DeVos Performance Hall Celebrated 40th Anniversary in October 2020
Throughout the entire month of October DeVos Performance Hall celebrated its 40th Anniversary with historical photos, fun facts and staff and community memories posted on the website and social media accounts: Facebook
. In addition, PBS-WGVU
produced a “WGVU Community Connection” special focusing on the anniversary that aired Thursday, October 22 at 6:00 PM. NPR-WGVU's
Shelley Irwin also aired a special feature on "The Morning Show"
on Friday, October 16 at 9:00 AM, as well as weekly interviews and daily fun facts. Irwin also highlighted favorite memories from community members and DeVos Performance Hall staff on-air, and shared anniversary content on the Facebook pages for WGVU's Morning Show
and Shelley Irwin
DeVos Performance Hall is a 2,543-seat performing arts theater featuring performances by all four Grand Rapids arts groups including The Grand Rapids Symphony
, The Grand Rapids Ballet
, Broadway Grand Rapids
and Opera Grand Rapids
. DeVos Performance Hall provides an intimate setting for these Grand Rapids arts groups as well as other touring concerts and family shows. Located in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids the theater is located inside DeVos Place which is nestled along the picturesque Grand River.
DeVos Performance Hall has hosted numerous concerts including B.B. King, James Taylor, John Mellencamp, Harry Connick Jr., Aretha Franklin and Alice Cooper; comedians such as Jerry Seinfeld, Dave Chappelle, Brian Regan and Aziz Ansari; and family shows including Peppa Pig Live, Wild Kratts Live, Sesame Street Live and Daniel Tiger Live throughout the 40 years of operation.