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August 5

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 the music of Serita’s Black Rose and the artwork of Austin Rounds and the Crazy Craft Lady Friday, August 5!

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!

Make sure to come hungry.  Gorilla Gourmet will be bringing their amazing food creations to the party!

Patio seating is first-come first-serve and will be limited.  Feel free to bring your own chairs.

A self-professed “Funkateer”, Serita Crowley of Serita’s Black Rose from Grand Rapids, Michigan brings a raucous mix of FUNK, ROCK, BLUES, NEO-SOUL, and AMERICANA.  Serita sings much of the timeless “feel good music” from the 60’s and 70’s that everyone loves.  Her fiery, blues- and soul-infused vocals will definitely get you moving!

Austin Rounds is a twenty-year-old artist who has used his art as an outlet and a way to express himself when the world around him may feel off kilter, beautiful, and even challenging. Being autistic has not always been easy, but it is a part of who Austin is, and only adds to his creativity.

Austin is currently finishing art projects as the sole illustrator for an upcoming book, Michigan Monsters and Macabre Series Two (scheduled to be published in October of 2022) by Wicked Harvest Books.

Austin continues to work on commissioned pieces of art, and enjoys working with a variety of styles and mediums. Austin has been participating in the Kalamazoo Art Hop since June of 2021, and has been the feature artist in many venues including the Kalamazoo State Theatre.

Austin has also been interviewed for Kalamazoo Lively Arts by PBS and is currently partnering with Kolenda Art Glass in Grand Rapids, creating limited-run stained glass pieces of art.

Jasmine LaBine, aka the Crazy Craft Lady,  attended WMU for both her undergraduate and graduate programs in Communication and quite literally never left. Shortly after graduating with her B.A., she married her college sweetheart, Adam (aka Crazy Craft Husband) and on the day of her Master’s graduation, they closed on their house in Kalamazoo. After grad school, she started teaching Communication courses at WMU and now teaches for both WMU and Albion College.

Having watched many people she loves experience depression and anxiety and battling both herself, Jasmine has been a vocal advocate for normalizing conversations about mental health. In college, she founded a local chapter of the Love is Louder movement, and national founder and actress Brittany Snow visited WMU in response. Jasmine is currently working with administrators at WMU to improve access to preventative mental health services for students. As crafting has always been one of her primary coping mechanisms, she thought that starting a business crafting would be a perfect way to build a platform to promote mental health and wellbeing.

Gorilla Gourmet is a food truck that knows just how to feed the hungriest in Kalamazoo. Because when hunger hits and your stomach starts growling like a wild animal, there’s only one way to tackle it before it takes over. And that’s with a big menu, filled with bigger portions to satisfy even the biggest appetites. This food truck has all time foodie favorites, featuring the best of the beast. But this beast knows that offering your regular old meals just wouldn’t cut it. So instead, Gorilla Gourmet invents all original twists on classics such as quesadillas, tacos, sandwiches, wraps and more. Take for example their Killer Tacos. Each is lovingly prepared with Michigan made corn tortillas, stuffed with their original recipe cole slaw and stuffed with cheese. The best part? Gorilla Gourmet is available to cater your next event. So the next time you find yourself beating your chest in hunger, don’t delay. Call up Gorilla Gourmet. They’ll treat your tastebuds to grub on a whole new level of delicious.

Here is the rest of our 2022 State on the Street lineup:

  • August 19th Rene 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
– 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

RSVP On Facebook – www.facebook.com/pg/kazoostate/events/

More Information – www.kazoostate.com/event/SOS22-Seritas

Sign Up For Our Exclusive E-blast

Visit Curaleaf’s Website – https://curaleaf.com/

Serita’s Black Rose – https://www.facebook.com/seritasblackrose, seritasblackrose.com

Austin Rounds – https://www.facebook.com/austin.rounds.18, https://instagram.com/austinroundsgallery, https://austinroundsgallery.com

Crazy Craft Lady – facebook.com/shopcrazycraftladykzoo, Instagram: @shopcrazycraftlady, www.crazycraftlady.net

Gorilla Gourmet – https://www.facebook.com/gorillaeats

 

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