Walking Tour of Downtown Kalamazoo Breweries (Saturdays)
Jan
26
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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Art Hop--Throughout Downtown Kalamazoo
Feb
1
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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Tusk: The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute WSG The Hired Hands Band
Feb
1
8:00 PM20:00

Tusk: The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute WSG The Hired Hands Band

No wigs, no backing tracks, no gimmicks, just five musicians recreating the music of Fleetwood Mac to perfection with note for note renditions that no other Fleetwood Mac tribute on the touring scene today can come close to duplicating. The five seasoned, well-respected musicians comprising Tusk have been making music together in various combinations and styles, in original outfits and in cover bands, for over twenty-five years. It seemed only fitting that they should come together to form the Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute, and pay homage to a group that dominated the charts during the band members’ formative years.

 

Join us, Friday, February 1st, for the ultimate tribute to the legendary Fleetwood Mac represented by authentic-sounding and always respectful, Tusk. Watch as they leave no stone unturned in replicating the sounds of one of the world’s best-loved, top-selling bands.

 

Supporting Tusk is Kalamazoo’s own Hired Hands Band. The Hired Hands Band is an acoustic ensemble, drawing a salty mix of multiple music genres including jazz, blues, folk, country, rock, and R&B. Their repertoire explores the roads less traveled but includes plenty of recognizable favorites as well.

 

General Ticket Information:
This is an all ages event with reserved seating. There is an 8 ticket limit.

  • $29 – $49

 

 

BUY TICKETS HERE
RSVP On Facebook HERE
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Saturday Walking Tour of Downtown Kalamazoo Breweries
Feb
2
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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Phantom of the Opera (Miller Auditorium) Feb 6-17
Feb
6
to Feb 17

Phantom of the Opera (Miller Auditorium) Feb 6-17

OF THE OPERA will come to Miller Auditorium as part of a brand new North American Tour. Critics are raving that this breathtaking production is “bigger and better than ever before” and features a brilliant new scenic design by Paul Brown, Tony Award®-winning original costume design by Maria Björnson, lighting design by Tony Award®-winner Paule Constable, new choreography by Scott Ambler and new staging by director Laurence Connor. The production, overseen by Matthew Bourne and Cameron Mackintosh, boasts many exciting special effects including the show’s legendary chandelier. The beloved story and thrilling score — with songs like “Music of the Night,” “All I Ask Of You” and “Masquerade” — will be performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this PHANTOM one of the largest productions now on tour. https://www.millerauditorium.com/phantom-opera

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Feb
8
10:00 AM10:00

2019 Kalamazoo Go Red For Women Luncheon

Fifteen years ago, Go Red For Women was born as a campaign to raise awareness among women about their great health threat – heart disease. Slowly, the campaign grew into a movement – one that not only brought together thousands of women annually but became the trusted, passionate, relevant force for change to eradicate heart disease and stroke all over the world. Go Red For Women provides a platform for women and their families to lead healthier lives, and drive collective action for community transformation. It’s not just about wearing red; it’s not just about sharing heart health facts.

It’s about: Providing women with opportunities to prioritize and take charge of their own health; Building communities that support and provide access to healthy choices; Demanding equal access to healthcare for all women and their families; Increasing women in STEM in upcoming generations


The Go Red for Women luncheon continues to serve as the cornerstone event of the Go Red For Women movement in local communities. This empowering event focuses on preventing heart disease and stroke by promoting healthy lifestyles, building awareness and raising critically-needed funds to support research and education initiatives. Cardiovascular diseases, which include stroke, claim the life of a woman about every 80 seconds. We hope you will join us on our mission because about 80 percent of cardiovascular diseases may be prevented.

The time is now. Women are leaning into the idea that when we take a stand, commit, and work together, real change is possible

February 8, 2019 10:00 am – 1:30 pm

Radisson Plaza

Please call for Ticket Prices!

