Grand Rapids’ Bigfoot Buffalo heads to Kentwood for the city’s Summer Entertainment Series

Bigfoot Buffalo performs Thursday, July 28.
Bigfoot Buffalo performs Thursday, July 28.

Bigfoot Buffalo is next to take the stage at the Kentwood Summer Entertainment series. The West Michigan group performs July 28 at 7 p.m. in the lawn area behind Kentwood City Hall, 4900 Breton SE. The concert is free.


The Kentwood Summer Entertainment Series is re-broadcasted on WKTV’s Channel 25 at 12:30 and 7 p.m. Saturdays.


Grand Rapids-based Bigfoot Buffalo has efreshing, yet familiar sounding songs and live performances full of energy, passion, and dynamic excitement.


Formed in 2014, the band consists of Kyle Brown on guitar and vocals, Alan Smith on bass and vocals, Charlie Merkel on drums and vocals, and Sean Stynes on guitar, viola, and vocals. The members’ varied training–from classical, blues/rock, jazz, and country/folk backgrounds–fuses into their original songs and creative reinterpretations of crowd favorites. Vocal harmonies weave through the band’s original blend of folk, rock, Americana, psychedelic jam, and blues.


The band has performed at Michigan venues such as Founders Brewing Co., Bell’s Brewery, Shorts Brewing Co., The Pyramid Scheme, Billy’s Lounge, Grand Rapids Festival of the Arts, Busses by the Beach, and Earthworks Music Harvest Gathering. They released an eponymous LP in August, 2015.