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. 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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Oct
27
4:00 PM16:00

Hocus Pocus 1994 (PG). State Theatre.

Hocus Pocus 1994 (PG). State Theatre. 90’s kids rejoice! The Halloween classic Hocus Pocus returns to Kalamazoo State Theatre. Disney’s classic film celebrated its 25th anniversary in July, but the celebrations are just getting started. Join us for an extra special celebration of the cult classic. Dress up in your best Sanderson sister gear, take advantage of our selfie station, indulge in a few sweets and drink specials and have a witchin’ time. 4-7 pm. 269-345-6500. $.

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Oct
27
8:30 PM20:30

Beetlejuice 1988 (PG). State Theatre

Beetlejuice 1988 (PG). State Theatre. “Banana Boat Song (Day-O)” really has been stuck in all our heads for 30 years thanks to Beetlejuice, now is your chance to sing along while watching the classic film. Tim Burton’s classic film celebrated its 30th anniversary in March, but the celebrations are just getting started. Join us at Kalamazoo State Theatre for an extra special celebration of the cult classic. Dress up in your best Halloween gear, take advantage of our selfie station, indulge in a few sweets and drink specials and have a spooky fun time. 8:30 pm. 269-345-6500. $.

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Walking Tour of Downtown Kalamazoo Breweries (Saturdays)
Nov
1
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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Art Hop--Throughout Downtown Kalamazoo
Nov
2
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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Arlo Guthrie “Alice’s Restaurant” Tour WSG Sarah Lee Guthrie
Nov
2
8:00 PM20:00

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

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

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

 

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

  • $35 – $125

 

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Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band--Kalamazoo State
Nov
3
7:00 PM19:00

Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band--Kalamazoo State

Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band is bringing their guitar-driven blues rock to Kalamazoo State Theatre, Saturday, November 3rd.

There are few artists whose names are synonymous with one instrument and how it’s played in service to an entire genre. Kenny Wayne Shepherd has released several albums over the years and has had commercial success as a blues artist. Shepherd has had seven singles in the Top 10 since 1995 and he holds the record for the longest-running on the Billboard Blues Charts with his 1997 release Trouble Is… featuring the hit “Blue on Black”. The song went to No. 1 on the Mainstream Rock Chart. Last summer Shepherd released the album, ‘Lay It On Down’ which spent eight weeks at number 1 on the Billboard Blues Chart.

Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band live is an experience not to be missed, catch him at Kalamazoo State Theatre, November 3rd.

 

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

  • $35 – $85

 

 

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SiriusXM Outlaw Country Presents: Turnpike Troubadours With Special Guest Charley Crockett
Nov
4
7:30 PM19:30

SiriusXM Outlaw Country Presents: Turnpike Troubadours With Special Guest Charley Crockett

Kalamazoo State Theatre welcomes gritty country-roots rockers, Turnpike Troubadours, Sunday, November 4th.

Turnpike Troubadours at their best synthesize the populist, political folk of Woody Guthrie and the outlaw-styled honky tonk of Waylon Jennings with doses of bluegrass, Cajun and straight-out rock dynamics. For fans of roots-style American country music, Turnpike Troubadours are both accessible and easy to consume with clever, touching lyrics that celebrate ordinary people and avoid today’s Nashville lyrical worship of beer-drinking, big trucks and partying.

Joining Turnpike Troubadours is fellow southerner, Charley Crockett. Crockett blends honky tonk tunes in an alternative music fashion, much in the way Hank Williams was ahead of the curve in bringing a new sound to the classics.

Join us for a night of outlaw country and true honky tonk, Sunday, November 4th with Turnpike Troubadours and Charley Crockett.

 

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

  • $25 – Early Bird. Limited quantity available
  • $27.50 – After Early Bird sells out
  • $30 Day of Show

 

 

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Jake Shimabukuro
Nov
8
8:00 PM20:00

Jake Shimabukuro

Though some still have trouble pronouncing his last name and the instrument he plays, Jake Shimabukuro is recognized as one of the world’s most exciting and innovative ukulele players and composers.

Renowned for lightning-fast fingers and revolutionary playing techniques, Jake views the ukulele as an “untapped source of music with unlimited potential.” His virtuosity defies label or category. Playing jazz, blues, funk, classical, bluegrass, folk, flamenco, and rock, Jake’s mission is to show everyone that the ukulele is capable of so much more than the traditional Hawaiian music – or corny showbiz routines — many associate it with. Jake has gone on to play renowned and popular venues and festivals across the U.S., Japan, Canada, Australia, and elsewhere. Occasional tours with Jimmy Buffett & The Coral Reefer Band have broadened Jake’s experience, regularly exposing his virtuosity and charming stage presence to crowds of up to 50,000.

