Kris Allen With Matt Giraud at the State Theature
Oct
19
8:30pm 8:30pm

Kris Allen With Matt Giraud at the State Theature

Western Michigan University’s Campus Activity Board presents Kris Allen with Kalamazoo native Matt Giraud! Both singer/songwriters got their start on the 8th season of American Idol, Matt Giraud finished 5th while Kris Allen was the winner! After Idol, Kris Allen went on to write the hit single “Live Like We’re Dying,” which made it to top ten of US Pop Charts. Allen’s latest album was release March 18, 2016.

Bronco alumnus, singer-songwriter Matt Giraud will also be performing at the Kalamazoo State Theatre October 19th. Giraud, best known for his cover of Ray Charles’ “Georgia on My Mind,” and his song “4 AM” will be returning to perform in his hometown!

Don’t miss these remarkable vocals and support your fellow bronco at this all ages event.

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

  • $3.50 WMU student tickets in box office or online
  • $10.00 Non-student tickets

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Oct
20
7:00pm 7:00pm

Kalamazoo Civil War Round Table – Civil War Presentation & Book Signing.

Kalamazoo Civil War Round Table – Civil War Presentation & Book Signing. Westwood United Methodist Church. The Eleventh Corps served in the Army of the Potomac for just twelve months (September 1862-August 1863), but during that time played a pivotal role in the critical battles of Chancellorsville and Gettysburg, hastened westward to reinforce a Union army in besieged Chattanooga, and then marched through brutal December weather without adequate clothing, shoes, or provisions to help rescue a second Northern army, this one under siege in Knoxville, Tennessee. Despite its sacrifices in the Eastern campaigns and successes in Tennessee, the reputation of the Eleventh Corps is one of cowardice and failure. James J. Pula sets the record straight in his two-volume study Under the Crescent Moon: The Eleventh Corps in the American Civil War, 1862-1863. 7 pm. 269-323-3757. FREE.

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Mary Chapin Carpenter--Kalamazoo State Theatre
Oct
20
8:00pm 8:00pm

Mary Chapin Carpenter--Kalamazoo State Theatre

In celebration of her new release, The Things That We Are Made Of, Mary Chapin Carpenter will be coming to Kalamazoo State Theatre for a live performance on October 20! Born and raised in Princeton, New Jersey, the American, singer, songwriter, and musician was part of a small movement of folk-influenced country singer/songwriters of the late '80s where she channeled her anti-Nashville approach into chart success and industry awards by the early '90s.

Over the course of her acclaimed career, Carpenter has recorded 14 albums and sold over 14 million records. With hits like ”Passionate Kisses” and “He Thinks He’ll Keep Her,” she has won five Grammy Awards (with 15 nominations), two CMA awards, two Academy of Country Music awards for her vocals and is a member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. Carpenter made her acclaimed debut on the orchestral album, Songs From The Movie, and has since performed alongside the New York Philharmonic, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, the London Concert Orchestra, the L.A. Philharmonic and the National Symphony Orchestra and many others.

 

Ticket Information:
All seating is reserved. This is an all-ages show. There’s an 8 ticket per person limit.

·         Price ranges from $39.50-$75.00

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Walking Tour of Downtown Kalamazoo Breweries
Oct
21
12:00pm12:00pm

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. $.

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Oct
21
8:00pm 8:00pm

Haunted History of Kalamazoo Tour – Downtown – Historic Ghost Walking Tour.

Haunted History of Kalamazoo Tour – Downtown – Historic Ghost Walking Tour. Bronson Park. Join the authors for an evening of Kalamazoo history mixed with the paranormal world. Each tour guide will portray a member of Kalamazoo's past to heighten your historical experience. The Haunted History of Kalamazoo Walking Tour begins and ends at Bronson Park, covers just over a mile and takes approximately 2 hours. 8 pm. 269-220-9496. $.

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Rocky Horror at The Kalamazoo State
Oct
21
10:00pm10:00pm

Rocky Horror at The Kalamazoo State

Join us at Kalamazoo State Theatre for an intimate evening as we enhance Rocky Horror Picture Show on Saturday, October 21st. We’re bringing this 1975 musical horror comedy film to life with the enhancement of live shadow cast from the WMU Musical Theatre Department! You can come as a spectator or you can give yourself over to absolute pleasure by upgrading to the full VIP experience! Join Brad, Janet, Frank N. Furter, Riff Raff, Magenta, Colombia, and Eddie in the Kalamazoo State Theatre “Castle” this coming October!

