Ben Folds And A Piano--Kalamazoo State
Oct
23
8:00 PM20:00

Ben Folds And A Piano--Kalamazoo State

Ben Folds is widely regarded as one of the major music influencers of our generation.

He’s created an enormous body of genre-bending music that includes pop albums with Ben Folds Five, multiple solo albums, and numerous collaborative records. His last album was a blend of pop songs and his Concerto for Piano and Orchestra that soared to #1 on both the Billboard classical and classical crossover charts.

For over a decade he’s performed with some of the world’s greatest symphony orchestras, and currently serves as the first ever Artistic Advisor to the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center.

 

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

  • $35 – 75

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Saturday Walking Tour of Downtown Kalamazoo Breweries
Oct
26
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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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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Art Hop--Throughout Downtown Kalamazoo (Monthly Feature)
Nov
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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Ladies Night Part II: Kash Doll, Neisha Neshae, & More!
Nov
1
8:00 PM20:00

Ladies Night Part II: Kash Doll, Neisha Neshae, & More!

Get ready for Ladies Night Part II featuring Kash Doll, Neisha Neshae, Malcom Elliott and sounds by DJ Chuck on November 1st at Kalamazoo State Theatre!

Kash Doll was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. The oldest of six siblings, she began working at a young age to help her single mother support their family. She wanted to rap since she was a child and began to try to freestyle and write raps from youth.

Detroit’s self-styled “Queen of R&B Trap” Neisha Neshae overcame an abusive childhood and the incarceration and death of her mother to carve out a career for herself, eventually signing to a major label.

Malcolm Elliott is a rapper, singer, songwriter and saxophonist from the westside of Detroit, Michigan. Since beginning his career as a recording artist in 2015, Malcolm has worked closely with legends in the industry such as George Lopez, Royce Da 5’9, and many others.

 

General Ticket Information:
This is an all ages reserved seating and general admission event. All ticket prices increase $5 day of show. There is an 8 ticket limit.

  • $35 – $45

  • $75 VIP Meet & Greet Experience

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Camelot 10/4-27th: Another Outstanding Production at Farmer's Alley Theatre
Nov
8
7:00 PM19:00

Camelot 10/4-27th: Another Outstanding Production at Farmer's Alley Theatre

Don’t miss your chance to see great, live theatre in heart of downtown, just a couple blocks up South Street, in a fabulous and intimate space. https://www.farmersalleytheatre.com/box-office

2019-20 Season at a Glance

Camelot – October 2019
Season 12 kicks off with a newly reimagined chamber version of Lerner & Loewe’s legendary musical.

It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play – November/December 2019
Our cabaret setting is turned into a real-life radio station as multiple actors play everyone from George Bailey to Clarence, all while creating their own sound effects in this beloved American Holiday Classic.

The Cake – February 2020
From Bekah Brunstetter, one of the lead writers of NBC’s hit show “This is Us”, comes this timely new dramedy about a North Carolina woman who struggles with the choice to bake a cake for a friend’s upcoming wedding – to another woman!

Lost in Yonkers – March 2020
We celebrate the life & career of Neil Simon with his Pulitzer Prize winning work about two teenagers forced to live with their stern grandmother and developmentally challenged Aunt Bella in 1942 Brooklyn.

Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill – April/May 2020
Farmers Alley Theatre is once again honored to partner with the Gilmore International Keyboard Festival with this emotionally stirring production about one of America’s jazz icons, Billie Holiday.

Bright Star – June 2020
From authors Steve Martin & Edie Brickell comes this sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the American south in the 1920s and ‘40s.  A gift from the heavens for lovers of folk music.

High Fidelity – July/August 2020
Based on the popular novel & film, this energetic rom-com follows record store owner Rob as he struggles to discover why all his relationships seem to end in hilarious heartbreak.  Filled with memorable characters and a rock-and-roll score.

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Goo Goo Dolls WSG Beach Slang
Nov
8
8:00 PM20:00

Goo Goo Dolls WSG Beach Slang

Experience Goo Goo Dolls at Kalamazoo State Theatre on Friday, November, 6th. Sing along to your favorite hits such as “Iris,” “Slide,” “Name,” “Black Balloon,” newly released “Miracle Pill” and more top hits LIVE!

