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Amway Family Fireworks’ Fifth of July: Downtown Grand Rapids Lit Up! [Photos]

Downtown Grand Rapids was lit up for the Fifth of July with the Amway Family Fireworks.

A few thousand people came to Ah-Nab-Awen park to enjoy some food, drink, music, entertainment, activities and, of course, the 20-minute fireworks spectacular!

Music from The Rhythm Aces, Vox Vidorra, and Three's a Crowd performed into the evening, as well as some amazing acrobatics and aerial work from the Daredevil Circus Company!

Then, the sky over downtown Grand Rapids lit up with an amazing fireworks show, to honor all those who serve and protect our freedoms and lives!

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Photo Courtesy of Amway
Photo Courtesy of Amway
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#GRFamilyFireworks: Amway Family Fireworks Live, Via Twitter, Instagram, on 98.7 WFGR

The Amway Family Fireworks today at Ah-Nab-Awen Park in Grand Rapids is more than just fireworks celebrating the Independence Day holiday weekend.

It's music, entertainment, food, frolic and fun, while embracing and feting family, freedom and community.

Share the fun you're having and the festiveness and friendliness you're seeing by using Twitter or Instagram, and posting tweets and pics using the hashtag #GRFireworks, and see it all posted below on 98.7 WFGR.

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Tony Wright
Tony Wright
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Celebrating at Celebration on the Grand

Celebration on the Grand's shift to summer came with a almost fall-like weather on Friday afternoon.

However, it wasn't autumn.

It was the Fourth of July -- Independence Day, with summer in full bloom on a holiday weekend.

The City of Grand Rapids' effort for sustainable special events debuted with excellent weather at Ah-Nab-Awen Park for the 35th annual Celebration on the Grand, which made the grand move from its fall dates.

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Motley Crue opened The Final Four on Wednesday night , rocking out at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids. (Photo: Mike Nedwick/98.7 WFGR)
Motley Crue opened The Final Four on Wednesday night , rocking out at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids. (Photo: Mike Nedwick/98.7 WFGR)
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Motley Crue Debuts ‘All Bad Things’ in Grand Rapids Performance [Video]

By Matthew Wilkening | Ultimate Classic Rock

Mötley Crüe premiered a new song titled "All Bad Things" on Wednesday night during the opening show of its farewell run The Final Tour in Grand Rapids.

Obviously, the recording of the song played at Van Andel Arena isn’t a band-endorsed, audiophile-quality recording. However, even in such rough form there’s enough to make us very curious to hear the studio version of this track.

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Photo Courtesy Amway
Photo Courtesy Amway
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Vox Vidorra Brings Its Indie-Soul Fusion to Amway Family Fireworks on July 5 [Video]

Vox Vidorra, a Grand Rapids group of talented multi-instrumentalists, is performing Saturday at the Amway Family Fireworks celebration.

On July 5 at 7 p.m., Vox Vidorra is in concert at the Amway Family Fireworks at Ah-Nab-Awen Park in downtown Grand Rapids.

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Alice Cooper at Van Andel July 2, 2014
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Alice Cooper Rocks Grand Rapids at Van Andel Arena [Video/Photos]

Motley Crue and Alice Cooper hit the Van Andel Arena last night to kick off Motley's Final Tour in Grand Rapids!

Alice Cooper and his amazing band opened the show with a fantastic set of Cooper hits, one after the other, without any really stopping!

Alice and the gang ripped through the set at a fast pace, never slowing down and never letting up. The sound was great, the band was on fire and Alice brought out several of his famous props and effects for the show!

It's not a Cooper show if he doesn't cut off his head, get in the electric chair, sing in a straight jacket, and let his guitar players rip it up!

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There’s Winner for Paul McCartney Concert Trip to Salt Lake City in August

Congratulations to Kenneth Toombs. He is the winner of our trip to see Paul McCartney live in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Nikki Sixx
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The Final Tour: Motley Crue Overcomes Technical Problems in Grand Rapids Opener [Video]

A series of technical problems marred the opening night of Motley Crue's much-anticipated farewell tour, but the band recovered to offer an explosive tour through their history.

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Motley Crue/11-7 Music
Motley Crue/11-7 Music
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#RIPMotleyCrue: Motley Crue Final Tour Grand Rapids Kickoff Concert Pics, Tweets!

Mötley Crüe is kicking off The Final Tour TONIGHT with Alice Cooper at Van Andel Arena!

Share your pics from The Crue's concert with 98.7 WFGR.

Just use the hashtag #RIPMotleyCrue to get your photos in 98.7 WFGR's R.I.P. Motley Crue gallery!

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Kevin Winter/Getty Images
Kevin Winter/Getty Images
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Get Cued Up for Motley Crue Tonight at Van Andel Arena!

You know all about these guys, right? Mötley Crüe.

The Los Angeles heavy metal band was founded in 1981 by bass guitarist Nikki Sixx and drummer Tommy Lee, and were later joined by lead guitarist Mick Mars and lead singer Vince Neil.

Tonight, The Crüe opens its The Final Tour -- its farewell tour -- with Alice Cooper at Van Andel Arena, The Van!

Here's some Mötley music and highlights to get you cued -- or crued -- up. All bad things must come to an end.

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The Rhythm Aces
The Rhythm Aces
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The Rhythm Aces Groovin’ at Amway Family Fireworks on July 5 [Audio]

A rockabilly-, swing- and surf music-playing Grand Rapids group is kicking off the entertainment for the Amway Family Fireworkscelebration on Saturday.

The Rhythm Aces, comprised of former members of The ChupaCobras, performs its eclectic musical styles for the Amway Family Fireworks at 6 p.m. July 5 at Ah-Nab-Awen Park in downtown Grand Rapids.

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Vince Neil and Nikki Sixx
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Motley Crue Talks Farewell Tour: ‘We Don’t Want to Come Back’

The band insist again that they will not return after this tour.

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