The astonishingly talented, Jake Shimabukuro takes the Kalamazoo State Theatre Stage November 8th. You won’t want to miss this show stopping event.

 

General Ticket Information:
All seating for this event is reserved. There’s an 8 ticket limit.

  • $38 – $72

 

 

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Monty Python's Spamalot
Nov
9
to Nov 11

Monty Python's Spamalot

The Tony Award®- winning Best Musical, MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT, begins its search for the Holy Grail in the fall of 2018. This outrageous musical comedy is lovingly ripped off from the film classic “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” with a book by Eric Idle and music and lyrics by the Grammy Award®-winning team of Mr. Idle and John Du Prez. SPAMALOT tells the tale of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table as they embark on their quest for the Holy Grail. Flying cows, killer rabbits, taunting Frenchmen and show-stopping musical numbers are just a few of the reasons audiences worldwide are eating up SPAMALOT!

http://www.millerauditorium.com/monty-pythons-spamalot

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Nov
10
11:00 AM11:00

Kalamazoo Holiday Parade and "After Parade" activites

Kalamazoo, MI. (October 22, 2018 ) -  Annually the Kalamazoo Holiday Parade attracts an average of 20,000 spectators from Southwest Michigan; help us create a fun, family After Parade Celebration that will encourage families to STAY DOWNTOWN AFTER THE PARADE.  

The 2018 Kalamazoo Holiday Parade is scheduled for Saturday, November 10 at 11:00 a.m. and the After Parade, sponsored by WOODTV8 is scheduled for 12-4 pm. Currently, the After Parade Activities include: 

  • Touch a Truck: Kalamazoo Mall (10:00 AM – 2:30 PM)  WE ARE LOOKING FOR A SPONSOR FOR THIS EVENT! 

  • Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus (and reindeer): WOODTV8 studio (12:00 PM – 2:30 PM)

  • Family Fun Zone at Gazelle Sports, 12pm - 2:30pm.

  • Family crafts using recycled materials: Kalamazoo Valley Museum (12:00 PM – 4:00 PM)

  • Free Popcorn Treat Bags (first 50 kids): PopCity Popcorn

  • USAF Band of Mid-America Performance: Union Cabaret Bar & Grill (12:30 PM – 2:00 PM)

  • Kalamazoo Children’s Chorus: Kalamazoo Valley Museum (1:00 PM)

  • Warren Miller Event, “Face of Winter”: Kalamazoo State Theater (3:00 PM & 8:00 PM)

  • Kalamashoegazer Music Festival: Bell’s Eccentric Cafe (4:30 PM)

  • Duffield Caron Project: Old Dog Tavern (5:00 PM)

  • Kalamazoo Curling Club Demonstrations - 12pm -2:30m (TBD) 

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

Australia's Thunder from Down Under--State Theatre

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

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

 

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

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

 

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The Music of Cream – 50th Anniversary World Tour
Nov
17
8:00 PM20:00

The Music of Cream – 50th Anniversary World Tour

The pedigree of hallowed ‘60s trio, Cream —Ginger Baker’s son Kofi Baker, Jack Bruce’s son Malcolm Bruce, and Eric Clapton’s nephew Will Johns—have come together for the first time to pay homage to the band’s extraordinary legacy with THE MUSIC OF CREAM – 50TH ANNIVERSARY WORLD TOUR.

The Music of Cream – 50th Anniversary World Tour is primed to take over Kalamazoo State Theatre on Saturday, November 17th and celebrate the music and legacy their family members created. Prepare to hear personal stories, and songs such as “Sunshine of Your Love,” “Crossroads,” “Spoonful” and “White Room” performed across a comprehensive set including footage of their fathers and mentors on the big screen, as well as never-before-seen footage and photos. This multi-media concert experience has been specially created for the 50th Anniversary Tour, providing some of rock’s most memorable moments with a new lease on life.

Now, the trio of Baker, Bruce and Johns are looking forward to inspiring and re-igniting the Kalamazoo State Theatre audience with their very own celebration of a musical legacy that runs through their veins, Saturday, November 17th.

 

General Ticket Information:
All seating is reserved. There’s an 8 ticket limit.

