Pride & Music
On June 11, C3 will celebrate Pride Month with a special music event, Pride & Music. This incredible event will feature musical acts, Lipstick Jodi, Abigail Stauffer, Olivia Manville And The Aquatic Troupe, and Jack And The Bear.
Pride & Music will be held in the auditorium at the Grand Haven Community Center from 2:00-6:00pm. Tickets cost $10. Seating is limited.
This event will be a celebration of the LGBTQ community in West Michigan and will feature not only amazing musical acts but will also highlight many local and regional organizations that support LGBTQ equality and inclusion. Come and show your support as and LGBTQ member or as an ally.
The event is sponsored by C3 and other faith communities, organizations, and businesses, including St. John’s Episcopal Church, Red House Concert Series, Holland Pride, Grand Rapids Pride, and multiple individual donors.
Sunday, June 11, 2017
2:00-6:00pm (doors open at 1:30)
Information and tickets available at brown paper tickets, and 616-842-1985.
Jack And The Bear: Jack and the Bear is a folk/roots act from lower east Michigan with vaudevillian tendencies Conjoured up of three siblings and close friends, the group’s sound can be related to that of Tom Waits, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Felice Brothers, C.W. Stoneking, Bruce Springsteen, Randy Newman, and Disney Soundtracks.
Throughout their time as a self-managed (DIY) band, “Jack” have performed at noteworthy music festivals (Bristol Rhythm and Roots, The Frendly Gathering, Nashville PAW Fest…etc), recorded with Grammy award winning artists, engineers and producers (Oz fritz, Doug Sax, Mooka Rennick, Sam Bardfeld), had multiple works placed and aired on hit Viacom network programs such as MTV’s Catfish & Teen Mom, formed their own recording studio niche in their hometown of Monroe, MI and have enjoyed the past few years touring extensively across the U.S. anywhere they can to spread the word of “Jack” referring to themselves as “The greatest thing you’ll ever see, probably.” www.jackandthebear.com
Olivia Mainville And The Aquatic Troupe: Of her own volition, Grand Rapids-based singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Olivia Mainville dove headfirst into the world of music as early as the fifth grade, when she had begun playing viola and upright bass in orchestra class. Following her first Wheatland Festival in 2012, Mainville fell in love with the idea of performing her own songs on stage, which eventually inspired her 2014 gypsy swing and baroque pop debut EP, Full Steam
Since the release of her first solo output, Olivia has forged a unique path within the Mitten scene, becoming known alongside her band, the Aquatic Troupe, for their energized, dynamic performances and their gargantuan musical talent. Olivia Mainville & the Aquatic Troupe is comprised of consummate young talents Mainville, Andy Fettig, Bleu Quick, Libby DeCamp, and Ian Burke.
Olivia has toured with notable folk band Caravan of Thieves, They have collaborated with stellar Michigan artists like the Ragbirds, the Appleseed Collective, the Accidentals, and Jack and the Bear. She’s also made appearances at significant festivals and venues throughout the Mitten, such as Blissfest in Harbor Springs, the Majestic in Detroit, and the Ark in Ann Arbor. Between Olivia and her band mates, the Aquatic Troupe is capable of playing 11 instruments, ranging from guitar and violin to the trumpet, accordion, and omnichord – all of which encompass their collective sound. www.oliviaandtheaquatictroupe.com
Abigail Stauffer: Folk siren Abigail Stauffer turns the language of acoustic, pop, and neo-soulinto an irresistible invitation to help and be healed. Every sone is a captivating showcase of confidence and vulnerability, crafting a balance of pain, hope, and joy.
Her music and live performances evoke so much emotion, it’s hard to believe each song isn’t especially about you. Finally, an artist who writes about things that really matter; Abigail will warm your heart and serenade you soul.
Her latest release, Where I’m Going, was released to acclaim in 2015, preceded by her previous releases, No Contradictions and Alone To Dream.
PrideSource says of Abigail, “[The} soulful side of here is clear in the bluesy bottom of her voice. There’s pain an hope buried deep in it, an did comes to the surface when Stauffer sings.” Michigan Daily says, “ Stauffer brings rich, dark vocals to her folksy acoustic sound. Her songs explore identity and inner power.” www.abigailstauffer.com
Lipstick Jodi: Lipstick Jodi is a one of a kind four piece indie/rock/lofi band including Karli Morehouse on guitar/lead vocals, Luke Rockhold on drums/vocals, Jamie Baarman on keys/vocals, and Camille Hoorn on bass. They call their sound “the lesbian love child of St. Vincent and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.” Being a smaller band, they say they “produce a unique, full sound with catchy melodies that could kill and lyrics that will get themselves in and can’t find their way out.”
The band formed in August of 2014, when Luke and Karli’s two piece project was asked to play for Battle of the Bands. Since then they have only been moving up. They play through Grand Rapids very regularly, and have been playing all throughout in Michigan and the surrounding states. Everything has moved up so quickly. In June 2016, Lipstick Jodi were named one of the top ten bands to see in Michigan in “The Music Issue” of the Revue. John Sinkevic from Local Spins says of them, “If Garbage shared a taxi with the Yeah Yeah Yeahs on their way to a Bjork concert, they’d probably be quite happy listening to Lipstick Jodi.” “If Taylor Swift fans are looking for a way to get into Metallica, or vice versa, here’s your bridge!” -J Simpson No More Division www.lipstickjodi.com