Category Archives: Top Stories

Grand Rapids Studio Park Project Announces First Restaurants and Retailers

It is hard to miss the big construction project going on at the intersection of Oakes Street SW and Ionia Avenue SW. It is expected to open in September and will include a movie complex, restaurant, apartments, retail, office space, a hotel, a parking garage and a 200-seat live music venue. A lot of rumors…MORE

LAV Cinco De Mayo at Beltline Bar

Join 97LAV for Cinco De Mayo at Beltline Bar on Sunday, May 5 from 12pm-2pm! Tony Gates will be there for a live broadcast and we will also be bringing the prize wheel for you to win some awesome prizes from LAV! Details for Cinco De Mayo weekend are below!   Visit Beltline Bar today!MORE

Cannabis Expo Coming To Grand Rapids

Calling all pot lovers! Or hey even if you’re just someone who wants to learn about pot. There will be a West Michigan Cannabis Expo. It’s held at the DeltaPlex this October 5 & 6, prices for tickets not announced yet.  MORE

Pothole Fixes Man’s Rapid Heartbeat

Potholes may be the bane of drivers’ existence, but for one Nebraska man, a missing chunk of asphalt wound up saving his life last week. With his heart racing to 200 beats per minute, paramedics near Omaha rushed the 59-year-old to the hospital. As the ambulance’s tire hit the hole, the first responders say his…MORE

Here’s How You Protect Your YouTube Privacy

If you’re a Youtuber that wants to keep certain things about your life private there are some steps to take, to make sure this happens. First, hide your video preferences in settings. Next, turn off or customize your personalized ads setting to gain control of the ads you do and don’t want to see. After…MORE

Meet our Tail of the Week!

     Meet Peaches! Peaches is a 2-year-old Terrier Mix. She has been in and out of the Humane Society since February. She came on a transport from CARES (Clarksdale Animal Rescue Effort & Shelter). She was adopted once and returned due to “not having enough room for her or time.” The adopter lived in…MORE

Led Zeppelin Launches “History Of Led Zeppelin” Web Series

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Led Zeppelin’s sophomore album, the legendary rockers have released a web series focusing on everything you’d want to know about the band. The premiere episode of “History of Led Zeppelin” is out now, which takes a look at the recording of their groundbreaking debut LP in 1968, completed in…MORE

Frederik Meijer Gardens Summer Concert Series 2019

Classic Rock 97LAV proudly presents the Fifth Third Bank Concert Series at Frederik Meijer Gardens! This year’s lineup includes… Styx, Foreigner, Buddy Guy & Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Steve Miller Band & Marty Stuart, Trombone Shorty & Orleans, Three Dog Night, The Beach Boys, Stray Cats, The B 52’s, and MUCH MORE! Member pre-sale begins April…MORE

Grand Opening Of The Friesian Gastro Pub

We aren’t called beer city for no reason! Another gastro pub is coming to Grand Rapids on the Medical Mile Corridor in The Lord’s Chapel building.  The grand opening will be today, April 17 from 11-11:30 AM with a private event and will be open to the public later that day at 1 PM. Their food…MORE