Groovewalk

Downtown Holland Michigan
April 26
9pm1am
Picture Show

Get in the Groove!

Order your GrooveWalk wristbands here for the April 26 event! Be one of the first 1,000 people to buy wristbands online and get a free GrooveWalk stadium cup!

Wear Your Ticket on Your Wrist

Want to experience the greatest night of live music Downtown Holland has ever seen? Just purchase a wristband here! Your wristband is your ticket to all 10 bands performing live in the 10 GrooveWalk venues.

There are a limited number of wristbands available this spring, so get yours before they sell out! Wristbands are just $10 each if purchased prior to April 26. The prices increases to $15 the day of the event. Wristbands purchased online can be picked up at the will call tent at the Curragh beginning at noon on Saturday, April 26.

You must be 21 or over to attend GrooveWalk. Proper ID is required at each venue, along with your wristband. Designated drivers must also be 21 or over and are required to purchase a GrooveWalk wristband.

Wanna do the GrooveWalk? Wristbands are your tickets. Click here to find out where to buy ‘em.

Put Your Move on the GrooveXpress

For venues off the beaten path, ride with some of the evening’s most entertaining musicians on the hottest bus in the land. Don’t walk. Don’t drive. Ride the GrooveXpress!

The GrooveXpress buses make a continuous loop throughout Downtown Holland from 9pm – 1:30am during GrooveWalk, stopping at locations near all of the venues. The buses are free to ride, with a wristband of course.


Download the GrooveXpress route here!

Want to groove, but don’t feel like walking? Take the funnest, grooviest, most entertaining ride of the night. Click here to learn more.

Greg Hulsebos is a skilled musician and singer who is known for his variety of early ragtime, blues, and jazz tunes. He can be seen performing regularly at the Holland Farmers Market and during the Downtown Holland Street Performer Series.

Randy plays a multitude of different instruments, including the flute, Irish penny whistle and over 70 hand percussion instruments. You can find Randy and his wife Darlene performing at churches, fairs and outdoor markets; however, they are best known for their street performing in Downtown Holland, where they regularly perform Gospel, traditional Irish and blues music. The two recently appeared on “Showville”, a new reality TV show on the AMC channel.

Born and raised in Grand Rapids, 25-year-old Matt Gabriel has been playing shows on stage for 10 years now. The last five of those years have been spent performing all over the country, from the noisy jazz bars in the deep south of Louisiana to the singer/songwriter coffee shops of Seattle. The progression of his ability to blend inspiring lyrics with paralyzing hooks is an honest blend of folk and blues with a solid rock and roll center.

Declare yourself designated!

Get home safely after having a great time at GrooveWalk by adding a designated driver to your plans!

Designated drivers can pick up a free designated driver wristband at any venue the night of the event. This gets them all the free soft drinks and coffee they can drink at any venue! Just ask any server for the wristband.

Designated driver wristbands are also available at the Curragh Irish Pub prior to the event.

Designated drivers are required to purchase a GrooveWalk wristband and must be 21 and up to enter the venues.

Taxi!

Think you might need a ride home? Be sure to program these numbers in your cell phone!

  • Blueberry Taxi
    616.510.8143
    (Standard Fares Apply)
  • Last Call Ministries
    616.403.0265
    (Free Ride)
  • Rosebud Taxi
    866.699.6975
    (Standard Fares Apply)

Have fun. Stay safe. Your designated driver gets all the soft drinks and coffee they can drink. For free! It’s easy. Click to learn how it works.

A Room With a Groove

Make your Downtown Holland hotel reservations for GrooveWalk early!


CityFlats Hotel
$169 for up to 2 in room
$10 each additional person (Up to 4 max)

61 East 7th Street
Downtown Holland, MI 49423

Reservations: 1.866.609.CITY


Haworth Inn & Conference Center
$109 per room

225 College Avenue
Downtown Holland, MI 49423

Reservations:1.800.903.9142


Teerman Lofts
$229 per room

20 East 8th Street
Downtown Holland, MI 49423

Reservations:1.855.833.7626

For more great GrooveWalk rates at area hotels, please contact the Holland Convention and Visitors Bureau at 616.394.0000.

