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Bands at Blandford: The Rough & Tumble

Join us for LIVE music surrounded by nature at our annual Bands at Blandford Outdoor Concert Series! This year, we will have beer from Brewery Vivant available for purchase & local food trucks at each show. Arrive early with your picnic blankets and chairs to find the perfect spot to sit in the schoolyard and to enjoy the opening youth band.

Headliner: The Rough & Tumble
Opener: Students of Red Rose Music Lab
Food Truck: Land Whale Deli

Cost: $3 Non-Members, FREE for Members and Children 12 & Under
Optional Donation: $10 
Your contribution will support our Bands at Blandford Outdoor Concert Series and other opportunities that enhance our community’s connection and access to nature.   

Pre-registration is not required. Tickets will be available at the concert.

The Rough & Tumble are as easy to detect as a stray dog on your doorstep– and as difficult to send home. The dumpster-folk, thrift store-Americana duo, consisting of Mallory Graham & Scott Tyler and their menagerie of classic folk and homemade instruments, have been hobbling around the country in their 16ft camper with their two dogs since 2015, taking their songs to the far corners of the US and to the weird little towns they pass along the way. In February 2021 they released We’re Only Family If You Say So, an album about what it means to be family, and what it means to lose it. With a single debuting on The Bluegrass Situation and Grateful Web referring to the album as “a must listen,” it has been embraced by fans for its stark honesty, unique storytelling and well-crafted melodies, especially at a time when families are deeply divided. On October 8th, The R&T released two singles on Dutch Records, which American Songwriter called “beautifully passionate expressions of the social, political, and medical turbulence folks have been enduring since March 2020.” With any luck, The Rough & Tumble will be traveling to a city near you in 2022.



Sep 10 2022


6:30 pm - 9:00 pm


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