Kalamazoo, MI

Located in Southwest Michigan, the city of Kalamazoo offers a mixture of urban and natural environments. The city is approximately two hours from Chicago and offers dining, shops, galleries, lakes, and outdoor recreation areas. According to the 2010 census, the city has a population of 74,262. Kalamazoo is home to Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo College. It has two women’s professional sports teams: West Michigan Mayhem Women’s Tackle Football and Kalamazoo Outrage Women’s Soccer. Kalamazoo’s name is Native American, and the meaning is often disputed. Some people think it means “the mirage of reflecting river” while others believe it to be “bubbling” or “boiling water”. Top attractions in the city are Air Zoo, Kalamazoo Nature Center, Gilmore Car Museum, and Kalamazoo Institute of Arts. Annual Kalamazoo events include Kalamazoo Ribfest, Kalamazoo County Fair, Kalamazoo Blues Festival, Black Arts Festival, and Restaurant Week.

Tuesday, April 7th 2020

7:30pm
The Color Purple: The Musical

THE COLOR PURPLE is the 2016 Tony Award® winner for Best Musical Revival! Hailed as “a direct hit to the heart” (The Hollywood Reporter), this joyous American classic about a…

Miller Auditorium
2200 Auditorium Dr., Kalamazoo, MI 49008

Thursday, April 9th 2020

8:30pm
Passafire at Bell's Eccentric Cafe (CANCELLED)

Safety is always our first concern. That means protecting all of our employees, fans, customers, partners, guests and community to the best of our ability. With that said, we have…

Bell's Eccentric Cafe
355 E Kalamazoo Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49009

Friday, April 10th 2020

8:30pm
Sophisafunk, Funktion, Lady Ace Boogie & The Mainstays at Bell's Eccentric Cafe (CANCELLED)

Safety is always our first concern. That means protecting all of our employees, fans, customers, partners, guests and community to the best of our ability. With that said, we have…

Bell's Eccentric Cafe
355 E Kalamazoo Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Saturday, April 11th 2020

2:00pm
Egg Hunt

Spring is here, and Kzoo Parks is out to play! The Kalamazoo Jaycees and Kzoo Parks are proud to host the 23rd Annual Egg Hunt - join us at Mayors’…

Kalamazoo Parks and Recreation
251 Mills St, Kalamazoo, MI 49048

Wednesday, April 15th 2020

8:30pm
Scott Mulvahill at Bell's Eccentric Cafe (CANCELLED)

Safety is always our first concern. That means protecting all of our employees, fans, customers, partners, guests and community to the best of our ability. With that said, we have…

Bell's Eccentric Cafe
355 E Kalamazoo Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Friday, April 17th 2020

8:30pm
Stephen Day at Bell's Eccentric Cafe (CANCELLED)

Safety is always our first concern. That means protecting all of our employees, fans, customers, partners, guests and community to the best of our ability. With that said, we have…

Bell's Eccentric Cafe
355 E Kalamazoo Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49009

Sunday, April 19th 2020

8:00pm
May Erlewine & The Woody Goss Band - Bell's Eccentric Cafe (CANCELLED)

Safety is always our first concern. That means protecting all of our employees, fans, customers, partners, guests and community to the best of our ability. With that said, we have…

Bell's Eccentric Cafe
355 E Kalamazoo Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49009

Saturday, April 25th 2020

8:00pm
Music of Cream

The Music Of Cream featuring family members Kofi Baker (son of Ginger Baker) on drums and Will Johns (Eric Clapton’s nephew and son of Zeppelin/Stones engineer Andy) on guitar and…

Kalamazoo State Theatre
404 South Burdick, Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Thursday, April 30th 2020

8:00pm
The Rutabega at Bell's Eccentric Cafe (CANCELLED)

Safety is always our first concern. That means protecting all of our employees, fans, customers, partners, guests and community to the best of our ability. With that said, we have…

Bell's Eccentric Cafe
355 E Kalamazoo Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Friday, May 1st 2020

6:00pm
Blue Man Group

Blue Man Group performances are euphoric celebrations of human connection through art, music, comedy and non-verbal communication. Since debuting at New York’s Astor Place Theatre in 1991, the live show…

Miller Auditorium
2200 Auditorium Dr., Kalamazoo, MI 49008
8:00pm
Late Night Food Truck Rally

We welcome you to all stop in and visit our Late Night Food Truck Rallies that take place one night a month (May through October) following Art Hop. There are…

Kalamazoo Experiential Learning Center
199 W. Water Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Saturday, May 2nd 2020

8:30pm
The Soods CD Release at Bell's Eccentric Cafe

Distinctly collaborative and uniquely diverse, The Soods is an immersive artistic moniker helmed by musician Jason Roy.The project encapsulates haunting feelings of wistful reflection layered into a tapestry of sound.…

Bell's Eccentric Cafe
355 E Kalamazoo Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Sunday, May 3rd 2020

4:00pm
Improv Class with Crawlspace Theatre, Sundays

May 3 and 4 mark the beginning of the next round of classes in Crawlspace Theatre Productions’ Improv Training Program. The program offers four levels of improv classes that help…

Crawlspace Eviction
315 W Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Monday, May 4th 2020

6:30pm
Improv Class with Crawlspace Theatre, Mondays

May 3 and 4 mark the beginning of the next round of classes in Crawlspace Theatre Productions’ Improv Training Program. The program offers four levels of improv classes that help…