 

Ticket Information:
This is an all ages event. There is an 8 ticket limit. Day of show all prices increase $2.50.

  • $40 VIP experience includes a reserved seat with priority selection before the general public
  • $12.50 General admission
  • $5 Student ticket ** Limited quantity, available for purchase in-person only with a student ID. Limit 2 tickets per ID. **
  • $5 Interactive props bag

The $40 VIP Experience Includes:
-One reserved mezzanine seat
-Early access pre-party with enhancement cast in mezzanine Lobby from 8:30pm-9:30pm
-Interactive props gift bag for the showing
-One complimentary drink
-Light snacks

 

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Jeff Daniels WSG Ben Daniels Band, State Theatre
Nov
3
8:00pm 8:00pm

Jeff Daniels WSG Ben Daniels Band, State Theatre

Join us at historic Kalamazoo State Theatre for a performance by Jeff Daniels! Don’t miss out on experiencing this actor, musician, and playwright right here in his home state of Michigan! In 1976, Jeff Daniels bought a Guild D-40 from Herb David’s Guitar Studio in Ann Arbor, Michigan, threw it in the back of his old Buick, and moved to New York City. That guitar led to a creative outlet, became a solace, the guitar was a road into an artist he didn’t know existed!

Now, fifty years later, he has authored about 400 songs, played over 300 gigs the past twelve years from Maine to Alaska to Californ-i-a with his preferred venue of choice being clubs and hundred year old opera houses, drank from the fountain of youth by touring with his son’s band (the Ben Daniels Band), founded The Purple Rose Theatre Company in Chelsea, Michigan for which he has written 15 plays (working on #16), and with great pride and a range that would drive a normal actor straight to Betty Ford, can most recently be seen as Will McAvoy on HBO’s THE NEWSROOM, and after twenty long years, with the one and only Jim Carrey in DUMB AND DUMBER TO. The rest you can Google.
 
 
Ticket Information:
All seating is reserved. This is an all-ages show, however this event is recommended for a mature audience. There’s an 8 ticket per person limit.

  • $35 – Every Seat! Gold Circle, Mezzanine, Orchestra & Balcony.

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Gilmore Rising Star Series--Christina & Michelle Naughton (USA)
Nov
5
4:00pm 4:00pm

Gilmore Rising Star Series--Christina & Michelle Naughton (USA)

Twin sisters Christina and Michelle Naughton were born in New Jersey and grew up in Wisconsin, where their first piano lessons were given by their mother. Growing up, the sisters performed individually until the age of 18 when a concert presenter requested that they perform together. That marked the beginning of their preference to perform as a duo. Both are graduates of The Juilliard School and the Curtis Institute of Music, where they were each awarded the Festorazzi Prize. Their professional careers were launched in 2010 with debuts at The Kennedy Center and at Philadelphia’s Mann Center for the Performing Arts with the Philadelphia Orchestra. The following year the Naughtons performed in Munich’s Herkulessaal and began to establish their reputation outside of the U.S. They are Steinway Artists, and recently signed an exclusive recording contract with Warner Classics. They now live in New York City.

Program

RAVEL“Mother Goose Suite” for Four Hands

CHOPINRondo for Two Pianos in C Major

JOHN ADAMS“Hallelujah Junction”

MENDELSSOHNAndante and Variations in B flat Major, Op.83 for Four Hands

TCHAIKOVSKY“The Nutcrcaker” for Two Pianos, Op. 71

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Lewis Black Returns to Kalamazoo State Theatre!
Nov
9
8:00pm 8:00pm

Lewis Black Returns to Kalamazoo State Theatre!

Join us at Kalamazoo State Theatre for a live performance by the king of rant, Lewis Black, on November 9. Receiving critical acclaim as a stand-up, actor, and author, Black uses his trademark style of comedic yelling and animated finger-pointing to skewer anything and anyone that gets under his skin. His comedic brilliance lies in his ability to make people laugh at the absurdities of life, with topics that include current events, social media, politics and anything else that exposes the hypocrisy and madness he sees in the world. 

