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Five Finger Death Punch and Papa Roach Announce Co-Headlining Tour– Cast Your Vote to Get Them to Play Grand Rapids!

Five Finger Death Punch and Papa Roach have announced a co- headlining tour this coming fall!

But, instead of the bands setting the destinations, fans get to decide!

Want FFDP and Papa Roach to come to GR? Cast your vote!

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Halestorm to Rock Grand Rapids at the Orbit Room July 2! [Video]

Another huge show is set to rock Grand Rapids!

Halestorm just announced they are playing the Orbit Room July 2!

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GRD is Giving Away Vinyl Today to Celebrate Record Store Day!

Okay, so technically, Record Store Day is tomorrow, April 18th. We've got all the details on the Grand Rapids' Record Store Day happenings, but since we're on the air now, and we want to give away stuff to celebrate it, let's go a bit early!

Listen to Janna and me (Johnnie) today for your chance to win some new vinyl records in honor of Record Store Day! Here's what's in our stacks:

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Happy National Beer Day! Celebrate with WGRD Beers of the Month!

A whole day dedicated to the awesomeness of beer?

I'll drink to that!

It might sound like a made up holiday, but today (April 7) is National Beer Day!

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Entertainer-Comedian Kevin Hart Readies What Now? Tour, with Grand Rapids Stop May 17

Entertainer, actor and comedian Kevin Hart is headed out on a North American arena tour hitting 45 cities in the U.S. and Canada, including Grand Rapids' Van Andel Arena on May 17.

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Insane Inflatable 5K Grand Rapids Coming to Millennium Park Adds Second Day in Mid-August [Video]

The Insane Inflatable 5K -- a dynamic fun run series comprised of inflatable obstacles -- coming to Grand Rapids at Millennium Park is now on Aug. 15 and 16.

The second day was just added because of local demand.

The 5-kilometer (3.1-mile run) isn’t focused on running. Instead, it's about having fun negotiating oversized inflatable obstacles on a challenging course requiring imagination, creativity and a heaping helping of insanity.

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Cheers to WGRD Beers of the Month!!

 

Grand Rapids is an epicenter of craft brewing as evidenced by its status as Beer City USA.

In embracing the excellent craft beer craftsmanship found in greater Grand Rapids and West Michigan, 97.9 WGRD is highlight some of the best local brews with its WGRD Beers of the Month.

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The Rolling Stones Announce North American Summer Tour, with Detroit Show July 8 [Video]

The Rolling Stones are returning to North American stadiums this summer.

The 15-city Zip Code Tour includes a stop at Comerica Park in Detroit July 8.

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Soul Asylum Announces U.S. Tour with Meat Puppets; Hitting Kalamazoo June 11

Soul Asylum and the Meat Puppets will team up for a U.S. tour this summer.

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King of the Wing 2015 Rocked Grand Rapids with Amazing Chicken Wings [Photo/Video]

The third annual King of the Wing hit The Grand Woods Lounge in downtown Grand Rapids on Wednesday night.

Everyone got to enjoy some amazing chicken wings courtesy of the competitors, who really took their wings to the next level!

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Johnnie and Ned Escape Work Again to Eat Amazing Chicken Wings at Wing Doozy [Video]

King of the Wing is Wednesday, March 25, at the Grand Woods Lounge in downtown Grand Rapids, kicking off at 5 p.m.!

We're so excited to be eating wings with you, we got a head start!

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Janna and Metalhead Ned Ditch Work to Sample Buffalo Wild Wing’s Chicken Wing Entries [Video]

It kind of felt like we were cutting class when Metalhead Ned and I took off from work in the middle of the afternoon to go eat wings at Buffalo Wild Wings on Alpine.

I half expected a to see my high school principal, Ryle Keiser (Yes, that's his real name. Sounds like villain in movie, right?) in the rear view, his bald head glowing red with anger, shaking his finger at us school skippers.

Sometimes it's weird being adult: We ditched work early to go sample awesome wings at Buffalo Wild Wings for King of the Wing, and it was totally OK!

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