Friday, May 6, 2016

Local Spins Sneak Peek: Grand Haven Walk the Beat seeking bands and songs for August festival, aims for biggest spectacle yet

In its third year, Walk the Beat wants to sign up 70 bands to play 35 venues and will host another song contest, with $12,500 in prizes for musicians at stake. Check out the back story and links to sign up.

By Matt Marn

Published by Local Spins

The idea began as an inspired dream to provide musical instruments and resources for those who could not afford them otherwise.

But in its third year, the effort has grown into a year-round, nonprofit organization known as Walk the Beat.

The Aug. 20 Walk the Beat festival will feature 70 bands and singer/songwriters - many of them local - performing at 35 businesses in Grand Haven. The 2015 event had 60 acts playing 30 venues.

"The festival is in its third year now," said Dave Palmer, founder and executive director of Walk the Beat. "The first year was good, and the second year doubled in attendance from the first. And we plan to double in attendance this year, again."

Read the full article - and follow the information to sign up your group for Walk the Beat - at the full Local Spins website!