 

Join us for lunch!  
Includes- Heart Health Education and Lunch

 

Event Chair: Sabrina Pritchett-Evans, State Farm Agent/Owner

Local Presenting Sponsor: Ascension Borgess Hospital

Nationally Sponsored by Macy’s and CVS Pharmacy

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Jim Brickman Share the Love Tour
Feb
9
8:00 PM20:00

Jim Brickman Share the Love Tour

The best-selling solo pianist celebrates 2 decades of music with his Share the Love Tour. Experience the sounds of award-winning hit-maker, pianist and recording artist Jim Brickman as he brings one of the most entertaining and romantic concert events of the year to Kalamazoo State Theatre, Saturday, February 9th.

Get ready for a night of emotion and humor with music that touches the heart. A personal escape with stirring solo piano hits and timeless collaborations like “Valentine,” “Angel Eyes,” and “Love of My Life.” Brickman’s engaging stage presence seamlessly blends mood and music, letting your imagination take you wherever you want it to go. Jim Brickman strikes the perfect chord of musical intimacy, compelling storytelling and audience interaction.

Bring your family, friends, or that special someone and get ready for a night of love, laughter, and music with Jim Brickman.

For every ticket sold, $.50 will be donated to Crescendo Academy of Music (CAM). CAM provides individualized music instruction in a positive and supportive atmosphere to all persons regardless of age, ability, or income.

General Ticket Information:
This is an all ages event with reserved seating. There is an 8 ticket limit. For every ticket sold, $.50 will be donated to Crescendo Academy of Music.

  • $36 – $55
  • Group discount – $5 off for groups 10 or more
  • Tickets increase $4 day of show

VIP Ticket Information:
VIP can be bought online only. There’s a 4 ticket limit.

  • $75 – Best seats in the house, includes a Meet & Greet!

 

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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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Bare Backstage Productions Presents: Community Costume Prom
Feb
14
7:00 PM19:00

Bare Backstage Productions Presents: Community Costume Prom

Same old dinner and a movie again? Single? Dress up your next Valentine’s Day at BBP’s 21+ Community Costume Prom. Emceed by Katherine Harte-DeCoux, you’ll enjoy a night of live music from Bride of Fleckenstein, ballroom dancing, a Costume Cabaret, awards and prizes, a DJ, dance party, and karaoke on the main stage. The enchanted evening also offers a photo station, games, food, and a night in the most elegant, historic theatre in town. All costume types welcome!

Costume and Character Awards include: Mirror Mirror (intricacy of costume), Black Heart Valentine (charmer from the dark side), Once Upon a Time (couple’s award), Odd Couple (quirky pair award – lovers, friends, arch enemies), Judge’s choice award, and an exclusive VIP drawing. Prizes include gift cards to local restaurants, theatre and movie tickets, self-love services, gift baskets and more.

 

General Ticket Information:
Seating is general admission for this 21+ affair. There is an 8 ticket limit. All tickets increase $2.50 day of show.

  • $35 – Single Ticket
  • $60 – Two Tickets
  • Group Discount – Tickets only $25 each when purchasing 6+

VIP Ticket Information

  • $55 – Single VIP Ticket
  • $90 – Two VIP Tickets
  • VIP tickets include early entry, exclusive VIP memorabilia, a drink ticket, and a chance to win the exclusive VIP drawing

 

 

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Chris D’elia Follow The Leader Tour (Kalamazoo State Theatre)
Feb
28
8:00 PM20:00

Chris D’elia Follow The Leader Tour (Kalamazoo State Theatre)

Chris D’Elia, one of the most sought after performers in the comedy world, is performing at the Kalamazoo State Theatre, Saturday, February 23rd, 2019.

D’Elia is best known for his stand up and starring role on the NBC comedy series ‘Undateable.’ His latest standup special, ‘Man on Fire,’ is now on Netflix. He currently hosts a highly successful weekly podcast ‘Congratulations With Chris D’Elia,’ which launched in February 2017 and has since been a mainstay on iTunes’ comedy podcast charts. He has also appeared on Comedy Central’s ‘Workaholics,’ TBS’s ‘Glory Daze,’ Showtime’s ‘Live Nude Comedy,’ ‘Late Night With Jimmy Fallon,’ and ‘Comedy Central Presents.’

