Operating as an all-ages music venue, art gallery, and DIY project incubator, the Division Avenue Arts Collective (DAAC) has had a difficult history.
It’s often said that suffering leads to great art, but the sheer amount of suffering that singer-songwriter Caitlin Cusack has endured in such a short span of time nearly surpasses what art can help anyone heal.
Begun as the idea to bring a large-scale single-day music festival to rural Barry County, the Fair Ground Festival soon grew into a community effort to support women artists by showcasing a lineup of all female-led performers.
Combining the modern convenience of a music streaming service with the real cash compensation local artists should get for their work, the Kent District Library has created the perfect digital chronicle of the West Michigan music scene with its KDL Vibes program.
Hitting the road for an adventure this summer? Take along our carefully curated playlist of West Michigan bands and artists to sonically explore with your ears while you’re checking out all the best sights.