Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Britney Spears Hitting Van Andel Arena One More Time

Britney Spears is coming back to Van Andel Arena on August 17, 2011 at 7:30pm. The special guests for the Femme Fatale Tour performance in Grand Rapids are Destinee & Paris as well as DJ Pauly D.

The ticket prices are $29.50, $49.50, $89.50, $149.50 and $350. There is also a Ladies’ Night Out 4-Pack for Only $88, plus margarita drink specials! Britney Spears performs tonight at Van Andel Arena! Tickets will be available at the Van Andel Arena box office, Ticketmaster outlets,, or charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000.

Spears recently teamed up with Bravo, VEVO and MTV to launch a multi-platform premiere of her latest single, “I Wanna Go” last week. The Femme Fatale tour and “I Wanna Go” video come on the heels of her platinum-selling 7th studio album, Femme Fatale (Jive Records). “I Wanna Go” is the third single of the album, following a string of recent No. 1 smash hits including “Hold It Against Me” and “Till The World Ends”.

Widely recognized as a pop icon and one of entertainment’s top performers since her memorable teen pop debut in 1999, Spears is the only woman to have six albums debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart and is one of only seven artists to have a Hot 100 No. 1 hit within three separate decades. Her albums have collectively sold over 100 million copies worldwide.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Another Griffins Alum Adds Name To Stanley Cup

For the fourth straight year and the sixth time in the last seven seasons, a former Grand Rapids Griffins player will have his name engraved on the Stanley Cup.

Center Chris Kelly, who began his career with the Griffins in 2001-02, earned the honor thanks to the Boston Bruins' 4-0 win over the Vancouver Canucks in Game 7 on Wednesday. After joining the Bruins in a Feb. 15 trade from Ottawa, Kelly was one of their more consistent playoff perfromers, posting 13 points (5-8--13) while appearing in all 25 games. He finished sixth on the team in scoring and he ranked among the NHL's postseason leaders in points (T20th), plus-minus (+11, T3rd) and shooting percentage (17.9, 19th).

Kelly recorded six points (3-3--6) in 31 games during the Griffins' final season as the Ottawa Senators' top affiliate. He eventually played parts of seven NHL seasons with Ottawa, racking up 176 points (75-101--176) in 463 games and making his first trip to the Stanley Cup Finals in 2007.

The names of 13 Griffins alumni already adorn the most famous trophy in sports. Las June, Thomas Kopecky became the first former Griffin to win his second Stanley Cup, as a member of the Chicago Blackhawks. Mark Eaton became lucky alumnus no. 13 with Pittsburgh in 2009; Detroit's Valtteri Filppula, Darren Helm, Jiri Hudler, Kopecky, Niklas Kronwall, Brett Lebda, Darren McCarty, Derek Meech, and Chris Osgood were added to the cup in 2008; Kevyn Adams won it with Carolina in 2006; and both Dmitry Afanasenkov and Darren Rumble captured the chalice with Tampy Bay in 2004.

Two other former members of the Griffins organization joined in the celebration of Boston's triumph. Reserve defenseman Shane Hnidy, who appeared in only three games with the Bruins during both the regular season and early rounds of the playoffs, played parts of two seasons (1997-98, 2000-01) in Grand Rapids. Bruce Cassidy, the assistant of the AHL's Providence Bruins, who complemented Boston's staff during the postseason, spent two seasons as the Griffins' head coach, leading them to the IHL's final regular season championship in 2000-01 before earning AHL Coach of the Year honors 2001-02.

Friday, June 10, 2011

2011 Taylor Swift Ticket Release


2010's Hottest Touring Artist Taylor Swift Takes
Van Andel Arena by Storm one Night Only
July 28th with Special Guest


Tickets are available at all Ticketmaster Outlets, online at or charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Spotlight Saturdays

Join LACY JONES & JERMAINE PREBBLE, in conjunction with HOLLA BAKK ENTERTAINMENT, for a downtown nightlife urban social affair that's Trendy & Exciting... Spotlight Saturdays is a 21 & up event that features one of Grand Rapids, Michigan’s most in demand urban DJ ***LIVE***, PJ The DJ who spins a blend of Adult Hip Hop, Neo Soul, Urban Jazz, R&B and more takes over the 5/3 Bank Vault from 9 PM – 2 AM. Dress code is enforced and doesn't allow for any sports attire or sneakers!!! Join us and Join the Fun this Saturday @ The 5/3 Bank Vault inside Van Andel Arena....

First 50 Ladies never pay a cover, plus you'll receive a complimentary glass of Moscato Wine...

Admission is $10 at the door.