On stage, D’Elia continues to cement his status as a force in standup comedy. He is a regular at Hollywood comedy clubs—where he performs multiples times a week—and continues to tour the US and Canada to sold-out crowds.

 

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

  • $20 – $45

 

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Art Hop--Throughout Downtown Kalamazoo (Monthly Feature)
Mar
1
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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Live Nation Presents: Ben Rector WSG Josie Dunne (State Theatre)
Mar
1
8:00 PM20:00

Live Nation Presents: Ben Rector WSG Josie Dunne (State Theatre)

Join Billboard chart topper, Ben Rector, at Kalamazoo State Theatre on Friday, March 1st!

You know magic when you see it, touch it, or hear it. You’ll instantly recognize the sensation on Ben Rector’s appropriately titled seventh full-length offering, Magic. The Oklahoma-born and Nashville-based singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist uncovers that feeling within 13 anthems equally rooted in whimsical nostalgia and excitement for the future.  His ceaseless touring and prolific output paid off in a big way on the 2015 breakout Brand New. Not only did it bow at #9 on the Billboard Top 200, but it yielded a massive hit in the form of the title track “Brand New.” Clocking 41 million-plus streams on Spotify, the single organically landed over 40 film and television placements, including a trailer for The Edge of Seventeen, a TV spot for Disney’s Moana, syncs in a Weight Watchers campaign starring Oprah and MLB World Series and Olympics primetime spots. At radio, it went Top 5 Hot AC and AC and Top 30 pop. Along the way, Ben has independently accumulated consumption numbers of more than 495,000 albums and 5,300,000 tracks, becoming one of the top earning artists on TuneCore, the world’s leading digital music aggregator.

General Ticket Information:
Seating is reserved for this all ages event. There is an 8 ticket limit. All tickets increase day of show.

  • $29.50 – $45

 

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2019 Michigan NPC Kalamazoo Bodybuilding Championship
Mar
14
5:00 PM17:00

2019 Michigan NPC Kalamazoo Bodybuilding Championship

The Kalamazoo Body Building Championship returns just in time to keep you motivated on that New Year’s resolution! This competition challenges both men and women in several different categories such as bodybuilding, physique, bikini, figure, teen and more! This is also the first NPC competition participants can qualify for nationals! You can choose to participate or you can watch the competition while cheering on your favorite participant.

The National Physique Committee is the premier amateur physique organization in the world. Since 1982, the top athletes in bodybuilding, fitness, figure, bikini and physique have started their careers in the NPC. Many of those athletes graduated to successful careers in the International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness Professional League, a list that includes 24 Olympia and 38 Arnold Classic winners.

For more information on competing, eligibility, sponsorship opportunities, or interviews please contact Hans VanderGronden below.
Email Hans at Vanderee@sbcglobal.net
Call Hans direct at 269-501-3226

Ticket Information For Attendees & Visitors:
This is an all ages event with reserved seating.
*Entry to pre-judging is a separate cost and available day of show.*

  • $35 – $40

  • $25 Prejudging tickets available at 9:30am day of event at the doors. Prejudging begins at 10:00am.*

 

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The Midtown Men From the Original Cast of Jersey Boys
Mar
14
7:30 PM19:30

The Midtown Men From the Original Cast of Jersey Boys

The Midtown Men reunites stars from the smash Broadway hit musical, Jersey Boys, on Thursday, March 14th at Kalamazoo State Theatre.

The popular vocal group has been widely praised for their signature renditions of the greatest rock and roll songs of the 1960s. Featuring stories and songs, their acclaimed concert features classic tunes originated by The Four Seasons, The Beatles, The Beach Boys, The Temptations and more!

