This all-feline band is the cat’s meow! See them purrform Oct. 16 & 17 in GR

The Amazing Acro-Cats are coming to Grand Rapids (photo courtesy of the Acro-Cats website)


By Victoria Mullen



Coming to Grand Rapids October 16 and 17 are the Amazing Acro-Cats, a Chicago-based troupe of real rescued house cats. These fabulous felines perform a plethora of feats with their fancy footwork: they jump through hoops, ride on skateboards, ring bells, rolling barrels, walk the high wire, climb on ropes and more. Anyone who has tried herding cats will appreciate the time, love and patience that goes into training these kitty athletes.


But wait! There’s more. The only all-cat band in the entire world — Tuna and the Rock Cats — purrforms as the finale. You don’t want to miss this.


One of the four “cat shows” in the U.S., the Amazing Acro-Cats and their human staff are devoted to promoting cat-training awareness and supporting feline adoption and rescue across the country. Their mission and goal are to show cat lovers how to improve their relationship with their furrever friends through positive reinforcements that yield long-lasting and beneficial behaviors.


See their performance on Animal Planet:



The troupe of former orphans and strays travel from city to city in a custom cat bus and form partnerships that encourage fostering and finding homes for cats and kittens.


Tickets are $22-$32. Get your tickets here.


When: 1 pm & 5 pm Sunday, Oct. 16; 7 pm Monday, Oct. 17


acro-catsWhere: Peter Wege Auditorium, 1130 Wealthy St. SE, Grand Rapids, Mich. 49506


Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes


 Photos courtesy of The Acro-Cats website.