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Kalamazoo State Theatre
Doors: 7:00pm | Show: 8:00pm
Buy Tickets HERE
Boosie Badazz (FKA Lil’ Boosie) is bringing his hard Southern style rap to Kalamazoo State Theatre on January 25th.
Since beginning his rap career in 1998, Boosie has released five solo studio-albums, more than twenty mixtapes, and several other projects. He’s collaborated with labelmate Webbie on numerous projects, the first of which was organized by the late Pimp C, who was the CEO of Boosie’s label at the time, that being Trill Entertainment. He’s also worked with the likes of Yung Joc, Webbie, Young Jeezy, David Banner, Baby Boy Da Prince, DJ Khaled, Young Buck, Game, Rick Ross, Hurricane Chris, LoLa Monroe, and Pimp C, as well as many others.
Chicago rapper Twista is known for his tongue-twisting chopper-style of rapping and was the one-time holder of the Guinness World Record for fastest rapping in 1992. Making a steady rise from the underground in the late ’90s, he made his breakthrough in the early 2000s atop the success of “Slow Jamz” and “Overnight Celebrity.”
Hailing from the landscapes of Kalamazoo, Michigan is Rap & Hip Hop group Prime Suspects, comprised of Blaine “Kid K-Zoo” Burnett, Mario “Skeez” Burney, Ray “Cold Cash” Alexander, and Brandon “Sino” Slaughter. They have hit the ground running in the music industry since their formation, and quickly became one of the area’s more lucrative groups known for entertaining live shows, incredible chemistry and talent showcased in their songs, and an engaged fan base that has helped their name garner positive reception and critical acclaim.
General Ticket Information:
This event is recommended for a mature audience. Seating is general admission. There is an 8 ticket limit.
- $33 – $43 Early Bird Tickets
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 Boosie Badazz & Twista Event Attendees,
We are thrilled to host rap icons Boosie Badazz and Twista 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 have Pit Tickets, what do I need to know?
Show your Pit Ticket at the podium to receive your pit wristband. Patrons without wristbands will NOT be allowed to enter the pit area. Signage will be posted in the venue on where to get your pit wristbands.
I may need to take a break, is there intermission or opener?
There will be an intermission between the artists’ sets. At that time you can stretch your legs, use the restroom, or grab a drink. Please plan accordingly.
I’m a smoker, can I smoke outside and come back in?
Yes, you must receive a stamp, have your ticket and go through security in order to re-enter the venue. No re-entry allowed after the headliner goes on stage.
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 artists will have branded apparel and items available for sale.
- Grab a drink at our full bar with multiple points of sale.
- Visit Steele Candy Photography located upstairs for pictures.
- Grab your fee free Kash Doll tickets inside the venue.
- Explore and experience the venue’s charm and vibes. Renowned architect John Eberson designed our theatre in 1927 to creat the feel of a Spanish garden.
- Find your seats before the show begins. This is a general admission show and seats are first come, first serve.
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. Be aware, ticket prices increase day of show!
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 event 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. 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 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
Fri. 1/24: 11:00am – 6:00pm
Sat. 1/25: 3:00pm – 9:00pm
Will concessions and bar be open at this event?
Our concessions open 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?
Millennium Restaurant Group has four wonderful eateries within walking distance, each featuring a very different menu than the next. They also have a few more restaurants just a short drive away. Check out their collection here.