Lunchtime Live in Bronson Park
Aug
17
11:30 AM11:30

Lunchtime Live in Bronson Park

Lunchtime Live. Live music, great scenery, fun summertime games, and amazing food….Lunchtime Live! has it all at Bronson Park, thirty steps from The Kalamazoo House :)! Get out for a Friday afternoon on the town. We will be there with great local food trucks and homegrown musical talent. Fri. 11:30 am-1:30 pm. 269-337-8191.

2018 Free Musical Performances:

Friday, July 27, 2018  Elle Casazza

Friday, August 03, 2018  Mark Sala

Friday, August 10, 2018  Megan Dooley

Friday, August 17, 2018  Kaitlin Rose

Friday, August 24, 2018  Run for Cover

Friday, August 31, 2018  Scott Davis

Friday, September 07, 2018  Carrie McFerrin

Friday, September 14, 2018  Minor Element Music

Friday, September 21, 2018  Abbigale Rose

Friday, September 28, 2018  Kristen Kuiper

Food and retail available for purchase. 

http://kzooparks.org/events/lunchtime-live-2/

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Saturday Walking Tour of Downtown Kalamazoo Breweries
Aug
18
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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Hop Harvest Beer Tour, Saturday, Aug. 25
Aug
25
12:00 PM12:00

Hop Harvest Beer Tour, Saturday, Aug. 25

Hop Harvest Beer Tour, Saturday, Aug. 25

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: Dark Horse Brewing Co., pint, 1:45-3 p.m.
Stop 2: High Five Hops Farm, 17310 H Dr S Marshall, 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.

  • Destination: Dark Horse Brewing Co., High Five Hops Farm, Old Burdick's: Downtown, Territorial Brewing Co.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Price: $69 (Use our special discount code when purchasing your tickets here, and save $9!) (Proof of stay at The Kalamazoo House will be required.)
  • Departs: 08/25/2018
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Art Hop--Throughout Downtown Kalamazoo (Monthly Feature)
Sep
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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Kalamazoo Late Night Food Truck Rally.  W. Water Street.
Sep
7
9:00 PM21:00

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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Copy of Kalamazoo Late Night Food Truck Rally.  W. Water Street.
Sep
7
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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Dave Koz and Friends at the State Theatre
Sep
8
8:00 PM20:00

Dave Koz and Friends at the State Theatre

Dave Koz has assembled a powerhouse line up of brass instrumentation for the Summer Tour Season of 2018, with special guests: Gerald Albright, Rick Braun, Richard Elliot, and introducing Aubrey Logan.

This high energy tour will be delivering all of the hits, including songs from the upcoming new album, ‘Dave Koz and Friends Summer Horns.’ The first Summer Horns release debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Current Contemporary Jazz Album chart.

Hailed by The New York Times as “a musician of unflappable rhythmic aplomb, which he happily squares against the airtight funk of his band,” Koz will be joined by Gerald Albright, known for his acclaimed solo recordings and performances with Anita Baker, Whitney Houston, and The Temptations; Rick Braun, chart-topping trumpeter, who has collaborated across genre’s with Rod Stewart, Sade, and REO Speedwagon;  Richard Elliot, a former member of Tower of Power who has since forged a successful solo career; And as part of the stellar musicians on stage, Koz is excited to introduce Aubrey Logan known for jammin’ on her trombone or sailing through a song with her nothing-held-back, multi-octave vocal instrument. Aubrey captivates audiences and delivers originality to everything modern in music; And finally, guitarist Adam Hawley, named both Smooth Jazz News’ and JazzTrax’ Debut Artist of the Year.

Playing new songs from the forthcoming Summer Horns release, as well as songs from their individual catalogues, this live show is sure to be one of the hottest shows this Summer. One not to be missed.

General Ticket Information:
Seating is reserved for this all ages event. There is an 8 ticket limit. All tickets include an album download

  • $44 – $79

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Sep
22
8:00 AM08:00

25th Anniversary Kalamazoo Heart Walk! (Spring Valley Park)

Get those sneakers ready, Kalamazoo. It's the 25th Anniversary of the Kalamazoo Heart Walk!

On September 22, the American Heart Association is taking over Spring Valley Park for the annual Kalamazoo Heart Walk. The gates open at 8:00 a.m. with the Opening Ceremony at 9:00 and the walk at 9:25. The fun walk is your choice of either 1 or 3 miles.

This is a family and pet friendly event. 

