The Lamp Light Music Festival is a house show concert series that takes place in the Eastown neighborhood of Grand Rapids, Michigan. It is designed as a celebration of local music, community and art and is an experiment in social practice. Having concerts in living rooms ultimately breaks down the barrier of separation between artist and audience member and puts everyone at ease within a comfortable environment. Our mission is to help make this means of sharing become more prevalent in our society and build stronger community. We believe that this is the most intimate way to share the craft of music and song. Artisan culture is of huge importance to us at this festival which will feature crafts from local artists for sale and visual art openings at each house.
The Vine Neighborhood Association has joined up with local artist collaborative Double Phelix to put on Kalamazoo’s Oktoberfest. Double Phelix will deploy musical acts from around the state, and will also perform themselves, sharing their sometimes sweet, sometimes sinister sound, all with touches and blows thrown against the classic, Bulgarian sound that clenches any Oktoberfest experience.