GRandJazzFest April 2014

Keep the jazz love going.

Jazz calendar: Jazz Near You offers listings of jazz happenings in Michigan ... and right here in West Michigan, there's the West Michigan Jazz Society for the latest goings-on in our region. And, of course, be sure to visit the GRandJazzFest website for updates on the 2014 festival! Jazz is a year-round love-affair in our hometown! 

Watch our video!

Get a taste of what's in store: We're pleased to share our video showcasing highlights from the 2nd annual GRandJazzFest. Watch the video here!

Be a 2014 GRandJazzFest sponsor!

It's easy! We have some wonderful sponsorship opportunities for businesses, organizations and individuals. GRandJazzFest provides an opportunity to share and showcase your brand. GRandJazzFest is a free, fresh, family-friendly entertainment event -- one of the major events of the summer! View the 2014 sponsorship brochure here.

Volunteer for GRandJazzFest!

Fun opportunities, free t-shirt! 

Join the fun! Be a volunteer!

Dear Friend: GRandJazzFest presented by DTE Energy Foundation is looking for volunteers to help at the festival Aug. 16 and 17 at Rosa Parks Circle in downtown Grand Rapids. Get your ‘backstage pass’ now to the excitement by becoming a GRandJazzFest volunteer. It’s a great opportunity to get the inside view at our free, family friendly, live jazz festival!
Three-hour shifts are available to assist in presenting this event to the community. All volunteers will receive a t-shirt, bottled water and the opportunity to help put on this free public event in the community.
If you're interested in volunteering, please go to to sign up!

Make your hotel plans now!

Even if you're from West Michigan, consider making a weekend of it at this year's GRandJazzFest. Book early to take advantage of some special hotel deals:

Amway Grand Plaza Hotel
One of GRandJazzFest 2014′s sponsors, the Amway Hotel Corporation, is offering a special rate at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel. To book your room(s), go to and use promo code GRJAZZ for the special GRandJazzFest rate of $139/night.

Downtown Holiday Inn
The Downtown Holiday Inn also is offering a special rate if booked by July 15: $117 for a room with 2 double beds or $127 for a room with a king bed. Book by clicking this link (use booking code GJZ) – or call the hotel at 616.235.7611 and reference GRandJazzFest.

More lodging options
Hotels within walking distance of Rosa Parks Circle:

  • Amway Grand Plaza Hotel
  • Holiday Inn Grand Rapids Downtown
  • Courtyard by Marriott Downtown
  • JW Marriott Grand Rapids
  • City Flats Hotel

Need more trip-planning help? Go to Pure Michigan and Experience Grand Rapids

Shout out to our GREAT SPONSORS to date!

  • Presenting Sponsor: DTE Energy Foundation
  • Diamond-Level Sponsors: GR and Jazz, City of Grand Rapids, IntentPR, Downtown Grand Rapids, Inc. (DGRI)
  • Gold-Level Sponsor: Gilmore Collection
  • Silver-Level Sponsors: Hilger Hammond, WGVU
  • Bronze-Level Sponsors: ExperienceGR, Meijer, GRAM, Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, Courtyard Marriott, JW Marriott, Consumers Energy, Mercy Health, Enliven SEO & Design, Steelcase, Shutterwerks, Grand Rapids-Kent County Convention Arena Authority
  • Friends: Hungerford Nichols, Icon Sign Company, Swift Printing, Colliers International, Grand Rapids Community College, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, Centennial Securities, Gloria Flanders, Ellis Parking, Rick and Mary Stevens, Lindo Mexico Restaurant, The Secchia Family

The two-day festival is free thanks to our generous sponsors! We're not done fundraising though - If you'd like to be a GRandJazzFest sponsor - with great opportunities to showcase YOUR brand/name to a diverse audience - then please visit our sponsor page at for more info! 

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