Grand Rapids declared a state of emergency on Saturday afternoon. Declaring a state of emergency was done in anticipation of widespread damage, injury or loss of property and it puts the city in a position to receive state or federal assistance. A state of em
Job well done, guys! 2013 was a very, very good year for the nation’s only ten day community-wide festival of laughter, Gilda’s LaughFest. That is because they had more than 53,000 admissions during the third annual event.
97.9 GRD and our sister station, Channel 95.7, partnered with the T.G.I. Friday's in downtown Grand Rapids to host the biggest beer tent party on New Year's Eve this past Monday. Check out our photo gallery from the night if you weren't there - or need to remember what you forgot because you partied a little too hard.
Chevelle played an intense SOLD OUT show at The Orbit Room last night (February 24). Middle Class Rut and Janus were also on hand for a couple of great sets. View our photo gallery to see what you missed.
Cavo were in town last night (January 26) for a GRD Low Dough Show. A select number of station winners were able to attend an acoustic GRD Live Blitz performance with the guys before the concert. Check out our photo gallery from the show.
Theory of a Deadman are gearing up for another trip to West Michigan. The Canadian rockers have announced a string of U.S. tour dates to launch this spring. Grand Rapids is on the list with a stop by The Orbit Room on May 1.
Rumors have been floating around that the Red Hot Chili Peppers would make room for Grand Rapids in their massive U.S. tour. I'm stoked to report that the rumors are true! The Chili Peppers will hit Van Andel Arena in downtown Grand Rapids this May.
This Saturday is New Year's Eve and for those that don't have anyone to share the night with, it can be a lonely time. However, there's no need to be down about it as a bunch of singles like you will be The Orbit Room for the New Year's Eve Singles Bash! Find out how to win tickets to the party.
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