Copy of Walking Tour of Downtown Kalamazoo Breweries
May
26
12:00 PM12:00

Copy of 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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May
26
3:00 PM15:00

The Jungle Book. Miller Auditorium. Join your KSO as they perform live

              The Jungle Book. Miller Auditorium. Join your KSO as they perform live the music of Disney’s classic The Jungle Book. This animated, iconic film features the charming and delightful score by the one and only George Bruns and includes such beloved songs as “The Bare Necessities” and “I Wan'na Be Like You” composed by one of the most famous songwriting teams in history, Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman. 3 pm. 269-349-7759. $.

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May
28
10:00 AM10:00

2018 Memorial Day Parade Downtown Kalamazoo 

2018 Memorial Day Parade Downtown Kalamazoo
 

Kalamazoo Mich. (May 23, 2018) - The Rotary Club of Kalamazoo invites the community to the annual Kalamazoo  County  Memorial  Day  Parade, proudly sponsored by the Kalamazoo Sunrise Rotary, Kalamazoo County Veterans Day and Memorial Day Association, is scheduled for Monday,   May   28,  2018  10 a.m.  rain  or  shine! The parade begins in downtown Kalamazoo on Michigan Avenue, near Rose Street; as it begins to make its way to the Rose  Park Veterans Memorial  where  a presentation  of wreaths  will  also  take place, continuing to the Memorial Day Ceremony at Riverside Cemetery.
 
We are pleased to have the U.S. Navy Band Great Lakes to lead off the parade this year. Since 1911, the U.S. Navy Band Great Lakes initially provided ceremonial support for boot camp graduations. From the "Golden Age of Bands" to today's technology-driven entertainment, U.S. Navy Band Great Lakes continues "Pride in Service" as a force for global good through community outreach, diversity, recruitment, and honoring those who serve. For more information on the band, please visit Navy Band Great Lakes
 
Parade participants this year include floats, military vehicles, marching bands, fire trucks and more. Veterans of all wars since WWII will be honored. Charles Parker, Rotary Club President, is honored this year to also have as Lieutenant Colonel Arianne M. Mayberry as the featured speaker. Lieutenant  Colonel Mayberry  is currently  the Deputy Commander  for the 434th Maintenance Group located at Grissom Air Reserve  Base  in  northern  Indiana.  The Group  conducts  aircraft  maintenance  operations  for  16 KC-135R   Stratotankers, performing aerial refueling operations worldwide. She was born in Battle Creek, and entered the Air Force in 1995 as a graduate of the Reserves Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) program at Auburn University. She was a Communications and Computer Officer for ten years while on Active Duty. During this time, she was deployed  in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. After joining  the Air Force Reserves, she became an Aircraft Maintenance Officer, and recently returned from a deployment in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. Lieutenant Colonel Mayberry utilized the Troops to Teachers Program to earn her teaching credential, and has worked with at-risk youth for the last 13 years. She now resides in Kalamazoo, and teaches in Battle Creek.

 
We will also be providing an update on the Rose Park Veterans Memorial Brick Locating project by the Rotary Club of Kalamazoo - Sunrise.
 
We hope you will join the event in special recognition and remembrance of those that have served, are serving, or will be serving to protect our freedom .
 
If you would like more information and/or wish to participate in the parade, please visit the Kalamazoo Sunrise Rotary website.
 

Roads closures


The parade route roads (Intersection of West Michigan Ave. and Church street, Michigan Ave., Riverview Drive and Gull Road) will be affected beginning at 9 a.m. The parade begins at 10 a.m. and roads will be closed until shortly after the parade passes through.


CONTACT:
Charles Parker
Kalamazoo Sunrise Rotary President
judocp@hotmail.com

 

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Walking Tour of Downtown Kalamazoo Breweries
Jun
2
12:00 PM12:00

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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Kalamazoo Pride
Jun
8
to Jun 9

Kalamazoo Pride


Kalamazoo Pride 2018 will take place again on the second weekend in June, Friday, June 8 and Saturday, June 9.   

Kalamazoo Pride brings together an estimated 8,000 people of all different ages, genders, sexual orientations, and racial identities from Southwest Michigan and beyond. The festival offers great entertainment, delicious food, and family-friendly activities. As in previous years, Saturday afternoon includes our Vendor Alley, where local businesses and organizations can reserve a space to promote their goods and services. 

“Last year’s 10th anniversary Kalamazoo Pride Festival was an enormous success, and we look forward to another fantastic celebration,” says event organizer Margy Belchak.

Kalamazoo Pride is an opportunity to show support for the LGBTQ community of Southwest Michigan. Kalamazoo Pride is OutFront Kalamazoo’s biggest fundraiser and community-building event.

“We wholeheartedly believe that Kalamazoo Pride will offer something for each and every visitor to the Arcadia Creek Festival Place. We’re pleased to host a fantastic and diverse group of entertainers in the Kalamazoo community,” says Jay Maddock, Executive Director, OutFront Kalamazoo.