Do the groove, stay the night. Spend the night right where all the action is! Reserve your room now because everybody knows this is a great idea!

It’s the “More Info” Page!

Want to capture all your groovy memories of the biggest, coolest night in Downtown Holland? Stop by and visit the GrooveBooth at the Park Theatre. Little Black Booth will snap four pics of you and your friends for just $2!

Age Restrictions

Groovewalk venues restrict entry to those 21 years of age or older. This restriction applies to designated drivers as well. Proper identification is required.

Band Inquiries

If you are a performing artist or band interested in performing at GrooveWalk, please complete our submission form. Please, no phone calls or e-mails.


GrooveWalk bands are booked by the Downtown Holland Principal Shopping District and Sprout Media Group, a full service booking and promotions agency.

GrooveWalk Dates:

Yup, we’re doing it again this fall! Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 18!

There’s more to learn: About age restrictions, future GrooveWalk dates, and more. Just click here!

DJ Jef Leppard

DJ Jef Leppard has been playing favorite dance-party jams spanning the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s around West Michigan for going on 10 years. He has opened for 80’s legend Rob Base and been featured on “Under The Radar Michigan.” He maintains the “Retro-GR” blog and can be spotted driving his restored ‘77 Pinto Cruising Wagon around town. DJ Jef Leppard will be spinning everyone’s favorite 80’s hits at GrooveWalk.

84 East Food & Spirits

Must Be
21 to enter
Address
84 East 8th Street
Phone
616.396.8484
Venue Description
Pizza, pasta, and specialty martinis.
What more could you ask for?
Featured Drinks
  • Jello Shots and Totally 80's Cocktails

De Hurricane

Cleve “Hurricane” Jean Jacques hails from the island of Dominica in the Caribbean. He began his musical career at the young age of 14 and entered the arena of calypso music in the mid-1980’s. He currently resides in Chicago, where he heads up the Hurricane Band and performs with some of the most talented professionals in the reggae industry including Ziggy Marley and Shaggy. Prepare to experience a true Caribbean vibe, a total party package of reggae, soca and calypso sounds, and a taste of real island culture!

8th Street Grille

Must Be
21 to enter
Address
20 West 8th Street
Phone
616.392.5888
Venue Description
The largest selection of Michigan craft beers around...and great burgers to boot!
Featured Drinks
  • Jamaican Rum Punch and Island Shooters

Emma Loo and Sam

Sam Kenny returns with new band mate Emma Loo on vocals and Pauly Hurlbert on percussion. Sam grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and moved to Grand Rapids in 2000, where he performed with Pauly in the bands Domestic Problems and Fancy Thermos. Emma Loo grew up in Lowell and has performed with several acts including Otis Blueswell Jr. and Expansion Pack. She moved to Grand Rapids in 2012 to perform with Sam. Together, they play an eclectic and energetic mix of alt-rock covers and original music.

Butch's Drydock

Must Be
21 to enter
Address
44 East Eighth Street
Phone
616.396.8227
Venue Description
A wine list that can't be beat in an atmosphere that's both casual and classy.
Featured Drinks
  • Featured Drinks coming soon!

Lowdown Brass Band

Chicago’s Lowdown Brass Band is a ten-piece, horn-driven ensemble with strong roots in the New Orleans “Second Line” tradition. A fierce sousaphone sets the foundation for trumpets, trombones and saxophones that intertwine in a cacophony of tight lead lines, spontaneous call-and-response and bombastic brass attacks. While taking a page from the jazz and blues giants of the past, LDB melds modern funk, hip-hop, reggae and pop into a unique new style.

