april, 2017

06apr7:30 pmSold out - Concerts Under the Stars7:30 pm


Event Details

This event is sold out. Join the GRPM for Concerts Under the Stars in the Chaffee Planetarium. Visitors can sit back and experience the wonder of the cosmos and the wonder of music to electronic, folk, funk and jazz inspired local music acts.

The final concert in the series will take place on April 6 and will feature folk music by Emma Loo and Sam. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m., with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments, beer and other beverages will be available for purchase.


Emma Loo and Sam began performing together in the spring of 2012 mostly in Grand Rapids, MI. Sam grew up in the south suburbs of Chicago, moved to Grand Rapids in 2000, and played with a number of bands including Domestic Problems, Fancy Thermos, Love Handle, and Circus Pig. Emma Loo grew up in Lowell, MI and moved to Grand Rapids in 2012 to be a rockstar with Sam! Emma has performed with several acts including Otis Blueswell Jr., Mild Bill, and Expansion Pack. Emma Loo and Sam have played at every place that has music in Grand Rapids, and toured the Midwest and the East Coast in 2014. Emma Loo and Sam look forward to memorizing your face so that after it melts, they will be able to re-sculpt it accurately.

The concert will also feature visuals by Nate Eizenga. For the past decade, Nate has been fascinated by performances that use visual imagery to enhance the experience of live music. Frustrated with preprocessed, press-play videos, he taught himself to mix and manipulate video in real-time, finally playing his first live show with musician Darkly in early November 2015. Since then he has continued to refine his craft, playing alongside Darkly as well as DJs from Rocksteady Disco, FourFour SoundSystem and Vinyl Fetish. Possessing both musical synchronization and artistic spontaneity, his work is guaranteed to mesmerize even the most reserved viewers.



(Thursday) 7:30 pm


Grand Rapids Public Museum

272 Pearl St. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504