East Grand Rapids, Michigan, June 1, 2021 – The East Grand Rapids Parks and Recreation Department has announced it will once again hold two favorite summer entertainment series: Concerts and Movies in the Park presented by The Brouwers Agency, Auto-Owners Insurance and Consumers Credit Union.
Free to the public, both series will be held at John Collins Park, 650 Lakeside Drive SE, on the banks of Reeds Lake. One will feature family-friendly music, while the other will showcase movies for all ages.
On six select Monday evenings in June and July, local musicians will play a variety of genres 7-8:30 p.m. This year’s concert lineup is:
Movies in the Park will run on four Friday evenings in July and August. This year’s movie lineup is:
Movies begin at sunset. In the event of inclement weather – including threat of rain or high winds – the movie will be canceled and not rescheduled.
“We’re incredibly thankful for our sponsors, The Brouwers Agency, Auto-Owners Insurance and Consumers Credit Union, who have made it possible for us to host these community-favorite events year after year,” said Rachel Fiedler, leisure supervisor. “After all the challenges we’ve faced since spring 2020, being able to safely enjoy time with loved ones out of the house is a gift.”
After the success of both series in 2020 after the Stay Home, Stay Safe executive order was lifted, Parks & Recreation staff are looking forward to again offering these opportunities where attendees can stay safe while enjoying free entertainment. The team continues to closely monitor and follow CDC, state and local guidelines for the health and safety of all participants and the community.
“Our series were among the few events people could enjoy last year,” said Pam Slater, leisure supervisor. “Participants expressed feeling comfortable attending and were thrilled to experience a sense of normalcy, which was truly priceless after several months’ worth of canceled plans.
“We are committed to hosting safe and fun events for the community to enjoy as we continue to navigate the pandemic.”
Those interested in attending these events are encouraged to follow the City of East Grand Rapids and the EGR Parks and Recreation Department on Facebook for the latest updates on health and safety measures. For a complete list of EGR Parks and Recreation protocols, visit eastgr.org/recreation or call the Movies and Concerts in the Park hotline at 616.940.4800, ext. 300.
Attendees are encouraged to bring their own chairs or blankets and to arrive early to secure a spot. Barbeques, grilling, open fires or alcohol are not allowed in the park and dogs must be kept on a leash at all times.
For more information, visit eastgr.org and follow the City on Twitter @cityofeastgr and on Facebook at facebook.com/CityofEGR.
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