About The Piano Cottage Rocks Concerts
LOCATION: 1130 Wealthy St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506
DATES: July 30 and 31, 2020 - 7:30 pm shows
BOX OFFICE: (616) 459-4788 ext. 130
PARKING: On Wealthy Street, or behind the Theater in the public parking lot provided (free) .
Wealthy Theatre is a historic movie and performance center in Grand Rapids, Michigan. It is currently operated by the Grand Rapids Community Media Center, a non-profit corporation and will be home to the annual popular summer concert "THE PIANO COTTAGE ROCKS!"
All seats are General Admission and $15.
Shows at 7:30 pm on Thursday and Friday July 25 and 26, 2019.
This show is a 2 hour production with a 15 minute intermission.
Refreshments are sold in the lobby.
Use these links to purchase tickets online.
THURSDAY JULY ____ 2020 tickets:
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Tickets may also purchased in person directly from Wealthy Theater or over the phone by calling Wealthy Theater Box Office:
Phone: (616) 459-4788 x131
Theater Address: 1130 Wealthy St. Grand Rapids, MI 49506
Doors open 6:45pm.
Shows at 7:30pm with a 10 minute intermission
Tickets: $15 General Admission
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2019
Contact: Amelia Tippett, Event Coordinator, The Piano Cottage Studios
Local young musicians set to wow audiences and perform in the popular Piano Cottage Rocks! Concert No. 8
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (January 1, 2019 ) – The Piano Cottage, a Grand Rapids-based performance studio serving West Michigan students ages 3-18, has announced its 8th annual “Piano Cottage Rocks!” summer concert series which will be held this year on Thursday July 25 and Friday July 26th at historic Wealthy Theater for the beloved annual student performance.
Now in its eights year, The Piano Cottage Rocks! began as a small, student-led rock concert at Wealthy Theatre in 2012. Since then, the event has become larger each year as the concert’s reputation has grown. This year, the event will feature over 85 students performing an exhilarating variety of 25 songs, covering artists ranging from Stevie Wonder, Ed Sheeran, Journey, Sutton Foster, Deep Purple, Janice Joplin and including Pesak & Paul favorites from The Greatest Showman and Evan Hansen, in a two-hour performance.
“A concert that started as a fun experiment to motivate piano students to keep practicing during the summer months has grown into a way to provide our students with world-class performance opportunity; our audiences with a memorable, family-friendly evening, and more West Michigan students with the ability to discover the joy of music,” said Jody McCargar, founder and co-director of The Piano Cottage with her husband Wright McCargar.
The annual concert also raises awareness and money for the Crescendo Foundation, a local nonprofit whose mission is to cultivate access to tuition-free, quality music education in West Michigan. Several Crescendo students who benefit from tuition-free lessons with instructors around W. Michigan are involved in this year’s show.
“Whatever your expectation – whatever you feel or think a kid’s rock concert should be or sound like – this will completely blow that out of the water,” said Nicole Robertson, former President of the Crescendo Foundation. “It’s incredible what these kids are capable of.”
Previous Piano Cottage Rocks! events have set attendance records at Meijer Gardens and garnered press coverage in Local Spins, The Rapidian, WZZM Take Five, and other local media outlets. “I cannot believe those are kids performing and entertaining me at this level,” said local musician Ron Lutz. “I just can’t wait to see it again.”
Courtesy photos and video available upon request.