The Midtown Men are lifting audiences to their feet in venues across the continent, realizing the dream they brought to life as the iconic Jersey Boys. The Midtown Men is the next chapter for these accomplished entertainers, making them the first vocal group ever formed by the principal cast of a high-profile Broadway show.

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

  • $40 – $65

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Blackberry Smoke WSG Ida Mae
Mar
14
8:00 PM20:00

Blackberry Smoke WSG Ida Mae

Blackberry Smoke will perform a series of stripped down shows this spring as part of their newly confirmed, “Break It Down Tour,” the band’s first-ever acoustic tour.

The newly announced shows celebrate the release of Blackberry Smoke’s new acoustic EP, The Southern Ground Sessions, which was released last fall. Created as a companion to the band’s latest full-length album, Find A Light, the EP was recorded at Southern Ground studio in Nashville, TN and features stripped-down versions of five album tracks as well as a rendition of Tom Petty’s “You Got Lucky” featuring Amanda Shires. The EP, which was recently named one of the “10 Best Country EPs of 2018” by Rolling Stone, continues to receive critical acclaim. Guitar World praises, “With the new EP, a band that has defied critics to pigeonhole them have further proven that there is no one genre that can contain their versatile sound,” while Rolling Stone Country declares, “Blackberry Smoke’s crunchy Southern rock may be made for fuzzed-out electric guitars, but their songs sure do translate well to being played acoustically.”

 

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

  • $29.50 – $49.50

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Jose Gonzalez & The String Theory
Mar
27
8:00 PM20:00

Jose Gonzalez & The String Theory

Experience performances by Jose Gonzalez of his two decade long repertoire with an orchestra, The String Theory, at the Kalamazoo State Theatre on March 27th, 2019.

The performances included stirringly original renditions of songs originally found on González’s three celebrated solo albums: 2003’s breakthrough debut “Veneer, 2007’s “In Our Nature,” and 2015’s “Vestiges & Claws.”

Jose Gonzalez is a deep, artful thinker whose singular approach to song writing and sonics sets him worlds apart, José González is in a class by himself. He has a voice. He has a sound. He has a point of view.

Founded in 2007, The String Theory is a Berlin and Gothenburg-based artist collective, think tank, and experimental chamber orchestra that explores the outskirts of contemporary classical music, electro, noise, Neue Musikm and pop by means of workshops, studio recordings, and live performances. In addition their collaboration with González, The String Theory have formed artistic co-operations with a stunning range of musicians and artists, among them include Einstürzende Neubauten, Wildbirds & Peacedrums, El Perro Del Mar, Tocotronic, Dieter Meier (Yello), Shara Worden (My Brightest Diamond), Tindersticks, and many others.

 

General Ticket Information:
Seating is reserved for this all ages event. There is an 8 ticket limit. All tickets increase $2.50 day of show.

  • $32.50 – $47.50

VIP Ticket Information

  • $100 – Closest seats to the stage and a meet & greet!

 

 

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RAIN – A Tribute to the Beatles: The Best of Abbey Road (Miller)
Apr
5
8:00 PM20:00

RAIN – A Tribute to the Beatles: The Best of Abbey Road (Miller)

In celebration of the anniversary of Abbey Road, RAIN will bring the greatest hits of this epic recording to life … plus all your early Beatles favorites. This mind-blowing performance takes you back in time with the legendary foursome delivering a note-for-note theatrical event that is “the next best thing to seeing the Beatles” (Associated Press). Experience the world's most iconic band and come celebrate the best of Abbey Road with RAIN — A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES. https://www.millerauditorium.com/rain-%E2%80%93-tribute-beatles-best-abbey-road

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John Mellencamp (Miller Auditorium)
Apr
9
8:00 PM20:00

John Mellencamp (Miller Auditorium)

John Mellencamp's career in music, spanning more than 35 years, has seen him transition from pop star to one of the most highly respected singer/songwriters of a generation. Mellencamp is incredibly acclaimed; he is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, a Grammy winner, a recipient of the John Steinbeck Award, ASCAP Foundation's Champion Award, The Woody Guthrie Award and American Music Association's Lifetime Achievement Award and more recently, the Founders Award, the top honor assigned by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers. Additionally, he was recently inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame this past June. He is also one of the most successful live concert performers in the world. In 1985, Mellencamp, together with Willie Nelson and Neil Young, created Farm Aid. The social activism reflected in his songs helped catalyze Farm Aid, the concert series and organization that has addressed the struggle of American family farmers for more than 25 years. Mellencamp continues his journey as the walking embodiment of rock icon; passionate, plain-spoken and a self-proclaimed rebel. 

