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Grand Rapids Public Museum’s Concerts Under the Stars Concludes with Double Feature of Pink Sky in the Roger B. Chaffee Planetarium

 The Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) is hosting the fifth concert in the popular Concerts Under the Stars series. Local band Pink Sky will be performing a second night, concluding the 2019 series on Thursday, March 21 and Friday, March 22. Concert goers can sit back and enjoy the wonder of the cosmos with the wonder of music.

Concerts Under the Stars take place in the GRPM’s Roger B. Chaffee Planetarium featuring live, local bands performing, accompanied by a live light show on the planetarium dome.

Due to popular demand of this sold out Concerts Under the Stars series, Pink Sky will be performing two concerts. The band will play back to back on Thursday, March 21 and now also on Friday, March 22.

Pink Sky is an indie electronica artband that performs immersive live sets with analog synths, drum machines, samplers, electric pianos, and live visual projections. Accompanying Pink Sky with live visuals will be Nate Eizenga.

Concerts Under the Stars begins at 7:30 p.m., with Museum doors opening at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments, beer, and other beverages will be available for purchase. Performers will play two sets, with a short intermission in between.

Tickets are $12 for GRPM members and $15 for non-members if purchased in advance, and $15 for members and $18 for non-members on the day of the concert. Tickets are currently on sale atgrpm.org, by calling 616.929.1700 or at the Museum’s front desk.

Pink Sky was formed in late 2016 by husband and wife, Ryan and Angelica Hay, as a response to a loss of identity after each suffered separate life-threatening traumas. Since then, Pink Sky has served as an attempt to create immersive beauty while reclaiming meaning and identity. Pink Sky hosts an art and music series (HAY YAH House Shows) in their home studio in Grand Rapids, featuring two synth-based artists and two visual artists each show.

Nate Eizenga is a Grand Rapids native who moonlights as a video artist focusing on accompaniment for live musical performances. By using controllers intended for digital music production to create, mix, and manipulate video in real time, he crafts a visual experience that toes the line between artistic spontaneity and musical synchronicity. Since his first public show in 2015, Nate has performed for numerous events, including Concerts Under the Stars 2017 and 2018.

NEW UPGRADE – Roger B. Chaffee Planetarium

The GRPM’s Roger B. Chaffee Planetarium just got an upgrade to the latest Digistar technology! The Planetarium now boasts Digistar 6 technologies featuring the latest in resolution quality, content features and immersive surround sound for an out of this world experience. This is the newest upgrade since March of 2014 after a major renovation that included new technology, sound system, full dome and seating.

The Planetarium is named for Grand Rapids native, Roger B. Chaffee, who died with fellow Apollo 1 astronauts Gus Grissom and Ed White during a pre-launch test in 1967. The Planetarium was originally opened in 1994 and has gone through renovations to provide the best experience for Planetarium visitors.

Grand Rapids Public Museum

The Grand Rapids Public Museum is an invaluable, publicly-owned institution that is home to more than 250,000 unique artifacts that tell the history of Kent County and beyond, houses the only planetarium in the region, and is responsible for protecting The Mounds, a national historic landmark. The Grand Rapids Public Museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, with its main location in downtown Grand Rapids, MI at 272 Pearl Street, NW. For additional information including hours of operation, admission fees and exhibit/event listings, please visit www.grpm.org.