The Heart Walk is the American Heart Association’s mission – building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke – in action. Held annually, the walk celebrates those who have made lifestyle changes in an effort to improve their heart-health, and encourages others to take the pledge to live healthier lifestyles, while raising the funding needed for life-saving research and education. The walk HQ is Spring Valley Park
2606 Mt Olivet Rd, Kalamazoo, MI 49004 49004.

Local companies and individuals can form Heart Walk teams now athttp://www2.heart.org/site/TR/HeartWalk/MWA-MidWestAffiliate?pg=entry&fr_id=3578. Donations can also be made through the website. Walkers can receive a Heart Walk T-shirt once they have raised a minimum of $100.

At the Heart Walk, cardiovascular disease survivors from across the state will be honored. We will also have Healthy for Good Zones, kids activities, a pet zone, music and more!

Heart Walk schedule:
8:00 a.m. - Gates open
9:00 a.m. - Opening Ceremony
9:25 a.m. - Walk begins
11:00 a.m. - Walk ends

For local sponsorship opportunities and volunteer opportunities, contact Kimberly Earnshaw at kimberly.earnshaw@heart.org.

For additional information, visit http://www2.heart.org/site/TR/HeartWalk/MWA-MidWestAffiliate?pg=entry&fr_id=3578.

 

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Audiotree Music Festival
Sep
22
to Sep 23

Audiotree Music Festival

Audiotree  Music Festival will be returning September 22 and 23. This high-energy music festival continues to deliver new eclectic lineups of pop, funk, folk, and dance music to downtown Kalamazoo. Born and raised in Kalamazoo, the festival’s organizers have delivered on their promise to showcase the latest up-and-coming artists that complement the thriving arts and music scene of downtown Kalamazoo.  Food trucks from all over Southwest Michigan and delicious craft beer will be offered again at the 2018 festival.

“As the premier outdoor concert venue in Southwest Michigan, the Arcadia Creek Festival Place has drawn people to downtown Kalamazoo for 14 years. We’re excited to have such great programming this year, and to welcome back the Kalamazoo Blues Festival, one of the original signature events at the facility. We will be working throughout 2018 to identify how to best leverage this important community asset to impact the downtown experience.” Says Andrew Haan, President, Downtown Kalamazoo Inc.

 

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Sada Baby, Icewear Vezzo, Peezy and FMB DZ, Saturday, September 22nd.
Sep
22
8:30 PM20:30

Sada Baby, Icewear Vezzo, Peezy and FMB DZ, Saturday, September 22nd.

Kalamazoo State Theatre welcomes Detroit-based rappers, Sada Baby, Icewear Vezzo, Peezy and FMB DZ, Saturday, September 22nd.

Sada Baby (also known as Skuba Steve) arrived on the Detroit rap scene in his early twenties and in 2016 he had a prominent feature on fellow Detroit rapper Danny Mellz’ track, “Megaman X.” Sada’s own tracks followed shortly, including a series of singles and ultimately 2017’s ‘Skuba Sada’ mixtape which included contributions from Oba Rowland, Motown Ty, Jon Boi, and others. Later that same year he returned with the eclectic mixtape, ‘D. O. N,’ with songs that cycled through various styles.

Coming on with a staccato delivery like 2 Chainz, but with material that is much more hardcore, Detroit MC, IceWear Vezzo, has been solo on the rap scene since 2012. In 2012, Vezzo dropped his debut mixtape ‘The Clarity,’ which put him on the map. In 2013, ‘Clarity 2: Can’t Stop The count,” featured his breakout single “Money Phone.” Now, after a brief prison stint, the Drank God is back.

Peezy is part of the Motor City’s Team Eastside rap collective. Peezy began making waves in 2015 with the release of his third album, Mud Sweat & Tears. He kicked off 2018 with the single “Make It Through” featuring Blayne B.

FMB DZ first gained major attention in 2017 with the release of his first mixtape ‘I Ain’t Gonna Lie.’ The project was well-received globally. The follow-up mixtape, ‘Washington DZ,’ was completed in the summer of 2017. In December of 2017 he issued a third mixtape, The Gift.

General Ticket Information:
All seating is reserved. This event is recommended for a mature audience ages 16+. There is an 8 ticket limit.

  • $55 – $65

VIP Information:

  • $150 – Premium seating, cut the line into the venue, one drink ticket, and a meet & greet with Icewear Vezzo, Peezy & FMB DZ.
  • $100 – Premium seating, cut the line into the venue, and one drink ticket.