  • $35 – $55

 

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Greensky Bluegrass WSG Lindsay Lou (Nov 23/24 8pm)
Nov
23
to Nov 25

Greensky Bluegrass WSG Lindsay Lou (Nov 23/24 8pm)

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 price increases.

  • $34.50 One Day General Admission (11/23 or 11/24)
  • $65.00 Two Day (Both 11/23 & 11/24) **ONLY 500 AVAILABLE**

 

 

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David Crosby at the Kalamazoo State
Nov
25
7:30 PM19:30

David Crosby at the Kalamazoo State

Two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and co-founder of the Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash, David Crosby is making his way Kalamazoo State Theatre on Sunday, November 25th!

Crosby is joined by the Lighthouse band to journey down a new four-way street that brings his music to life with new spirits.

3 time Grammy winner Michael League of Snarky Puppy, New York’s best kept secret Becca Stevens and Canadian songstress Michelle Willis, playing acoustic guitars, piano and beautiful vocal harmonies. The band will reinterpret Crosby’s greatest hits as well as performing music from the critically acclaimed album ‘Lighthouse.’ David will have a new solo album coming out this fall.

This will be an extremely unique opportunity to see what Crosby calls “a dream team of musicians”. Don’t miss David Crosby & Friends, Sunday, November 25th at Kalamazoo State Theatre.

 

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

  • $44 – $79

VIP Ticket Information

  • $229 – $579

 

 

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Mannheim Steamroller Christmas
Nov
28
7:30 PM19:30

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas

MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER CHRISTMAS by Chip Davis has been America’s favorite holiday tradition for over 30 years! Grammy Award winner Chip Davis has created a show that features Mannheim Steamroller Christmas classics along with a selection of compositions from Chip’s groundbreaking Fresh Aire series which introduced the distinctive Mannheim sound to all of America. The program celebrates the group’s recent anniversary of 30 years since the first Christmas album and 40 years since the first Fresh Aire album and includes dazzling multimedia effects performed in an intimate setting. Experience the magic as the spirit of the season comes alive with the signature sound of Mannheim Steamroller. Their holiday CDs have become synonymous with Christmas and continue to occupy top spots on Billboard’s Seasonal Charts every year!

 

http://www.millerauditorium.com/mannheim-steamroller-christmas

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Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker
Dec
5
7:00 PM19:00

Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker

The biggest Christmas experience of the year! The original, direct from Russia, Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker! “Knock Out!” raves The New York Times. Enchant the whole family with larger than life magical props, a 60-foot growing Christmas tree and spectacular Russian-made costumes and sets. A must-see event, witness the world’s best dancers on stage in Kalamazoo.

http://www.millerauditorium.com/moscow-ballets-great-russian-nutcracker

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Art Hop--Throughout Downtown Kalamazoo (Monthly Feature)
Dec
7
5:00 PM17:00

Art Hop--Throughout Downtown Kalamazoo (Monthly Feature)

Art Hop is an evening of exhibits and events held in downtown Kalamazoo and the surrounding neighborhoods. It’s a FREE event and one of the best things you can do on the First Friday of the month….every month! And you can walk from The Kalamazoo House!

Discover Art Hop!  It’s visual art, music, dance, poetry and lots more! It’s fun, interactive, and a great way to explore Kalamazoo. And you don’t have to be “artist” to enjoy it.

For details visit: http://www.kalamazooarts.org/event/art-hop-21/ 

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Christmas With John Berry 25th Anniversary Tour
Dec
9
8:00 PM20:00

Christmas With John Berry 25th Anniversary Tour

John Berry returns to Kalamazoo State Theatre with his crowd-pleasing Christmas concert, Christmas with John Berry, Sunday December 9th.

Singer-songwriter, John Berry, rose to stardom on the country charts of the 1990’s with such mega hits as “Your Love Amazes Me,” Standing on the Edge of Goodbye,” and “She’s Taken a Shine.” His annual Christmas tours brighten the holidays for thousands as does his electrifying rendition of “O’ Holy Night.”

John is bringing his powerful holiday themed show back to Kalamazoo State Theatre, Sunday December 9th.

 

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

  • $30 – $42

VIP Ticket Information:
VIP can be purchased online or in-person in the box office. There’s a 4 ticket limit.

  • $100 – Includes closest seats to the stage, and a meet & greet.

 

 

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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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NYE with The Dead South, The Crane Wives and The Hooten Hallers!
Dec
31
8:30 PM20:30

NYE with The Dead South, The Crane Wives and The Hooten Hallers!

