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Miranda Lambert at Rock the Rapids

July 31, 2012 update: Rock The Rapids, presented by Miller Brewing, Grand Rapids' Original Music Festival, will be more than a weeklong lineup of the nation's best concerts, it will also feature a collection of rides and entertainment that includes an 80-foot Ferris Wheel, a rock climbing wall, snake charmer, sword swallower, contortionist, ice carving, face painting and a wrestling match between a man and an 8-foot, 400 pound alligator named Chub.

"We are excited that we can bring a diverse lineup of music and entertainment to downtown Grand Rapids," said Denny Baxter, founder of Rock the Rapids. "This is just a great opportunity to showcase downtown Grand Rapids and open the streets to every kind of music, entertainment, food and fun imaginable."


The musical lineup for the festival features:

Monday, August 20 _ Miranda Lambert with special guest Pistol Annies

Tuesday, August 21 _ Rockstar Energry Drink UPROAR Festival featuring Shinedown, Godsmack, Staind, Papa Roach and Adelitas Way

Wednesday, August 22 _ Toby Keith with special guest Kip Moore

Thursday, August 23 _ Carnival of Madness featuring Evanescence, Chevelle, Halestorm and New Medicine

Friday, August 24 _ Boyz II Men and Bell Biv DeVoe

Saturday, August 25 _ Big Boi of OutKast and B.o.B

Tickets, which are available at the Rock the Rapids box office at Peppino's in downtown Grand Rapids or at, include various single-day, two-day and a weeklong pass for only $109.


Grammy award winner Miranda Lambert has firmly made her mark on the country music world. Lambert is not only the reigning and two time winner of the Academy of Country Music and Country Music Association Female Artist of the Year award, but each of her four albums have debuted at #1 on the Billboard Country Chart. This makes Lambert the first artist in the history of the 47-year chart to have each of her first four albums reach #1. Kerosene (2005), Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (2007), Revolution (2009) and Four The Record (2011) collectively spawned ten Top 20 hits, including four that reached the top of the charts. "White Liar", the smash hit, "The House That Built Me", "Heart Like Mine" and, most recently, "Over You" all reached the top spot. Notably, "The House That Built Me" stayed at the top of the charts for four straight weeks and won six major awards. Lambert has won nineteen awards in total, with the most recent being Album of The Year for Four The Record at the ACM Awards in April of 2012. Lambert's latest single, "Fastest Girl In Town" is currently climbing the charts.


Aside from her love for music, Lambert has invested her heart into her charity, Muttnation Foundation. Her strong love for animals has given Lambert the ability to donate close to three quarters of a million dollars to animals in need. For more information visit With multiple number one hits, three successful headlining tours and her husband, NBC's The Voice and fellow country star Blake Shelton by her side, Lambert is set to continue to make country music history.




Monday, August 20, 2012
 Starts at 07:30 PM



Rock the Rapids
Ionia Ave SW & Oakes SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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