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December 9, 2022

Kalamazoo State Theatre  

What To Know Before Attending The Show

Doors: 7:00pm | Show: 8:00pm

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Kyle Jennings and Friends – Nashville Storytellers, returns to the historic Kalamazoo State Theatre December 9, 2022 for a live acoustic songwriters’ showcase brought to you by Northpointe Bank and benefiting the West Michigan Cancer Center.

Hosted by Dana Perino, the event features hit Nashville songwriters who have written smash #1 hits for artists like Kenny Chesney, Aaron Lewis, Keith Urban, Uncle Kracker, Trace Adkins, Garth Brooks, Darius Rucker, Dierks Bentley, Blake Shelton, Montgomery Gentry, and many more! The evening focuses on the writers’ side of the country music; and writers take turns sharing the stories behind the songs and then perform original versions of their hits in an engaging intimate acoustic setting.

“It’s a unique experience. It’s more of a variety show really. A little bit of comedy, and little bit of music, some wild stories, and 100% entertainment! Shows like these are going on in dozens of locations every night in Nashville”, Jennings says. “It’s one of the most defining experiences of Music City.”

Many of the songs I knew from country radio, I fell in love with the authenticity of the original performances by the writers and hearing the stories behind the songs. That’s what Nashville is all about. It’s what made me fall in love with songwriting and the songwriting process and I wanted to bring that experience to Kalamazoo.”

In addition to the talent on stage this year special guest host and Fox News superstar Dana Perino joins the stage to host. “Dana’s affinity for country music and songwriting makes her a great ambassador to this event and we’re so proud that she would join us for this special night.”

Performing on December 9th are East Tennessee’s Chris Wallin’ (Don’t Blink” – Kenny Chesney, “Everybody Talks to God” – Aaron Lewis) Detroit, MI native JT Harding (“Smile” – Uncle Kracker, “Somewhere With You” – Kenny Chesney), mega-hit writer Doug Johnson (“Three Wooden Crosses” – Randy Travis, “Love Like Crazy” – Lee Brice) and Kalamazoo’s own Kyle Jennings!

General Ticket Information:
All seating is reserved for this all-ages event. There’s an 8-ticket limit.

  • $25-$180
  • VIP Meet & Greet package available (Must be 21+)
    • Premium seat
    • Pre-show meet & greet
    • Only 24 available


Buy Skip The Line Tickets HERE
RSVP On Facebook HERE


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.

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


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Kalamazoo State Theatre
404 S. Burdick
Kalamazoo, MI 49007 United States
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