As life goes on for Goo Goo Dolls, the ensuing music connects even more closely, embracing experimentation, exhibiting assurance, and exuding experience. Drawing on over three decades together, the four-time GRAMMY Award-nominated record-breaking multiplatinum rock band—John Rzeznik and Robby Takac—supply a real sense of hope and a whole lot of heart on their twelfth full-length album, Miracle Pill [Warner Records]

 

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

  • $39-$99 Reserved Seating

  • $249+ VIP Experiences (Purchasers will receive an email from Warner Music Group approximately 5-7 days before the performance date with instructions regarding the fulfillment of the VIP package items and additional details regarding day of show information).

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Tommy Castro & Tinsley Ellis (Kalamazoo State)
Nov
15
8:00 PM20:00

Tommy Castro & Tinsley Ellis (Kalamazoo State)

Two forces of nature from the blues world play the same stage. Tinsley Ellis and Tommy Castro & The Painkillers will deliver an evening of high energy blues, rock, and soul music that is sure to lift your spirits.

Armed with his signature licks, melodic riffs and rousing solos, Tinsley Ellis, as his legions of fans will attest, is among the blues world’s best-loved, hardest working and most well-traveled statesmen. He has performed in all 50 United States as well as in Canada, Western and Eastern Europe, Australia and South America, earning legions of fans with his guitar virtuosity, passionate vocals and original songs.

Six-time Blues Music Award-winner Tommy Castro, along with his band, The Painkillers, plays music inspired from his youth in 1960’s California counter culture- the hippies with their blues and rock, the Mexicans with their soul music, all mixed with the socially conscious songs of the day. Castro delivers songs that inspire him, and The Painkillers bring an unmatched passion to Castro’s blue-eyed California soul and good-time sound. No Depression says, “Castro plays gritty, string-bending blues like a runaway soul train…a glorious blend that rocks the soul and lifts the spirits.”

 

General Ticket Information:
Floor is general admission and mezzanine in reserved seating for this all ages show. There is an 8 ticket limit.

  • $29.50 – $40

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EagleMania – The World’s Greatest Eagles Tribute Band (Kalamazoo State)
Nov
16
8:00 PM20:00

EagleMania – The World’s Greatest Eagles Tribute Band (Kalamazoo State)

Experience EagleMania – The World’s Greatest Eagles Tribute Band live at Kalamazoo State Theatre on November 16th

EagleMania has dedicated themselves to faithfully reproducing the music of The Eagles. Since their inception, EagleMania has been thrilling audiences all over the country with their stunning five part harmony and their uncanny ability to emulate the unmistakable sound of The Eagles. Their show consists of the Eagles’ greatest hits, as well as some of the solo work of Don Henley, Glenn Frey, and Joe Walsh.

EagleMania has spent countless hours breaking down everything The Eagles recorded on their albums, and faithfully reproducing those unforgettable songs in the most authentic way possible. The audience is given a chance to experience the music the way it was meant to be heard, and it’s done live on stage night after night.

If you like The Eagles you will love EagleMania!

 

General Ticket Information:
All seating is reserved for this all ages show. There’s an 8 ticket limit. Ticket prices increase $1 day of show.

  • $29 – $49

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

David Sedaris at The Kalamazoo State

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

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

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

 

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

  • $25 – $52.50

 

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

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Warren Miller's "Timeless" (Kalamazoo State, 3:00PM & 8:00PM )
Nov
23
8:00 PM20:00

Warren Miller's "Timeless" (Kalamazoo State, 3:00PM & 8:00PM )

Warren Miller’s 70th film, “Timeless”, is coming to Kalamazoo State Theatre on November 23rd!

The only constant is change, but winter stoke is eternal. After seven decades of celebrating skiing and snowboarding, Warren Miller Entertainment can confirm that nothing compares to the anticipation of another season. Come kickoff the season with WME’s 2019 film, Timeless, presented by Volkswagen, and travel with new and veteran athletes as they explore renowned mountain locations across the globe. It’s more than a ski and snowboard film, it’s an experience.

 

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

  • $15 – First Show

  • $20 – Second Show

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Cat & Nat: #MOMTRUTHS Live
Nov
25
7:00 PM19:00

Cat & Nat: #MOMTRUTHS Live

Hilarious best friends Cat and Nat created a massive online community of moms by sharing their ultra-real and just a bit R-rated dispatches from the mom trenches. From what not to eat a few days postpartum (chicken wings) to the most effective ways to avoid post-partum sex, Cat & Nat’s newest book, Mom Truths is everything no one will tell you about having kids.

