“We’ve really been trying to keep it just about as country-fried as we can. That’s what we’ve been having fun with. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,”
The Bootstrap Boys style is firmly rooted in the classic American country tradition of Saturday night in the Honky Tonk and Sunday morning in church. Their catalog of original songs have a distinct flavor of the workin' man, folks with dirt on their hands, good times, bad times, drinkin', and Jesus.

A little bit traditional, a little bit outlaw, The Boys deliver a high energy show that will keep your toes tapping and your heart warm.

Hailing from Grand Rapids, Michigan, The Bootstrap Boys have been bringing their distinct, Up-North flavor of country music to the table since 2015. Their latest full-length album, Between the Hat & the Boots, is out now. The lyrics are thoughtful, the melodies are catchy, the guitars are twangy and it all comes straight from the heart.

Special Guest

Olivia Mainville

Of her own volition, Grand Rapids-based singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Olivia Mainville dove headfirst into the world of music as early as the fifth grade, when she had begun playing viola and upright bass in orchestra. Following her first Wheatland Festival in 2012, Mainville fell in love with the idea of performing her own songs on stage, which eventually inspired her 2014 gypsy swing and baroque pop debut EP, Full Steam Ahead featuring the iconic bluegrass duo, Billy Strings and Don Julin.

The only thing as good as the show? The drink you have after


A few short steps from the Listening Room is One Twenty Three—our neighborly New American Tavern, serving hearty dishes with modern flare.