The Community Artist Series was established to make the performing arts more available to the people of West Michigan. We have hosted many exciting musicians, speakers and events over several seasons. Our events are held at First Presbyterian Church and are always free and open to the public.

2020/21 Season Schedule

Greetings from the Community Artist and Speaker Series Committee.  We have missed seeing you at our concert and speaker events, and are tentatively planning for a partial, virtual/live-streamed upcoming season. Following are the concerts that we have confirmed so far for this season, which will be live streamed on our Facebook page (@FirstPresGH):

Sunday, November 15, 2020, 4:00 p.m.
Neil Jacobs, World 12-String Guitar
Neil Jacobs is truly a masterful performer on the 12-string acoustic guitar. With his own captivating style of playing that the St. Louis Riverfront Times describes as “mesmerizing” and the Austin Chronicle describes as “the rockin’est since early Leo Kottke”. Neil covers the world vibe with music diverse as Gypsy, World, Celtic, Balkan Folk, Jazz, Classical and Modern Fingerstyle, while transforming his 12-string acoustic guitar into his own personal orchestra. Neil draws inspiration from his world travels and experiences, and shares his fascinating stories and humor with his audience.

Sunday, December 13, 2020, 4:00 p.m.
Steel Doin’ It
In 2002, Steel Doin’ It was born from a community education class taught by Glen Miller at Spring Lake High School. Although some folks from the original group have retired, and others have joined, the group is still completely composed of Tri-Cities residents. Their mission is to have fun, while bringing the sounds of the Trinidadian steel pan to West Michigan.