John Mellencamp is embarking on a 2019 tour, "The John Mellencamp Show," set to coincide with his forthcoming studio album release. The John Mellencamp Show will feature the rock icon's classics, plus some new material. Hailed by critics and fans alike as one of music's most authentic and crowd pleasing concert performers, Mellencamp will begin the tour on Feb. 7, 2019 in his home state of Indiana and the tour includes a stop at Kalamazoo's Miller Auditorium on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 8 p.m. Tickets go on sale on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018 at 10 a.m. at the Miller Auditorium Ticket Office, by phone at (269) 387-2300 or (800) 228-9858 and online at MillerAuditorium.com. Tickets will start at $40.50 and every ticket purchased online will receive a physical copy of Mellencamp's forthcoming album "Other People's Stuff" set for release on Nov. 16, 2018 by Universal Republic.  

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https://www.millerauditorium.com/john-mellencamp

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StarPro Presents: Tanya Tucker With Special Guest Curtis Braly (State Theatre)
Apr
12
7:30 PM19:30

StarPro Presents: Tanya Tucker With Special Guest Curtis Braly (State Theatre)

The edgy, classic, country singer, Tanya Tucker, takes the Kalamazoo State Theatre stage on Friday, April 12th!

A defining voice of country music and a modern-day legend, Tanya Tucker inspired many female artists who still top the charts today. From the signature classic songs to the unforgettable sass and soul of her voice, Tucker has paved a path in country music and beyond through an unprecedented level of success and continues her longevity today due to a natural, undeniable talent.

 

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

  • Early bird specials available when you purchase tickets before March 14th at 11:00PM!

VIP Ticket Information

  • $75 meet & greet add on available. Limited quantity!

 

 

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Boney James at The Kalamazoo State Theatre
Apr
14
7:30 PM19:30

Boney James at The Kalamazoo State Theatre

4-time GRAMMY nominated R&B/Jazz saxophonist, songwriter and producer, Boney James, returns to the Kalamazoo State Theatre on April 24th.

Boney James is bringing his classic smooth jams like “Stone Groove,” “Stop, Look, Listen (To Your Heart),” “Sweet Thing,” and “Butter,” as well as performing songs from his brand new album “Honestly,” for an incredible night of genre-blurring jazz on April 24th at the Kalamazoo State Theatre.

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

  • $29 – $59

VIP Ticket Information

  • $125 – Includes closest seats to the stage and a meet & greet with Boney James!

 

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OK Go – The Live Video Tour (Kalamazoo State Theatre)
Apr
28
7:00 PM19:00

OK Go – The Live Video Tour (Kalamazoo State Theatre)

Treadmill dancing MTV stars OK Go will be playing Kalamazoo State Theatre on April 28th! Since forming in 1998, OK Go have become known as much for their elaborate music videos as for the smart, melodic pop songs they accompany. When their 2006 dance on treadmills went viral, helping fuel the explosion of the fledgling YouTube, the band leaned in, embraced the dissolution of creative boundaries in the digital era, and followed up with a decade of wildly creative, genre-defying videos that have earned over 300 million views and get shown in art museums more often than on MTV.

Fun Fact: Did you know local dude Tim Nordwind of Loy Norrix class of 1994 is an OK Go member? True story.