In tandem with their book release, Cat and Nat are hitting the road to tell never-before-told stories about the stress, guilt, joy, and laundry (oh the laundry!) of being a mom. Join them as they shine a witty light on some of the hardest topics in motherhood, all while celebrating this amazing community of women who come from all walks of life but are united in the idea that we’re all just doing the best we can.

General Ticket Information:
This show is recommended for a mature audience. All seating is reserved. Day of show price will increase by $.50 per ticket. There is an 8 ticket limit.

  • $100 VIP includes the closest seats to the stage, early access Q&A & book signing. VIP check in is at 5pm, Q&A begins 5:15pm, immediately followed by photo opp.

  • $29.50-$49.50 Remaining floor, mezzanine, and balcony

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

Nick Offerman: All Rise (Kalamazoo State)

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

  • $39.75 – $69.75

Skip the line Ticket Information:

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

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

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Greensky Bluegrass at The Kalamazoo State Theatre
Nov
29
8:00 PM20:00

Greensky Bluegrass at The Kalamazoo State Theatre

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, one day pass cost increases to $40.

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Greensky Bluegrass at The Kalamazoo State Theatre (Nov 30th)
Nov
30
8:00 PM20:00

Greensky Bluegrass at The Kalamazoo State Theatre (Nov 30th)

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, one day pass cost increases to $40.

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Art Hop--Throughout Downtown Kalamazoo
Dec
6
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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Fifth Annual National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)--Kalamazoo State Theatre
Dec
7
8:00 PM20:00

Fifth Annual National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)--Kalamazoo State Theatre

Spend Christmas with the Griswold family for the fifth annual screening of National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation under the twinkling stars at historic Kalamazoo State Theatre! KST is offering a special movie screening of this Christmas tradition Saturday, December 7th! Outside The Kalamazoo Mall will be lit up with thousands of lights, and indoors the audience will be warm with laughter and merriment. KST will be offering multiple full bars along with festive Holiday drinks. Plan ahead & experience a nostalgic Christmas adventure with your significant other, best friends, or with the whole family!

IMDB Storyline:
It’s Christmas time and the Griswolds are preparing for a family seasonal celebration, but things never run smoothly for Clark, his wife Ellen and their two kids. Clark’s continual bad luck is worsened by his obnoxious family guests, but he manages to keep going knowing that his Christmas bonus is due soon.

Ticket Information:

All seating is general admission. This event is recommended for a mature audience age 13+. There’s an 8 ticket limit.

  • $5 College student (must present ID. 2 tickets per ID)

  • $7 Youth Ticket (Under 17)

  • $10 Adult Ticket

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Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Dec
18
7:30 PM19:30

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

Known for their high-energy live shows, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy will make you feel like you’ve stepped back into the Big Band Era. Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s top hits such as “You & Me & The Bottle Makes 3 Tonight (Baby),” “Go Daddy-O,” and “King of Swing” will have you on your feet in no time.

In Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s 25 years together, they have performed over 2800 live shows, sold over 2 million records, and have made countless appearances in television and movies. Big Bad Voodoo Daddy continues its decades long mission to celebrate and revitalize jazz and swing music, and bring joy to audiences around the world. Experience this joy on December 18th at Kalamazoo State Theatre.

General Ticket Information:

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

  • $30 First 100 tickets

  • $35 General admission, after early bird sell out

  • $40 Day of Show

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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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Napoleon Dynamite Screening With Live Q&A (Kalamazoo State)
Jan
11
7:30 PM19:30

Napoleon Dynamite Screening With Live Q&A (Kalamazoo State)

The beloved indie classic Napoleon Dynamite was made almost 15 years ago; and the enduring and endearing characters have stayed in fans’ hearts. Appealing to the inner teenager in each of us, the story and the dialogue make Napoleon Dynamite one of the most quoted movies of our time. Napoleon Dynamite makes audiences laugh—and laugh hard—over and over again.

This unique evening includes a Napoleon Dynamite-themed pre-show experience, a full screening of the film, and a lively, freewheeling discussion with fan-favorite cast members Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite), Efren Ramirez (Pedro), and Jon Gries (Uncle Rico).

