The Grand Rapids community in West Michigan is home to world renowned art competitions, breweries, farm-to-fork dining, and sophisticated music and entertainment. It is also known for its innovation and philanthropic endeavors focused and designed to better the urban experience. It’s not what you would expect from a small community far from the excitement, ambition, and progressiveness of New York, Los Angeles, or Chicago. With a strong economy and dynamic thinkers, this area has put itself on the map, and I am proud to call West Michigan my home.
On Thursday evening, September 5, Grand Rapids will be celebrating its grand opening of the Downtown Market. As an exciting addition to the community, the market is the first LEED-Certified market in the US, offering a unique, dynamic, and innovative venture to West Michigan locals and visitors. Boasting over 25,000 feet of space dedicated to local farmers, restaurants, rooftop gardens, and retail stores, this market will allow the community to shop and enjoy food and dining year-round like never before. Also gaining young fans and families, the space offers the country’s first hands- on kitchen for kids. Marking this event with musical entertainment, I will be performing in conjunction with Opera Grand Rapids to honor the generous supporters and benefactors who have graciously donated their time and resources. With a grateful heart, I am proud to be a part of this event, representing the generosity of the local community and Opera Grand Rapids.
More information coming soon.
Remember to be different… and true to who you are!