Walking Tour of Downtown Kalamazoo Breweries (Saturdays)
May
25
12:00 PM12:00

Walking Tour of Downtown Kalamazoo Breweries (Saturdays)

Walking Tour of Downtown Kalamazoo Breweries. Join West Michigan Beer Tours for a walking tour of some of downtown Kalamazoo's 8 breweries, held every Saturday from April 1 through Oct. 28.

Each tour will include:

  • Registration at a craft beer bar/restaurant, brewery or other businesses, including Shakespeare’s Pub, Old Burdick’s Bar & Grill, Central City Tap House and more (noon to 1 p.m.)

  • Stops at 3 featured breweries – with samples or pint at each stop

  • Featured Breweries: Arcadia Brewing Co. Kalamazoo, Bell’s Brewery Inc., Gonzo’s BiggDogg Brewing Co., Olde Peninsula Brewpub, Rupert’s Brew House, Tibbs Brewing Co., Brite Eyes Brewing Co., Boatyard Brewing Co.

  • Knowledgeable tour guide providing a history of Kalamazoo, the Michigan craft beer industry

  • Beer-related Souvenir

Registration will be at noon.  Departure at 1 p.m. Tours officially conclude at approximately 4 pm. 12-4:30 pm. 269-350-4598. $. For specific details for this week's tour, visit http://westmichiganbeertours.com/walking-tours/

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Another great show at Bells Brewery--Summer Concert Series
May
31
7:00 PM19:00

Another great show at Bells Brewery--Summer Concert Series

For more information, visit their official site. But here is a primer:

May 31stSteppin in It w/ May Erlewine & The Motivations: Lansing based Americana group, Steppin in It is returning to Kalamazoo to open up the Beer Garden with May Erlewine & the Motivations! Together, these two exceptional bands will have you dancing the night away, surely a night you won’t want to miss. Tickets here

June 1stLettuce: Known for their incendiary live shows, extensive touring, Lettuce brings a new vitality to classic funk, matching their smooth and soulful grooves with a hip-hop-inspired urgency. Tickets here!

June 2nd – Sunday Funday in the Beer Garden with The Crane Wives, Barn On Fire, House of Boogie, Uncle Kooky: Rounding things out in our Beer Garden weekend opener will be a free, full daylong event of live music for the whole family to enjoy! Kick-off the day with Uncle Kooky at 11:30am, followed by House of Boogie, Barn on Fire, and ending the evening will be Grand Rapids folk band, The Crane Wives! This is a free event and open to all ages until 9pm.

**Please note that we are offering a special $50 Weekend Pass for the entire Beer Garden Opener Weekend! This ticket will be valid to all shows happening on Friday, May 31st, Saturday, June 1st and Sunday, June 2nd.

June 15thTrampled By Turtles w/ The Slamming Doors: American bluegrass/folk-rock band from Duluth, Minnesota will be stopping by for an evening in the Beer Garden with support from The Slamming Doors. Their latest album, “Life Is Good on the Open Road” released in May of 2018 and they are excited to share this album with Kalamazoo! Tickets here!

June 29thBuilt To Spill: 20 years after the release of seminal album, “Keep It like a Secret”, Idaho indie-rock band will make their debut in the Beer Garden to play the album in its entirety! Fans will be able to hear much-loved song such as “Carry the Zero” and “You Were Right” alongside other tracks from the band’s extensive back catalogue. Tickets here!

July 9th – Fusion Presents… Whiskey Myers: Loud and proud, they sing about what they know with a refreshing directness and clarity. Whiskey Myers’ songs are stories with characters and situations that are immediately relatable. Through the quality of these songs, and their undeniable power in concert and on record, the band has attracted ad devoted army of fans who pack venues and rock the night away! Tickets here!

July 19thKurt Vile: Known for his solo work and as the former lead guitarist of rock band, The War on Drugs, Kurt Vile is stopping by Kalamazoo for a show in the Beer Garden! Vile created his first record in three years, the eclectic and electrifying "Bottle It In", which he recorded at various studios around the country over two very busy years. Tickets here!