Ring in the new year with The Dead South, The Crane Wives and The Hooten Hallers!

The Dead South have been described as outlaws and modern hillbillies, but the best way to describe the Regina-based band is fearless. They’re a rare musical commodity – a band that’s equally compelling on record as they are on stage. While The Dead South’s signature blend of bluegrass and classic folk is familiar, it’s also eminently fresh; fueled by the kind of energy and ethic you’d associate with a punk band.

The Crane Wives came together in 2010 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and immediately began gathering a following with intricate melodies, sister-harmonies, and compelling songcraft.  Initially part of the indie folk boom, their sound has grown and broadened with each new recording till categorization becomes difficult:  rock, pop, folk?  Just call it really good music.

Columbia, Missouri trio The Hooten Hallers are a high-energy blues-rock band known for hard-traveling and wild live shows, with a seemingly endless tour schedule. The myriad of influences in their music incorporates elements of rhythm & blues, rock’n’roll, honky tonk, jazz, soul, and punk with a thematic penchant for the strange and the unexplained. Their live shows take the listener on a seamless ride from unapologetically raucous blues on the lap steel and bass sax, to a sweet three-part harmony country ballad, to a romping dance number.

 

General Ticket Information:
Seating is general admission for this all ages show.

  • $37.50 ($40 Day Of Show)

 

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American Girl Live
Jan
5
4:30 PM16:30

American Girl Live

xperience American Girl® in an all-new musical, coming to Miller Auditorium, on the beautiful campus of Western Michigan University!  American Girl Live is a premiere stage production, featuring all-original songs and unforgettable experiences. Don’t miss American Girl Live for two performances at Miller Auditorium on Saturday, Jan. 5 at 1 and 4:30 p.m.

 

Come along to sleepover camp with some new friends for an exciting summer away from home.  As bold tales of bravery and friendship come to life, iconic American Girl characters lend a hand through story and song.  Join your favorite American Girl characters and the campers as they follow their hearts, share their dreams and learn the power of friendship.

 

Tickets go on sale Aug. 24 at the Miller Auditorium Ticket Office, by phone at (800) 228-9858 or (269) 387-2300 and online at www.millerauditorium.com.

 

Part of the Lake Michigan Mailers Spotlight Series, American Girl Live is welcomed by Pepsi. More information can be found by calling (269) 387-2300, online at www.millerauditorium.com or by visiting the Miller Auditorium Ticket Office. Groups of 10 or more can call (269) 387-2312 for special

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MLK Community Celebration Free and Open to the Public (State Theatre)
Jan
21
7:00 PM19:00

MLK Community Celebration Free and Open to the Public (State Theatre)

Bronson Healthcare and Borgess Ascension invite the community to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr Day at the Kalamazoo State Theatre. This event is free and open to the public.

 

Ticket Information:
This event is FREE and open to the public
RSVP On Facebook HERE

**Time May Change***

Security Information:
All patrons are subject to search, pat down, and wanding.  The following items are not allowed in the venue: guns, knives, lasers, tasers, mace, glass items, cameras, selfie sticks, outside food or beverage, no bags over the dimensions of 8 inches wide by 5 inches tall with a width of 2 inches,  and other items that may challenge public safety.  You can view our full list by visiting our frequently asked questions here

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Tusk: The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute WSG The Hired Hands Band
Feb
1
8:00 PM20:00

Tusk: The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute WSG The Hired Hands Band

No wigs, no backing tracks, no gimmicks, just five musicians recreating the music of Fleetwood Mac to perfection with note for note renditions that no other Fleetwood Mac tribute on the touring scene today can come close to duplicating. The five seasoned, well-respected musicians comprising Tusk have been making music together in various combinations and styles, in original outfits and in cover bands, for over twenty-five years. It seemed only fitting that they should come together to form the Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute, and pay homage to a group that dominated the charts during the band members’ formative years.

 

Join us, Friday, February 1st, for the ultimate tribute to the legendary Fleetwood Mac represented by authentic-sounding and always respectful, Tusk. Watch as they leave no stone unturned in replicating the sounds of one of the world’s best-loved, top-selling bands.

 

Supporting Tusk is Kalamazoo’s own Hired Hands Band. The Hired Hands Band is an acoustic ensemble, drawing a salty mix of multiple music genres including jazz, blues, folk, country, rock, and R&B. Their repertoire explores the roads less traveled but includes plenty of recognizable favorites as well.

