Today's Guest: Pride Big Rapids Board Members - Darin Coleman (Vice President), Patrick Aymar (President) & Janitza Sawyer (Marketing).


June 24, 2022

Good Morning! The Band of Locals is always live on Friday mornings on Sunny 97.3 with Steve and host Carlleen Rose. We had a full studio this morning with board members of Pride Big Rapids! This Sunday, June 26th will be the first annual Pride Big Rapids Festival at Northend Riverside Park in Big Rapids from 10:00am - 9:30pm! This day will be celebrating the LGBTQIA+ community and the diversity in the Big Rapids area. There will be SO MANY events, activities and fun to be had including shows throughout the day, live music, choirs, bands, drag shows, dance party, food vendors, beer tent, children's area, educational tents, games, memorial wall and more! You can find all the information about Pride Big Rapids on their website at: along with their Facebook Page that also highlights a pre-pride party on Saturday night at Antlers along with after parties Sunday night after pride at Gypsy Nickel and Sawmill Saloon. Thank you to our guests and all those involved, the sponsors and work and volunteers that are making this event possible. Hope to see everyone celebrate this weekend!

This weekend prior to pride we have two big events also happening in Big Rapids including Airfest 2022 tomorrow from 9am-1pm at the airport and then the Mecosta County Visitors Bureau and River Valley Car Club's big annual Car Fest 2022 happening from 11am-3pm in Downtown Big Rapids tomorrow! Thank you to today's videographer the MCVB's very own Executive Director Connie Koepke for filling in to tape our show and to mention your event. Make a weekend out of it and let's have visitors and community stay in town at our hotels, go to these events and support local and have fun! Can find these events and more on the MCVB's calendar of events at

Thank you again to our guests for stopping in and today you can enjoy the Farmers Market and Pocket Park happening in Downtown Big Rapids. See you next week!

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Today's Guests: David Sumpter, Dana Weeks Myers, Deb Knopf

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Today's Guest - Carlleen Rose

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