July 23rdConor Oberst: Conor Oberst is an American singer-songwriter from Omaha Nebraska who began his recording career in 1993 at the age of 13! He is best known for his work in Bright Eyes and has also played in several other bands, including Desaparecidos, The Faint, Commander Venus, Park Ave., Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band, Monsters of Folk, and Better Oblivion Community Center. Tickets here!

July 27thSir Mix-A-Lot: Yup…he’s back again for round two, this time in the Beer Garden! Sir Mix-A-Lot is celebrating 25 years of his hit single, “Baby Got Back” and you chance to hear it live in concert has come again. Tickets here!

August 10thCFG & RSP Present - Abbey Road: The Corn Fed Girls and The Red Sea Pedestrians are coming together to perform one of the greatest albums of all time, Abbey Road, complete with all instruments and in its entirety. Your chance has come to see what sold out theatre crowds and summer festivals have been raving about. Tickets here!

August 16thHere Come the Mummies w/ Hannah Rose and the GravesTones: Your favorite eight-piece funk-rock band of 5000 year-old Egyptian mummies are returning to Kalamazoo for another show after their sold out performance last summer! Some claim the group is reincarnated Grammy-Winning studio musicians, regardless, Here Come the Mummies’ mysterious personas, and unrelenting live shows will bend your brain and melt your face. Tickets here!

September 14thLanghorne Slim & The Law: American singer-songwriter, Langhorne Slim has been spotted on fan-favorite tours with the Avett Brothers, The Lumineers, Drive-by Truckers, & more. His song “Electric Love Letter” was chosen as number 5 on the Rolling Stone editor’s top ten picks and was even featured in the movie, “Waitress”. Langhorne Slim’s music encourages listeners to find ways to challenge today’s social rigidity as he re-interprets the sound of a free-spirited life. Tickets here!

September 15th – Sunday Funday in the Beer Garden with Zed Zeppelin, Jake Simmons & The Little Ghosts, Analog Ancestry, DJ M Sord, and Uncle Kooky: Come hang out in the Beer Garden with friends and family for a free, full daylong event of live music for everyone to enjoy! Kick-off the day with Uncle Kooky at 11:30am, followed by Analog Ancestry, Jake Simmons & The Little Ghosts, DJ M Sord, and ending the evening will Led Zeppelin cover band, Zed Zeppelin! This is a free event and open to all ages.

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Saturday Walking Tour of Downtown Kalamazoo Breweries
Jun
1
12:00 PM12:00

Saturday Walking Tour of Downtown Kalamazoo Breweries

Walking Tour of Downtown Kalamazoo Breweries. Join West Michigan Beer Tours for a walking tour of some of downtown Kalamazoo's 8 breweries, held every Saturday from April 1 through Oct. 28.

Each tour will include:

  • Registration at a craft beer bar/restaurant, brewery or other businesses, including Shakespeare’s Pub, Old Burdick’s Bar & Grill, Central City Tap House and more (noon to 1 p.m.)

  • Stops at 3 featured breweries – with samples or pint at each stop

  • Featured Breweries: Arcadia Brewing Co. Kalamazoo, Bell’s Brewery Inc., Gonzo’s BiggDogg Brewing Co., Olde Peninsula Brewpub, Rupert’s Brew House, Tibbs Brewing Co., Brite Eyes Brewing Co., Boatyard Brewing Co.

  • Knowledgeable tour guide providing a history of Kalamazoo, the Michigan craft beer industry

  • Beer-related Souvenir

Registration will be at noon.  Departure at 1 p.m. Tours officially conclude at approximately 4 pm. 12-4:30 pm. 269-350-4598. $. For specific details for this week's tour, visit http://westmichiganbeertours.com/walking-tours/

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Jun
5
5:00 PM17:00

Beats on Bates Alley

Beats on Bates is a weekly summer music series launching Wednesday, June 5th and will continue each Wednesday through August 28.

Grab drinks or dinner at one of the Bates Alley businesses or just sit and relax and enjoy the music with family and friends.

