Beats on Bates Alley
Aug
21
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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Saturday Walking Tour of Downtown Kalamazoo Breweries
Aug
24
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 (bus from Downtown) — Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019
Aug
25
12:00 PM12:00

Hop Harvest Beer Tour (bus from Downtown) — Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019

Our friends at West Michigan Beer Tours are again doing their hop harvest bus tour in August of 2019

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

  • Duration: 6 hours

  • Price: $69

  • Departs: 08/25/2018

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

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

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

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

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

https://westmichiganbeertours.com/tour/hop-harvest-beer-tour-aug-17-2019/

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Art Hop--Throughout Downtown Kalamazoo
Sep
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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Food Truck Rally--9-Midnight: Water Street 2 blocks north of Bronson Park
Sep
6
9:00 PM21:00

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • $25 – $35

Skip the line Ticket Information:

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

 

Discounted Room Rates At Radisson HERE!

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

 

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

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Bert Kreischer – Body Shots Tour (2 shows) Kalamazoo State Theatre
Sep
21
7:30 PM19:30

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • $39.75 – $59.75

Skip the line Ticket Information:

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

  

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

Black Violin at The Kalamazoo State

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

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

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

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

  • $27.50 – $49.50

Skip the line Ticket Information:

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

 

Discounted Room Rates At Radisson HERE!

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

 

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

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

Tommy Emmanuell at The Kalamazoo State

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

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

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

 

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

  • $36 – $55

 

BUY TICKETS HERE
RSVP On Facebook HERE
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Art Hop--Throughout Downtown Kalamazoo (Monthly Feature)
Oct
4
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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Deanne Smith at The Kalamazoo State
Oct
4
8:00 PM20:00

Deanne Smith at The Kalamazoo State

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

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

 

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

  • $25

Skip the line Ticket Information:

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

 

BUY First Show Skip The Line Tickets HERE
BUY  TICKETS HERE
RSVP On Facebook HERE
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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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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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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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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
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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
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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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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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Brunch in Bronson Park (with live entertainment)
Aug
18
to Aug 19

Brunch in Bronson Park (with live entertainment)

Shake up your weekend routine and wake up to the Brunch in Bronson Park, Sundays beginning July 14th and running through August 25th. From 11:00am to 2:00pm, enjoy some of the best food our local food trucks have on offer while moving and grooving to two local bands competing in the Battle of the Bands every week for the opportunity to play at an upcoming New Years Fest. This is perfect for the whole family, and a great perfect event to impress guests. We have some fantastic breakfast places around town, but while the weather is gorgeous, why not get outside, enjoy the sunshine and celebrate summer?

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Brunch in Bronson Park (with entertainment)
Aug
18
11:00 AM11:00

Brunch in Bronson Park (with entertainment)

Shake up your weekend routine and wake up to the Brunch in Bronson Park, Sundays beginning July 14th and running through August 25th. From 11:00am to 2:00pm, enjoy some of the best food our local food trucks have on offer while moving and grooving to two local bands competing in the Battle of the Bands every week for the opportunity to play at an upcoming New Years Fest. This is perfect for the whole family, and a great perfect event to impress guests. We have some fantastic breakfast places around town, but while the weather is gorgeous, why not get outside, enjoy the sunshine and celebrate summer?

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Walking Tour of Downtown Kalamazoo Breweries (Saturdays)
Aug
17
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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Hop Harvest Beer Tour — Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019
Aug
17
12:00 PM12:00

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

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



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

  • Duration: 6 hours

  • Price: $69

  • Departs: 08/25/2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Another great show at Bells Brewery--Summer Concert Series
Aug
16
7:00 PM19:00

Another great show at Bells Brewery--Summer Concert Series

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

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

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

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

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

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Gull Lake Jazz Orchestra at The Union Cabaret
Jun
12
7:00 PM19:00

Gull Lake Jazz Orchestra at The Union Cabaret

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

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

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

Singing Valentines available at The Kalamazoo House

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

What you get:

  • 4 singers in tuxedos,

  • 2 love songs,

  • a red rose and personalized card

  • Only $50

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