Crawlspace Eviction
315 W Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Wednesday, May 6th 2020

8:00pm
Satsang - Bell's Eccentric Cafe

It's a beautiful moment when music from the heart and poetry from the soul truly connects with its intended audience. For Satsang lead singer and songwriter Drew McManus, that moment occurred…

Bell's Eccentric Cafe
355 E Kalamazoo Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49009

Thursday, May 7th 2020

4:00pm
Collegiate Recruiting Workshop

Collegiate Recruiting Workshop for Kalamazoo area student-athletes. A workshop offering insight and guidance to student-athletes who may not know how to navigate the wild world of collegiate recruiting. Hear from…

Kalamazoo Experiential Learning Center
500 Stadium Drive, Kalamazoo, MI 49008, W-Club

Friday, May 8th 2020

8:30pm
Marcus Rezak's Shred Is Dead

Marcus Rezak is a recording artist, touring musician, session guitarist, and music theorist releasing his debut album on Nov. 9th 2018 entitled, "Gateway To The Galaxy" ft. Bill Evans (sax,…

Bell's Eccentric Cafe
355 E Kalamazoo Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Saturday, May 9th 2020

9:00pm
Garcia Peoples at Bell's Eccentric Cafe

Formed in New Jersey by guitarists Tom Malach and Danny Arakaki, the band took a few years to find their flying shape, solidifying into a lineup with Danny’s brother Cesar…

Bell's Eccentric Cafe
355 E Kalamazoo Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Thursday, May 14th 2020

8:30pm
Ona at Bell's Eccentric Cafe

Ona is an indie-rock band comprised of longtime friends Brad Goodall (keys), Bradley Jenkins (vocals/guitar), Zach Johnston (bass), Max Nolte (drums), and Zack Owens (guitar). The band formed in late 2013…

Bell's Eccentric Cafe
355 E Kalamazoo Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Friday, May 15th 2020

6:00pm
Cats

Rediscover CATS — the beloved musical with breath- taking music—including one of the most treasured songs in musical theater, “Memory.” Featuring new sound design, direction and choreography for a new…

Miller Auditorium
2200 Auditorium Dr., Kalamazoo, MI 49008
9:00pm
ZoSo: The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Tribute - Bell's Eccentric Cafe

Zoso – The Ultimate Led Zeppelin Experience formed in 1995 to perform the most accurate and captivating Led Zeppelin experience since the real thing. For Zoso, it’s much more than…

Bell's Eccentric Cafe
355 E Kalamazoo Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49009

Saturday, May 16th 2020

3:00pm
WMed Graduation

WMed will be hosting their 2020 Graduation at the Kalamazoo State Theatre.

Kalamazoo Downtown Partnership
404 South Burdick St, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
8:00pm
Monte Pride Album Release at Bell's Eccentric Cafe

Monte Pride is a Lansing-born, Lansing-based singer-songwriter & fingerstyle guitarist whose songs recall the delicate vocals of Simon & Garfunkel, with guitar-work reminiscent of Nick Drake and The Tallest Man…

Bell's Eccentric Cafe
355 E Kalamazoo Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Friday, May 22nd 2020

8:30pm
Baccano at Bell's Eccentric Cafe

Glass City's finest five piece, Baccano, takes charge of the stage with a commanding performance every show. By harnessing their eclectic roots, and bringing a high energy show, toes will…

Bell's Eccentric Cafe
355 E Kalamazoo Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Tuesday, May 26th 2020

6:30pm
Kalamazoo Growlers Baseball Game - Opening Night

Come see your Kalamazoo Growlers in action! The Northwoods League is the proven leader in the development of elite college baseball players. Currently in its 26th season, the Northwoods League…

Kalamazoo Growlers
251 Mills St., Kalamazoo, MI 49048

Wednesday, May 27th 2020

11:00am
Kalamazoo Growlers Baseball Game - Education Day

Come see your Kalamazoo Growlers in action! The Northwoods League is the proven leader in the development of elite college baseball players. Currently in its 26th season, the Northwoods League…

Kalamazoo Growlers
251 Mills St., Kalamazoo, MI 49048
8:00pm
We Were Promised Jet Packs at Bell's Eccentric Cafe

Sometimes you have to go back to basics in order to find yourself again. This is something Scottish rock band We Were Promised Jetpacks realized over the course of creating…

Bell's Eccentric Cafe
355 E Kalamazoo Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Thursday, May 28th 2020

8:30pm
Joint Operation w/ Rolling Zen at Bell's Eccentric Cafe

Joint Operation is a powerful funky-rock band from Baltimore, MD. This explosive four-piece has made quite a presence up and down the East Coast and throughout the Midwest. JO has been…

Bell's Eccentric Cafe
355 E Kalamazoo Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Friday, May 29th 2020

6:30pm
Kalamazoo Growlers Baseball Game - Fireworks

Come see your Kalamazoo Growlers in action! The Northwoods League is the proven leader in the development of elite college baseball players. Currently in its 26th season, the Northwoods League…

Kalamazoo Growlers
251 Mills St., Kalamazoo, MI 49048

Saturday, May 30th 2020

6:30pm
Kalamazoo Growlers Baseball Game

Come see your Kalamazoo Growlers in action! The Northwoods League is the proven leader in the development of elite college baseball players. Currently in its 26th season, the Northwoods League…

Kalamazoo Growlers
251 Mills St., Kalamazoo, MI 49048