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November 3, 2018

Kalamazoo State Theatre  

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

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Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band is bringing their guitar-driven blues rock to Kalamazoo State Theatre, Saturday, November 3rd.

There are few artists whose names are synonymous with one instrument and how it’s played in service to an entire genre. Kenny Wayne Shepherd has released several albums over the years and has had commercial success as a blues artist. Shepherd has had seven singles in the Top 10 since 1995 and he holds the record for the longest-running on the Billboard Blues Charts with his 1997 release Trouble Is… featuring the hit “Blue on Black”. The song went to No. 1 on the Mainstream Rock Chart. Last summer Shepherd released the album, ‘Lay It On Down’ which spent eight weeks at number 1 on the Billboard Blues Chart.

Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band live is an experience not to be missed, catch him at Kalamazoo State Theatre, November 3rd.

Jake Kershaw will be opening for Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band


General Ticket Information:
Seating is reserved for this all ages event. There is an 8 ticket limit.

  • $35 – $85



RSVP On Facebook HERE
Visit The Artist 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 Kenny Wayne Shepherd Attendees,
We are thrilled to host Kenny Wayne Shepherd 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.


Is there an opener?

Yes, Jake Kershaw, the teenage blues / rock singer out of Kalamazoo that everyone has been talking about will be opening.  This kid can jam.  You won’t want to miss his set!  Watch Jake perform here and see him live Saturday!


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.

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.

•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.

Are tickets still available, I have a friend asking about them? 
Yes!  Tickets are available and are selling FAST!  Walk ups welcomed day of show 3:00p.m. until 8:30p.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 WITHOUT FLASH 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 6:00p.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 11/2: 11:00am – 8:30pm
Sat 11/3: 3:00pm – 8:30pm
Sun 11/4: 6:00pm – 8:30pm
Thurs 11/8: 3:00pm – 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:


Any onsite food vendors or dining deals?

Kelvin & Co of Downtown Kalamazoo will be onsite vending small plates at the Kenny Wayne Shepherd concert! If you love their comfort food, have them cater your next event! Kelvin & Co is offering the below discounts on their catering when you show your event ticket or mobile confirmation. This offer is good for one time use as a first time client and expires on 1/31/19. Check out Kelvin & Co here!


5% off orders up to $100

10% off any order over $100

15% off orders over $200
($50 discount max.)



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Doors: 7:00p.m.
Tickets: $35+ Reserved


The Music of Cream – 50th Anniversary World Tour is primed to take over Kalamazoo State Theatre on Saturday, November 17th and celebrate the music and legacy their family members created. Featuring Kofi Baker (Son of Ginger Baker) + Malcolm BRUCE (Son of Jack Bruce) uniting with Will Johns (Eric Clapton’s nephew), as they share their personal stories, and perform songs such as “Sunshine of Your Love,” “Crossroads,” “Spoonful” and “White Room” performed across a comprehensive set including footage of their fathers and mentors on the big screen, as well as never-before-seen footage and photos.”


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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:

Fri 11/2: 11:00am – 8:30pm
Sat 11/3: 3:00pm – 8:30pm
Sun 11/4: 6:00pm – 8:30pm
Thurs 11/8: 3:00pm – 8:30pm



November 3, 2018
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