Ticket Information:
All seating is reserved. This is an all-ages show recommended for a mature audience. There’s an 8 ticket per person limit.

·         Price ranges from $39.50-$65.00

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Nov
11
8:00pm 8:00pm

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (State Theatre)

In honor of our 90th anniversary, we are taking fans on a nostalgic trip down memory lane with a throwback movie series! To continue our “Movies Down Memory Lane Series,” we will return attendees back to 1969 to experience the original Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid at our historic venue. Bank on having a good time and get ready to head west with Butch & The Kid as they steal the big screen at Kalamazoo State Theatre on November 11th!

IMBD Storyline: Butch and Sundance are the two leaders of the Hole-in-the-Wall Gang. Butch is all ideas, Sundance is all action and skill. The west is becoming civilized and when Butch and Sundance rob a train once too often, a special posse begins trailing them no matter where they run. Over rock, through towns, across rivers, the group is always just behind them. When they finally escape through sheer luck, Butch has another idea, "Let's go to Bolivia". Based on the exploits of the historical characters. 

Ticket Information:
All seating is general admission for this all ages event. There is an 8 ticket limit.

  • $10 Non-Student **Don’t break the bank - BOGO 8/24 11am – 10/27 11pm with code "BANK"**
  • $5 Student (must present a valid student ID)

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Take Me To The River – Movie Screening & Live Concert Featuring Bobby Rush, Charlie Musslewhite, William Bell, Frayser Boy, Al Kapone + More!
Nov
12
7:30pm 7:30pm

Take Me To The River – Movie Screening & Live Concert Featuring Bobby Rush, Charlie Musslewhite, William Bell, Frayser Boy, Al Kapone + More!

Take Me To The River – Movie Screening & Live Concert Featuring Bobby Rush, Charlie Musslewhite, William Bell, Frayser Boy, Al Kapone + More!

Join us at Kalamazoo State Theatre for a double feature event of the 2014 film “Take Me to the River,” followed by a live performance featuring some of the artists from the film.

Documentary:
Directed by Martin Shore & named after the Al Green classic, this documentary is a celebration of the musical influence of Memphis, paying tribute to old-school blues and R&B masters as they work with hip-hop artists of today, bridging the communication gap between generations. This feature film follows them through the creative process of recording a new album to reimagine and merge time-honored and newer idioms. Featuring Terrence Howard, William Bell, Snoop Dogg, Mavis Staples, Otis Clay, Lil P-Nut, Charlie Musselwhite, Bobby “Blue” Bland, Yo Gotti, Bobby Rush, Frayser Boy, The North Mississippi All-Stars and many more.

Watch the Official Move Trailer HERE!

 

Concert:
Watch members of the movie’s cast, Bobby Rush, Charlie Musslewhite, William Bell, Frayser Boy, Al Kapone, The Hi Rhythm Section, and The Stax Academy Alumni Band with Music Director Boo Mitchell take the stage in a live performance following the footsteps of the film.

Ticket Information:
This is an all ages, general admission event. There’s an 8 ticket per person limit.

  • Movie price: $10.00
  • Movie & concert price: $32.50 *$15 combo tickets available during the online presale from 5/24-5/25 ONLY*

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Styx in Concert at the State Theatre
Nov
15
8:00pm 8:00pm

Styx in Concert at the State Theatre

The American rock band, Styx, is coming back to Kalamazoo State there on November 15. Formed in 1972 in Chicago, Styx became famous for its albums released in the late 1970s and early 1980s. They are best known for melding the style of pop rock and hard rock with the power of a hard-rock guitar balanced with acoustic guitar, synthesizers mixed with acoustic piano, upbeat tracks with power ballads, and incorporating elements of international musical theatre.

In recent years, a new generation of Styx fans have joined with older Styx fans at concerts around the world. Through live excellence and rewarding material from over four decades of barn-burning chart hits, joyous singalongs, and hard-driving deep cuts, the band proves themselves to be one worth standing the test of time. Styx is best known for the hit songs "Lady", "Come Sail Away", "Babe", "The Best of Times", "Too Much Time on My Hands" and "Mr. Roboto” and has had 4 consecutive albums certified multi-platinum by the RIAA as well as 16 top 40 singles in the US, 8 of which hit the top 10.

