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Griffins Win Another “Big Time” Award [Video]

Congratulations to the Grand Rapids Griffins! Yes, we know they won the Calder Cup this year, way to go, but they also won another special award.

Their’ “LEGO – I Wanna Drive the Zamboni” video won a Golden Matrix Award for Best Music Video at the 2017 Information Display and Entertainment Association (IDEA) conference, held this week in Philadelphia, competing against the NHL and NBA!

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Red Hot Chili Peppers Brought an Amazing Show to Grand Rapids Sunday Night

Sunday night, the Red Hot Chili Peppers returned to Grand Rapids, and they brought and amazing experience with them! Not only did we get the hits, but we also got a cool show, with moving lights extending out over the crowd, and moving video screens behind the band.

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Weekend of June 23-25, 2017
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10 Things to Do this Weekend: June 23rd-25th

It's the first official weekend of summer!

We have a lot of concerts on the list this weekend. Also a couple of activities you could do with the dog. There is Running, Beer, BBQ, Bourbon, Water, Guns, Knives, and Baseball. I'd say there is something on the schedule for just about everybody!

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Kid Rock is Coming to Grand Rapids in September

Kid Rock is coming to Van Andel Arena September 6! Tickets go on sale this Friday June 16 at 10a.m. at all Ticketmaster outlets, and the Van Andel Arena and DeVos Place Box offices.

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Things to do April 21-23, 2017
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10 Things to Do this Weekend: April 21-23

It’s Earth Day on Saturday, April 22nd. The weather forecast looks nice...get outside and enjoy it. Here are 10 things you can do around West Michigan this weekend — both inside and out...

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Def Leppard, Poison, and Tesla Brought the Hair Back to Grand Rapids

Monday night, Def Leppard set up at the Van Andel to celebrate their 40th anniversary! The band has been at it for 40 years now, and brought Poison and Tesla, who are both celebrating 30 years together!

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Weekend of April 14-16, 2017
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10 Things to Do this Weekend: April 14-16

It is Easter Weekend. There are a lot of Easter related activities on the calendar. Here are 10 things you can do around west Michigan this weekend -- Friday, April 14th through Sunday, April 16th, 2017...

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10 Things to Do this Weekend: April 7-9

After a rainy (and snowy) week, the weather looks pretty good for the weekend. As some of you may be wrapping up your Spring Break, here are 10 things you can do around West Michigan this weekend -- Friday, April 7th through Sunday, April 9th, 2017...

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Griffin Fans Excited Dan Cleary is Signed and the new Season Opens October 14

There's good news and excitement in Hockey Town - West this weekend. The Grand Rapids Griffins on Friday signed veteran forward Dan Cleary to a one-year contract.

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Here Are the Songs You Can (Probably) Expect at Tonight’s Paul McCartney Show in Grand Rapids

If what we are being told is to be believed, it's going to be a long, awesome night of Sir Paul's music at Grand Rapids' Van Andel Arena on August 15. Here's the setlist you can (probably) expect.

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48 Hours Festival - Day 1
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Avenged Sevenfold, Volbeat & Avatar Coming to Grand Rapids’ Van Andel Arena September 14

Get ready, Grand Rapids! Avenged Sevenfold, Volbeat, and Avatar are making their way to Grand Rapids' Van Andel Arena on Wednesday, September 14.

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Starting Today You Can Submit Your Videos for WWE Smackdown Tickets

97.9 GRD has your ringside seats for the WWE Smackdown event at Van Andel Arena on July 12!

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