Dec
14
6:00 PM18:00

Brewer Newsmaker Series: Paw Paw Brewing Co. Old Burdick’s Bar & Grill

Brewer Newsmaker Series: Paw Paw Brewing Co. Old Burdick’s Bar & Grill. An informal monthly series where regional brewers discuss with the public their new projects, from packaged beers to anniversary parties to new facilities. The brewery will be the featured beer of the night and share details and photos about what’s ahead. 6 pm. 269-350-4598. FREE.

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Holiday Jam: Featuring Ginuwine WSG Jon B., Hi Five, Ruff Endz, & Adina Howard
Dec
15
8:00 PM20:00

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

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

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

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

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

 

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RSVP On Facebook HERE

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Walking Tour of Downtown Kalamazoo Breweries
Dec
16
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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Music from the Movies with Sara Andon. Kalamazoo Symphony at Chenery Auditorium.
Dec
16
8:00 PM20:00

Music from the Movies with Sara Andon. Kalamazoo Symphony at Chenery Auditorium.

Music from the Movies with Sara Andon. Chenery Auditorium. A KSO holiday tradition with a twist!  Join us as we rediscover music from your favorite holiday movies: The Polar Express, Frozen, Elf, It’s a Wonderful Life and many more.  Los Angeles based and international acclaimed Flutist, Sara Andon and Kalamazoo Children’s Chorus join the KSO. 8 pm. 269-349-7759. $.  http://www.kalamazoosymphony.com/calendar/sounds-season-music-movies-sara-andon

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New Year's Fest in Downtown Kalamazoo
Dec
31
5:30 PM17:30

New Year's Fest in Downtown Kalamazoo

New Year's Fest is an all ages showcase of performing arts that takes place New Year's Eve in downtown Kalamazoo. There are a variety of activities that take place including music, magic, comedy, exhibitions, fireworks, and great food! New Year's Fest's vision is to be a premier event that introduces the greater Kalamazoo community to the performing arts by providing an array of quality, unique artists and activities.

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

5http://www.newyearsfest.com/ 

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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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 Dwight Yoakam at the Kalamazoo State Theatre
Jan
19
8:00 PM20:00

Dwight Yoakam at the Kalamazoo State Theatre

County Music pioneer Dwight Yoakam will be returning to the historic Kalamazoo State Theatre on January 19th, 2018. Dwight Yoakam has recorded more than 20 albums, charted numerous singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, sold more than 25 million records, and has won several awards for his celebrated work in country music.

See Dwight Yoakam perform his classic hits such as “Guitars, Cadillacs” and “A Thousand Miles from Nowhere” to tunes from his latest album “Swimmin’ Pools, Movie Stars…” released in 2016. Yoakam has been rocking the charts for over 30 years with no signs of slowing down.

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

  • $45 – $125

VIP Ticket Information:
VIP can be bought online only. There’s an 4 ticket limit.

  • $225 – Limited quantity available

 

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

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Restaurant Week and Chili Cook-Off (Jan 27-Feb3, 2018)
Jan
27
to Feb 3

Restaurant Week and Chili Cook-Off (Jan 27-Feb3, 2018)

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

January 27st through Feb 3rd, 2018, select restaurants will feature special “prix fixe” menus at either $10 or $25, which allows for more innovative parings, affordable food options and the affordability to visit multiple spots during the entire week.  The perfect time to be adventurous and try something new or stick with your favorites! View the Restaurant Week menus here.

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

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

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

2017 Chili Cook-Off Participants:

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

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

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Robert Cray Band at State Theatre
Feb
28
8:00 PM20:00

Robert Cray Band at State Theatre

Robert Cray has been bridging the lines between blues, soul and R&B for the past four decades, with five Grammy wins, over 20 acclaimed albums, and many great achievements such as being inducted to the Blues Hall of Fame and receiving the Americana Music Lifetime Achievement Award for Performance. Robert Cray has created a sound that rises from American roots and arrives today both fresh and familiar. The group’s most recent recordings, “Nothing But Love” and “In My Soul” has put the band back on the Billboard Charts. Robert Cray Band returns to the Kalamazoo State Theatre February 28th.
 
General Ticket Information:
All seating is reserved for this all ages event. There is an 8 ticket limit.

  • $30 - $57.50 Regular reserved seating

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

  • $127.50 & $197.50 


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Nightwish Decades North America Tour 2018 (State Theatre)
Mar
28
8:00 PM20:00

Nightwish Decades North America Tour 2018 (State Theatre)

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

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Melissa Etheridge: Merry Christmas, Baby (State Theatre)
Dec
12
7:30 PM19:30

Melissa Etheridge: Merry Christmas, Baby (State Theatre)

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

 

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

  • $45, $50, $65, & $125

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

  • $225, $325, & $675

 

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

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Gull Lake Jazz Orchestra at The Union Cabaret
Dec
6
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.

Also October 11, November 8 and December 6.  

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

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Oct
27
9:00 PM21:00

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

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

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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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