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Jun
7
4:00 PM16:00

Hip Hop Block Party on Bates Alley (behind Michigan Avenue bars)

Join Vintage in the Zoo ‪on June 7 for the 1st "VITZ Hop-Up Block Party!"

This event series will take place every first Friday of the month through October at Bates Alley ‪from 4-8pm, and will feature a tightly curated/rotating selection of the best local vendors you have come to know, artists, music, and a soon to be announced large-scale community art project!

Think of Hop-Up Block Party as a way to celebrate local vendors and artists, share your creativity, unwind from the week, and hang with friends!

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Art Hop--Throughout Downtown Kalamazoo (Monthly Feature)
Jun
7
5:00 PM17:00

Art Hop--Throughout Downtown Kalamazoo (Monthly Feature)

Art Hop is an evening of exhibits and events held in downtown Kalamazoo and the surrounding neighborhoods. It’s a FREE event and one of the best things you can do on the First Friday of the month….every month! And you can walk from The Kalamazoo House!

Discover Art Hop!  It’s visual art, music, dance, poetry and lots more! It’s fun, interactive, and a great way to explore Kalamazoo. And you don’t have to be “artist” to enjoy it.

For details visit: http://www.kalamazooarts.org/event/art-hop-21/ 

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Food Truck Rally--9-Midnight: Water Street 2 blocks north of Bronson Park
Jun
7
9:00 PM21:00

Food Truck Rally--9-Midnight: Water Street 2 blocks north of Bronson Park

Kalamazoo Food Truck Rally started in 2016 bringing food trucks to Water Street, between Church and Rose on a number of Fridays in April, May, July, September & October each year. It’s in the heart of downtown, a short walk from The Kalamazoo House and all the entertainment venues—so stop down and enjoy some great eats and make some new friends. 9pm - Midnight

2019 Dates: May 3, June 7, July 12, Sept 6, Oct 4.

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Food Truck Rally--Night event: Water Street 2 blocks north of Bronson Park
Jun
7
9:00 PM21:00

Food Truck Rally--Night event: Water Street 2 blocks north of Bronson Park

Kalamazoo Food Truck Rally started in 2016 bringing food trucks to Water Street, between Church and Rose on a number of Fridays in April, May, July, September & October each year. It’s in the heart of downtown, a short walk from The Kalamazoo House and all the entertainment venues—so stop down and enjoy some great eats and make some new friends. 9pm - Midnight

2019 Dates: May 3, June 7, July 12, Sept 6, Oct 4.

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Art Hop--Throughout Downtown Kalamazoo
Jul
12
5:00 PM17:00

Art Hop--Throughout Downtown Kalamazoo

Art Hop is an evening of exhibits and events held in downtown Kalamazoo and the surrounding neighborhoods. It’s a FREE event and one of the best things you can do on the First Friday of the month….every month! And you can walk from The Kalamazoo House!

Discover Art Hop!  It’s visual art, music, dance, poetry and lots more! It’s fun, interactive, and a great way to explore Kalamazoo. And you don’t have to be “artist” to enjoy it.

For details visit: http://www.kalamazooarts.org/event/art-hop-21/ 

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Hop Harvest Beer Tour — Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019
Aug
17
12:00 PM12:00

Hop Harvest Beer Tour — Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019

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  • Destination: Dark Horse Brewing Co., High Five Hops Farm, Old Burdick's: Downtown, Territorial Brewing Co.

  • Duration: 6 hours

  • Price: $69

  • Departs: 08/25/2018

The end of August and early September marks the peak of hop season. Farms across the state are harvesting their hop crops for breweries all over Michigan and the other parts of the world.

The tour, which originates at the Old Burdick’s Bar & Grill inside the Radisson Plaza Hotel in downtown Kalamazoo, will visit Marty Moga and his family at High Five Hops Farm in Marshall. The small farm works closely with Dark Horse Brewing Co. We’ll tour the farm and hear from the family about their role in Michigan beer.

