2017-2018 Season:  Let the Rhythm Lead You
Presenting Our 14th Season of Great Professional Performances

We are excited to be starting our 14th season with the Forest Hills Fine Arts Center. The 2017-2018 season will bring the rhythm with our professional series, which kicks off on October 30, 2017 and wraps up on March 21, 2018. With a lineup that includes world-class dance, fan-favorite music, internationally renowned singers, and a 50th Anniversary tour, you couldn’t ask for anything more.

Tickets for our three remaining shows go on sale Monday, November 6. You can get tickets by stopping in to see us (and pick out your seats) at 600 Forest Hill Avenue SE. We are open Monday - Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Tickets are also available online at Ticketmaster .com, and by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000.

As always, we want to thank our season partners, sponsors, advertisers, community members, families, students, staff, volunteers, and arts patrons that have continued to support us throughout the years. We couldn’t do it without you!

Here are the performances in our 2017-18 season:

Irma Thomas, The Blind Boys of Alabama,
& The Preservation Hall Legacy Quintet

Monday, October 30, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Coming Soon: Photo Gallery Featuring This Performance

Touring together for the first time, “The Heart and Soul Queen of New Orleans” featuring Irma Thomas, The Blind Boys of Alabama, and The Preservation Legacy Quintet, will treat audiences to a special evening filled with musical collaborations. More >

Tower of Power 50th Anniversary Tour
Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Visit the Tower of Power website.
Coming Soon: Photo Gallery Featuring This Performance

For close to 50 years, Tower of Power has been creating their own kind of soul music.Blending of soul, funk, jazz, and rock like no other band, Tower of Power has created their own unique genre, not easily fitting into traditionally defined categories. More >

Dublin Irish Dance: "Stepping Out"

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $28, $30, $34, and $40
See the Dublin Irish Dance promotional video.

Through favorite Irish melodies, traditional steps, and Celtic instrumentals, Dublin Irish Dance’s production of “Stepping Out” tells a story of the Irish Immigration to America after the Great Famine of the mid-1800’s. More >

An Evening with Bruce Hornsby

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $46, $48, $52, and $60
Visit Bruce Hornsby's website.

Bruce Hornsby has built one of the most diverse, collaborative and adventurous careers in contemporary music. The singer/pianist/
composer/bandleader has created a large and accomplished body of work and employed a vast array of stylistic approaches. More >

The Fine Arts Center's Professional Season is funded through season ticket sales, sponsorships, and advertisers.

Dublin Irish Dance
Ticket Sales for Upcoming Shows
We Have Several Ways to Purchase Tickets for Two Exciting Shows!

Ticket Sales: Tickets are available now!

• Dublin Irish Dance: "Stepping Out": $28, $30, $34, and $40

• An Evening with Bruce Hornsby: $46, $48, $52, and $60

Click/tap here to open seating diagrams and views to the stage.

Ways to Purchase Your Tickets

• Stop by the Forest Hills Fine Arts Center Box Office, 600 Forest Hill Avenue SE, Grand Rapids, Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (credit/debit card, check, or cash payment)

• Visit Ticketmaster online at Ticketmaster .com (credit/debit card payment only)

• Call Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000 (credit/debit card payment only)

Download the 2017-2018 Season Brochure

Click/tap here to download our season brochure (PDF, 5.3 MB).

2017-2018 Season Brochure
Season Subscriber Benefits
For the 2018-19 Season, Become a Subscriber to Enjoy the Following Benefits:

• Best seats in the house

• The ability to renew or upgrade your seats each season

• The opportunity to purchase two additional tickets (while available) for each show prior to subscription sales to the public

• Five Year Club

• Lost ticket “insurance”

• Crowne Plaza is offering you a special discount for overnight accommodations to thank you for subscribing this year. Information will be sent with your season tickets.

• Special event presale

Bruce Hornsby
2017-2018 Season Sponsors



Join the Fine Arts Center Mailing List

Get printed information about upcoming performances, exhibits, and events at the Center. You will receive a copy of our season brochure every July as well postcards throughout the year about upcoming art exhibits. You also may receive emails about events at the center, unless you choose to receive printed materials only.

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Video Tour of the Fine Arts Center

Take the 5-minute video tour of the Fine Arts Center to see this amazing facility inside and out. You will need Quicktime media player software installed on your computer to view the movie, and many computers already have this software installed. If your computer needs this media player, click on the Quicktime icon below to download and install the appropriate software. The larger file sizes below offer the best viewing experience and each could take several minutes to download, depending on your Internet connection speed.

Small Size Movie for Slower Speed Connections (4 MB)

Medium Size Movie for Moderate Speed Connections (12 MB)

Large Size Movie for Fast Connections (58 MB)

Anything Goes
Eastern High School's Presentation of Cole Porter's Legendary Musical

Dates:  February 1, 2, and 3, 2018, at 7:00 p.m.; and February 3, 2018, at 3:00 p.m.

Tickets:  Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for students (age 18 and under), and $8 for senior citizens (age 60 and over). Purchase tickets through the secure website, showtix4u.com; or in person at the FAC Box Office on the night of the show.

We invite you to come to a wonderful musical presented by talented Eastern High School students at the Forest Hills Fine Arts Center. Enjoy Cole Porter's popular songs, lively dancing, and eye-catching costumes and scenery that this production offers — it's perfect for the whole family!

Anything Goes is set aboard the ocean liner S. S. American, where nightclub singer/ evangelist Reno Sweeney is en route from New York to England. Her pal Billy Crocker has stowed away to be near his love, Hope Harcourt, but the problem is Hope is engaged to the wealthy Lord Evelyn Oakleigh. Joining this love triangle on board the luxury liner are Public Enemy #13, Moonface Martin and his sidekick-in-crime Erma. With the help of some elaborate disguises, tap-dancing sailors and a little old-fashioned blackmail, Reno and Martin join forces to help Billy in his quest to win Hope’s heart.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for students (age 18 and under), and $8 for senior citizens (age 60 and over). Purchase tickets through the secure website, showtix4u.com; or in person at the FAC Box Office on the night of the show.


Theater Seating Diagrams

Click the links below to view a detailed seating diagrams for reference in choosing seats for Fine Arts Center performances. Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view and print this document. Click here to download Adobe Acrobat Reader if you need it.

Orchestra, Parterre Seating Diagram   (PDF file, 384KB)

Mezzanine Seating Diagram   (PDF file, 316KB)

Balcony, Box, and Loge Seating Diagram   (PDF file, 768KB)


Seating Views

Roll over the seating sections (1-9) below and see the corresponding view of the stage.


Event Sponsorship

The Fine Arts Center staff can assist you in creating a sponsorship package unique to your company at an affordable cost. For more information, please contact Meg George at mgeorge@fhps.net or call 616.493.8965.