Who exactly makes Common Ground happen?  We learned roughly half the answer to that question yesterday when we spoke with Kevin and Jenna Meyer of Meridian Entertainment.  Their responsibilities include booking the likes of Slash, Ludacris and Bare Naked Ladies to perform at the event. Today, we get to know the other key player.  The Lansing Entertainment and Public Facilities Authority, or LEPFA.

courtesy/Architects of Air

There’s a strange and colorful new shape along the riverfront in Lansing. It's a large luminarium.

In April, one of Lansing’s largest employers announced plans to bring 1,000 new jobs to the region.  Jackson National Life Insurance Company will spend more than $100-million to double the size of its headquarters in Alaeidon Township.  Construction could begin later this year, pending a number of regulatory steps.

courtesy/Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers

Joe Hertler & the Rainbow Seekers are known for their folk sound, which is fused with a hint of funk, Motown and pop.

Current State # 125 | July 11, 2013

Jul 12, 2013

Current State broadcasts live from the Common Ground Music Festival in Lansing all this week! Tonight, the Lansing Entertainment and Public Facilities Authority; Architects of Air; GM Lansing Regional Plant Manager Tony Francavilla; Jackson National Life expansion; and Joe Hertler and the Rainbow Seekers.