By Anna Gomer
Whether single or happily taken the WYCE Jammie Awards Night at the Intersection is a free Valentine’s Day date option featuring 25 bands performing on multiple stages.
Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. at the Grand Rapids venue located at 133 Grandville Ave SW and there is no cost to get in. WYCE suggests donations at the door every year as well as holding a food drive with Feeding America West Michigan.
Last Gasp Collective is first on the lineup for the night. They are a collection of local talent that has come together to perform soul-filled music. They have one female and two male vocalists along with a cellist, keyboardist, saxophonist, bassist and two percussionists. They describe themselves as an R&B/Hip Hop band and started playing together near Kalamazoo.
Pink Sky is from our very own Grand Rapids. Ryan and Angelica Hay (husband and wife) make up this indie electronic band. They use synthesizers, drum machines and electric pianos to convey their emotions on trauma and loss.
The local rock band Michigander will be returning for their third year in a row. The lead vocalist is Jason Singer from Kalamazoo. He sings with his heart on his sleeve and is accompanied by a drummer and two guitarists. Singer’s songs give you a glimpse of the angst he feels in his life. In 2018 their album “Midland” was awarded Listener’s Choice and Critic’s Choice for Best Album by a New Artist by WYCE.
If you can’t make it Friday don’t be bummed, because you can listen to the WYCE radio station, 88.1FM, to get a taste of their diverse music selections anytime. If you do make it to the Intersection, ask your sweetie to dance. If you don’t have one, maybe you’ll meet someone there.
To see who else will be playing this year, check out WYCE’s website.