The tour will also make visits to Dark Horse Brewing Co. and Territorial Brewing Co., another brewery that works with High Five Hops.

A pint or samples at the two brewery stop are also part of the tour.

The Radisson Plaza Hotel in downtown Kalamazoo also provides discounted rates to our guest through this custom link: https://www.radisson.com/westmichiganbeertours.

Itinerary
Origination: Old Burdick’s inside the Radisson Plaza Hotel, noon-1 p.m.
Stop 1: High Five Hops Farm, 17310 H Dr S Marshall, pint, 1:45-3 p.m.
Stop 2: Dark Horse Brewing Co., 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Stop 3: Territorial Brewing Co., samples or full pour, optional tour, 5-6 p.m.
Termination: Old Burdick’s inside the Radisson Plaza Hotel, 6:30 p.m.

More info: https://westmichiganbeertours.com/tours/

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Delbert McClinton & Self-Made Men (Kalamazoo State Theatre)
Sep
20
8:00 PM20:00

Delbert McClinton & Self-Made Men (Kalamazoo State Theatre)

Three-time Grammy winner Delbert McClinton brings his blend of soul, blues and country music to the Kalamazoo State Theatre on September 20th!

Delbert McClinton has been a leading Americana artist since before the genre was even established. An American treasure, his music defies classification blending his Texas roots with roadhouse rock, juke-joint blues, Memphis soul and country.

General Ticket Information:
Seating is reserved for this all ages event. There’s a 4 ticket limit.

  • $25 – $35

Skip the line Ticket Information:

Why wait in the elements when you can skip the line?! This is a separate ticket that will grant you expedited entry into the venue. Skip The Line entry is located near the main entrance of the building. Look for VIP / Skip The Line signage or ask a staff member. Present your Skip The Line pass along with your event ticket for expedited entry and to avoid the public lines. Event tickets are sold out. THIS IS NOT AN EVENT TICKET.

 

Discounted Room Rates At Radisson HERE!

Looking for a place to stay just blocks from The State Theatre?  The Radisson is your place and we offer you a discounted rate of $159 plus taxes.  Make it a night or a weekend getaway in Downtown Kalamazoo!

 

BUY Skip The Line Tickets HERE
BUY TICKETS HERE
RSVP On Facebook HERE
Visit The Artist’s Website HERE

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Bert Kreischer – Body Shots Tour (Kalamazoo State)
Sep
21
7:00 PM19:00

Bert Kreischer – Body Shots Tour (Kalamazoo State)

Join comedian Bert Kreischer September 21st at Kalamazoo State Theatre!

After the success of his sold-out inaugural theater tour and fresh off the acclaim of his Netflix special, SECRET TIME, comedian Bert Kreischer is announcing today that his global Body Shots World Tour will continue this fall on September 12 in San Francisco. Kreischer is lauded as one of the best storytellers of his generation with an ability to prove “that there’s a way to take his [party-boy] antics into middle-age.” (Forbes)

Described as having a “rare and incredible talent” (Interrobang), Bert has evolved from being named Rolling Stone’s 1997 “Number One Partier in the Nation” to one of the top names in comedy. Between his two previous stand-up specials, THE MACHINE on Showtime (2016), which is now streaming on Netflix, and COMFORTABLY DUMB on Comedy Central (2009), selling out venues on tour, his podcast: “Bertcast,” his YouTube show: “Something’s Burning,” and his book Life of the Party: Stories of a Perpetual Man-Child (2014), Bert has succeeded in finding the elusive blend of “being a cringe comedian with real insight” (Interrobang). With the success of the Body Shots World Tour, Kreischer recently broke into the top 100 tours, as reported by Pollstar, and served as the host of the Pollstar Awards earlier this year.

“I just got a full blood panel back & my liver is healthy,” Kreischer said prepared. “I can’t wait for this tour.”

General Ticket Information:
This is an event recommended for a mature audience. All seating is reserved. There’s an 8 ticket limit.

