If you are a fan of local music, then this is the night that is tailor-made for a seasonally appropriate love-fest – and not just because it's Valentine's Day weekend.
In fact, in a recent conversation with WYCE's newly hired station manager AJ Paschka he was pretty bold about his prediction about who was going to win big this year. As to who Paschka thinks will come out ahead, well, you might be shocked to hear his answer.
"Grand Rapids," says Paschka, who believes that the next big thing to emerge out of a region known for Amway salesman and craft beer is going to be our music scene, which is very much alive and well creatively.
Not only is our city experiencing record numbers of new musical acts releasing new tracks all the time, but the Jammies this year will be bigger than ever with two legacy performers appearing on stage: The Verve Pipe and Mustard Plug. Even the emcee host this year is a big deal, as Seth Bernard of the band Seth and May will preside over the event.
For a complete list of all the performers on two stages and those slated to appear at the after party, visit WYCE's website.
The Jammies XVI ability to remain free is possible due to the generosity of Bell’s Brewery and with production support from The Intersection, ViziDef, Rainbow Music, LiveSpace, and GRTV. In addition, you can make a difference by donating two canned goods the night of the event. Just stop by the donation table upon checking in.
Admission: Free (all-ages show)