 

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

·        $49.50-$99.50

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Volkswagen Presents; Warren Miller’s Line of Descent   November 17, 2017 - November 18, 2017
Nov
17
8:00pm 8:00pm

Volkswagen Presents; Warren Miller’s Line of Descent November 17, 2017 - November 18, 2017

Kalamazoo State Theatre
Friday, November 17th 2017
and Saturday, November 18th 2017

Doors: 7:00pm || Start Time: 8:00pm

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This year, don’t miss Warren Miller’s Line of Descent, presented by Volkswagen. Travel the globe, by land, air, and sea, exploring the ties that bind us. Visit skiing icons who have made the mountains their home and raised the next generation of winter adventurers. Go from New Zealand, home to some of the Southern Hemisphere’s deepest lines, to the French Alps, where native son Jean Claude Killy’s legacy fills Val-D’Isere hearts with pride. In Norway, a Canadian ski patroller enjoys the company of his Norwegian brethren, and in British Columbia, the Provo brothers discover the powsurfing stashes of Mustang Powder Lodge. Cruise through the Northern Rockies with Kalen Thorien by motorcycle and rip the rugged terrain of Jackson Hole with legends like Tommy Moe and Jess McMillan.

For 68 years, ski families have cheered on the official kickoff to winter with the ski film company that started it all and this year is no different. As the family grows, the traditions grow richer in Volkswagen presents Warren Miller’s Line of Descent. Deeper and fresher than ever. Learn more at warrenmiller.com.

 

Ticket Information:
All seating is general admission. This is an all-ages show. There’s an 8 ticket per person limit. Tickets available at Lee’s Adventure Sports on Kilgore at Westnedge, at the Kalamazoo State Theatre box office, or online at Ticketmaster.

  • $18 – Entire Venue
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Greensky Bluegrass at Kalamazoo State Theatre (Nov 24 & 25)
Nov
24
8:00pm 8:00pm

Greensky Bluegrass at Kalamazoo State Theatre (Nov 24 & 25)

Spend Thanksgiving weekend with Greensky Bluegrass at historic Kalamazoo State Theatre! For more than a decade and a half, the members of Greensky Bluegrass have created their own version of bluegrass music, mixing the acoustic stomp of a stringband with the rule-breaking spirit of rock & roll. They redefine that sound once again with their sixth album, Shouted, Written Down & Quoted.

Find out why Rolling Stone claims that Greensky Bluegrass is - "Representing the genre for a whole new generation" this November. If you have yet to experience this high energy performance supported by top notch lighting and sound, now is the time! Plan ahead & start an unforgettable Thanksgiving tradition like no other!

 

Ticket Information:
This is an all ages general admission event. Day of show price increases.

·        $29.50 One Day (11/24 or 11/25)

·        $55.00 Two Day (Both 11/24 & 11/25) **ONLY 500 AVAILABLE**

·        $35.00 One Day - Day of Show

 

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Greensky Bluegrass WSG May Erlewine (Nov 24 & 25) State Theatre
Nov
24
8:00pm 8:00pm

Greensky Bluegrass WSG May Erlewine (Nov 24 & 25) State Theatre

Spend Thanksgiving weekend with Greensky Bluegrass with special guest May Erlewine at historic Kalamazoo State Theatre! For more than a decade and a half, the members of Greensky Bluegrass have created their own version of bluegrass music, mixing the acoustic stomp of a stringband with the rule-breaking spirit of rock & roll. They redefine that sound once again with their sixth album, Shouted, Written Down & Quoted.

Find out why Rolling Stone claims that Greensky Bluegrass is – “Representing the genre for a whole new generation” this November. If you have yet to experience this high energy performance supported by top notch lighting and sound, now is the time! Plan ahead & start an unforgettable Thanksgiving tradition like no other!

 

Ticket Information:
This is an all ages general admission event. Day of show price increases. Ticket links will not be live until 8/23 at 3pm. Onsale starts 8/25 at 10am, the box office will be opening at 10am to accommodate in person tickets on this day or you can buy online.