 

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

  • $39.50 – $49.50

 

 

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T Presents: Michael Schenker Fest
May
2
9:00 PM21:00

T Presents: Michael Schenker Fest

Michael Schenker reunites with the three original MSG singers to play a retrospective of greatest hits at Kalamazoo State Theatre on May 2nd, 2019. Do not miss this once in a lifetime chance to see these legends together on one stage: Gary Barden, Graham Bonnet & Robin Mcauley (vocals), plus Doogie White (Michael Schenker’s Temple of Rock,) Chris Glen (Bass), Ted McKenna (Drums), & Steve Mann (Guitar/Keys).

At a young age, Schenker lent his very special sound to the Scorpions, the hard rock group founded by his brother Rudolf Schenker in 1965. Schenker eventually went on to join the British rock band UFO as lead guitarist and then founded his own projects including the Michael Schenker Group (MSG.) After years of creating hard rock hits, Michael Schenker and Michael Schenker Fest regrouped to record a new album which was released on Nuclear Blast in early 2018 and have been performing select reunion dates around the U.S. to bring a special experience to all of the fans.

 

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

  • $37.50 – $125

 

 

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Home Free – Timeless World Tour
May
3
8:00 PM20:00

Home Free – Timeless World Tour

The all vocal (a cappella) country music sensation Home Free is bringing Nashville country standards and country-dipped pop hits to the Kalamazoo State Theatre on Friday, May 3rd. The band comes to town on the heels of their most recent full-length album release, TIMELESS, bringing with them new music and new humor every night.

Audiences can expect new music and new stylings, plus country hits like Maren Morris’ “My Church,” pop slams like Shakira’s “Try Everything,” and fan favorite classics like the calypso-infused arrangement of Johnny Cash’s “Ring Of Fire.”

Home Free has become a household name, amassing more than 250-million YouTube views, and entertaining more than 350,000 people live in concert since bursting on the national scene in 2013.  The 5-man band has become known for their show-stopping performances that mix their signature no-instrument, all-vocal music with their quick-witted humor

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

  • $39.50 – $59.50

 

 

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Outback Concerts Presents: Jessie James Decker (State Theatre)
May
4
8:00 PM20:00

Outback Concerts Presents: Jessie James Decker (State Theatre)

Superstar Country music singer/songwriter, Jessie James Decker is performing at Kalamazoo State Theatre, Saturday, May 4th!

Jessie James Decker is a country music singer/songwriter, style entrepreneur, television personality and New York Times bestselling author. Her album, Southern Girl City Lights, debuted at number one on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart in October 2017 following the success of her gold certified single “Wanted.” A star of the hit reality show Eric and Jessie, she is the creator and designer of Kittenish, a playful fashion line inspired by her personal style. Decker’s first book, the New York Times Bestseller Just Jessie, is her guide to love, life, family and food, and was released in October 2018 from Harper Collins Publishers.

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

  • $40.50 – $50.50

 

VIP Ticket Information:
VIP can be purchased online or in-person in the box office. There’s a 8 ticket limit.

  • $149.99 – Includes closest seats to the stage, photo opportunity with Jessie James Decker, one Kittenish gift item, commemorative VIP laminate & lanyard, early entry into the venue, and crowd free merchandise shopping!

 

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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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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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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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MLK Community Celebration Free and Open to the Public (State Theatre)
Jan
21
7:00 PM19:00

MLK Community Celebration Free and Open to the Public (State Theatre)

Bronson Healthcare and Borgess Ascension invite the community to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr Day at the Kalamazoo State Theatre. This event is free and open to the public.

 

Ticket Information:
This event is FREE and open to the public
RSVP On Facebook HERE

**Time May Change***

Security Information:
All patrons are subject to search, pat down, and wanding.  The following items are not allowed in the venue: guns, knives, lasers, tasers, mace, glass items, cameras, selfie sticks, outside food or beverage, no bags over the dimensions of 8 inches wide by 5 inches tall with a width of 2 inches,  and other items that may challenge public safety.  You can view our full list by visiting our frequently asked questions here

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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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Gull Lake Jazz Orchestra at The Union Cabaret
Dec
5
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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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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