Groovewalk

Downtown Holland Michigan
October 4
9pm1am
Picture Show

Get in the Groove!

Buy your GrooveWalk wristbands here!

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 October 4. 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, October 4.

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.

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.

GrooveWalk alum Sam Kenny returns with singer Emma Loo! 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 the spring of 2012 to perform with Sam. Together, they play an eclectic and energetic mix of alt-rock covers, along with original music.

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
$119 per room

225 College Avenue
Downtown Holland, MI 49423

Reservations:1.800.903.9142


Teerman Lofts
$229 per suite

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:

See you Saturday, October 4!

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

Rock Shop

Rock Shop is a four-piece dance band featuring a tight rhythm section with guitar, keyboards and saxophone. They are a classic rock dance band for all ages and occasions. They cover hits from favorites hits from artists like Jimmy Buffet, The Blues Brothers, Bob Marley, Johnny Cash, The Rolling Stones and more. The band has performed at a number of venues throughout Western Michigan in the past 10 years. Come and bring your dancing shoes!

8th Street Grille

Must Be
21 to enter
Address
20 West 8th Street
Phone
616.392.5888
Venue Description
Great beer, great burgers and a great time is guaranteed at the Grille!
Featured Drinks
  • Hot Spiced Apple Cider • Beer
  • Wine • Well Drinks • Jell-o Shots

Big Boss Blues

Big Boss Blues is a powerhouse blues and rock band hailing from across West Michigan. These three men have a passion for powerhouse rhythm and blues music that transports listeners to a steamy club, where the smoke is blue, the atmosphere is alive and the music is gut-wrenchingly powerful. With nearly a century of blues history, these musicians pay tribute to the steady rollin' "in the pocket" sound made famous by the blues greats.

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 • Bottled Beer
  • Wine • Jell-o Shots

Deep Greens and Blues

Deep Greens & Blues is an indie folk rock trio based in Grand Rapids. Blending eclectic musical backgrounds and influences, the band came together in 2010 to create their own flavor of mixed vocal acoustic rock. Deep Greens & Blues’ influences include Little Big Town, Lady Antebellum and James Taylor. Band members Travis Atkinson, Kelsey Gustafson and Jason Upton perform regularly around the Midwest, playing a relevant blend of covers and original music.

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
  • Stay Tuned...

The Soul Syndicate

Boasting a dynamic lead singer and a cadre of the region’s most talented musicians, The Soul Syndicate sets a new standard for soul music in West Michigan, paying tribute to Otis Redding, Sam Cooke, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder and the most influential R&B artists of our time in vintage fashion – with a sophisticated look, masterful musicianship and boatloads of soul.

Hops at 84 East

Must Be
21 to enter
Address
84 East 8th Street
Phone
616.396.8484
Venue Description
The largest selection of craft beers on the Lakeshore. What more do you need to know?
Featured Drinks
  • Caramel Apple Cocktails • Draft Beer • Wine
  • Well Drinks • Drunken Gummy Bears

The Way Down Wanderers

The Way Down Wanderers not only draw listeners in with their energy and originality but also captivate fans with their unique story. Banjo player Ben Montalbano and fiddle/mandolin player Collin Krause are half brothers who met each other for the first time 5 years ago. In addition to their unexpected brotherly collaboration, the band's background in bluegrass, jazz and classical music blends together to form unique harmony vocals, soaring instrumentals and standout melodies.

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
  • Groovejuice • White Hatter Pints

Tony LaJoye

The Tony LaJoye Trio brings an eclectic mix of jazz, R&B, funk and pop, and a distinctly engaging live performance, to any venue. The Trio is led by Grand Rapids-based singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Tony LaJoye on guitar, vocals and steel pans. He's joined by Traverse-City bassist Stu Ford, and drummer John Driscoll. Over the past four years, Tony has cultivated a strong following on the Michigan music scene.

Our Brewing Company

Must Be
21 to enter
Address
76 East 8th Street
Phone
616.994.8417
Venue Description
Our Brewing Co. features specialty brews like you've never seen before!
Featured Drinks
  • 20 Taps of Craft Beer and Cider

Smiths United/Playground Twist

Two bands come together for one great night of 80’s new wave rock! The Smiths United is a tribute band formed by six loyal Smiths/Morrissey fans in 2010. They are dedicated musicians that reproduce the early alternative sound of Manchester's finest, The Smiths and Morrissey. Playground Twist is a musical project paying tribute to Siouxsie and the Banshees, a band that has yet to be surpassed in terms of originality and creativity!

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
  • Early Bird Specials
  • White Rusholme Ruffians

The Class Acts

The Class Acts are an alternative rock band formed in 2009 by three close friends, Ed Ryan, Andy McCotter and John Ryan. They are heavily influenced by classic rock bands such as The Beatles and Led Zeppelin, but they're just as influenced by current bands, like The Black Keys, The Strokes and Weezer. You won't get cheap stage ploys or fake lyrics from The Class Acts; what you will get is genuine excitement, legitimately great songs and a look at three best friends having a blast on stage.

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...

Vincent Hayes

Vincent Hayes writes songs with purpose and fire – musical tales that raise questions, present possibilities and take listeners to gritty, real and inspiring places. With a penetrating, blues-infused guitar style steeped in the tradition of diverse influences such as Peter Green, Hendrix, Muddy Waters, Albert Collins, Prince, The Edge, Buddy Guy, and Chuck Berry– not to mention his own father and grandfather – the singer adroitly straddles roots rock, blues and soul.

Pioneer Club

Must Be
21 to enter
Address
180 South River Avenue
Phone
616.393.0493
Venue Description
For one night only, you can be a member with your GrooveWalk wristband!
Featured Drinks
  • Off The Wagon Rum Punch

The Last Call Band

The members of The Last Call Band don’t mind whenever someone tells them that “their roots are showing” because those roots run deep through the topsoil of the West Michigan music scene. Comprised of five veteran musicians, Last Call has been spreading their “electracoustic” mix of classic rock, folk, blues and country tunes all over the area for nigh onto 30 years. Given that they’re dedicated to “uncovering” tunes that just need to be done there’s no tellin’ what you might hear!

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
  • Beer • Shots • Jager Bombs • Watermelon Drinks