Nightclubs & Comedy: August 2019

Comedy and nightclub venue listings and highlights
I Prevail at 20 Monroe Live
1/ I Prevail // Photography Courtesy of Dana Tarr

1/ 20 Monroe Live: 2,500-seat venue hosts live music, entertainment and special events. On Aug. 9, Michigan rock band I Prevail performs “The Trauma Tour.” The show starts at 7:30 p.m. All ages welcome. Tickets are $33 and up. 11 Ottawa Ave. NW, (844) 678-5483,

2/ Rumors Nightclub: The gay bar and dance club hosts Sunday night drag shows at 10:15 p.m. with house divas and rotating performers. On Aug. 11, the Drag Queen of the Year Competition begins at 10:15 p.m. 69 S. Division Ave., 454-8720,

3/ The Comedy Project GR: The new comedy theater group in the West Side’s business district has weekly improv, sketch comedy and variety shows. The company also has a training center for improv, comedy writing and comedy acting, and hosts private events. 540 Leonard St. NW, Suite B, 369-7469,

Back Forty Saloon: Line dancing and live country bands Fri. and Sat., DJs Thu. 48 W. Fulton St., 742-4040,

Billy’s Lounge: Eastown bar and music venue hosts live music with emphasis on blues. 1437 Wealthy St. SE, 459-5757,

The B.O.B.: The Big Old Building houses multiple entertainment options: live music Fri. and Sat. at Bobarino’s; DJs and dance floor at Eve on Fri. and Sat.; live music at House of Music and Entertainment (H.O.M.E.); and stand-up comedy at Dr. Grins. 20 Monroe Ave. NW, 356-2000,

Dr. Grins Comedy Club: Nationally acclaimed comedians perform Thu.-Sat. Aug. 1-3, Brad Wenzel. Aug. 8-10, Andy Woodhull. Aug. 15-17, Shane Torres. Aug. 22-24, Rachel Feinstein. Aug. 29-31, Matt Holt. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Thu.; 8 and 10:30 p.m. Fri. and Sat. Tickets are $5-$15. The B.O.B., 20 Monroe Ave. NW, 356-2000, the

Flanagan’s: Irish pub with live music from local bands on Fri. and Sat.; also live Irish music on Thu. and Sun. 139 Pearl St. NW, 980-0705,

Founders Brewing Co.: Large taproom features live music Thu. and Sat., plus Grand Rapids Jazz Orchestra on the first Sunday of each month. 235 Grandville Ave. SW, 776-2182,

Rumors Nightclub
2/ Rumors Nightclub // Photography Courtesy of Alc Munroe

Grand Rapids Brewing Co.: Restaurant/taproom with live music Fri.-Sun. 1 Ionia Ave. SW, 458-7000,

Grand Woods Lounge: Restaurant/bar with dance floor hosts DJs and live music Fri. and Sat. 77 Grandville Ave. SW, 451-4300,

The Intersection: Four-bar concert venue hosts nationally known bands. 133 Grandville Ave. SW, 451-8232,

J. Gardella’s Tavern: Dance club Fri. and Sat. nights on third floor with DJs. 11 Ionia Ave. NW, 459-8824,

Mixology: Lobby lounge overlooking downtown GR and Grand River has live music Fri. and Sat. nights and live jazz brunch on Sun. JW Marriott, 235 Louis St. NW, 242-1500,

Mojo’s: DJs and dance floor on second level Wed., Fri. and Sat., with dueling pianos show on main floor Wed.-Sat. nights. 180 Monroe Ave. NW, 776-9000,

Mulligan’s Pub: Bar and music venue in Eastown. 1518 Wealthy St. SE, 451-0775,

The Comedy Project GR
3/ The Comedy Project GR // Photography courtesy of The Comedy Project and Tom Devette

One Trick Pony: Grill and taproom hosts live music 8-11 p.m. Thu. and Sat. Reservations accepted. 136 E. Fulton St., 235-7669,

Pop Scholars: Four-person comedy team performs monthly improv show Sept.-May. Wealthy Theatre, 1130 Wealthy St. SE,

The Pyramid Scheme: Heartside pub and live music venue. 68 Commerce Ave. SW,

River City Improv: Comedy improv team performs monthly Sept.-May. Wealthy Theatre, 1130 Wealthy St. SE.

River Rock at The Grand River Hotel: Live music Fri. and Sat. and jazz brunch Sun. 270 Ann St. NW, 363-9001,

Rocky’s Bar & Grill: Dancing every Fri., featuring DJs and live acts. 633 Ottawa Ave. NW, 356-2346,

Stella’s Lounge: Drink features and live DJs every Fri. and Sat. 53 Commerce Ave. SW, 742-4444,

Tip Top Deluxe Bar & Grill: Live music acts and DJs, plus Comedy Tuesdays. 760 Butterworth St. SW, 272-3910, Facebook.

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