This is going to be a great weekend for music lovers. Several concerts take place over the next couple of days around West Michigan. There is also hockey and basketball, Human Hungry Hungry Hippos, a Winter Beer Fest, comedy, psychics, and a holistic fair. Get out there and enjoy your weekend!

World of Winter Festival

World of Winter Festival
Photo: Scott Winters/Townsquare Media

Runs Through Sunday, March 5, 2023 - Downtown Grand Rapids, MI

Downtown Grand Rapids will transform into a winter wonderland, giving you plenty of reasons to get outside and enjoy the season. The World of Winter Festival is one of the 10 Most Epic U.S. Winter Festivals Worth Braving the Cold For, according to TheTravel website. This year’s festival will have plenty to see and do for all ages and all programming and activities are FREE. One of the events this weekend is Human Hungry Hungry Hippos at 12:30 pm on Saturday at Rosa Parks Circle. A list of the events can be found on the Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. Facebook Events page.

Lenten Fish Fry

Fish Fry
Photo: Matt Milhouse, Townsquare Media

Fridays During Lent - Various Locations and Times

Start your weekend with a nice fish dinner on Friday. We have put together a your complete guide for finding a Friday Fish Fry in West Michigan. Use the interactive map to find the fish fry nearest you.

Grand Rapids Griffins

Grand Rapids Griffins
Photo: Grand Rapids Griffins via Facebook

Friday, February 10 & Saturday, February 11, 2023 - 7 pm - Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, MI

The Grand Rapids Griffins are back on their home ice at VanAndel Arena this weekend. On Friday they take on The Chicago Wolves. It's a Friday night game, that means $2 Beers and $ Hot Dogs! On Saturday, the Griffins play against The Cleveland Monsters. Both games start at 7 pm.

Joe Bonamassa

Friday, February 24, 2023 - 8 pm - DeVos Performance Hall, Grand Rapids, MI

Blues-rock superstar Joe Bonamassa is one of the most celebrated performing musicians today. A three-time GRAMMY-nominee, Bonamassa earned his 25th #1 on the Billboard Blues Album Chart, with his latest studio album Time Clocks. More information can be found on the Joe Bonamassa - Live in Grand Rapids, MI Facebook Events page.

Thunderstruck: America’s AC/DC Tribute

Friday, February 24, 2023 - 8 pm - GLC Live at 20 Monroe, Grand Rapids, MI

Thunderstruck gives fans so much more than the sound of AC/DC, they truly capture the high voltage energy and experience. For fans, it's about a sense of familiarity, and it's about a feeling that snatches up listeners and takes over. It's about a contagious kind of power and electricity that few AC/DC tribute bands can provide. More details can be found on the Thunderstruck: America's AC/DC Tribute Facebook Events page.


Friday, February 24, 2023 - 8 pm - FireKeepers Casino and Resort, Battle Creek, MI

After three decades, well over 20 million records sold, a GRAMMY® Award nomination, 1 billion streams, and a procession of #1 hits, Bush stand tall as rock outliers whose imprint only widens as the years pass. Turn on rock radio, and it won’t be long before you hear “Glycerine” or “Machinehead.” Get more information on the Bush Facebook Events page.

Buddy Guy “Damn Right Farewell” Tour

Friday, February 24, 2023 - 9 pm - Four Winds Casino, New Buffalo, MI

Buddy Guy celebrates his seventh #1 album "The Blues Don't Lie", released via Silvertone/RCA Records. Along with it, he bids adieu to extensive touring, with the 2023 Damn Right Farewell Tour. Guy’s Damn Right Farewell tour will see The Americana Music Association Lifetime Achievement Award winner performing hits from throughout his career, in addition to his new #1 album. Amid his core classics you’ll hear new fan favorites from the project, including “Gunsmoke Blues” ft. Jason Isbell, the forever timely and spellbinding “We Go Back” with Mavis Staples, and a harmonious collaboration with James Taylor on “Follow the Money.” More information can be found on the Four Winds Casino website.

2023 Grand Rapids Psychic and Holistic Fair

Grand Rapids Psychic and Holistic Fair
Photo: Rock Your World, LLC via Facebook

Saturday, February 25 & Sunday, February 26, 2023 - Four Mile Showplace, Grand Rapids, MI

Enjoy a day with psychics, ​mediums, astrology charts, healers, body workers, aura photography, crystals, holistic products, and fun shopping.! This will be your chance to meet one on one with vendors, psychics, healers and receive a detailed reading or service for a reasonable cost! Additional information can be found on the 2 Day Psychic & Holistic Expo in Grand Rapids! Facebook Events page.

17th Annual Winter Beer Festival

Winter Beer Fest 2017
Facebook / Michigan Brewers Guild

Saturday, February 25, 2023 - LMCU Ballpark, Comstock Park, MI

This popular event will feature hundreds of fresh, local beers from Michigan's finest breweries, plus local music, ice sculptures and carving demonstrations, fire pits to chase away the cold, and food available for purchase. Get more information on the Michigan Brewers Guild Facebook page.

John Crist

Saturday, February 25, 2023 - 7 pm - DeVos Performance Hall, Grand Rapids, MI

John Crist is one of today's fast-rising stand up comedians, with more than one billion video views, over five million fans on social media and sold out shows from coast to coast making Pollstar's Top 100 Global Tours list in 2019 with over 197,000 tickets sold. Widely known for viral videos like "Honest Football Coach," "Every Parent at Disney," "Brands that need to be CANCELLED" plus hundreds more. John Crist has performed all over the world. More information is on the John Crist: The Emotional Support Tour Facebook Events page.

John Michael Montgomery and Rodney Atkins

Saturday, February 25, 2023 - 8 pm - Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort, Mt. Pleasant, MI

Since the days when “Life’s A Dance” turned him from an unknown artist into a national star, John Michael Montgomery’s rich baritone has carried that most important of assets—believability. Few artists in any genre sing with more heart than this Kentucky-born artist. Rodney Atkins��� fifth studio album, Caught Up in the Country, reveals an artist who is confident enough to know that making your best music can require patience and experimentation. Get more information on the John Michael Montgomery and Rodney Atkins Facebook Events page.

Grand Rapids Gold

Grand Rapids Gold
Photo: Grand Rapids Gold via Facebook

Sunday, February 26, 2023 - 3 pm - Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, MI

The Grand Rapids Gold are back in action this Sunday at the VanAndel Arena. The Gold take on the Fort Wayne Mad Ants.

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