20 Monroe Live reveals lineup of concerts


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¬†‚ÄĒ which is¬†owned by The Gilmore Collection and managed by Live Nation‚Äôs House of Blues Entertainment ‚ÄĒ¬†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.

‚ÄúWe‚Äôre excited to announce so many amazing and diverse artists to help us commemorate our grand opening,‚ÄĚ he said. ‚ÄúThere really is a little something for everyone to check out and experience at our intimate new venue.‚ÄĚ

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.

‚ÄúWith our announcement today, we‚Äôve proven we can attract national and international touring artists to a world-class venue that will serve Grand Rapids for many years to come,‚ÄĚ Gilmore said.

Tickets for all shows go on sale at 10 a.m. on Nov. 18, via 20monroelive.com, livenation.com and ticketmaster.com. 

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

With 66 clubs and theaters throughout the U.S., the House of Blues Entertainment portfolio, a division of Live Nation, includes the Fillmore and House of Blues locations.

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.

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