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March 1, 2019

Kalamazoo State Theatre  

Doors: 7:00pm || Start Time: 8:00pm

Buy Tickets HERE

Join Billboard chart topper, Ben Rector, at Kalamazoo State Theatre on Friday, March 1st!

You know magic when you see it, touch it, or hear it. You’ll instantly recognize the sensation on Ben Rector’s appropriately titled seventh full-length offering, Magic. The Oklahoma-born and Nashville-based singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist uncovers that feeling within 13 anthems equally rooted in whimsical nostalgia and excitement for the future.  His ceaseless touring and prolific output paid off in a big way on the 2015 breakout Brand New. Not only did it bow at #9 on the Billboard Top 200, but it yielded a massive hit in the form of the title track “Brand New.” Clocking 41 million-plus streams on Spotify, the single organically landed over 40 film and television placements, including a trailer for The Edge of Seventeen, a TV spot for Disney’s Moana, syncs in a Weight Watchers campaign starring Oprah and MLB World Series and Olympics primetime spots. At radio, it went Top 5 Hot AC and AC and Top 30 pop. Along the way, Ben has independently accumulated consumption numbers of more than 495,000 albums and 5,300,000 tracks, becoming one of the top earning artists on TuneCore, the world’s leading digital music aggregator.

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

  • $29.50 – $45
  • STUDENTS! Score $5 off tickets with code “STUDENT”


RSVP On Facebook HERE
Visit The Artist’s Website HERE

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


Dear Ben Rector Event Attendees,
We are thrilled to host Ben Rector with special guest Josie Dunne at the historic Kalamazoo State Theatre.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: 7:00pm || Start Time: 8:00pm

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 artists during this event.  There should be enough time to stretch your legs, visit the bathroom, and grab a drink.

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.


So there could be a line, do you offer SKIP THE LINE PASSES?
YES!  Why wait in the elements when you can skip the line?! Event tickets are sold out, this is a separate ticket that will grant you expedited entry into the venue. Skip The Line entry is located near the main entrance of the building.  Look for VIP / Skip The Line signage or ask a staff member.  Present your Skip The Line pass along with your event ticket for expedited entry and to avoid the public lines. Event tickets are sold out.  THIS IS NOT AN EVENT TICKET. TO SKIP THE LINE, PURCHASE YOUR PASS HERE!  Only a limited amount of passes are available.

Are tickets still available, I have a friend asking about them? 
We do have select seats available and they are selling fast.  Buy online today here, or you can purchase in person day of show 11:00am-8:30pm.  Walk ups welcome but not guaranteed.


What is the camera & mobile device policy?

Unless otherwise posted, absolutely NO professional photography, audio or video recording of any kind is allowed during the performance. Cell phone photography and point-and-shoot cameras are allowed. Professional cameras and detachable lens cameras are NOT allowed in the venue unless approved by management.

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.

How do I pick up Will Call tickets?
Will call tickets will be available for pick up at the Kalamazoo State
Theatre box office beginning at 6:00p.m. on the day of the event. We will need to see a valid photo ID and the credit card used to purchase the tickets to pick up from will call.

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 3/1: 11:00am – 8:30pm
Fri 3/8: 11:00am – 6:00pm
Fri 3/15: 11:00am – 8:30pm

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 our featured drink for this event!
Any dining deals or food & drink recommendations?

Fuze of Kalamazoo is located within a few blocks of Kalamazoo State Theatre and they are offering 10% off your total brunch, lunch, or dinner purchase when you show your event ticket or mobile confirmation.

Fuze offers entrees sure to please such as a Rice Noodle Bowl, Fried Brussels, Wagyu Burgers, Hangar Steak, Ahi Tuna Salad & eccentric appetizers, and more. Fuze makes fantastic inFuzed liquors and cocktails. Their menu offers vegan, vegetarian, and carnivore friendly options.  Dine in Friday for dinner and / or stick around until their Saturday morning brunch for chicken and waffles, thick cut bacon & bourbon pairings, bloody marys, or mimosas on tap.  We suggest dining in sometime between 5:00pm-6:30pm to avoid missing the show. Reservations accepted. Check out Fuze here!


Looking for a place to stay just blocks from the Kalamazoo State Theatre? We’re pleased to announce that we have partnered with The Radisson to offer our event attendees a discounted rate of $159 plus taxes.  Make it a night or a weekend getaway in Kalamazoo!
Learn More About Radisson Room Rates


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