Private music studio The Piano Cottage is bringing its “The Piano Cottage Rocks!” show, a fun, high-energy, family-friendly, annual rock-and-roll concert featuring amazing local musicians ages 8-16 who bring crowds to their feet and put smiles on faces, to DeVos Performance Hall on Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 7:30 PM.
Past performances at Frederik Meijer Gardens and Wealthy Theatre have sold out, and each summer concert showcases incredible musicianship, ranging from beautiful and technical acoustic performances to huge whole-band numbers backed by a 75-member Cottage Chorus. Past performances have included covers of Michael Jackson, Styx, The Beatles, Kelly Clarkson, fun., Billy Joel, and more.
Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning Monday, February 1 at 10:00 AM. Ticket prices are $17.50 and $22.50 and will be available at the DeVos Place® and Van Andel Arena® box offices, all Ticketmaster outlets, online at Ticketmaster.com, and by phone at 1-800-745-3000. Prices are subject to change.
After sharing the stage with Piano Cottage students in 2015, Jen Wilson of Grand Rapids Jammie award-winning band Afro Zuma said, “When I heard the kids from The Piano Cottage the first few times, I was blown away by the pure talent. Some of them are more talented than I’ll ever be. It makes me think to myself ‘What was I doing when I was nine years old?’ Clearly not enough.”
The Piano Cottage is a private music studio in southeast Grand Rapids that provides inspired lessons, challenging musical opportunities and contagious team spirit to over 350 top young musicians, offering weekly lessons on 12 instruments, including piano, guitar, drums, and voice. Its students are earning kudos with their performances at big music festivals and intimate venues alike, and their up-tempo, musically impressive show will appeal to parents, children, and music lovers of all ages.