  • $39.75 – $59.75

Skip the line Ticket Information:

Why wait in the elements when you can skip the line?! This is a separate ticket that will grant you expedited entry into the venue. Skip The Line entry is located near the main entrance of the building. Look for VIP / Skip The Line signage or ask a staff member. Present your Skip The Line pass along with your event ticket for expedited entry and to avoid the public lines. Event tickets are sold out. THIS IS NOT AN EVENT TICKET.

 

BUY Skip The Line Tickets HERE
BUY TICKETS HERE
RSVP On Facebook HERE
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Bert Kreischer – Body Shots Tour (2 shows) Kalamazoo State Theatre
Sep
21
7:30 PM19:30

Bert Kreischer – Body Shots Tour (2 shows) Kalamazoo State Theatre

Join comedian Bert Kreischer September 21st at Kalamazoo State Theatre!

After the success of his sold-out inaugural theater tour and fresh off the acclaim of his Netflix special, SECRET TIME, comedian Bert Kreischer is announcing today that his global Body Shots World Tour will continue this fall on September 12 in San Francisco. Kreischer is lauded as one of the best storytellers of his generation with an ability to prove “that there’s a way to take his [party-boy] antics into middle-age.” (Forbes)

Described as having a “rare and incredible talent” (Interrobang), Bert has evolved from being named Rolling Stone’s 1997 “Number One Partier in the Nation” to one of the top names in comedy. Between his two previous stand-up specials, THE MACHINE on Showtime (2016), which is now streaming on Netflix, and COMFORTABLY DUMB on Comedy Central (2009), selling out venues on tour, his podcast: “Bertcast,” his YouTube show: “Something’s Burning,” and his book Life of the Party: Stories of a Perpetual Man-Child (2014), Bert has succeeded in finding the elusive blend of “being a cringe comedian with real insight” (Interrobang). With the success of the Body Shots World Tour, Kreischer recently broke into the top 100 tours, as reported by Pollstar, and served as the host of the Pollstar Awards earlier this year.

“I just got a full blood panel back & my liver is healthy,” Kreischer said prepared. “I can’t wait for this tour.”

General Ticket Information:
This is an event recommended for a mature audience. All seating is reserved. There’s an 8 ticket limit.

  • $39.75 – $59.75

Skip the line Ticket Information:

Why wait in the elements when you can skip the line?! This is a separate ticket that will grant you expedited entry into the venue. Skip The Line entry is located near the main entrance of the building. Look for VIP / Skip The Line signage or ask a staff member. Present your Skip The Line pass along with your event ticket for expedited entry and to avoid the public lines. Event tickets are sold out. THIS IS NOT AN EVENT TICKET.

  

BUY First Show Skip The Line Tickets HERE
BUY FIRST SHOW TICKETS HERE
BUY SECOND SHOW TICKETS HERE
RSVP On Facebook HERE
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Black Violin at The Kalamazoo State
Sep
24
8:00 PM20:00

Black Violin at The Kalamazoo State

Black Violin is led by classically trained string players Wil B. (viola) and Kev Marcus (violin). Joining them onstage are DJ SPS & drummer Nat Stokes. The band uses their unique blend of classical & hip-hop music, often described as “classical boom,” to overcome stereotypes & encourage people of all ages, races, & economic backgrounds to join together to break down cultural barriers.

Black Violin is currently writing & recording their next studio album expected to be released late 2019. Their last record, Stereotypes, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Classical Crossover Chart and #4 on the Billboard R&B Chart. NPR praised the album & band, saying “their music will keep classical music alive for the next generation.” Some of their creative collaborations include Kanye West, Wu-Tang Clan, Wyclef Jean, Lil Wayne, & Alicia Keys.

Black Violin’s Impossible Tour spreads the message that anything is possible & there are no limits to what one can achieve, regardless of circumstance.

General Ticket Information:
Seating is reserved for this all ages event. There’s an 8 ticket limit. All ticket prices increase $5.50 day of show.