 

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Kalamazoo Late Night Food Truck Rally.  W. Water Street.
Jul
6
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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Blues Fest 2018 (July 12-14th)
Jul
12
to Jul 14

Blues Fest 2018 (July 12-14th)

Twenty-five years ago this season, the first Kalamazoo Blues Festival was held on an asphalt lot in the same location where Arcadia Creek Festival Place sits today. There were a couple of tents, a stage, and the most incredible local and regional blues acts.  Since then, the festival has grown to include national acts, yet continues the tradition of featuring local and regional acts.  The Kalamazoo Blues Festival has become a well-known event in the Kalamazoo region.
 
“The Kalamazoo Valley Blues Association (KVBA) is excited about a return to the Arcadia Creek Festival Place in Kalamazoo, for its 25th Anniversary Blues Festival!  The 2018 event is dedicated to our members and fans who have supported this incredible event over the years. We do it for the enthusiasm of the crowd of all ages, including blues aficionados and folks that just love live music on a warm sunny day in July. The Blues Fest brings our community together, and has grown into an annual destination for visitors. We want this year’s 25th annual Kalamazoo Blues Fest to be the best yet!”  Says Mike Depoian, President, KVBA.

 

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Kalamazoo Ribfest
Aug
2
to Aug 4

Kalamazoo Ribfest

A returning, mouth-watering favorite, The Kalamazoo Ribfest, will be offering great entertainment and delicious ribs August 2, 3, and 4.  Ribfest, one of the original downtown Kalamazoo festivals, has been in operation for over thirty years and attracts over 10,000 people each summer. The event features national and local rib vendors that sell ribs and chicken in outstanding barbecue sauces. Additional food vendors will be offering side items and sweets to top off the food experience at Ribfest. The event will also bring in national rock and country musical artists, local bands, plenty of fun activities including children’s crafts and games,

 

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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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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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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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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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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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Marcus King Band With Erin Coburn (Kalamazoo State)
May
24
7:30 PM19:30

Marcus King Band With Erin Coburn (Kalamazoo State)

Songwriter. Guitarist. Singer. Bandleader.  At only 21 years of age, Marcus King’s dazzling musical ability is abundantly evident. The Marcus King Band touches upon everything from funky R&B to Southern soul and Americana, stacking the songs with blasts of swampy brass, a lock-step rhythm section and swirling organ.

Operating within the fiery brand of American roots music that King calls "soul-influenced psychedelic southern rock," The Marcus King Band is brimming with King’s gorgeous, rough-hewn vocals, soaring guitar work and heartfelt songwriting all amidst a group of masterful musicians who, together, are quickly becoming one of the country’s most sought after live acts.

Joining Marcus King Band is songwriter, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist, Erin Coburn. Coburn is bringing a style all her own across a wide range of musical genres. Her prowess on guitar and electric ukulele are a striking compliment to her original lyrics and honey hued vocals.

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

·       $23.00 Early bird – Limited quantity available with code “LION”

·       $29.50 – After early bird sells out use code ‘BOON” to access these tickets

·       $35.00 – Day of show

BUY TICKETS – http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/08005442BCFE6A42?brand=kalamazoost  
BUY TICKETS SHORT – http://bit.ly/2E7YXKB
RSVP On Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/kazoostate/events/
More Information - http://www.kazoostate.com/event/Marcus-King-Band  
 

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May
24
7:00 PM19:00

The Marcus King Band with Erin Coburn. State Theatre.

The Marcus King Band with Erin Coburn. State Theatre. Songwriter. Guitarist. Singer. Bandleader.  At only 21 years of age, Marcus King’s dazzling musical ability is abundantly evident. The Marcus King Band touches upon everything from funky R&B to Southern soul and Americana, stacking the songs with blasts of swampy brass, a lock-step rhythm section and swirling organ. Operating within the fiery brand of American roots music that King calls “soul-influenced psychedelic southern rock,” The Marcus King Band is brimming with King’s gorgeous, rough-hewn vocals, soaring guitar work and heartfelt songwriting all amidst a group of masterful musicians who, together, are quickly becoming one of the country’s most sought after live acts. Joining Marcus King Band is songwriter, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist, Erin Coburn. Coburn is bringing a style all her own across a wide range of musical genres. Her prowess on guitar and electric ukulele are a striking compliment to her original lyrics and honey hued vocals. 7 pm. 269-345-6500. $.

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Gull Lake Jazz Orchestra at The Union Cabaret
May
23
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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Lunchtime Live in Bronson Park
Sep
29
11:30 AM11:30

Lunchtime Live in Bronson Park

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

June 9  Shelagh Brown Band

June 16  Bobby McManus

June 23  Scott Davis

June 30  Matt Gabriel

July 7  Kari Lynch

July 14  Kris Hitchcock

July 21 McFerrin and Borr

July 28  Ed Lester

August 4  Shelagh Brown Band

August 11  The Moxie Strings

August 18  Run for Cover

August 25 Scott Davis

September 1 Kaitlin Rose

September 8 Matt Gabriel

September 15 Megan Dooley

September 22 Mark Sala

September 29 McFerrin and Borr

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

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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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