 

 

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RSVP On Facebook HERE

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Art Hop--Throughout Downtown Kalamazoo
Oct
5
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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The Willis Clan WSG The Moxie Strings--State Theatre
Oct
5
8:00 PM20:00

The Willis Clan WSG The Moxie Strings--State Theatre

Discovered on “America’s Got Talent” and featured on the Today Show’s “Sound of Music,” The Willis Clan is one of the most gifted families you’ll ever see! Compared to a modern day Von Trapp family, The Willis Clan is comprised of world-class singers, dancers, musicians, writers and artists. Merging their Irish roots and love of multiple music genres into one unique sound, they create an incredibly entertaining show! After performing around the country, across Europe, and on the Old Opry Stage, they’re now making their way to the Kalamazoo State Theatre!

The Willis Clan is excited to be stepping foot on stage together again with a combination of looking back, but most importantly, moving forward. For one night only see this talented family of 12 perform live at Kalamazoo State Theatre on Friday, October 5th.

Supporting The Willis Clan is The Moxie Strings. The Moxie Strings are re-defining strings’ role in contemporary music and offer listeners the unique opportunity to experience two of the world’s best-known instruments through a young, progressive lens. Their polished, high-energy show and unique sound have quickly made the band one of the country’s most promising instrumental acts

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

  • $28 – $38

 

 

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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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 Comedian Anthony Jeselnik at the Kalamazoo State Theatre
Oct
12
6:00 PM18:00

Comedian Anthony Jeselnik at the Kalamazoo State Theatre

Due to popular demand, renowned comedian Anthony Jeselnik is performing at the Kalamazoo State Theatre Friday, October 12th!

Jeselnik is a comedy industry veteran, wowing audiences for over 15 years. 2017 was a banner year for Anthony as he toured with Chris Rock’s Total Blackout tour and perfected his new hour, workshopping in clubs across North America. He started his comedy career by starring in and creating Comedy Central’s ‘The Jeselnik Offensive,’ which ran for two seasons. He went on to write and appear for several Comedy Central Roasts, most notable: ‘The Roast of Donald Trump’ and ‘The Roast of Charlie Sheen.’ Anthony was the first ever stand-up comic to appear on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. His last official tour was in 2014 and ended in early 2015 when he shot his critically acclaimed Netflix special, ‘Thoughts and Prayers.’

Shows will continue to feature new material from the comedy superstar! You don’t want to miss him.

 

General Ticket Information:
All seating is reserved. All ages welcome but recommended for a mature audience. There is an 8 ticket limit.

  • $35 – all seats

 

 

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Halloween Beer Tour — Friday, Oct. 26, 2018
Oct
26
5:00 PM17:00

Halloween Beer Tour — Friday, Oct. 26, 2018

Get in the Halloween mood with this spooky 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. Our Halloween tour will begin at Shakespeare’s Pub 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. From there, we’ll make way to Psycho Ward & Nightmares, one of Kalamazoo’s best haunted attractions tucked into the woods behind the Kalamazoo Speedway. Enjoy steeply discounted prices and VIP access to the freak fest. We’ll then conclude with a quick ride north to Plainwell’s Old Mill Brewpub. Owner and brewmaster Scott Zylstra plans to serve some of his first beers and offer a tour of the more than 100-year-old building known to be inhabited by a few ghosts.

  • Destination: Old Mill Brewpub, Paw Paw Brewing Company, Psycho Ward and Nightmares, Shakespeare's Pub
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Price: $69 (Use our special discount code when purchasing your tickets here, and save $9! (Proof of stay at The Kalamazoo House will be required.)
  • Departs: 10/26/2018
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Kansas in concert at the Kalamazoo State
Oct
26
8:00 PM20:00

Kansas in concert at the Kalamazoo State

America’s preeminent progressive rock band, Kansas, will be making their way to Kalamazoo this fall celebrating the 40th anniversary of their massive hit album Point of Know Return. To celebrate, for the first time in history, the band will be performing the album in its entirety. The tour will showcase more than two hours of classic Kansas music including hit songs, deep cuts, and fan favorites.

In 1977, Kansas followed up the success of Leftoverture by releasing the album Point of Know Return. Containing the smash hit and million-selling single “Dust in the Wind,” along with fan favorites such as “Portrait (He Knew),” “Closet Chronicles,” and “Paradox,” Point of Know Return became the band’s greatest selling album. The album peaked at #4 on Billboard’ Album charts, reached sextuple – platinum status with more than six million copies sold, and had three Billboard Hot 100 Singles.

