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December 18, 2019
Kalamazoo State Theatre
Doors: 6:30pm | Show: 7:30pm
Buy Tickets HERE
Known for their high-energy live shows, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy will make you feel like you’ve stepped back into the Big Band Era. Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s top hits such as “You & Me & The Bottle Makes 3 Tonight (Baby),” “Go Daddy-O,” and “King of Swing” will have you on your feet in no time.
In Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s 25 years together, they have performed over 2800 live shows, sold over 2 million records, and have made countless appearances in television and movies. Big Bad Voodoo Daddy continues its decades long mission to celebrate and revitalize jazz and swing music, and bring joy to audiences around the world. Experience this joy on December 18th at Kalamazoo State Theatre.
When purchasing tickets to Big Bad Voodoo Daddy online on Ticketmaster, use code “MUSIC” and $5 from each ticket sold will benefit Crescendo Academy of Music! Crescendo Academy of Music provides private and group instruction for instrumental and vocal music to all who are interested. Through scholarships, an instrument loan program, and more, they make music accessible to everyone.
General Ticket Information:
This is an all ages general admission event. There is an 8 ticket limit.
- $35 General admission
- $40 Day of Show
COMPANY PARTY DISCOUNT AVAILABLE!
This is not your traditional holiday party, treat your employees to an entirely new experience! For more information or to book your company party at Kalamazoo State Theatre please contact Ruth, 269-216-5560 | Ruth@KazooState.com
Discounted Room Rates At Radisson HERE!
Looking for a place to stay just blocks from The State Theatre? The Radisson is your place and we offer you a discounted rate of $159 plus taxes. Make it a night or a weekend getaway in Downtown Kalamazoo!
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 Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Christmas Vacation Event Attendees,
We are thrilled to host Big Bad Voodoo Daddy with special guest Kanola Band 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: 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 or opener?
There will be an intermission between the opening band and BBVD roughly around 8pm. At that time you can stretch your legs, use the restroom, or grab a drink. Please plan accordingly.
Can I dress up for this holiday party?
YES! Feel free to put on your roaring 20’s fashion, ugly Christmas sweaters, holiday gear, etc.
Why should I 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 Kalamazoo State Theatre and artist will have branded apparel and items available for sale.
• Grab a drink at our full bar with multiple points of sale.
• Make memories at our photo op station in the upstairs mezzanine!
• Also upstairs you can visit with Crescendo Academy of Music!
• Explore & experience the venue’s charm and vibes. Renowned architect John Eberson designed our theatre in 1927 to create the feel of a Spanish garden.
• 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! You can buy tickets online here or during normal box office hours below.
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?! This is a separate ticket from your reserved seats 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. THIS IS NOT AN EVENT TICKET. You can buy a skip the line pass HERE for this event.
Or skip passes are available while supplies last in the box office day of show. Only a limited number of passes available.
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 4:30p.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
Wed. 12/18: 3:00pm – 8:30pm
Fri. 12/20: 11:00am – 6:00pm
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 our featured drink for this event!
Where should we eat?
We have the perfect dining destination for you! We’re starting the evening’s roaring 20’s escapism before the show even begins with our prohibition themed dining & drinks partner, Principle! Located on the Kalamazoo Mall, Principle Food & Drink features craft cocktails and scratch-made cuisine in a casual yet elegant vintage atmosphere. To secure your group’s table, please make reservations online HERE. Reservations will be on a first come first serve basis, we suggest making them ASAP due to increased demand.