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Bands at Blandford | Caribbean Soul Experience

Join us for LIVE music surrounded by nature at our only Bands at Blandford Outdoor Concert in 2023! Enjoy refreshing beer from Brewery Vivant  and a delicious meal from El Caribe Food Truck. We recommend arriving early to find the perfect spot to sit in the schoolyard and to enjoy the opening youth band. Please bring your own outdoor seating.

Face-Paint, Glitter Tattoos, bubbles, hula hoops & other fun activities will be available for concert attendees of all ages.

Opener 6:30pm-7pm: Students of Red Rose Music Lab
Headliner 7pm-9pm: The Caribbean Soul Experience

Members: $8
Non-Members: $12
Children 12 & Under: Free
Pre-registration is not required. Tickets will be available at the concert.

This group consists of three award winning powerhouse performers that include: King Mellowman – Lead Vocals, Ten – Keyboards and Vocals, and Nikki Gio – Lead Vocals. The key element of this group is that they combine the essence of diverse genres that include Reggae, Soul, Pop, Calypso, R&B, and all variations in between. This combination provides an extremely unique experience that connects an entire audience with a positive energy. Overall, here is the essentials of these amazing performers.

King Mellowman is a multi-talented, accomplished musician who is an award-winning legend in Detroit that since the 1980s has recorded, released and performed original and cover music with the absolute best of Reggae and Soul genres. King Mellowman has also entertained many audiences all around the world! Ten on Keyboards and Vocals. Ten is an extremely intense vocalist and instrumentalist since the 1990s has also recorded, released, and performed original and cover music with the absolute best of Reggae and Soul genres. Ten has also directed many different groups and produced many events internationally! Nikki Gio on Lead Vocals. Nikki Gio in an extremely captivating vocalist who has also won many awards for her eclectic mix of performance. Since the late 1990s, she has recorded, released, and performed original and cover music with the absolute best of Neo Soul and Reggae genres.  Nikki is also an extremely accomplished choir director and show producer. Together these three combine their gifts and form an experience that captivates and energizes any audience that has ever seen them. THIS is the Caribbean Soul Experience!

Cancellation Policy:  No refunds available for this event. If you are unsure, you will be able to attend the concert, please plan to purchase tickets at the show. All Community Programs will be held unless there is severe weather, in which case you will receive a full registration refund. Please come prepared for the elements as refunds are not available for weather-related conditions except in the case of severe weather and you have been contacted that the program has been canceled.

Please Note: This program will take place entirely outdoors. In the event of severe weather, this program will be canceled, and participants will be notified of their refund options and/or a possible makeup date.


Aug 19 2023


6:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Blandford Nature Center
1715 Hillburn Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI
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