Kent District Library is excited to announce its annual Sunday Afternoon Live music series returning this fall for patrons and music enthusiasts alike.
In its third year, Sunday Afternoon Live will be hosted by the Kent District Library – Cascade Township, bringing free, live music to an intimate venue where the audience can experience music in an interactive setting. The space seats 125-200 people and will be filled on a first come, first serve basis.
Each concert will start at 2 p.m., and attendees will be able to snack on popcorn, coffee and Smarties™, encouraging listeners to be a “smartie” and follow KDL on social media.
“In the summer, it’s easy to find great live music in so many locations around our community,” said Diane Cutler, branch manager. “As the weather gets colder, that can be tougher to find.
“Our Sunday Afternoon Live series offers a great opportunity to hear live music up close and personal during the fall and winter months. So come early, grab a seat and enjoy your favorite bands – or make some new favorites.”
The concert series will be held at Cascade Township branch of KDL at 2870 Jack Smith Ave. SE on the following Sundays:
- Oct. 22 Megan Dooley, a Kalamazoo-based folk musician
- Nov. 19 The Moxie String, a genre-bending trio featuring an electric cello, five-string violin and percussion
- Dec. 10 The Crane Wives, a four-person band play folk-indie-rock originals
- Jan. 14 The Red Sea Pedestrians, a blend of klezmer, Greek, Gypsy, Celtic and jazz
- Fed. 11 May Erlewine and Max Lockwood, a duo playing a wide range of music from folk to swing to soul
- Feb. 25 KDL Crooners featuring the B-Side Growlers, an all-KDL band offering an arrangement of blues, jazz and country
- March 18 Fiona Dickinson and The Stone Flowers, a British songwriter now based in Grand Rapids
- April 15 Cabildo, a Latin music collective play a mix of rock, folk, cumbia and ska
“These bands look forward to playing at our music series because the audience is especially attentive – they’re not distracted by clinking glasses or trying to play over a noisy bar,” Cutler explained. “It gives listeners a great opportunity to bring the entire family to connect with music and musicians they love without having to pay a cover charge.
“KDL fans will have an extra opportunity to see a different side of the library staff when the KDL Crooners take the stage. We encourage all KDL fans to show a little love for our own talented musicians.”
KDL Crooners are gathering for the first time to perform for this special librarians’ variety show. They include Cascade’s Dave Palma, East Grand Rapids’ Toby Schuler, Byron’s Eric DeHaan and Wyoming’s Shelly Roossein. All hosted by B-side Growlers, who features Kentwood’s Pete Lewandowski.
Sunday Afternoon Live is sponsored by Kingsland Ace Hardware Shop and Rental, Friends of the Cascade Library, Cascade Township Downtown Development Authority and Cascade Township and Cascade Community Foundation. For more information, follow our Facebook events, www.facebook.com/KDLCascade/.