  • $27.50 – $49.50

Skip the line Ticket Information:

Why wait in the elements when you can skip the line?! This is a separate ticket that will grant you expedited entry into the venue. Skip The Line entry is located near the main entrance of the building. Look for VIP / Skip The Line signage or ask a staff member. Present your Skip The Line pass along with your event ticket for expedited entry and to avoid the public lines. Event tickets are sold out. THIS IS NOT AN EVENT TICKET.

 

Discounted Room Rates At Radisson HERE!

Looking for a place to stay just blocks from The State Theatre?  The Radisson is your place and we offer you a discounted rate of $159 plus taxes.  Make it a night or a weekend getaway in Downtown Kalamazoo!

 

BUY Skip The Line Tickets HERE
BUY TICKETS HERE
RSVP On Facebook HERE
Visit The Artist’s Website HERE

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Tommy Emmanuell at The Kalamazoo State
Sep
25
8:00 PM20:00

Tommy Emmanuell at The Kalamazoo State

Steve saw Tommy at the State a couple years back, and was blown away. You won’t want to miss this Kalamazoo State Theatre performance by Australian guitarist, songwriter and occasional singer, Tommy Emmanuel!

Best known for his complex fingerstyle technique, energetic performances and the use of percussive effects on the guitar, Emmanuel has carved out his own style as a solo artist in recent years, releasing award-winning albums and singles.

The accomplished artist threads three different parts simultaneously into his material, operating as a one-man band who handles the melody, the supporting chords and the bass all at once. Emmanuel’s technical gift and skill has earned him multiple awards from Guitar Player magazine and made him a Member of the Order of Australia.

 

General Ticket Information:
Seating is reserved for this all ages event. There is an 8 ticket limit.

  • $36 – $55

 

BUY TICKETS HERE
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Deanne Smith at The Kalamazoo State
Oct
4
8:00 PM20:00

Deanne Smith at The Kalamazoo State

Comedian DeAnne Smith returns to Kalamazoo State Theatre on October 4th!

DeAnne Smith, a Canadian Comedy Award winner, has performed at Just for Laughs, JFL42, the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, the New Zealand International Comedy Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and the Iceland Comedy Festival to name a few. She’s also been on TV all over the darn world, including on Last Comic Standing and The Late Late Show in the U.S., as well as in Canada, Australia and the UK. Her video “Straight Men, Step Your Game Up” has over 46 million views. Melbourne’s The Music calls her latest show, Post Joke Era, “a virtuoso display of smart, slick, silly brilliance — a metaphorical (and literal) mic-drop of a show,” giving it five stars, while the UK’s Chortle calls Smith “always relevant, but never reverent. The UK Telegraph says she’s “Smart. Very funny. Effortless charm lets her get away with murder.” She’s never actually murdered anyone. You can watch her half hour special, ‘Gentleman Elf,’ on Netflix RIGHT NOW.

 

General Ticket Information:
This is an event recommended for a mature audience. All seating is reserved. There’s an 8 ticket limit. For every ticket sold, $1 will be donated to OutFront Kalamazoo. All ticket prices increase $5 day of show.

  • $25

Skip the line Ticket Information:

Why wait in the elements when you can skip the line?! This is a separate ticket that will grant you expedited entry into the venue. Skip The Line entry is located near the main entrance of the building. Look for VIP / Skip The Line signage or ask a staff member. Present your Skip The Line pass along with your event ticket for expedited entry and to avoid the public lines. Event tickets are sold out. THIS IS NOT AN EVENT TICKET.

 

BUY First Show Skip The Line Tickets HERE
BUY  TICKETS HERE
RSVP On Facebook HERE
Visit The Artist’s Website HERE

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Halloween Beer Tour — Friday, Oct. 25, 2019
Oct
26
5:00 PM17:00

Halloween Beer Tour — Friday, Oct. 25, 2019

Get in the Halloween mood with this spooky bus tour featuring a brewery with a haunt, one of Kalamazoo’s best haunted attractions and try some great fall seasonal beers. Be prepared for a night of frights, flights and fun.

Costumes are encouraged and prizes will be awarded to some of our favorites!

