A rendering of a sold-out crowd at 20 Monroe Live in downtown Grand Rapids. Photo via fb.com
A downtown entertainment venue opening this winter has revealed its first lineup of concerts.
The $16-million 20 Monroe Live in Grand Rapids — which is owned by The Gilmore Collection and managed by Live Nation’s House of Blues Entertainment — is set to open on Feb. 1. The site is connected to The B.O.B.
The venue announced today a lineup of concerts from Umphrey’s McGee to Lynyrd Skynyrd to Peter Frampton, beginning Feb. 1 and continuing through May.
The club said earlier this fall the venue will have a moveable stage that can shift capacity between 1,200 to 2,580, as well as a VIP room upstairs that will feature seats with the best vantage point, a private bar and walk-out patio.
Live Nation promoter Josh Newman said the organizers are proud to have snagged such a wide-ranging lineup for their initial concert series.
“We’re excited to announce so many amazing and diverse artists to help us commemorate our grand opening,” he said. “There really is a little something for everyone to check out and experience at our intimate new venue.”
The Gilmore Collection CEO Greg Gilmore said his dream of opening a music club in Grand Rapids has been 20 years in the making and is finally coming to fruition.
“With our announcement today, we’ve proven we can attract national and international touring artists to a world-class venue that will serve Grand Rapids for many years to come,” Gilmore said.
A second round of concerts will be announced on Cyber Monday.
The venue also will host a job fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Dec. 3 at The B.O.B., which is expected to add 100 jobs to the community.
Feb. 1 "Grand opening" featuring Trombone Shorty
Feb. 2 Umphrey’s McGee
Feb. 3 Lynyrd Skynyrd
Feb. 4 Shinedown
Feb. 6 Ms. Lauryn Hill
Feb. 7 Dita Von Teese
Feb. 8 The Cadillac Three
Feb. 9 Dirty Heads
Feb. 10 The Verve Pipe
Feb. 12 Michael Carbonaro
Feb. 18 Young The Giant
Feb. 23 Dropkick Murphys
Feb. 25 Pop Evil
March 11 Juicy J
March 25 Slightly Stoopid
April 2 Peter Frampton
April 6 Dan + Shay
April 19 The Flaming Lips
May 20 Primus
House of Blues Entertainment
The Gilmore Collection
The Gilmore Collection specializes in food, beverages and entertainment and operates a number of locations: Gilly’s, Judson’s, Bobarino’s, Bob’s Brewery, Dr. Grin’s Comedy Club, Eve and H.O.M.E., all located at The B.O.B.; Blue Water Grill, Nick Fink’s, Rose’s, Rose’s Express, Mangiamo!, The Kirby House, Bostwick Lake Inn, Flat River Grill and Redstone Inn. The company also owns Gilmore Catering.