As we kick off summer, it's another month of music, comedy and sports. Here is a list of concerts, comedy shows, and sporting events in West Michigan in June.

Concerts:

Domestic Problems with Knee Deep Shag

Friday, June 3, 2022 - 8 pm - The Intersection, Grand Rapids, MI
This show will take you back to the 90s! Two great local bands -- Domestic Problems and Knee Deep Shag team up for a show at the Intersection.

Here is a video of the two bands together at the Intersection eight years ago...

 

Blind Boys of Alabama & Marc Cohn

Sunday, June 12, 2022 - 7 pm - Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids, MI
The Blind Boys of Alabama are recognized worldwide as living legends of gospel music. They are known for crossing multiple musical boundaries with their interpretations of everything from traditional gospel favorites to contemporary spiritual material. Performing along with the Blind Boys of Alabama will be Marc Cohn.

Here is a video of the Blind Boys of Alabama performing "Amazing Grace" to the tune of "House of the Rising Sun"...

 

New Kids on the Block Mixtape Tour 2022 with special guests Salt-N-Pepa, Rick Astley and En Vogue

Thursday, June 16, 2022 - 7:30 pm - Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, MI
New Kids on the Block toured in 2019 with the same name "MixTape Tour". It was their biggest tour since reunited in 2008. They will return this year to sing #1 hits like: "Hangin' Tough", "I'll Be Loving You (Forever)", and "Step by Step". Touring with them will be Salt-N-Pepa, Rick Astley and En Vogue.

Here is New Kids on the Block, Salt-N-Pepa, Rick Astley, and En Vogue in a video they put together...

 

Don McLean

Friday, June 17, 2022 - 8 pm - DeVos Performance Hall, Grand Rapids, MI
Don McLean is out touring for his 50th Anniversary "American Pie" tour. That song was first recorded in May of 1971 and a month later received its first play on the radio. The rest is history!

Here is a video that was produced to promote the tour...

 

The Prince Experience

Saturday, June 18, 2022 - 8:45 pm - GLC Live at 20 Monroe, Grand Rapids, MI
The Prince Experience is a Prince tribute band. The performance includes all of Prince's hits, including the Purple Rain era.

Here is a video of what you can expect to see...

 

George Thorogood & The Destroyers

Saturday, June 18, 2022 - 8 pm - Firekeepers Casino, Battle Creek, MI
George Thorogood & The Destroyers make a stop at Firekeepers Casino in Battle Creek on the 18th of June.

Here is a video of George Thorogood & The Destroyers and "One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer" from June of 1984...

 

New Kids on the Block Mixtape Tour 2022 with special guests Salt-N-Pepa, Rick Astley and En Vogue

Thursday, June 23, 2022 - 7 pm - Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort, Mt. Pleasant, MI
If you miss their concert at the Van Andel Arena on Thursday, June 16th, you'll have another opportunity to catch the concert exactly one week later at Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort.

 

The Temptations with Kimmie Horne

Sunday, June 26, 2022 - 7 pm - Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids, MI
The Temptations have been named the “#1 R&B/Hip Hop Artists of All Time” and one of the “125 Greatest of All Time Artists” by Billboard magazine. They are also one of the “100 Greatest Artists of All Time” according to Rolling Stone Magazine. They will be at the Fifth Third Summer Concert Series at Frederik Meijer Gardens the end of the month. Here they are with the official video for "Treat Her Like a Lady"...

 

Comedy:

Leanne Morgan

Friday, June 10, 2022 - 7 pm - DeVos Performance Hall, Grand Rapids, MI
Leanne Morgan is a married stay-at-home mother of three. She uses those experiences to entertain audiences. Some people even accuse her of spying on them because she seems to be living their same life they are. Morgan a hit among the strangest of audiences.

Here is a video of Leanne talking about what  young moms really want...

 

Bill Maher

Saturday, June 18, 2022 - 8 pm - Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort, Mt. Pleasant, MI
For more than twenty-five years, Bill Maher has set the boundaries of where funny, political talk can go on American television. First on “Politically Incorrect” (Comedy Central, ABC, 1993-2002), and for the last nineteen years on HBO’s “Real Time”. Bill still performs on stage at least 50 dates a year and will be in Mt. Pleasant this month.

Here is a video of a recent episode of "Real Time"...

 

Chris Rock - Ego Death World Tour 2022

Saturday, June 25, 2022 - 8 pm - Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort, Mt. Pleasant, MI
This show was originally scheduled for February 11th, but was postponed to due COVID-19. Chris Rock has been making people laugh since the 80s. He was a cast member of "Saturday Night Live" and has had several comedy specials.

Here is Chris Rock Listing God's Mistakes...

 

Sporting Events:

West Michigan Whitecaps Baseball

Summer is always a great time to check out a baseball game at LMCU Ballpark.

The West Michigan Whitecaps vs. The Lansing Lugnuts:
Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 6:35 pm - Dog Day!
Wednesday, June 8, 2022 - 6:35 pm - Made in Michigan Wednesday
Thursday, June 9, 2022 - 6:35 pm - Pride Night
Friday, June 10, 2022 - 6:35 pm - Nickelodeon Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Night
Saturday, June 11, 2022 - 6:35 pm - Las Calaveras de West Michigan
Sunday, June 12, 2022 - 2:00 pm - Helen DeVos Children's Hospital Family Sunday

The West Michigan Whitecaps vs. The Fort Wayne TinCaps:
Tuesday, June 28, 2022 - 6:35 pm - Family Fare Fireworks
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 6:35 pm - Made in Michigan Wednesday
Thursday, June 30, 2022 - 6:35 pm - Whitecaps Oven Mitts Giveway

Keep in mind that LMCU Ballpark is completely cashless this summer. Here is a video that explains it all...

 

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