  • $29.50 One Day (11/24 or 11/25)
  • $55.00 Two Day (Both 11/24 & 11/25) **ONLY 500 AVAILABLE**
  • $35.00 One Day – Day of Show

 

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Tommy Emmanuel Classics and Christmas Tour (State Theatre)
Dec
1
8:00pm 8:00pm

Tommy Emmanuel Classics and Christmas Tour (State Theatre)

Join us this winter at the Kalamazoo State Theatre for a performance by Australian guitarist, songwriter and occasional singer, Tommy Emmanuel!  Experience one full set of Tommy Emmanuel’s solo classic acoustic songs, and one full set of Christmas favorites with Pat Bergeson, John Knowles CGP, and Annie Sellick. 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.

 

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

  • $39.50-$49.50 Regular reserved seating

 

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Gilmore Rising Star Series--Andrew Tyson (USA)
Dec
3
4:00pm 4:00pm

Gilmore Rising Star Series--Andrew Tyson (USA)

Andrew Tyson is a native of North Carolina. A 2013 Avery Fisher Career Grant recipient, Tyson gave his New York recital debut at Merkin Hall and his Washington, D.C., debut at The Kennedy Center that same year. As winner of the Young Concert Artists International Auditions in 2011, he was awarded the Paul A. Fish Memorial Prize and the John Browning Memorial Prize. Tyson made his orchestral debut at age 15, and after early studies with Dr. Thomas Otten of the University of North Carolina, he attended the Curtis Institute of Music, where he worked with Claude Frank. He later earned his master’s degree and artist diploma at The Juilliard School with Robert McDonald, where he won the Gina Bachauer Piano Competition and received the Arthur Rubinstein Prize in Piano. He has appeared in recital and concerto performances throughout the U.S., Europe and Australia.

Program

SCARLATTISonata in D Minor, K. 9

Sonata in A Major, K. 322

Sonata in D Major, K. 96

RAVELMiroirs

ALBÉNIZIberia, Book I

LISZTRhapsodie espagnole

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Tab Benoit WSG Eric Johanson and Jake Kershaw (State Theatre)
Dec
8
8:00pm 8:00pm

Tab Benoit WSG Eric Johanson and Jake Kershaw (State Theatre)

Three time Grammy Nominated, Four time Blues Music Awards "Entertainer of the Year" and five time "Contemporary Male" Blues Music Award Winner the Legendary Tab Benoit will be returning to the historic Kalamazoo State Theatre December 8th. Blues power house, Tab Benoit will be bringing down the house with all of his hits.

Eric Johanson will also be crossing the stage December 8th. Eric Johanson's debut record Burn It Down was released October 10th on Tab Benoit's Whiskey Bayou Records.  Eric started out as a teen touring the southeast as a young-gun blues guitar player, and has since toured the world as guitarist for Grammy winning artists like Cyril Neville and Terrance Simien.

Joining Tab and Eric for this event is local blues prodigy, Jake Kershaw. Kershaw started playing guitar at the early age of nine years old, now 16, he has surpassed the skill level of artists three times his age. See Jake Kershaw shred on his custom Heritage guitar December 8th.

Ticket Information:
This is an all ages general admission event. There is an 8 ticket limit.

·         $22.50 Early bird – Limited quantity available

·         $29.50 – After early bird sells out

·         $35 – Day of Show

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Home Free A Country Christmas Tour 2017   (State Theatre)
Dec
9
8:00pm 8:00pm

Home Free A Country Christmas Tour 2017 (State Theatre)

Acapella ensemble Home Free is returning to Kalamazoo State Theatre! This time, the harmonious group is bringing new music, new production, more country and holiday favorites as they come to town in “A Country Christmas Tour”!  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.

Home Free continues A Country Christmas in 2017, bringing the slam-dunk smashing success of a show to new cities, on the back of the success of the first tour in 2016.  The show brings music from the Billboard No. 2 Full Of (Even More) Cheer, released in November 2016.

