Grand Rapids, MI has tons of stuff going on. ZZ Top and Norah Jones are playing at the Frederik Meijer Gardens this month. Kevin Hart is performing downtown. There things happening around the city all summer!
Pharmhouse Wellness is Grand Rapids’ only locally owned and operated dispensary. Why? Well, it’s a pretty crazy story that starts in Alaska. Listen to Casey, the owner, and I talk about it on Creative Ops:
The first of three art markets is in the books. I sold a few books in the tent with my friend Los the Artist, who sold a few paintings. There were painters, musician/inventors, clay artists, vintage resale shops, jewelry, clothing, and all kinds of things. And there are supposed to be more vendors this month!
Come for cannabis, stay for the art. Or the other way around. Or just come for the art.
(If you do come for the cannabis, there will be a place to smoke. Buy some art and smoke with the vendor!)
I’ll be there selling and signing copies of my book, Switchers, and I’ll be sharing the tent with an artist.
Go to the official PHARMHOUSE WELLNESS WEBSITE for links to their socials and info on all the stuff they have going on.
Upheaval Festival is happening! This is hands down my favorite music event of the summer. Not only for an event in Grand Rapids, Michigan, but anywhere. Part of that is because of the band featured on this Upheaval IG post:
Heartsick went from the Lookout Stage last year, to the Main Stage in 2022! They bring intense energy that whips the crowd, no matter the size, into an absolute frenzy. Check out this video with live show footage:
Now listen to Alfonso, the frontman, talk about their sometimes-vomit-inducing, high-energy performing style and how they got involved with the debut festival, originally thinking it would only be in front of a few dozen people “in someone’s backyard or something…”
If you go to the festival, use promo code HEARTSICK to save money!
If you’re gonna be at the festival or the art market, let me know through one of the socials!
Christopher Tallon is the author of the dark, adventurous, time-travel novel Switchers.
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