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Join us for a musical interlude!

We’re taking our popular program, Music in the Stacks, online! 
Join us for a virtual performance featuring local emerging and established musicians on the Grand Rapids Public Library’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.

This program is supported by the Grand Rapids Public Library Foundation.

Upcoming Performances

Music (NOT) in the Stacks: Rabbit Fur 
Premieres Thursday, May 6, 2021,
7:00 pm
Virtual Event | GRPL’s Facebook page & YouTube channel.

Enjoy a solo performance from Rebecca Rodriguez of the band Rabbit Fur. Rebecca has played lead guitar for bands such as The Icicles, The Tiger Passion, Corcovado and Telemission.

Rebecca’s solo music veers from her Pop and Rock roots to a more delicate and intricate, classical/folk music. Somber vocals tell of sad sentiments and broken hearts. An unconventional lullaby for the sleep deprived.

Music (NOT) in the Stacks: The Ryne Experience
Premieres Thursday, May 13, 2021,
7:00 pm

Virtual Event | GRPL’s Facebook page & YouTube channel.

Born out of lego ashes that never ignited came the Ryne Experience from singer/songwriter Ryne Clarke. Based in Lowell, MI, the Ryne Experience started as a solo/collaboration project on the record and morphed into a five piece jam band live of talented West Michigan musicians playing psychedelic alt-country. Jerry Wenger – Lead guitar, vocal. Ryne – Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica, Electric Kazoo. Mitchell Evink – Bass, Cello, Vocal. Patrik Baney – Drums. Kyle Kuhn – Keys, Vocals.

Music (NOT) in the Stacks: Kissin Kate
Premieres Thursday, May 20, 2021,
7:00 pm

Virtual Event | GRPL’s Facebook page & YouTube channel.

Vanessa DeCouto and Jenn Meade of Kissin Kate emerge from their wintertime incubators with a dreamy & ethereal performance filmed at their studio space in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Tune in for a haunted folktale, some reimagined takes of old songs, and a peek at some new unreleased ideas.

Music (NOT) in the Stacks: Basic Comfort
Premieres Thursday, May 27, 2021,
7:00 pm

Virtual Event | GRPL’s Facebook page & YouTube channel.

Basic Comfort is Kalamazoo, Michigan’s Synth Pop, Indie Rock slap in the face for social justice. They tackle a wide range of issues from growing up with brown skin in America to gender fluidity. Their soul touching lyrics are woven between lush, jazzy synth chords and guitar licks that get stuck in your head for weeks. Basic Comfort is everything that is good about being a 20-something while contemplating struggles like student debt. 

Past Performances

Kyd Kane | 
Thursday, March 11, 2021

Ribbons of Song |
Thursday, January 7, 2021

Jes Kramer |
Thursday, January 21, 2021

Cabildo |
September 17, 2020

Lazy Genius |
April 30, 2020

Patty PerShayla |
April 23, 2020

Wicker Basket |
April 16, 2020

February 20, 2020

Zachary Trebellas |
January 16, 2020

Perren |
December 12, 2019

Blanca Luz |
May 02, 2019

Jordan Hamilton |
April 18, 2019

Mark Lavengood |
March 07, 2019

Bridge Street Band |
December 13, 2018

November 1, 2018

Valentiger |
October 18, 2018

How to Live Together
April 2018

Yolanda Lavender |
March 2018

February 2018

Lipstick Jodi |
January 2018

The Bootstrap Boys |
December 2018

Karisa Wilson |
November 2017

Hollywood Makeout |
October 2017

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