 

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

  • $199.50 Ultimate VIP Experience
  • $79.50 VIP Q&A
  • $49.50-$29.50 Non VIP Reserved Seating

Ultimate VIP Experience Includes:

  • Includes front row ticket
  • (1) commemorative show VIP lanyard and laminate, (1) show commemorative poster, and (1) Fall 2017 Tour Tote Bag
  • Individual photo opportunity with taken on stage with the Fall 2017 Tour step-and-repeat and all 5 members of Home Free using Home Free photographer
  • Autograph session with Home Free (no more than 2 items due to timing restrictions)
  • Group question and answer with Home Free
  • Private performance of (1) songs with Home Free
  • Crowd-free merchandise shopping

VIP Q&A Visit With Home Free Includes:

  • 2nd or 3rd row ticket
  • (1) commemorative show VIP lanyard and laminate and (1) show commemorative poster
  • Group question and answer with Home Free
  • Private performance of (1) song with Home Free
  • Crowd-free merchandise shopping

Tentative VIP Schedule:
(Based on 8pm Show, 7pm Doors)
5:15pm – Ultimate VIP Experience Check-In
5:45pm – A Q&A Visit with Home Free Check-In
6:00pm – Q&A with Home Free Begins
7:00pm – Doors to Theatre Open
8:00pm – Show Time

 

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Melissa Etheridge: Merry Christmas, Baby (State Theatre)
Dec
12
7:30pm 7:30pm

Melissa Etheridge: Merry Christmas, Baby (State Theatre)

This holiday season unwrap the gift that is Melissa Etheridge. Melissa Etheridge is returning to the historic Kalamazoo State Theatre on her “Merry Christmas, Baby” tour on Tuesday, December 12th. Experience Melissa Etheridge performing her holiday favorites such as “(Christmas) Baby Please Come Home” and “Merry Christmas Baby” as well as her top hits like “Come To My Window” and “I’m The Only One.”

 

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

  • $45, $50, $65, & $125

VIP Ticket Information:
VIP can be bought online only. There’s an 8 ticket limit.

  • $225, $325, & $675

 

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Holiday Jam: Featuring Ginuwine WSG Jon B., Hi Five, Ruff Endz, & Adina Howard
Dec
15
8:00pm 8:00pm

Holiday Jam: Featuring Ginuwine WSG Jon B., Hi Five, Ruff Endz, & Adina Howard

R&B mogul Ginuwine will be crossing the Kalamazoo State Theatre stage for a one-of-a-kind Holiday Jam! This multi-platinum artist needs no introduction, best known for the smooth jams, “Pony” and “In Those Jeans,” Ginuwine rocked the 1990s and early 2000s with his soulful hits.

Joining Ginuwine for this ultimate holiday jam is Jon B, Hi Five, Ruff Endz, and Adina Howard. Dance and sing along to the classics like Jon B’s “They Don’t Know,” Hi Five’s “I Like the Way,” Ruff Endz “Someone to Love You,” and Adina Howard’s “Freak Like Me”. Experience this rare and exclusive ode to the 90’s.

Ticket Information:
This is an all ages event with reserved seating. Tickets go onsale Monday, October 23rd, at 11am.

  • $110 Gold circle – First 150 seats closest to the stage! Includes a meet and greet with Ginuwine.
  • $37-$67 – Remaining venue

 

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New Year's Fest in Downtown Kalamazoo
Dec
31
5:30pm 5:30pm

New Year's Fest in Downtown Kalamazoo

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.

Event Specifics:
New Year's Fest is hosted on December 31st from 5:30 p.m. to midnight. There will be a ball drop & fireworks at midnight in Bronson Park.

5http://www.newyearsfest.com/ 

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Nightwish Decades North America Tour 2018 (State Theatre)
Mar
28
8:00pm 8:00pm

Nightwish Decades North America Tour 2018 (State Theatre)

 

As four guys looking like they’re fresh out of high-school and a girl in leather pants played at the legendary rock-venue Lepakko in Helsinki, Finland, no-one could’ve known that one day they would be performing gigantic tours and would become the most successful band to ever come from Finland with album sales in figures with more than six digits, well known by their name NIGHTWISH. From their first album, “Angels Fall First” onwards, Nightwish gradually grew, or rather evolved.

The Decades 2018 tour will showcase popular songs and never before performed cuts from the band’s deep catalog of music.  Additionally, every ticket will include a special Decades Tour CD which will be distributed at the concert.  A limited number of VIP Meet and Greet tickets will be available at every tour stop as well through the band’s fanclub, Enterthevault.com.

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

  • $35-$60 Regular reserved seating
  • $185 VIP pit options through Enterthevault.com/limited VIP available through Ticketmaster.com

 

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

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Gull Lake Jazz Orchestra at The Union Cabaret
Oct
11
7:00pm 7:00pm

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.

Also October 11, November 8 and December 6.  

