GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (CelebrityAccess) — Live Nation has revealed that New Orleans's favorite son Trombone Shorty and his funk band will take the stage when the company opens their newest venue 20 Monroe Live in Grand Rapids on February 1st.
Live Nation Promoter Josh Newman said, “We’re excited to announce so many amazing and diverse artists to help us commemorate our Grand Opening. From local fan favorites Umphrey’s McGee to legendary artists like Peter Frampton and Lynyrd Skynyrd to hard rockers Shinedown and our grand opening night with Trombone Shorty and all the acts that follow, there really is a little something for everyone to check out and experience our intimate new venue.”
Other acts announced for the venue in the first few months include Lauryn Hill, Dita Von Teese, The Cadillac Three, Dirty Heads, The Verve Pope, Michael Carbonaro, Young The Giant, Dropkick Murphys Pop Evil, Juicy J, Slightly Stoopid, Peter Frampton, Flaming Lips, Dan + Shay and Primus.
Located in downtown Grand Rapids, the 2,600-capacity 20 Monroe Live features state of the art production and lights and moveable staging that allows the room to scale for different sized audiences. The venue also includes a VIP club on the second level that is equipped with a private bar, open air patio and access to seating with a view of the main stage.
20 Monroe Live is being operated in a partnership between Live Nation's House of Blues unit and Michigan-based restaurateur Gillmore Collection.
“I’ve wanted to build an amazing music club for twenty years that honored our great community. With 20 Monroe Live and our announcement today, we’ve proven we can attract national and international touring artists to a world-class venue that will serve Grand Rapids for many years to come,” Gillmore collection CEO Greg Gillmore said. – Staff Writers