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Kalamazoo State Theatre
Doors: 6:30pm || Start Time: 7:30pm
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Join us in closing out our 91st season with 5 great bands for only $5 on May 17th! We’re throwing an event that everyone will enjoy, all different genres of music, great drink specials, games, and more. Celebrate and support Kalamazoo’s local music scene that makes this community great!
Get to know the artists before the event!
This event will be hosted by David Steves! David is a Kalamazoo based comedian that has performed at Laugh Fest, and currently hosts the M-89 Bar and Grill Comedy Night in Otsego the 2nd Thursday of each month. David who is also a Father and Veteran of the US Army, has a high energy delivery and stories that anyone can relate to! Come and catch his crazy stories and antics on stage
SkitzoMichigan (10:45pm) – SkitzoMichigan has toured the country performing with the likes of Esham, Bizarre of D12 and others. His sound can be compared to Dr Dre meets Public Enemy – hip hop with a socially conscious flair. His favorite venue in his hometown is the State Theatre and he looks forward to taking the stage with his DJ, DJ Enyce, and his hometown compadre Boombox Ronnie.
The Mushmen (10:00pm) – The Mushmen are quite possibly Kalamazoo’s ONLY Ska band. Which coincidentally also makes them quite possibly Kalamazoo’s BEST Ska band. Or PREMIERE Ska band because that word totally sounds more grown up and important.
Trifocal (9:10pm) – The trio fuses elements of multiple genres to create a musical experience filled with twists and turns. Throughout the many changes of feel and energy, their music maintains a sense of groove that is impossible to ignore.
Ghost Bunnies (8:20pm) – Ghost Bunnies play an ever-growing collection of fun indie rock originals and select covers from yesteryear. A double dose of percussion, lively keyboards and a triple scoop of harmonies have kept the dance floor lively since 2012!
Chadderboxx and Anserz (7:30pm) – Local DJs team up for a special club style performance. Spinning a mix of modern and decade hits, these DJs will let you experience your favorite tracks in a whole new way.
General Ticket Information:
This event is general admission and all ages. There is an 8 ticket limit.
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
How big of a purse can I bring?
You can bring any purse or bag with the dimensions of 8 inches wide by 5 inches tall with a width of 2 inches or less. If your purse does not meet the above requirements, you are allowed to bring a clear plastic bag, no larger than 1 gallon, into the venue with your belongings.
What time does the show start and when will doors open? What if I need ADA assistance?
Doors: 6:30pm || Start Time: 7:30pm
We suggest that you arrive early in order to avoid the line and to pass through security check points. We look forward to a great night! Anyone with ADA needs and requiring additional time to be seated may enter 15 minutes prior to posted door time. For more information about accessible seating click here. Please be advised that event times are subject to change due to a variety of conditions including inclement weather, illness, and transportation delays that are out of our control. For this reason, any delayed events performing on the original event date are nonrefundable.
I may need to take a break, is there intermission?
There will be a brief intermission between acts. Please plan accordingly.
Why should I arrive early?
|•||There will be a shorter line entering the venue once doors open versus right before show time. We suggest that you arrive early to pass through security check points such as wanding and bag checks in a timely manner. Please have your ticket & ID ready and be prepared to open your coat or small purse.|
|•||Check out the merchandise! The artist and Kalamazoo State Theatre will have branded apparel and items available for sale.|
|•||Grab a drink at our full bar with multiple points of sale.|
|•||Find your seats before the show begins. Please ask an usher for seating location assistance.|
Are tickets still available, I have a friend asking about them?
YES! Buy online 24/7 here or you can visit us in the box office, Friday, 11am – 10pm
Will I be searched prior to entering the theatre?
Please arrive early and expect delays. Due to heightened security measures all patrons are subject to search, pat down, and wanding. Please have your ticket & ID ready and be prepared to open your coat or small purse. 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 or purses 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.
Where can I park for this event?
Kalamazoo State Theatre’s main parking lot is located just south of the theatre at the intersection of South Burdick & Cedar St. and is available starting at 5:00p.m. for $10 per car. For additional parking options, please view downtown Kalamazoo’s parking map here. Also in that link you can find tips for downtown parking, a map, and key.
When will the box office be open?
Standard box office hours are Fridays 11:00a.m. – 6:00p.m. and show days starting at 3:00p.m. Hours may vary on event days. Please see upcoming hours below:
Fri. 5/17: 11:00am – 10:00pm
Sat. 5/18: 3:00pm – 9:00pm
Will concessions and bar be open at this event?
Our concessions open at when doors open. We offer a full bar with multiple points of sale throughout the venue & we accept cash or credit. All concessions may be taken to your seat. Please make sure to try out our new recycling initiative, The Yucket, when disposing of plastic cups. Popcorn is available for purchase at the bar.
Check out out drinks specials for this event!