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September 24, 2019
Kalamazoo State Theatre
Doors: 7:00pm | Show: 8:00pm
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Black Violin is led by classically trained string players Wil B. (viola) and Kev Marcus (violin). Joining them onstage are DJ SPS & drummer Nat Stokes. The band uses their unique blend of classical & hip-hop music, often described as “classical boom,” to overcome stereotypes & encourage people of all ages, races, & economic backgrounds to join together to break down cultural barriers.
Black Violin is currently writing & recording their next studio album expected to be released late 2019. Their last record, Stereotypes, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Classical Crossover Chart and #4 on the Billboard R&B Chart. NPR praised the album & band, saying “their music will keep classical music alive for the next generation.” Some of their creative collaborations include Kanye West, Wu-Tang Clan, Wyclef Jean, Lil Wayne, & Alicia Keys.
Black Violin’s Impossible Tour spreads the message that anything is possible & there are no limits to what one can achieve, regardless of circumstance.
General Ticket Information:
Seating is reserved for this all ages event. There’s an 8 ticket limit. All ticket prices increase $5.50 day of show.
- $27.50 – $49.50
Skip the line Ticket Information:
Why wait in the elements when you can skip the line?! 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. THIS IS NOT AN EVENT TICKET.
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 Black Violin Event Attendees,
How big of a purse can I bring?
What time does the show start and when will doors open? What if I need ADA assistance?
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 not be an intermission 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.
So there could be a line, do you offer SKIP THE LINE PASSES?
Are tickets still available, I have a friend asking about them?
What is the camera & mobile device policy?
Will I be searched prior to entering the theatre?
Where can I park for this event?
How do I pick up Will Call tickets?
When will the box office be open?
Will concessions and bar be open at this event?
Check out our featured drink for this event!
Any dining deals? Where should we eat?
This family owned and operated business offers over 25 martinis and 65% of their menu is available gluten free. Our favorite dishes are the chicken marsala, exotic mushroom pasta, cudighi & pepper pasta, thin crust pizza, sea scallops & pancetta, and you can never go wrong with spaghetti with meatballs. We suggest reservations to secure your table. View their menu, see more food photos on Facebook.