Enjoy the Sweet Sounds of Summer!

Summer SoundsSit back, relax and enjoy some great music! Our program line-up includes several concerts that will fill our branches with some sweet summer sounds. The shows are open to all ages (unless otherwise listed) and they are all free… it’s music to my ears!

Music on the Deck
Come enjoy a summer evening with live music on the library deck.
Thursdays, June 13 – July 25, 7:00 PM (no program July 4) – Caledonia Township branch

Five hours of Peace, Love and Happiness! We’re celebrating the endh of school and the beginning of Summer Reading @ KDL with music, food and prizes! Sponsored by the Friends of the Kentwood Library. For teens grades 6-12.
Wednesday, June 19, 4:00 PM – Kentwood (Richard L. Root) branch

City of Kentwood 2013 Summer Concert Series
Free Wednesday evening concerts held at the Kentwood (Richard L. Root) branch amphitheater. Bring a blanket for lawn seating or a chair for plaza seating. Sponsored by DTE Energy and the City of Kentwood Arts Committee.
Wednesday, June 19, 7:30 PM –  Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys (modern bluegrass)
Wednesday, June 26, 7:30 PM –  Northern Skies (Americana folk/rock)
Wednesday, July 31, 7:30 PM –  Wayne and Gordon (50s and 60s soft rock)
Wednesday, August 7, 7:30 PM –  Boogie Woogie Babes (pop/jazz, American songbook)
Wednesday, August 14, 7:30 PM –  Delilah DeWylde and the Lost Boys (rockabilly)

Kevin Kammeraad in Concert
Kevin teams up with his favorite puppets to bring us a fun, interactive musical show that’s sure to get even the youngest movin’ and groovin’.
Thursday, June 27, 2:00 PM – East Grand Rapids branch (Held at John Collins Park)
Thursday, June 27, 7:00 PM – Grandville branch

Carol Johnson in Concert
Join uniquely gifted singer/songwriter Carol Johnson for a lively, upbeat performance of her well-known original songs as well as other familiar tunes. Most are participatory, encouraging us to be good to each other, to ourselves and to the earth. Sponsored by the Friends of the Kentwood Library.
Tuesday, July 16, 10:00 AM – Kentwood (Richard L. Root) branch

Fiddlers ReStrung in Concert
This 19-piece string ensemble from Saline, Michigan, is one of the best high-school Celtic, bluegrass and American folk fiddle groups in the nation, engaging audiences of all ages with their energy and enthusiasm.
Thursday, July 18, 2:00 PM – East Grand Rapids branch (Held at John Collins Park)
Thursday, July 18, 7:00 PM – Grandville branch (Sponsored by Dr. Dave Cramer)

Music at the Market
Put your dancin’ shoes on and swing to toe-tappin’ vintage acoustic blues, jazz and country. The B-Side Growlers will entertain while you shop the market and enjoy a nice summer day. Sponsored by the Grandville Downtown Development Authority.
Tuesday, July 23, 10:30 AM – Grandville branch

Grandville Idol Talent Show
Catch the excitement with one of the city’s best events. The finest young talent in grades K-8 will perform for the top spot. Stop in the library for rules and entry forms. Sponsored by Macatawa Bank.
Thursday, August 1, 7:00 PM – Grandville branch

Happy listening!


Written by Katie


Katie is a Communications Assistant and helps spread the word about all the amazing things taking place at KDL. She loves her job so much that she returned to it following a four-year stint as a stay-at-home mom!

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