Bands at Blandford

Bands at Blandford | The Rough & Tumble
Registration Begins
7/18/2022 8:00 AM
Last Day To Register
9/10/2022 9:00 PM
1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504, US
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September 10th we welcome The Rough & Tumble!

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 available for purchase & local food trucks at each show. We recommend arriving early to find the perfect spot to sit in the schoolyard and to enjoy the opening youth band (students of Red Rose Music Lab). 

Headliner: The Rough & Tumble

Opener: Students of Red Rose Music Lab

Food Truck: Land Whale Deli

Where: Blandford Nature Center (1715 Hillburn Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504)

Date: Saturday, September 10th

Time: 6:30pm – 9:00pm

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.

Live Sound Provided by Red Rose Music Lab
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$3.00 per Non-Member
$10.00 per Optional Donation
Cancellation Policy
There will be No Refunds available for this years concert series. If you are unsure you will be able to attend, please plan to purchase your tickets at the concert.

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