Have a musical interlude in the library!

Join us in the Biography Room at the Main Library to hear a new local band or artist each month. All ages are welcome.

Yolanda Lavender

Thursday, March 29, 2018 | 7:00 pm

Yolonda Lavender is a national recording artist with the independent label Truth Tone Records. Hailing from Kalamazoo, her sound is soul-based with gospel, R&B, hip-hop, blues, and jazz influences. She has shared the stage with artists like Erykah Badu, Keith Murray, The Spinners, En Vogue, and more. Yolonda is the CEO of Soul Artistry and the Executive Director of the Black Arts & Cultural Center in Kalamazoo.

How To Live Together

Thursday, April 19, 2018 | 7:00 pm

How To Live Together (HTLT) is a synth pop duo made up of Jessie Kaczmarczyk and Steffanie Rosalez. Coming together in 2014, HTLT began finding ways to combine upbeat melodies and deep moody synth riffs to create an entirely unique sound. Mixing big analog and modular sounds with Nintendo blips and samples, HTLT utilizes a variety of synthesizers to explore a wide range of emotions and ideas.

Past Performances

Fyrrh | February 2018

Lipstick Jodi | January 2018

The Bootstrap Boys | December 2018

Karisa Wilson | November 2017

Hollywood Makeout | October 2017


 This event is free thanks to the funding of the Grand Rapids Public Library Foundation.

The Extra Texture

Thursday, April 20, 2017


Thursday, March 16, 2017

Tom Hymn

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Jes Kramer

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Nathan Kalish & The Lastcallers

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Lady Ace Boogie

Wednesday, March 16, 2016