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December 31, 2018

Kalamazoo State Theatre  

Doors: 7:30pm || Show Time: 8:30pm

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Ring in the new year with The Dead South, The Crane Wives and The Hooten Hallers! 3 bands for the price of one!

Love the lineup but have never experienced the great vibes and the atmosphere of our venue? Here’s some of our badassery for NYE: 
*1920’s escapism architecture which transports you into a Spanish court yard
*An atmospheric theatre with a starry sky and clouds above you
*Two levels to explore
*Multiple full bars (yes we support 7&7 and Jameson lovers)
*Party pit in front of the stage for rowdy folks
*A photo station upstairs with props to capture your group’s awesomeness
This event will be the best of both worlds. You get your whimsical midnight kiss and you also get to party along and slam beers with The Dead South. The Crane Wives and The Hooten Hallers will be bringing their flare as the artists opening this event. Compared to other NYE events, you won’t get this one of a kind experience. Tickets for 2 are $75 in advance or $80 if we’re not sold out day of show.


The Dead South have been described as outlaws and modern hillbillies, but the best way to describe the Regina-based band is fearless. They’re a rare musical commodity – a band that’s equally compelling on record as they are on stage. While The Dead South’s signature blend of bluegrass and classic folk is familiar, it’s also eminently fresh; fueled by the kind of energy and ethic you’d associate with a punk band.

The Crane Wives came together in 2010 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and immediately began gathering a following with intricate melodies, sister-harmonies, and compelling songcraft.  Initially part of the indie folk boom, their sound has grown and broadened with each new recording till categorization becomes difficult:  rock, pop, folk?  Just call it really good music.

Columbia, Missouri trio The Hooten Hallers are a high-energy blues-rock band known for hard-traveling and wild live shows, with a seemingly endless tour schedule. The myriad of influences in their music incorporates elements of rhythm & blues, rock’n’roll, honky tonk, jazz, soul, and punk with a thematic penchant for the strange and the unexplained. Their live shows take the listener on a seamless ride from unapologetically raucous blues on the lap steel and bass sax, to a sweet three-part harmony country ballad, to a romping dance number.


General Ticket Information:
Seating is general admission for this all ages show.

  • $37.50 ($40 Day Of Show)


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 The Dead South Event Attendees,
We are thrilled to host The Dead South on NYE 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: 7:30pm || Start Time: 8:30pm

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.


Is there an opener or two?

Yes!  The Crane Wives & The Hooten Hallers will be opening this evening.


I may need to take a break, is there intermission?

Between sets we will have a quick intermission for you to stretch your legs, grab a drink, or use the restroom. Restrooms are located both downstairs and upstairs on the east side of the building where you entered the venue doors.

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.

•Check out the merchandise! The artist and Kalamazoo State Theatre will have branded apparel and items available for sale. KST will have discounted merch day of show!

•Grab a drink at our full bar with multiple points of sale.

•This event will have a photo station in the upstairs level to capture your group’s awesomeness.

•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!  General admission tickets are available for $37.50 in advance or $40 day of show.  Walk ups welcomed day of show 3:00p.m. until 12:30a.m. but not guaranteed. Secure your tickets online here.


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. 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 6:30p.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
hours below:
Sat 12/29: 3:00pm – 8:30pm
Mon 12/31: 3:00pm – 12:00am

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!

Any drinking deals nearby before the show?

Yes!  Grand Traverse Distillery is offering those 21 and up a free tasting of 3 of their spirits on NYE from 12pm-5pm when you present a ticket stub or ticket confirmation.  GTD is located only a few blocks away from the Kalamazoo State Theatre and offers an array of spirits and mixers.  They also offer Bloody Fixings such as Chipotle Vodka, Rye Vodka, Wheat Vodka, stellar Bloody Mixes and Fixins.  You can learn more here.

Where can I eat or indulge in a crafty cocktail before the show?

Prohibition themed restaurant, Principle Food & Drink, is a local hot spot a few steps away from our venue on the Kalamazoo Mall.  The offer an array of specialty cocktails and flavorful cuisine.  Our favorite drink is their, Smoked Sazerac! This drink features Bulleit rye whiskey, demerara syrup, absinthe mist, peychauds, and anise smoke.  Tell them we sent you! Principle is accepting reservations online.  You can learn more and request reservations here.

Holiday Merchandise Sale:

HOLIDAY SALE! Kalamazoo State Theatre is offering merch at a discounted price! Grab an one-of-a-kind gift for someone special in your life, even if that certain someone is you. Merch can be purchased during open box office hours and when you are here for a show, just ask a staff member. Take advantage of this awesome deal the whole month of December! Deal ends 12/31.

Give the gift of music & entertainment to your friends, family, and clients! GCs come in any amount and are good for any event. GCs are available in person only at the box office.Upcoming Box Office Hours:Sat 12/29: 3:00pm – 8:30pm
Mon 12/31: 3:00pm – 12:00am


December 31, 2018
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