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Teaching the Rhythm of Life

Andrew "Andy" Bogner

The West Michigan music scene lost an extremely talented member of it's community this past week. Andy owned and operated Bogner Sound & Music in Flint, Michigan. He was a phenomenal lead guitarist, harmonica player and banjo player. There wasn’t a musical instrument that he didn’t love or couldn’t master. Rest in Peace, Andy.  In lieu of flowers, Andy requested memorials to Walk the Beat. Thank you Andy, you are greatly missed.



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To The Chris Canas Band, and Conrad Shock + The Noise, Best Bands.

Congratulations to our door prize winners! 

2017 Walk the Beat - Albion Lineup

   Saturday, October 21, 2017


     Check out these fantastic local artists by hovering over their image to get a description, and clicking on the image to learn more about them; join us at Albion College on October 21, 2017 to hear all these artists live! 


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Walk the Beat - Grand Haven

Thank you to everyone who made the 2017 Walk the Beat - Grand Haven Event so special, and congratulations to all the winners! To stay updated with how we're enhancing the community as a non profit, check out our programs.



Best Band 2017

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Cosmic Knot

Best Song 2017


Michael Weiss Chriropractic

$5,000 Grand Prize Raffle Winner

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Sounds of Summer

An 8-week summer concert series that brings local musicians to Bolt and Pottawatomie Park in Grand Haven, and acts as a lead-up to the main event in August. Walk the Beat performs giveaways with guitars and other instruments to kids in the crowd, and a variety of other prizes for all the other attendees. The openers are usually very young musicians, as this is a great place to hone their stage skills.


Repeat the Beat

Walk the Beat accepts written requests from children for instruments and lessons, to give everybody who wants to be involved in music a chance to learn and be involved.

Community Sponsorships

Walk the Beat provides multiple sponsorships to organizations and events such at the Michigan Juvenile Detention Court Music Program, Courtyard Concerts, Earthwork, and more. 

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About US

Walk the Beat is an organization based in Grand Haven, MI., with a dedication to providing musical instruments, opportunity and lessons for kids, regardless of their economic backgrounds. 

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Walk the Beat puts on and sponsors a variety of community events throughout the year, past events include the Rock it Forward Concert, the Earthwork Skill Swap, the Sounds of Summer Concert Series, the Juvinile Detention Center Lesson Program, and more.

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Musician Opportunities

Walk the Beat wants every child, teen and adult who wants to participate in music to have the platform to do so. The Walk the Beat events provide a stage for young and seasoned musicians alike to try their chops and hone their skills. 

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Youth Outreach

Providing support and guidance for young people to learn musical skills enhances their creativity, confidence and connectedness to their community, Walk the Beat is proud to assist any way we can, through providing lessons, instruments and opportunity to young and aspiring musicians.

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Walk the Beat gives sponsorships to local events and other nonprofits, and makes partnerships with the school districts and their sport and music programs to create a healthy and interconnected community.

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