Bands at Blandford | Last Gasp Collective featuring AutoPilot, Teaching artist with The Diatribe
Our annual outdoor concert series is back again and this year we are bringing it to our main campus for LIVE music surrounded by nature!
What are we doing to keep our attendees safe at this years concert series?
This year’s concert series will have a limited capacity of tickets per show. We are creating 12′ diameter social circles for seating. The maximum group size is 6 people per circle. If your group is larger than 6 people, plan to arrive early to get neighboring circles. Masks are strongly recommended, but optional for participants who are fully vaccinated. We ask that all participants continue to maintain 6 feet of social distancing and stay within designated social circles if unmasked. All participants, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear a mask inside any building, including restroom facilities.
We recommend bringing blankets and camp chairs for your circle. Low chairs are encouraged for attendees sitting in the front and center circles. Attendees may bring your own food, but no outside alcohol will be permitted this year.
Where: Blandford Nature Center (1715 Hillburn Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504)
Date: Saturday, July 24th
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Cost: $20/Members, $25/Non-Members
ABOUT THE BAND
A product of Kalamazoo, this diverse group was brought together by a mutual love of art. Their live arrangements are reminiscent of The Internet, The Roots and Hiatus Kaiyote where melodic cello or saxophone lines, jazz guitar voicings, and gospel piano set a beautiful soundscape underneath soulful voices and poetic lyricism. As LGC continues to debunk stereotypes one melody at a time, their music never ceases to touch the hearts of people from all walks of life.
ABOUT THE POET
G Foster II, a.k.a AutoPilot, graduated from Muskegon High School in the year 2000 and received the Wade H. McCree academic scholarship. Attending GVSU, he earned a B.A. in Communications in 2008 and has since used his degree to launch multiple Language Art projects and collective artists groups. He is currently engaged in many personal entrepreneurial pursuits. In 2015, G Foster II and his business partner co-founded River Dolphin Productions. He is also the founder and host of The Original Back to the 90’s Parties. He also founded Auto’s Tee’s and Fits clothing company focused on promoting Grand Rapids and Michigan through creative word-play and design. G Foster II is the host of a local open mic founded in 2013, based out of Grand Rapids and now has expanded to Detroit, MI. Aside from entrepreneurial pursuits, G Foster II is a dedicated artist of spoken word poetry, musician, M.C. in hip hop group Gray Theory, and community activist. Even though he has no kids of his own, it doesn’t stop him from helping the youth and being the change that he wishes to see in the world.
Live Sound Provided by Red Rose Music Lab
Contact Red Rose Music Lab at RedRoseMusicLab@gmail.com