The health and safety of our constituents is paramount!

The Michigan Music Conference has worked closely with the staffs at DeVos Place and Amway Grand Plaza to keep conference participants safe. This page will be continuously updated as we monitor the ongoing situation and ever-changing factors. What we are implementing:

  • Bypass conference check in onsite! Select the option in your registration to print your name badge at home.
  • Self-printing name badge stations in the Amway - Center Concourse and DeVos - Secchia Lobby
  • Signage throughout the event will remind participants of the safety guidelines.
  • The overall density of participants will be limited at each conference function.
  • Careful scrutiny applied to all food and beverage services (as applicable), seating arrangements, and potential contact points to reduce touchpoints and participant proximity.
  • Additional commitments from the hotel, including hand sanitizer in meeting rooms and public spaces.

At the 2022 Michigan Music Conference masks are required at all session rooms, performances, and exhibit hall.

Bell Covers
Bell Covers are strongly encouraged for all performance groups and demo groups.

From our venue hosts:

Amway Grand Plaza Hotel

    • Regularly changing MERV-8 filters throughout the venue to maximize air filtration
    • Safe Meeting Info

DeVos Place and Performance Hall

    • HVAC air filtration system upgrades include installation of bipolar ionization equipment as well as enhanced filters with optimal MERV ratings to provide maximum air purification.
    • VenueShield Program at DeVos Place

The virus that causes COVID-19 is thought to spread mainly from person to person, through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs. Spread is more likely when people are less than 6 feet from each other for at least 15 minutes. A person who is a close contact of someone who is infected with COVID-19 may experience COVID-19 symptoms typically within 2 to 14 days after a person is exposed.

A reminder of the actions we can take to help protect our community and loved ones:

  • Stay home when feeling ill
  • Wash your hands often with soap and running warm water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Utilize the many hand sanitizing stations provided throughout the conference venue
  • Practice good respiratory etiquette – cover a cough and/or sneeze with your elbow instead of your hand
  • Wear a mask and practice social distancing
  • For additional information regarding COVID-19, please visit the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services website.

Local COVID Testing Information (Grand Rapids, MI)

Resources available if necessary.

Option 1 – Listed on the Kent County Health Department Web page; this location is about a 5min drive from the Amway

NX Gen MDx
3233 Alpine Avenue NW Suite B
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

  • Can book an appointment online here
  • Will do drive up appointments without appointment, but wait may be longer
  • Tests have date stamp but no time stamp
  • Will need to call and get a cover letter with date stamp
  • Tests have a 24hr turnaround
  • Please check hours; closed for lunch

Call Customer Service for any additional questions
Phone: (855) 776-9436
Fax: (616) 710-4667

Option 2 -  6 mins by freeway from Amway 9 mins taking the street

412 Fuller Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

  • No appointment needed; 7am – 7pm Mon- Fri ; Sat/Sun 8am – 1pm
  • PCR $180; 24hr
  • Date/Time Stamped
  • Drive Up testing
  • No need to pre-register but does save time

Phone: (616)200-8435

Nearby pharmacy:

425 Fuller Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503