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Earth Radio Live in the Beer Garden

July 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Earth Radio are storytellers of a future yet to be realized. This Grand Rapids Future-Soul group consists of Justin Avdek (bass, vox), Hannah Laine (keys, vox), Dutcher Snedeker (keys, synth), and David Ward (drums, percussion). The band formed in 2017 when Avdek brought these unique West Michigan musicians together for a spontaneous recording collaboration, which turned into a progressive project birthed from a shared passion of neo-soul and sonic ingenuity. You’ll hear elements of funk, rock, soul, and progressive jazz, reminiscent of Hiatus Kaiyote, Erykah Badu, Radiohead, and Knower, melded together into a sound that is uniquely Earth Radio.

Earth Radio has shared the stage with The Accidentals, Joe Hertler, Last Gasp Collective, Patty PerShayla, Jackie Venson, Brandon Coleman, The Go Rounds, Flexadecibel, Lipstick Jodi, Desmond Jones, and more nationally touring artists. Their ability to collaborate as multi-instrumentalists leaves room for infinite possibility.

Their self-titled album debuted in March 2018 to much acclaim, with it hitting the top of the charts as WYCE’s most played album that month and receiving “Best Jazz Album of 2018” at the 20th WYCE Jammie Awards. In 2019, Earth Radio released their sophomore record, “Mother’s Breath”, which earned them the Critics Choice Award and “Best Jazz Album of 2019” at the 21st WYCE Jammie Awards alongside the Local Spins “Emerging Artist of the Year” award. After releasing a new single in 2021, the group was seen all around the region at multiple festivals and special events, including debuts at Bliss Fest, Hoxeyville, Cowpie Music Festival, Beaver Island Music Festival, and the newly established Sounds of the Zoo in 2022.

Earth Radio’s fourth album Mosaic Dreams was released on March 17, 2023 and features some Michigan musical guests and additional production work by Paul Klimson (Theory One Productions).

Their fifth album, If The Earth Could Speak, will be releasing in 2024 following a successfully funded Kickstarter campaign in late 2023.


July 2
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Beer Garden – Short’s Pub
118 N Bridge Street
Bellaire, MI 49615 United States
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