Local First produces Street Party


The annual Local First Street Party in Grand Rapids draws more than 10,000 people. Courtesy Local First

Local First is throwing blow-out block party downtown tomorrow.

The Grand Rapids-based nonprofit will host its 12th-annual Street Party on Saturday, from 3 p.m.-midnight, in Grand Rapids outside of Bistro Bella Vita, at 44 Grandville Ave. SW.

The free event, which is being presented by Founders Brewing Co., will feature music, family friendly activities and entertainment, local food trucks, Founders beer and more.

Local First has also teamed up with Uber to provide pick-up stations for attendees.

Local First plans to have a giant Jenga and Connect 4 and sidewalk chalk for kids to play with.

There will also be professional breakdancing from 61Syx Teknique and professional interactive hula hooping from Audacious Hoops.

More than 12,000 people attended last year’s street party, according to Local first.

Last year’s event was also organized as a zero-waste event, with an about 85.7 percent diversion rate.

Live music lineup

3-3:45 p.m.: Heaters (West Coast psychedelic rock)

4-4:45 p.m.: The Lippies (pop punk)

5-6 p.m.: Molly Bouwsma-Schultz and Friends (blues and soul)

6:30-7:30 p.m.: The Concussions (surf rock and instrumental)

8-9 p.m.: Seth and May (acoustic folk)

9:30-10:30 p.m.: The Accidentals (indie folk rock)

11 p.m.-midnight: Hannah Rose Graves (blues, folk and bluegrass)

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