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ASCAP Centennial Awards - Show
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Garth Brooks Gives Grand Rapids Fan Red Corvette, Pays Off Student Loans, More

TMZ reports that a teacher who attended Garth Brooks' show in Grand Rapids at Van Andel Arena on Thursday night held the 4 millionth ticket ever sold to a Garth Brooks show.

The teacher was surprised with a long list of gifts to celebrate the occasion.

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CBS' Teachers Rock Special Live Concert - Show
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Seeing Garth Brooks in Grand Rapids This Week? Here Are Some Things You Should Know

Garth Brooks will be playing six shows here in Grand Rapids over the span of four days, and Van Andel Arena wants to make sure that concert-goers are prepared.

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Five Finger Death Punch Rocks ‘Bad Company’ to Amped up, Screaming Grand Rapids Crowd

Five Finger Death PunchShinedown, and P.O.D. came to rock Grand Rapids Wednesday night. Check out Five Finger's performance of "Bad Company" to screaming fans at Van Andel Arena!

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Shinedown Rocks ‘Enemies’, ‘How Did You Love’ at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids

ShinedownFive Finger Death Punch and P.O.D. packed Van Andel Arena with screaming fans on Wednesday night. Check out video of Shinedown rocking "How Did You Love" and "Enemies"!

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Paul McCartney Performs At Save Mart Center
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Paul McCartney Will Play Grand Rapids’ Van Andel Arena August 15

Paul McCartney will be bringing his One on One Tour to Grand Rapids' Van Andel Arena on Monday, August 15. Tickets go on sale Monday, May 2 at 10 a.m.

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10th Anniversary Essence Music Festival - Day 1
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Remembering Prince’s Last Appearance at Grand Rapids’ Van Andel Arena in 2004

Prince's last appearance in Grand Rapids took place in August of 2004 when he made a stop on his Musicology Live 2004ever Tour. Never one to hold a short concert, he played thirty-three songs that evening. Here's the setlist from that memorable night.

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Grand Rapids Griffins v Hamilton Bulldogs
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Griffin’s Playoff Tickets On Sale Today

Tickets for the Grand Rapids Griffins’ first two home games during the 2016 Calder Cup Playoffs will go on sale to the public this morning, Saturday, April 16 at 10 a.m.

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KISS 40th Anniversary World Tour
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Your Exclusive KISS Ticket Pre Sale Link and Code for Their Grand Rapids Show at Van Andel Arena

KISS is coming to Grand Rapids' Van Andel Arena on August 13, and we have your exclusive presale link and code! The pre-sale runs from Thursday, April 14 at 9 a.m. until Sunday, April 17 at 10 p.m.

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GRPD Investigating Shot Fired Outside Van Andel Arena

Police are searching for a person believed to have fired a gun outside of Van Andel Arena downtown Grand Rapids Friday afternoon, M-Live reports.

Shortly before 4p.m. police were called to the arena on a report of a large fight, with at least one shot fired.

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Grand Rapids Griffins Return Home to Fight for Playoff Survival

The Grand Rapids Griffins lost both Game 1 and Game 2 to Toronto on the road this weekend and now must win the next three games at Van Andel Arena in the best-of-five Western Conference Quarterfinals to advance.

Game 3 will be on Wednesday at 7 p.m.

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Rock Legends Tommy Lee & Alice Cooper Talk About Upcoming Tour, Rock Today, Legacy, and More [Video]

Pinch me and tell me that this interview happened!

Ever since I got into rock music, bands like KISS, Motley Crue, Alice Cooper, Blue Oyster Cult led the way for me to liking rock music. Which eventually got me into radio!

Never in my dreams would I think that I would chat with Motley Crue's Tommy Lee and Alice Cooper on one phone call!

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Motley Crue Returns to the Van Andel Arena on October 13! [Video]

It was quite a big deal when Motley Crue announced that they were ending their careers.

It was even a bigger deal when they kicked off their final tour here in Grand Rapids at the Van Andel Arena!

Thanks to fan demand, Motley Crue will say goodbye to Grand Rapids one last time!

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