Our Halloween tour will begin at Old Burdick’s inside the Radisson Plaza Hotel in downtown Kalamazoo where pumpkin ales, hard ciders and other autumn classics will be on tap. The group will then make the short jaunt west to Paw Paw Brewing Co. where the crew will get you in the spirit of the season with fall ales and perhaps a few scary surprises.

Details: https://westmichiganbeertours.com/tour/halloween-beer-tour-october-25-2019/

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David Sedaris at The Kalamazoo State
Nov
17
7:00 PM19:00

David Sedaris at The Kalamazoo State

With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America’s pre-eminent humor writers. He is the master of satire and one of today’s most observant writers addressing the human condition.

Calypso, his latest collection of essays, is a New York Times best-seller, and a Washington Post Best Book of the Year. The audiobook of Calypso was nominated for a 2019 Grammy in the Best Spoken Word Album category. Described as beach reading for people who detest beaches, required reading for those who loathe small talk and love a good tumor joke, Calypso is simultaneously Sedaris’s darkest and warmest book yet–and it just might be his very best.

Beloved for his personal essays and short stories, David Sedaris is the author of Barrel Fever, Holidays on Ice, Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, When You Are Engulfed in Flames, Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls, and Theft By Finding: Diaries (1977-2002). He is the author of Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary, a collection of fables with illustrations by Ian Falconer. Each of these books was an immediate bestseller. He was also the editor of Children Playing Before a Statue of Hercules: An Anthology of Outstanding Stories. His pieces regularly appear in The New Yorker and have twice been included in “The Best American Essays.” There are over ten million copies of his books in print and they have been translated into 25 languages. In 2018 he was awarded the Terry Southern Prize for Humor, as well as the Medal for Spoken Language from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

 

General Ticket Information:
Seating is reserved for this all ages event. There is an 8 ticket limit.

  • $25 – $52.50

 

BUY TICKETS HERE
RSVP On Facebook HERE
Visit The Artist’s Website HERE

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Nick Offerman: All Rise (Kalamazoo State)
Nov
26
7:00 AM07:00

Nick Offerman: All Rise (Kalamazoo State)

Today, Award-winning actor, writer, woodworker, and comedian Nick Offerman announced that he will be hitting the road for the first time since 2017, with his brand-new live show, ALL RISE.

All Rise is an evening of deliberative talking and light dance that will compel you to chuckle whilst enjoining you to brandish a better side of humanity than the one to which we have grown accustomed.  Genuflection optional: in my church, you kneel as you please, or not at all!

Offerman is an accomplished entertainer known for Parks and Recreation (2009), The Founder (2016) and Fargo (2014). His role as Ron Swanson in Parks and Recreation, earned him a Television Critics Association Award in the US for Individual Achievement in Comedy. He is also a two-time nominee for the Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. His first major television role since the end of Parks and Recreation was Karl Weathers in the acclaimed series Fargo, for which he also received a Critics’ Choice Television Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Movie/Miniseries.

As a writer, Offerman has published four books (All New York Times Bestsellers): The Greatest Love Story Ever Told (with his legendary bride Megan Mullally) (2018), Paddle Your Own Canoe: One Man’s Fundamentals for Delicious Living (2013), Gumption: Relighting the Torch of Freedom with America’s Gutsiest Troublemakers (2015), and Good Clean Fun: Misadventures in Sawdust at Offerman Woodshop (2016).

While having earned massive recognition for his work on-screen, Offerman also thrives on stage in front of a live audience. His solo show Full Bush was critically acclaimed when he brought it to Australia three years ago.

Don’t miss American Humorist, Nick Offerman, this fall in All Rise!

 

General Ticket Information:
Seating is reserved for this all ages event. There is an 8 ticket limit.

  • $39.75 – $69.75

Skip the line Ticket Information:

Why wait in the elements when you can skip the line?! This is a separate ticket that will grant you expedited entry into the venue. Skip The Line entry is located near the main entrance of the building. Look for VIP / Skip The Line signage or ask a staff member. Present your Skip The Line pass along with your event ticket for expedited entry and to avoid the public lines. Event tickets are sold out. THIS IS NOT AN EVENT TICKET.