 

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

  • $29 – $49

 

 

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Feb
8
10:00 AM10:00

2019 Kalamazoo Go Red For Women Luncheon

Fifteen years ago, Go Red For Women was born as a campaign to raise awareness among women about their great health threat – heart disease. Slowly, the campaign grew into a movement – one that not only brought together thousands of women annually but became the trusted, passionate, relevant force for change to eradicate heart disease and stroke all over the world. Go Red For Women provides a platform for women and their families to lead healthier lives, and drive collective action for community transformation. It’s not just about wearing red; it’s not just about sharing heart health facts.

It’s about: Providing women with opportunities to prioritize and take charge of their own health; Building communities that support and provide access to healthy choices; Demanding equal access to healthcare for all women and their families; Increasing women in STEM in upcoming generations


The Go Red for Women luncheon continues to serve as the cornerstone event of the Go Red For Women movement in local communities. This empowering event focuses on preventing heart disease and stroke by promoting healthy lifestyles, building awareness and raising critically-needed funds to support research and education initiatives. Cardiovascular diseases, which include stroke, claim the life of a woman about every 80 seconds. We hope you will join us on our mission because about 80 percent of cardiovascular diseases may be prevented.

The time is now. Women are leaning into the idea that when we take a stand, commit, and work together, real change is possible

February 8, 2019 10:00 am – 1:30 pm

Radisson Plaza

Tickets start at $250

 

Join us for lunch!  
Includes- Heart Health Education and Lunch

 

Event Chair: Sabrina Pritchett-Evans, State Farm Agent/Owner

Local Presenting Sponsor: Ascension Borgess Hospital

Nationally Sponsored by Macy’s and CVS Pharmacy

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Jim Brickman Share the Love Tour
Feb
9
8:00 PM20:00

Jim Brickman Share the Love Tour

The best-selling solo pianist celebrates 2 decades of music with his Share the Love Tour. Experience the sounds of award-winning hit-maker, pianist and recording artist Jim Brickman as he brings one of the most entertaining and romantic concert events of the year to Kalamazoo State Theatre, Saturday, February 9th.

Get ready for a night of emotion and humor with music that touches the heart. A personal escape with stirring solo piano hits and timeless collaborations like “Valentine,” “Angel Eyes,” and “Love of My Life.” Brickman’s engaging stage presence seamlessly blends mood and music, letting your imagination take you wherever you want it to go. Jim Brickman strikes the perfect chord of musical intimacy, compelling storytelling and audience interaction.

Bring your family, friends, or that special someone and get ready for a night of love, laughter, and music with Jim Brickman.

For every ticket sold, $.50 will be donated to Crescendo Academy of Music (CAM). CAM provides individualized music instruction in a positive and supportive atmosphere to all persons regardless of age, ability, or income.

General Ticket Information:
This is an all ages event with reserved seating. There is an 8 ticket limit. For every ticket sold, $.50 will be donated to Crescendo Academy of Music.

  • $36 – $55
  • Group discount – $5 off for groups 10 or more
  • Tickets increase $4 day of show

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

  • $75 – Best seats in the house, includes a Meet & Greet!

 

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

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Bare Backstage Productions Presents: Community Costume Prom
Feb
14
7:00 PM19:00

Bare Backstage Productions Presents: Community Costume Prom

Same old dinner and a movie again? Single? Dress up your next Valentine’s Day at BBP’s 21+ Community Costume Prom. Emceed by Katherine Harte-DeCoux, you’ll enjoy a night of live music from Bride of Fleckenstein, ballroom dancing, a Costume Cabaret, awards and prizes, a DJ, dance party, and karaoke on the main stage. The enchanted evening also offers a photo station, games, food, and a night in the most elegant, historic theatre in town. All costume types welcome!

Costume and Character Awards include: Mirror Mirror (intricacy of costume), Black Heart Valentine (charmer from the dark side), Once Upon a Time (couple’s award), Odd Couple (quirky pair award – lovers, friends, arch enemies), Judge’s choice award, and an exclusive VIP drawing. Prizes include gift cards to local restaurants, theatre and movie tickets, self-love services, gift baskets and more.

 

General Ticket Information:
Seating is general admission for this 21+ affair. There is an 8 ticket limit. All tickets increase $2.50 day of show.

