Country music fan? You might think about heading to VanAndel in our metro neighbor to the south because Sugarland is bringing their ‘Still The Same’ tour to that fair city on Friday.
We have a bit of an issue with the tour’s name since it coins one of our all time favorite Bob Seger songs:
“There you stood, everybody watched you play
I just turned and walked away
I had nothing left to say
‘Cos you’re still the same”
After a 6 year split Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush have put out their first recording since 2012 and the tour is drawing well.They still have tickets so if you’ve missed the music of Sugarland the past half dozen years well here’s your chance to get reacquainted.
Got an itch to channel your inner Irish despite discovering in your ancestry DNA type search that you are primarily Ukrainian?
The Sparta Celtic Festival has grown into a great celebration of song and dance from the highlands and the Olde Sod. The gates open Friday at 5pm and Saturday at 10am and it is FREE.
Activities abound including some youth highland games and a slew of vendors plying their goods.It’s not the size nor the scope of the Muskegon extravaganza of course but this is a great small town celebration that brings out substantial crowds and provides a really fun and family friendly atmosphere.
And did I mention it’s FREE
Don’t miss the Steel City Rovers who will close the fest out both nights as well as performing a set late afternoon Saturday.
And don’t forget to grab a meal at one of our fine local eateries this weekend and take a stroll through one of our fine farmers markets with Newaygo putting out the goods at Brooks Park on Friday and Fremont taking over on Saturday at the downtown Marketplace. More and more crops are making their way to the market tables and there is simply nothing like home grown foods finding their way to your kitchen
Life is good folks, life is very good indeed.
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