Friday July 21
Bigfoot Buffalo + Desmond Jones + The Barbarossa Brothers

Wednesday July 12

Friday June 23
METZ + Chastity

Sunday June 18
Pokey LaFarge

Friday June 16
The Autumnatic + The 10X + Miss Atomic + Lydia Kelly

Friday June 9
1977 Tribute Show

Thursday June 1
Shooter Jennings

Saturday May 27
Lazy Genius (Album Release Show) feat. Lambo + Sleep Cheaters

Friday May 26
Major Murphy + Bet On Rats + Great Black Night + How To Live Together

Thursday May 25
Les Creatif + Ape Not Kill Ape + Sojii + Kov : A benefit for West MI Community Relief

Friday May 19
Balance & Composure + From Indian Lakes + Queen of Jeans

Tuesday May 16
The Besnard Lakes + Book Of Symbols + Dirt Room

Saturday May 13
Mark Lavengood Bluegrass Bonanza : (Album Release!) feat. TROUT STEAK REVIVAL + Railway Gamblers

Friday May 12
Vestigial + Assume Nothing + Sleep Waker + Mandayla

Thursday May 11
Thunder Chicken + Semi Casual Bedtime wsgs. The War Between + Girls Rock! Grand Rapids

Wednesday May 10
Dissent Is Patriotic: A Benefit for ACLU

Saturday May 6
Red Legs + The Great Indoors + Hurry Home + Narco Debut

Friday May 5
Frontier Ruckus

Thursday May 4

Saturday April 29
Guided By Voices + Deadbeat Beat

Friday April 28
Tunde Olaniran + Paucity + I Believe In Julio + JADE TV

Tuesday April 25
Penny and Sparrow + Lowland Hum + Watching For Foxes (acoustic set)

Friday April 21
Blanca Luz + Hollywood Makeout + Los Goldfires + Valentiger

Thursday April 20
DJ Psycho + The Bootstrap Boys + Flexdecibel + DJ Ill One + Suport

Wednesday April 19
WHY? + eskimeaux

Tuesday April 18
Creative Youth Center presents Story Slam : “You Can’t Judge A Book By Its Cover”

Saturday April 15
Parachute + Kris Allen

Friday April 14
Sleep Waker (EP Release) + Amoura + Northern + Hollow Front

Thursday April 13
Crystal Garden Feat. Boyd Tinsley (of Dave Matthews Band)

Sunday April 9
Big Wild + Phantoms + IHF

Saturday April 8
ConvoTronics : Album Release Show wsgs. DJ Dean Martian + AOK + Bevlove + Heavy Color

Friday April 7
Coffin Problem + Glassfield wsgs. Fronts

Tuesday April 4
Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Presents: Regulated Adult Use: A discussion of the 2018 Marijuana Initiative

Monday April 3
Allison Crutchfield & The Fizz + Vagabon + Empath

Sunday April 2

Saturday April 1
The Original Back To The 90s Party

Friday March 31
Grand Rapids Soul Club wsgs. The Butta Bros (Skeme Richards & Supreme La Rock)

Thursday March 30
Retro D’Luxe presents: Low Key Spring Break 1989

Wednesday March 29
Pallbearer + Marissa Nadler + Kayo Dot + Soros

Saturday March 25
Watching For Foxes + If Walls Could Talk + Boy From School + August

Friday March 24
The Go Rounds+ Vox Vidorra


How can my band play The Pyramid Scheme?

Please see our booking page.



Do I have to pay a cover to get into the Front Bar?

No, never.  Only when there is a show/event in the venue will you be charged a cover at the venue door.



Do you have seating in the venue?

The Pyramid Scheme is a general admission, standing room only venue with a few first-come, first-serve seats. If you prefer to sit, try to arrive when the doors open to snag one.

I can not stand for long and/or have a disability. Can I reserve seats/spot?

Absolutely. Specialty seating is available upon request via or Please contact us at least a day before hand to reserve seats.

Is the club wheelchair accessible?

Yes. Accessible restrooms are available for you as well.



Can I bring a camera?

It depends on the band but usually you can bring a small camera. Please do not shoot with a flash- it blinds the musicians and, besides, your pictures will look better for it.

Can I bring a professional-grade SLR camera to shoot for my blog/ mag/ zine or to put really great pics up on my Facebook page?

No, not without permission from the band’s mgmt and agents. Please contact at least one week before the show to arrange for this.

Can I make an audio recording of my favorite band to make a money off of or to just share with friends in my dad’s basement?




How old do you have to be to enjoy The Pyramid Scheme?

Depends.  The front bar is strictly 21+, please see individual show information for other age restrictions.

What time will the show start and what time will it end?

That depends on the start time and the number of acts on the bill. Usually the first act goes on around 60 minutes after doors open.

Do you have a dress code?

No, we don’t. We just ask that you please wear clothes + shoes (or boots if you please!)



How do I buy tickets online?

Please visit TicketWeb to buy them now!

How do I buy tickets without paying service charges?

Stop in to our front bar during business hours.

Can I buy tickets over the phone from your Box Office?

The Box Office does not take phone orders but you’re able to purchase tickets via Ticketweb toll free at 1.866.468.3399.

Can I put my ticket under a different name at Will Call so my friend can use it?

Yes, you can change the name at Will Call. Just log onto the account that you made at and select the Change Name at Will Call option.



Do you have a bar in the venue?

Yes, we have a full bar that services a wide array of delicious libations.

Do you serve food?

We don’t serve food but can recommend some great spots in the neighborhood for you who will deliver delicious grub to The Pyramid Scheme.



Are you hiring?

We might be, thanks for asking. Please send your resume to