Tina the llama, yes a real llama, will be part of this event. Tina will greet guests from when doors open at 6:30pm up until show time at 7:30pm. She will also be at the exclusive VIP meet & greet experience taking selfies and making small talk before doors open with VIP ticket holders. Please note: Tina is a sensitive animal who doesn’t take kindly to being called “fat lard.” 

 

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

  • $30 – $35 Reserved Seating

  • $75 VIP Meet & Greet Experience

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Renée Fleming and Evgeny Kissin to Perform for The Gilmore
Apr
15
8:00 PM20:00

Renée Fleming and Evgeny Kissin to Perform for The Gilmore

Legendary soprano Renée Fleming and piano virtuoso Evgeny Kissin will collaborate in a sensational performance for the Gilmore Keyboard Festival next spring. It is the first of just three US appearances the legendary artists will make together; following their Gilmore concert, they will perform in Chicago and New York. The concert will be held April 15, 2020, just prior to the start of the Festival.

The two virtuosos will perform art song works by Schubert, Liszt, Debussy, and Duparc that range from the lush and lovely to the dramatic and powerful. As an added treat, Mr. Kissin will perform solo works for the piano.

Ms. Fleming, who has brought her sumptuous vocals to the world’s most prestigious theaters and stages, is known as “a consummate, generous entertainer” who maintains an easy banter with the audience (artsfile). Pianist Evgeny Kissin holds near-mythical status among critics, audiences, and fellow artists: at the end of a 1997 recital for a wildly appreciative audience of 6,000 at the Royal Albert Hall he played an hour of encores, the longest the venue has experienced in its 100+ year history. Together, Ms. Fleming and Mr. Kissin, making their Gilmore Festival debut, will present an incomparable, once-in-a-lifetime concert.

Donor pre-sale begins on November 3, 2019; tickets for the general public will follow in early January, 2020.

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Renée Fleming and Evgeny Kissin
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
8:00 PM
Chenery Auditorium, Kalamazoo

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Tommy Emmanuell at The Kalamazoo State
Apr
22
8:00 PM20:00

Tommy Emmanuell at The Kalamazoo State

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

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

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

 

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

  • $36 – $55

 

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

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Almost Queen (Queen Tribute): Kalamazoo State Theatre
Apr
24
8:00 PM20:00

Almost Queen (Queen Tribute): Kalamazoo State Theatre

Join Almost Queen on April 24th at Kalamazoo State Theatre! THE most authentic QUEEN live show since the days of QUEEN themselves. A deliberate four piece band, Almost Queen delivers a live performance showcasing signature four part harmonies and intricate musical interludes. Donning genuine costumes, Almost Queen recaptures the live energy and precision that is the ultimate Queen experience.

Ticket Information:

All seating is reserved. This event is all ages. There’s an 8 ticket limit.

  • $29-$69 Reserved Seating

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Walking Tour of Downtown Kalamazoo Breweries (Saturdays)
Oct
19
12:00 PM12:00

Walking Tour of Downtown Kalamazoo Breweries (Saturdays)

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

Each tour will include:

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

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

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

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

  • Beer-related Souvenir

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

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Another great event at Bell's Brewery (Eccentric Cafe)
Oct
16
7:00 PM19:00

Another great event at Bell's Brewery (Eccentric Cafe)

For more information, visit their official site here: http://www.bellsbeer.com/events/cafe

Oct 16 Moon Hooch

Oct 17 Star Kitchen

Oct 19 Mustard Plug

Oct 25 Borr McFerrin "Bottle Makes Three" Album Release Show

Oct 26 Pokey LaFarge (Solo)

Oct 27 TAUK

Nov 3 All Stouts Day 2019

Nov 21 Enter The Haggis

Dec 12 Turkuaz

Jan 15 Craft Music: Pint-Sized KSO

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Gull Lake Jazz Orchestra at The Union Cabaret
Oct
9
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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Food Truck Rally--Night event: Water Street 2 blocks north of Bronson Park
Oct
4
9:00 PM21:00

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

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

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

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Beats on Bates Alley
Aug
28
5:00 PM17:00

Beats on Bates Alley

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

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

JULY 31 – Megan Dooley and Yolonda Lavender

AUGUST 7 – Out of Favor Boys

AUGUST 14 – Schlitz Creek

AUGUST 21 – Zion Lion

AUGUST 28 – The Gilmore

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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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