CitySēn Lounge

Must Be
21 to enter
Address
61 East 7th Street
Phone
616.796.2100
Venue Description
The most modern, eco-friendly, happening hotel lobby around...with a great bar too!
Featured Drinks
  • Groove Potion, Beer and Wine Specials, Jell-O Shots

Delilah DeWylde and the Lost Boys

A long time ago, at the dawn of the Atomic Age, a succession of no-good punks and ill-mannered teenagers took the best of American roots music – hard-partying honky tonk country, searing gutbucket blues and lonesome hillbilly twang – and distilled it into a potent moonshine known as rockabilly. This combustible formula, passed down through the generations, forms the heart of the revved-up stylings of Delilah DeWylde and the Lost Boys.

Curragh Irish Pub

Must Be
21 to enter
Address
73 East 8th Street
Phone
616.393.6340
Venue Description
Looking for a friendly and traditional pub with an Irish accent? Then look no further!
Featured Drinks
  • Featured Drinks coming soon!

Anna Lee's Co.

Anna Lee's Co. plays a rootsy blend of original funk, blues and folk rock. Straight outta Ann Arbor, Anna Lee's boasts an all star cast of characters from Back Forty, The Ragbirds, Hoodang, Hullabaloo and more, featuring fiddle, horns, guitars, harp, bass and drums. With tasty grooves, spicy hot licks and soulful harmonies, Anna Lee's Co. has set out to carry the soul of American roots music to today's hottest dance floors.

New Holland Brewing Co.

Must Be
21 to enter
Address
66 East 8th Street
Phone
616.355.6422
Venue Description
They brew their own beer and spirits...and have a lot fun while they're at it!
Featured Drinks
  • Featured Drinks coming soon!

Fly Paper

With soulful vocals, fiercely elegant guitars, and a high-energy rhythm section, Fly Paper never fails to inspire crowds. Micaela's voice is often compared to that of Fiona Apple and Norah Jones, while her guitar playing carries on the traditions of Jimi Hendrix and Jimmy Page. The four-piece band fuses elements of rock, folk and blues into an unforgettable musical experience. With catchy songs, command of their instruments and a powerful stage presence, Fly Paper will be remembered long after the lights go out!

Our Brewing Company

Must Be
21 to enter
Address
76 East 8th Street
Phone
616.994.8417
Venue Description
Our newest venue features specialty brews you won't find anywhere else!
Featured Drinks
  • Various Fun Beers, Ciders and Wine

The Mainstays

The Mainstays are a funk and soul band based from Kalamazoo. Featuring Andrew Schrock, Dutch Conway and Nate Heymoss of Michigan's funk/dance band Funktion, the band draws heavily from the groovy elements that made Funktion a bonafide dance party, all while crafting dynamic, insightful and almost folk-influenced songs. Half-beast/half-man Paul Bauer behind the drum kit and the downright dirty playing of Tom McRockin Eldred (BMF Band) on keys bring the sound fully together.

Park Theater

Must Be
21 to enter
Address
248 South River Avenue
Phone
616.929.9249
Venue Description
This theatre is a Holland classic that's rich in history and always ready to rock.
Featured Drinks
  • GrooveWalk Punch

The Machines

The Machines are a versatile, vintage-era rock band that has its roots in the early British Invasion musical wave. The band is comprised of veteran musicians from West Michigan. The Machines became well known for resurrecting great songs that had faded from the memories of all but die-hard fans; coupled with energetic, danceable and well-recognized tunes, they create the perfect atmosphere for any venue. From The Beatles to The Who, Grand Funk to Santana, Three Dog Night to Bad Finger, The Machines are pure musical fun.

Parrot's Lounge

Must Be
21 to enter
Address
234 South River Avenue
Phone
616.396.4577
Venue Description
There's no sign outside, but ask any local and they'll tell you where Parrot's is!
Featured Drinks
  • Stay Tuned...

The Real Fantastics

The Real Fantastics are seven friends who enjoy being in their all-time favorite band! They play a fun mix of classic soul, Motown, and R&B hits, along with original music inspired by the 60’s era! With a large band comes a big sound and high-energy show that you won’t want to miss.

VFW Post 2144

Must Be
21 to enter
Address
175 West Eighth Street
Phone
616.392.2144
Venue Description
Sure, the VFW is a little unexpected. But this place really knows how to groove!
Featured Drinks
  • Featured Drinks coming soon!