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

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Lunchtime Live in Bronson Park
Sep
29
11:30am11:30am

Lunchtime Live in Bronson Park

Lunchtime Live. Bronson Park. Looking for fun music, good company, and great food? Enjoy local live music, food trucks, retail vendors and summertime festivities. Great for a long family outing or a quick bite - the sights, sounds, and smells are sure to delight. 11:30 am-1:30 pm. 269-337-8191. 2017 Performers:

June 9  Shelagh Brown Band

June 16  Bobby McManus

June 23  Scott Davis

June 30  Matt Gabriel

July 7  Kari Lynch

July 14  Kris Hitchcock

July 21 McFerrin and Borr

July 28  Ed Lester

August 4  Shelagh Brown Band

August 11  The Moxie Strings

August 18  Run for Cover

August 25 Scott Davis

September 1 Kaitlin Rose

September 8 Matt Gabriel

September 15 Megan Dooley

September 22 Mark Sala

September 29 McFerrin and Borr

http://www.kalamazooarts.org/org/detail/2005/Concerts_in_the_Park

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Sep
1
9:00pm 9:00pm

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

Kalamazoo Late Night Food Truck Rally.  W. Water Street. Responding to a need to address late night “bar hoppers,” turning Water Street into an “After Hours Live Food Truck Corral,” will occur in April and May, July, September, and October starting at 9 pm with food being served until midnight.  Tailored after successful food truck rallies in the United States, the Kalamazoo Food Truck Rally includes food trucks, artisans, booths, music, and networking.  The event is designed as a pop-up event where people come and go as they celebrate downtown’s entertainment hot spots. 269-388-2830.

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

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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Restaurant Week and Chili Cook-Off (21st-28th)
Jan
22
to Jan 23

Restaurant Week and Chili Cook-Off (21st-28th)

Kick off the New Year right with the Annual Downtown Kalamazoo Winter Restaurant Week and Chili Cook-Off!  Downtown Kalamazoo Restaurant Week is a FREE, culinary celebration highlighting the uniqueness of the many downtown restaurants.

January 21st through the 28th, select restaurants will feature special “prix fixe” menus at either $10 or $25, which allows for more innovative parings, affordable food options and the affordability to visit multiple spots during the entire week.  The perfect time to be adventurous and try something new or stick with your favorites! View the Restaurant Week menus here.

Restaurant week will kick off, January 21st with the 11th Annual Downtown Kalamazoo Chili Cook-Off.  Downtown Kalamazoo has kept visitors warm in January with their Saturday, Chili Cook-off for the past 10 years, by offering over 40 different samplings and unique chili recipes prepared by our downtown retail stores, restaurants and food trucks.

Once downtown, stop by the Chili Headquarters at Consumers Credit Union, on the Kalamazoo Mall to pick up your “Chili Passport!” The Holly Jolly Chili Trolley will be making the rounds, transporting chili tasters all over downtown so you don’t miss a single stop!

When you’ve had your fill, help select this year’s winner and vote for your favorite chili! Voting ends at 2 p.m.  Official voting spots are conveniently located throughout downtown or text-to-vote with instructions listed on your Chili Passport.  Winners are selected for first place in the categories of Best Retail, Best Restaurant, and People’s Choice.  Oh, and did we forget to mention that this event is FREE!

2017 Chili Cook-Off Participants:

Arcadia Brewing
Bell’s Brewery
Berkshire Hathaway
Boatyard Brewing
Chau Haus
Central City Tap House
Down Dog Yoga Center/Organic Gypsy
Food Dance
fuze
Green Door Distilling
Harvey’s on the Mall
Hop Cat
Kalamazoo State Theater
Kalamazoo Beer Exchange
Louie’s
Mangia Mangia
mLive
MRC Industries
Nature Connection
Old Burdicks
Old Dog Tavern
Olde Peninsula
Ouzo’s
Peoples Food Co-op
Pop City Popcorn/ Bomba’s
Spirit of Kalamazoo
The Station
Sticks and Stones
Taco Bobs
Tempo Vino Winery
Tibbs Brewery/ Gonzo’s
Tudor House Tea & Spice
The Union
V&A Bootery
Water Street Coffee Joint
Websters
The Wine Loft
Zazios

Visit Downtown Kalamazoo Restaurant Week’s website and Facebook page for updates.

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