Don’t miss Kansas performing their classic hits, deep cuts, fan favorites, and Point of Know Return in its entirety LIVE at the Kalamazoo State Theatre, Friday, October 26th 2018.

 

General Ticket Information:
This is an all ages event with reserved seating. There is an 8 ticket limit. Tickets available starting 3/21 at 10am.

·         $59.50 - $99.50

VIP Ticket Information:
VIP can be bought online only. There’s a 4 ticket limit. VIP will be available starting 3/20 at 10am.

·         $259.50 – Wheat and Greet VIP1 package. Includes premium seating, meet & greet, & perks.

·         $209.50 – Premium VIP2 seat package. Includes premium seating & perks.

BUY TICKETS – http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/0800546EFA1895E1?brand=kalamazoost
BUY TICKETS SHORT - http://bit.ly/KansasKST
RSVP On Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/pg/kazoostate/events/
More Information - http://www.kazoostate.com/event/Kansas-2018  
Visit The Artist’s Website - http://www.kansasband.com/index.php

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Arlo Guthrie “Alice’s Restaurant” Tour WSG Sarah Lee Guthrie
Nov
2
8:00 PM20:00

Arlo Guthrie “Alice’s Restaurant” Tour WSG Sarah Lee Guthrie

Legendary folk music icon, prolific singer – songwriter, and master storyteller, Arlo Guthrie returns to Kalamazoo State Theatre Friday, November 2nd!  When Guthrie took to the road to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of his seminal song “Alice’s Restaurant Massacre,” he was incredibly moved by the feedback from enthusiastic fans. Back by popular demand, Arlo Guthrie performs one of America’s greatest musical treasures, “Alice’s Restaurant,” at the Kalamazoo State Theatre, November 2nd!

After almost 60 years of shows, Arlo Guthrie remains a road warrior. Opening for Arlo will be Sarah Lee Guthrie. On November 2nd, Guthrie’s road leads to Kalamazoo State Theatre.  For one night only, see this iconic figure in folk music and celebrate “Alice’s Restaurant” LIVE Friday, November 2nd.

 

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

  • $35 – $125

 

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RSVP On Facebook HERE
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Australia's Thunder from Down Under--State Theatre
Nov
14
8:00 PM20:00

Australia's Thunder from Down Under--State Theatre

We are pleased to welcome back the men from Australia’s Thunder From Down Under to Kalamazoo State Theatre! Join us this November for the perfect Girl’s Night Outback. Australia’s HOTTEST Export – Thunder From Down Under – hits our intimate venue showing off their chiseled bodies, seductive dance routines, cheeky humor and boy-next-door charm that you won’t be able to resist!

Don’t miss your chance to get up close and personal with these Aussie hunks, November 14th! Critics, celebrities and fans from around the world rave that Thunder From Down Under is the is best male revue show around!

 

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

  • $25-$45
  • Group discount available: $5 off for groups 15 or more!
  • Tickets increase $5 day of show

 

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

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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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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

 

 

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RSVP On Facebook HERE
Visit The Artist Website HERE

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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!

 

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

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Walking Tour of Downtown Kalamazoo Breweries (Saturdays)
Aug
11
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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Lunchtime Live (Fridays) in Bronson Park
Aug
10
11:30 AM11:30

Lunchtime Live (Fridays) in Bronson Park

Lunchtime Live. Live music, great scenery, fun summertime games, and amazing food….Lunchtime Live! has it all at Bronson Park, thirty steps from The Kalamazoo House :)! Get out for a Friday afternoon on the town. We will be there with great local food trucks and homegrown musical talent. Fri. 11:30 am-1:30 pm. 269-337-8191.

2018 Free Musical Performances:

Friday, July 20, 2018  Minor Element Music

Friday, July 27, 2018  Elle Casazza

Friday, August 03, 2018  Mark Sala

Friday, August 10, 2018  Megan Dooley

Friday, August 17, 2018  Kaitlin Rose

Friday, August 24, 2018  Run for Cover

Friday, August 31, 2018  Scott Davis

Friday, September 07, 2018  Carrie McFerrin

Friday, September 14, 2018  Minor Element Music

Friday, September 21, 2018  Abbigale Rose

Friday, September 28, 2018  Kristen Kuiper

Food and retail available for purchase. 

http://kzooparks.org/events/lunchtime-live-2/

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Gull Lake Jazz Orchestra at The Union Cabaret
Jun
13
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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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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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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