SpeakEZ is proud to partner with Local Spins to bring a diverse blend of music to our stage every Wednesday evening! This series features a wide array of the best musicians in the West Michigan area in a casual, acoustic setting. There is never a cover charge and every Wednesday features $3 select Michigan Draft Beers! (Ages 21+ after 9pm)
A music collective featuring the likes of jazz cats,rock n rollers, jammers, gospel choppers and everything in between.The collective features some of Grand Rapids’ finest: Justin Avdek on bass, Mario Copeland on drums, Caleb Elzinga on saxophone, Brad Fritcher on trumpet, Dutcher Snedeker on keyboards, and Justin Wierenga on guitar.
Eric Engblade is an accomplished and acclaimed singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Grand Rapids, Michigan. Engblade’s “inspiring musicianship and songwriting” (John Sinkevics, localspins.com) led him to being selected as a finalist in the Great Lakes Song Writing Contest in 2009 for his song “Mission Accomplished” (www.GreatLakesSongs.com).
Growing up in Ludington, Michigan, Engblade frequently uses the natural beauty and history of the Great Lakes region as a reference for his “expertly crafted songwriting” (John Sinkevics, localspins.com).
Throughout the year, Engblade can be seen performing as a part of benefit concerts that promote Great Lake clean water initiatives alongside other bookings in theaters, bars, breweries,
private events, and music festivals.