  • $35 – Single Ticket
  • $60 – Two Tickets
  • Group Discount – Tickets only $25 each when purchasing 6+

VIP Ticket Information

  • $55 – Single VIP Ticket
  • $90 – Two VIP Tickets
  • VIP tickets include early entry, exclusive VIP memorabilia, a drink ticket, and a chance to win the exclusive VIP drawing

 

 

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

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The Midtown Men From the Original Cast of Jersey Boys
Mar
14
7:30 PM19:30

The Midtown Men From the Original Cast of Jersey Boys

The Midtown Men reunites stars from the smash Broadway hit musical, Jersey Boys, on Thursday, March 14th at Kalamazoo State Theatre.

The popular vocal group has been widely praised for their signature renditions of the greatest rock and roll songs of the 1960s. Featuring stories and songs, their acclaimed concert features classic tunes originated by The Four Seasons, The Beatles, The Beach Boys, The Temptations and more!

The Midtown Men are lifting audiences to their feet in venues across the continent, realizing the dream they brought to life as the iconic Jersey Boys. The Midtown Men is the next chapter for these accomplished entertainers, making them the first vocal group ever formed by the principal cast of a high-profile Broadway show.

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

  • $40 – $65

BUY TICKETS HERE
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Visit The Artist Website HERE

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Jose Gonzalez & The String Theory
Mar
27
8:00 PM20:00

Jose Gonzalez & The String Theory

Experience performances by Jose Gonzalez of his two decade long repertoire with an orchestra, The String Theory, at the Kalamazoo State Theatre on March 27th, 2019.

The performances included stirringly original renditions of songs originally found on González’s three celebrated solo albums: 2003’s breakthrough debut “Veneer, 2007’s “In Our Nature,” and 2015’s “Vestiges & Claws.”

Jose Gonzalez is a deep, artful thinker whose singular approach to song writing and sonics sets him worlds apart, José González is in a class by himself. He has a voice. He has a sound. He has a point of view.

Founded in 2007, The String Theory is a Berlin and Gothenburg-based artist collective, think tank, and experimental chamber orchestra that explores the outskirts of contemporary classical music, electro, noise, Neue Musikm and pop by means of workshops, studio recordings, and live performances. In addition their collaboration with González, The String Theory have formed artistic co-operations with a stunning range of musicians and artists, among them include Einstürzende Neubauten, Wildbirds & Peacedrums, El Perro Del Mar, Tocotronic, Dieter Meier (Yello), Shara Worden (My Brightest Diamond), Tindersticks, and many others.

 

General Ticket Information:
Seating is reserved for this all ages event. There is an 8 ticket limit. All tickets increase $2.50 day of show.

  • $32.50 – $47.50

VIP Ticket Information

  • $100 – Closest seats to the stage and a meet & greet!

 

 

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

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Boney James at The Kalamazoo State Theatre
Apr
14
7:30 PM19:30

Boney James at The Kalamazoo State Theatre

4-time GRAMMY nominated R&B/Jazz saxophonist, songwriter and producer, Boney James, returns to the Kalamazoo State Theatre on April 24th.

Boney James is bringing his classic smooth jams like “Stone Groove,” “Stop, Look, Listen (To Your Heart),” “Sweet Thing,” and “Butter,” as well as performing songs from his brand new album “Honestly,” for an incredible night of genre-blurring jazz on April 24th at the Kalamazoo State Theatre.

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

  • $29 – $59

VIP Ticket Information

  • $125 – Includes closest seats to the stage and a meet & greet with Boney James!

 

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

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T Presents: Michael Schenker Fest
May
2
9:00 PM21:00

T Presents: Michael Schenker Fest

Michael Schenker reunites with the three original MSG singers to play a retrospective of greatest hits at Kalamazoo State Theatre on May 2nd, 2019. Do not miss this once in a lifetime chance to see these legends together on one stage: Gary Barden, Graham Bonnet & Robin Mcauley (vocals), plus Doogie White (Michael Schenker’s Temple of Rock,) Chris Glen (Bass), Ted McKenna (Drums), & Steve Mann (Guitar/Keys).

At a young age, Schenker lent his very special sound to the Scorpions, the hard rock group founded by his brother Rudolf Schenker in 1965. Schenker eventually went on to join the British rock band UFO as lead guitarist and then founded his own projects including the Michael Schenker Group (MSG.) After years of creating hard rock hits, Michael Schenker and Michael Schenker Fest regrouped to record a new album which was released on Nuclear Blast in early 2018 and have been performing select reunion dates around the U.S. to bring a special experience to all of the fans.

 

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

  • $37.50 – $125

 

 

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

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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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Gull Lake Jazz Orchestra at The Union Cabaret
Oct
5
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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