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Friday, May 30,2014

Uncharted waterways

New events for the first-time Grand American Fish Rodeo event revealed

by Eric Finkler
Terry Terry, President of the Michigan Institute of Contemporary Art, speaks to the Rotary Club about the Grand American Fish Rodeo, which will be held June 12-14 along, on and in the Grand River. Eric Finkler/City Pulse

FRIDAY, May 30 —  The waters have begun to churn in anticipation of a new event coming to Lansing next month: The Grand American Fish Rodeo.

The Fish Rodeo, June 12 to 14, will be in and along the Grand River at Adado Riverfront Park. The event is a celebration of Michigan and its aquatic landmarks.

Terry Terry, president of the Michigan Institute of Contemporary Art, spoke at the weekly Lansing Rotary Club meeting today about the event.

“What I’d like to do (is) to get you hooked on this idea,” Terry said. He introduced the audience to a few of the scheduled events: a fishing competition, maritime themed tattoo contest, “bucking bass” (a mechanical bull in the shape of a fish), rubber duck derby, and a fashion show that requires clothing made from — what else — fishnet.

“We have more than 100 developed ideas,” Terry said after the talk. “But we can’t do it all at once. This year we’re getting our feet wet, testing the water.”


Grand American Fish Rodeo

Lou Adado Riverfront Park, 300 N. Grand Ave., Lansing

4-11 p.m. Thursday, June 12; noon-11 p.m. Friday, June 13; 8 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, June 14

grandamericanfishrodeo.com

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