylde

March 21

Hayes Griffin and Nate Roberts

March 28

Political Lizard

April 4

The Willeys

Gallery Concerts are Sponsored by

Chimera Design

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Media Sponsor

Local Spins

At each concert, enter to win gift certificates from the following businesses. Several drawings at each concert!

Big Boiler Brewing Company
Chimera Design

Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce
New Union Brewery
Showboat Spirits and Fine Wines

Chain of Lakes

Saturday, February 29 at 7:00pm

$10 in advance / $12 at the door

This Grand Rapids quintet features singer songwriter Kyle Rasche, great vocal harmonies, and performs a blend of Americana songwriting and energetic folk/rock.

At risk of missing out on the always enjoyable experience of being called “Rash” on live radio, Kyle Rasche named his moniker - Chain of Lakes - after the swimming holes surrounding the family cabin in northern Michigan.  Now 10 years and four records in, his Chain of Lakes have aged well, supplying the Midwest with earnest, atmospheric, and soulful songs that are memorable and flowing. 

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Special guest opening the performance - Patty PerShayla - described as, "peace, love, and a giant crowbar." Her gritty, yet sweet singing voice creates moments that are both explosive and tender.

Blue Water Ramblers

Saturday, March 7 at 7:00pm

$10 in advance / $12 at the door


The Blue Water Ramblers write and perform contemporary folk songs of love and life. Their intricate arrangements for guitar, bass, banjo and pedal steel support close harmonies and dynamic deliveries with a distinct bluegrass and old country vibe. Musicians for this concert include Bear Berends, California Dan Lynn and Banjo-Jim Foerch.

BlueWaterRamblers.com

This project is funded in part by Michigan Humanities, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Special Guest - Liam Doyle is a 16-year-old from Alto who loves performing as an Elvis Tribute Artist (ETA). Liam has attended the Graceland Performing Arts Camp, performed for a variety of audiences including the National Association for Down Syndrome Fashion Show in Chicago, and performed a song recently with two internationally known ETAs on an Elvis Tribute Cruise.

Delilah DeWylde

Saturday, March 14 at 7:00pm

$12 in advance / $14 at the door

Whether boppin’ to a rockabilly classic or performing one of her great originals, Delilah puts on a show that is not to be missed!

Deep in a box of old records adorned with names such as Buddy Holly, Janis Martin and Elvis Presley lies the spirit of Delilah DeWylde. She takes the best of 1950s Americana and adds her own charming and engaging signature to it. Whether boppin’ to a rockabilly classic or performing one of her great originals, Delilah puts on a show that is not to be missed! Ably aided by Lee Harvey on guitar and J. HiWatt on snare  this hot combo will have you jumpin’ all over the dance floor! 

delilahdewylde.com

Hayes Griffin and Nate Roberts

Saturday, March 21 at 7:00pm

$12 in advance / $14 at the door

Guitarist Hayes Griffin and mandolinist Nate Roberts are leading the charge in West Michigan’s progressive acoustic music scene.

With over 30 years of combined experience in the world of folk and traditional music, Hayes and Nate blend influences such as bluegrass, jazz, Irish, and classical to create a truly unique sound. Their debut album Unadorned and Commonplace was released in July 2019 on the Built to Last Music Notes label and features 11 original compositions. Unadorned and Commonplace stretches the boundaries of acoustic music, incorporating elements of modern jazz, classical, Indian, and soul music, while keeping one foot firmly rooted in bluegrass and traditional folk styles.

"The Octopus Dance"

"Ill-Heeded Words"

Political Lizard

Saturday, March 28 at 7:00pm

$12 in advance / $14 at the door

Political Lizard musical endeavor seeks to combine musically mature composition with quaint, but intense lyrical sketches that can pierce the vulnerable part of your soul.

Political Lizard was formed in May of 2018 by Caleb Waldvogel and Jenna Olson. Pursuing a career as a duo, they quickly hitched on a tour with The Accidentals that summer and tested out a bundle of songs that would soon become their debut album, Joy the Dog. Before the release of Joy the Dog, they recruited two more members, John Bomer (keys, guitar, and bass) and Miles Ferguson (drums and percussion). The new involvement of these members broadened possibilities of instrumentation to where Jenna Olson could now perform as a lead singer, ukulele player, and bass player, while Waldvogel could perform as a lead singer and lead guitarist.

politicallizard.com

The Willeys

Saturday, April 4 at 7:00pm

$12 in advance / $14 at the door

The Willeys is a folk rock band playing original songs and unusual eclectic covers with a Celtic/Americana edge.

