Head downtown to Rosa Parks Circle tonight from 6:30 p.m. for the ArtPrize Nine Opening Ceremony—including remarks from Todd Herring, ArtPrize Director of Creative and Communication; a performance by the GVSU Laker Marching Band and Dance Company; and special guests, to be announced soon—with festivities and music to follow. We'll see you there!

GVSU Marching Band & Dance Company Performance Details
The Laker Marching Band will begin the festivities with a performance at the L.V. Eberhard Center on Grand Valley's Pew Grand Rapids Campus. Following this performance, the marching band and GVSU Dance Co. will proceed in cadence across the Blue Bridge to Rosa Parks Circle. There the band and dance company will perform a second time under the direction of President Thomas J. Haas.

Schedule of Events

7 p.m. — GVSU Marching Band Performs
7:15 p.m. — 

  • Welcome & Introduction
  • Mayor Rosalynn Bliss issues a proclamation
  • Sean Welsh, PNC Bank officially opens ArtPrize Education Days
  • Rapid Rides to ArtPrize and Metro Pass program officially opens

7:30 p.m. — GR Symphony Performs
8 p.m. — WGVU LZ Michigan Moment
8:10-9 p.m. — LZ Michigan DJ performs

This event is free and open to the public.