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August 19, 2022
Kalamazoo State Theatre
Patio & Bar: 5:00pm | Live Music: 5:30pm
State on the Street is back for select Fridays this Summer! Join us outside the historic Kalamazoo State Theatre for State on the Street Presented by Curaleaf featuring René Meave Friday August 19!
We’ll have free live music outside our iconic Theatre, patio seating, drink specials, and more! All of the events will be held on Fridays, with our patio and bar opening at 5PM and live music from 5:30-8:30PM!
Patio seating is first-come first-serve and will be limited. Feel free to bring your own chairs.
René was born and raised in Weslaco, Texas. He came to Michigan as a migrant farm-worker. He is a founding member of the Tex-Mex musical group Los Bandits de Michigan. He is a song writer/entertainer who has been recognized by the American Song Festival and BMI Song Festival. Rene currently has signed songs with Sony ATV and Next Number One Publishing both out of Nashville, Tennessee.
In 1999, the Governor and the Hispanic Caucus the State of Michigan recognized René and Guillermo of Los Bandits de Michigan with a special tribute for their outstanding contribution of Tex-Mex music in Michigan. In 2005 a documentary on the band entitled, “MORE THAN A TEX-MEX BAND”, was released. In 2012 Rene’ received the Cesar Chavez Distinguish Aguila Award and the Michigan Heritage as well as the State of Michigan Tribute Award, for “outstanding contribution to Michigan’s heritage…” Presented by the Michigan Traditional Arts program of the Michigan State University Museum and The State of Michigan Special Tribute Heritage Award.
René was instrumental in the discovery of Warner Bros recording artist Frankie Ballard and helped him obtain a national recording contract. He is a current member of Nashville Songwriters Association International, (NSAI) and a founding member of the Chilipeppers Songwriting Club.
Past solo recordings include “Chasing Dreams Again, A Man In Love, and Jenny’s Gone, Riding Mustangs”. Rene’ is currently working on a CD entitled “Coldwater”, due for released in the Fall of 2022. Rene is the proud father of three daughters all born and raised in Michigan and a Grandson born in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Here is the rest of our 2022 State on the Street lineup:
- August 19th René Meave
- September 23rd “Welcome Back Students” featuring DJ Mel V
We can’t wait to see you all at these free, outdoor events!
What To Expect:
– Free admission
– Throwback drink specials available to purchase outside of KST
– Enjoy live music from from 5:30-8:30PM
– Visit the Curaleaf Table
– KST Box Office and Merch on site
– To-go drinks in Social District cups
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