Music and festivals have at least one thing in common: They bring people together.
The more obvious connection is that a vast majority of festivals feature some sort of live music, but they pair well for a reason. The very concept of festivals and concerts both rely on people coming together for one specific interest, despite whatever differences they may have.
Ahead, you’ll find our directory to dozens of festivals uniting strangers in the coming months. You’ll also find profiles of some of our favorite bands on the come up in West Michigan, from lesbian indie rockers to an ever-shifting urban collective of skilled rappers, singers and instrumentalists.
We also have 10 musicians to keep an eye on as they rise the ranks, all artists that could easily be on the cover of Revue next year, along with our guide to local instrument stores and unconventional venues.
It’s a celebration of all things harmony — both in the musical sense and the communal sense. Grab your headphones and listen along.