September 16, 2022

Grant Pavillion at Millenium Park

A free outdoor concert for everyone!

AYA’s Concert In The Park

There’s not much better than a free outdoor concert surrounded by your favorite people. That’s why AYA is throwing a party on September 16th! Admission is free and we invite you to pack a picnic, bring your favorite drinks, and gather a group of friends to celebrate all that youth have accomplished this past year.

Sponsored By


Grant Pavilion at Millennium Park


6:00pm – 8:00pm




Azz Izz Band
“The Funkiest Band Around”

Everyone is welcome and dancing will be had by all.

Meet The Azz Izz Band

Azz-Izz is a 6-piece, R&B, Funk & Pop Band from Grand Rapids, playing throughout West Michigan under the ownership and leadership of Darrick Pearson for over the past 35 years.


Darrick Pearson – Drums and Lead Vocalist

Kevin Gillespie – Bass

Will McNeil  – Guitar

Billy Gregory – Keys

Mark Barnes – Saxophone

James Bates – Vocals

Ways To Get Involved

AYA Youth Collective exists to support youth experiencing homelessness. We provide access to basic needs, laundry, employment services, counseling, medical care, housing, and more! All donations made at the Concert in the Park go back to supporting young people who need essential resources to achieve long-term stability. Below are a few ways you can get involved and support our cause.

Attend the Concert

Sponsor the Concert Event

Donate to AYA

Join Our Newsletter

Subscribe below to get the latest AYA news!

Covid-19 Update


0 – 5% of drop-in staff have COVID or are in isolation AND/OR Kent County data indicates a lower risk level AND/OR potential COVID transmission or exposure among AYA staff and/or youth is low.


Some capacity limits; Expanded community partners, up to 2 people/agency; standard donation drops; all tours allowed; in-person meetings allowed following COVID guidelines.

Learn More