BUY Early Show Skip The Line Tickets HERE
BUY Second Show Skip The Line Tickets HERE
EARLY SHOW TICKETS HERE
SECOND SHOW TICKETS HERE
RSVP On Facebook HERE
Visit The Artist’s Website HERE

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Gull Lake Jazz Orchestra at The Union Cabaret
May
8
7:00 PM19:00

Gull Lake Jazz Orchestra at The Union Cabaret

GLJO at the Union is not only outstanding big band jazz, it's one of Steve's favorite hidden gems of downtown life. Help him support both The Union and GLJO for providing such great art--without cover charge! But get there early for a good table. Downbeat is 7pm. The usual suspects will be on hand to blow in your ear so we hope you'll take advantage of the great food and drink and absolutely "FREE" music!  How can you miss?!!  You can call the Union for reservations at 269-384-6756 or Harry Boesch with the band, at 269-268-9199.

And thanks very much for supporting the arts, especially live music!

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Singing Valentines available at The Kalamazoo House
Feb
14
8:00 AM08:00

Singing Valentines available at The Kalamazoo House

Let them call your Sweetheart — SWEETHEART! SINGING VALENTINES delivered by the Mall City Harmonizers. (Any area location by prior appointment, call 269.350.4085) http://www.BarbershopHarmony.org
The Mall City Harmonizers is a Michigan nonprofit organization.

What you get:

  • 4 singers in tuxedos,

  • 2 love songs,

  • a red rose and personalized card

  • Only $50

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New Year's Fest--Throughout Downtown
Dec
31
7:00 PM19:00

New Year's Fest--Throughout Downtown

New Year's Fest is an all ages showcase of performing arts that takes place New Year's Eve in downtown Kalamazoo. There are a variety of activities that take place including music, magic, comedy, exhibitions, fireworks, and great food! New Year's Fest's vision is to be a premier event that introduces the greater Kalamazoo community to the performing arts by providing an array of quality, unique artists and activities. Special events that night will include live entertainment, downtown hayrides, and of course, the lighted ball drop! The admission to New Year's Fest is $5 and buttons are required for entry to the various sites within Bronson Park. During the event, buttons will be on sale for $10. Buy tickets here.

 

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Copy of Kalamazoo Late Night Food Truck Rally.  W. Water Street.
Oct
6
9:00 PM21:00

Copy of Kalamazoo Late Night Food Truck Rally.  W. Water Street.

Kalamazoo Late Night Food Truck Rally. 

The first event is this Friday, April 6 and the theme is Decade Night.  The event will feature 10 food trucks, live music with Satellite Records, games, and activities.  It is an event where spinning the records will take you back in time to celebrate our favorite songs and memories. 

Late Night Food Truck Rally events are the first Friday of the month from 9 p.m. to midnight in April, May, July, September and October.  The events are hosted on Water Street between Church Street and Rose Street, and each of the nights are themed to highlight some of the fun adventures attendees will have when they come to enjoy food truck cuisine.  Each of the events will have around 10 trucks that will vary throughout the season.  Additionally, the event series will also feature other event happenings including the launch of Kalamazoo Stand, a celebration of WMU Homecoming and welcoming alumni, and other highlights as the year unfolds.

Each event will feature music, games, and unique vendors.  We recommend that people check out the website and social media pages to find out who will be attending the events and what special activities will be featured.  KELC Events is proud to be the host of the events along with KALSEE Credit Union, Z-96.5, The Touch, The Wyatt, Radisson, and the Irving S. Gilmore Foundation.  Special event sponsorships are still available and provide great event day/social media exposure and event day connections.

Event Schedule:

April 6                   Decade Night

May 4                   May the 4th Be with You.

July 6                    Michigan Summer Camping

September 7       Back to School

October 6            WMU Pride – Homecoming

Time:                    9 p.m. to Midnight

Location:             Water Street between Church and Rose Streets

Cost:                     FREE

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