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And on the Other Side of the State…City Lights Music Festival!

This weekend over on the other side of the mitten is City Lights Music Festival in Grand Rapids. This festival is similar to a smaller version of our own Movement Festival with diverse electronic acts both local and national playing a three separate stages.
I went last year and really enjoyed the location for the show at Calder Plaza in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids. The crowd was also a nice size with a moderate number early in the day making it fun to mix and mingle with then it grew to a packed throng of party animals dancing the night away.  I put it on my list as one of the best times I had last year so I am really looking forward to it again. I’ll be there Saturday snapping photos you’ll see here next week.
The two-day showcase is from 6 p.m.-midnight Friday, July 19 and 1 p.m.-midnight Saturday, July 20. Revealed via the event's official Facebook page, the list of performers is as follows (set times will be announced this week) :

Clinton Vansciver
Colin Clive
George Acosta
Greg Knott
Kenneth Thomas
Kiely Rich
Krafty Kuts
Milk N Cookies
Pig Pen
Ryan Morales
Shane Bugai
Slim Tim
Steve Swift

Aaron Helisek
Alexander Reolandt
Anthony Mac
Bass Choir
Dan Bain
Detroit Techno Militia
Digital Lab
DJ Funk
DJ Illee
Greg Bauer
Jeremy Poling and Eric Sutter
Joe Semma
Kill Paris
Kings of Class
Vel Johnnson

The festival, now in its fifth year, announced its first 20 acts back in April. Tickets are on sale now via the event website, priced at $30 for a single-day general admission pass, $45 for a single-day VIP pass, $35 for a two-day general admission pass and $65 for a two-day VIP pass.  I’ll be there Saturday snapping photos you’ll see here next week.