Formed in 1986, The Willeys, a Grand Rapids original band, play Irish influenced music described as “Folkwave”. In their 33 years together, The Willeys have produced five album-length studio recordings and have been featured on WYCE and other stations locally and abroad. The Willeys are also winners of WYCE’s prestigious Jammies; in 2001 as “Local Artist of the Year” and again in 2011 when they were the first recipient of WYCE’s “Legacy Award”. The current line-up consists of Andy Willey (lead guitar, vocals), Jim Saltsman (drums, percussion), Chris Olsen (guitar, Bouzouki, vocals), Craig Van Otteren (mandolin, vocals), and Tim Foley (bass, vocals).

thewilleysmusic.com

The Ryne Experience

January 10, 2020 (past concert)

$5 in advance / $7 at the door

The Ryne Experience is a solo/collaboration project from Lowell and West Michigan, led by front man and songwriter Ryne Clarke (formally of the Preservers). The Experience verses in styles of folk, rock, alternative, punk, funk, jam, and comedy.

Join the band for their concert as they perform a sonic acoustic set with an electric set to follow. The band includes: Ryne Clarke (vocals, guitar, electric kazoo, harmonica); Mitchell Evink (bass, cello, spoons, vocal); Jeremy Kargl (vocal, guitar); Patrick Kargl (drums, keys); Kyle Kuhn (keys, percussion); Corrina Wenger (bass, violin); Jerry Wenger (lead guitar, vocal, double-bass); and Patrik Baney (percussion). 

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Edye Evans Hyde & Mike Hyde

January 19, 2020 (past concert)

$10 in advance / $12 at the door

Edye and Mike are a Grand Rapids married musical couple that specialize in jazz standards and light pop covers.

Married over 40 years and performing together longer than that, Edye and Mike are crowd pleasers as demonstrated by their previous performance at LowellArts in February of 2018. Throughout their careers, they’ve toured internationally as well as performed extensively on both coasts and of course, in West Michigan. In addition to her singing, Edye is the founder and executive director of Ebony Road Players, a West Michigan based non-profit theater group whose goal is to provide a platform for underrepresented voices in the community. Mike performs regularly with other local artists and runs his own teaching studio, Alger Heights Guitar Lessons.

Lowell High School Fusion Rock Orchestra

January 24 & January 25, 2020 (past concert)

$10 in advance / $12 at the door

Fusion Rock Orchestra is a student-led ensemble that has a style to entertain all audiences, from Motown to Metallica and Moondance to Mozart.

Fusion Rock Orchestra has performed from the steps of the Capitol to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Established in 2008, Fusion is coached by Wendy Tenney (Director of Orchestras at Lowell High School) and Aaron Tenney (Director of Arts and Music at NorthPointe Christian Schools). Fusion includes students in grades 9-12 from Lowell High School Chamber and Symphony Orchestras who audition for membership in the exclusive extra-curricular ensemble. In 2014, the dynamic group of students from Lowell High School received a grant of over $85,000 to spread its passion for music across the country and debuted a music video “Wrath of Ignatius.” Come see how Fusion rocks all styles of music in an up-beat performance that will have you moving in your seats while the musicians move to the music in a way you may not have experienced before from a classical orchestra.

Wrath of Ignatius

Roger MacNaughton and Friends

February 9, 2020 (past concert)

$14 in advance / $16 at the door

Join Roger and Friends for an afternoon of Songs & Memories from Mackinac Island, music composed by Roger during an Artist-in-Residence in the summer of 2019.

Composer Roger MacNaughton was selected by Mackinac State Historic Parks as one of seven Artists-In-Residence during the summer of 2019. The concert will include the songs and instrumental compositions that were inspired by that memorable two-week stay. Besides MacNaughton on piano, performers are Susan Mora, (violin), Steve VanRavenswaay (cello), Tami Hjelm (vocals), and Charlie Hoats (bass).

rogermacnaughton.com

Josh Rose and the Founding Fathers

February 15, 2020

$10 in advance / $12 at the door

Josh Rose and the Founding Fathers offer music that resonates and melds with the listener long after the last note fades.

In any modern conversation, you might hear the term cloud used as a reference to a location where objects are stored: videos, files, pics, passwords, and data. The cloud has come to represent some hazy encrypted vault where technological giants hold the keys and where access is only granted to the few. However, Josh Rose grew up knowing a different concept of clouds and spent days wandering under them, wondering with them, and pulling songs from their gaseous atmosphere. Josh Rose’s wistful songs allow all people with interest to extract what they can from the cloud, to open the floodgates, and to share in the beauty of music, earth, humanity, and air. Every one of his songs is a cloud: unique, beautiful, and ephemeral. Josh Rose is joined by the exquisite stylings of vocalist/instrumentalist Kyle Rasche (Chain of Lakes), bassist/vocalist Mat Churchill (Kari Lynch Band, Mat Churchill Band), and percussionist Brian Morrill (Troll for Trout, Mid-Life Crisis).

facebook.com/Josh-Rose-Music

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Gallery Hours:

Tuesday - Friday 10am-6pm

Saturday 10am-5pm

Office Hours:

Tuesday - Friday 10am-6pm

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LowellArts is supported in part by an award from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts.