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July 14

Kalamazoo State Theatre  

Patio & Bar: 5:00 PM | Live Music: 5:30 PM

State on the Street is back for select Fridays this Summer!  Join us outside the historic Kalamazoo State Theatre for State on the Street featuring Jake Kershaw Friday, July 14!

We’ll have free live music outside our iconic Theatre, patio seating, drink specials, theatre tours available for purchase, 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!  In addition to live music, we’ll be joined by The Doodling Duchess (aka Monica Harris) and Jonathan Wijnberg as our featured Art Hop artists.


Jake Kershaw has accomplished more in music than someone twice his age. He has had the privilege of playing with great performers such as Jonny Lang, Tommy Emmanuel, Anthony Gomes, Larry McCray, Albert Cummings, Walter Trout, and has opened for Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Tommy Castro and the Painkillers, Bernard Allison, Samantha Fish, Marcus King, Wayne Baker Brooks, and Tab Benoit. Jake recorded and released his first EP, “Piece of My Mind”, in the summer of 2017 when he was just 16 years old. Earlier that year he was honored with his first endorsement from Heritage Guitars as a “Young Artist”, and has since been endorsed by companies such as Lizard Spit, JobeTone pickups, Apex Strings, and Medina Made straps. Jake has also won two “Jammie Awards” from western Michigan’s WYCE radio for “Listener’s Choice: Best Album by a New Artist” and “2018 Emerging Artist of the Year”.

In 2016, Jake befriended world-renowned audio engineer Bill Chrysler, and a friendship quickly grew along with the production of Jake’s self-titled debut album, produced by Chrysler himself.

In Bill’s own words, “I have a very high barometer when it comes to contemporary guitar players. I’ve mixed thousands of live shows over the past forty years for guitar heavy artists like John Mayer, Rush, Eric Johnson, Maroon 5 and Ted Nugent to mention a small fraction of my touring career – I am extremely honored and grateful to Jake for sharing his journey with me so far. I am as proud of this recording as anything I have done in over four decades in the music industry.” Jake is now ready to take on the world with his new music and exciting live shows, and is coming to a city near you!

Jake has played many large shows and festivals in his short time of touring, including his stint at every show since 2017 at WLAV’s “Blues On The Mall” summer concert series, which is typically held at the DeltaPlex Arena. He has also played the Dallas International Guitar Festival, Buddy Guy’s Legends, the WYCE Jammie Awards at The Intersection in Grand Rapids, Buck Lake Ranch, Kalamazoo State Theater, the Lowell Showboat in Lowell, Michigan, and countless blues festivals across the entire state of Michigan. Jake is even an annual mainstay act in events in Michigan that pull large crowds such as the Rogue River Blues Series in Rockford, Battle Creek Field of Flight, and Perrin Brewing’s Backyard Bashes.


The Doodling Duchess (aka Monica Harris) doodled as a student, where she was often bored listening to classroom lectures. Over the years, she discovered the power of color and shape for mindfulness and developed the method of Meditative Doodling.  Taking it beyond coloring books, she teaches others how doodling can initiate a meditative mindset and provide personal insight.  Guided doodle sessions allow participants to explore their values, strengths, and areas of growth.

Monica’s doodle piece, Octagons of Empowerment, was selected for the 2019 West Michigan Area KIA show as well as Biafarin International Exhibit for I BELIEVE. She often uses vintage book pages as a backdrop for some of her doodles. The Doodling Duchess teaches people of all ages the power of doodling.

Website:  http://www.thedoodlingduchess.com

FB:  https://www.facebook.com/thedoodlingduchess/

IG:   https://www.instagram.com/thedoodlingduchess/


Jonathan Wijnberg considers himself a regionalist painter, similar in philosophy to Edward Hopper, Thomas Hart Benton, and Andrew Wyeth. Instead of attaching themselves to a particular movement, they pushed their art into individualist pursuits. About 35 years ago, Jon set out to become a graphic designer. His tenure in that workforce was short-lived, and in retrospect, he never liked design as much as ne arts. He has been painting on a daily basis now for around twenty years. He likes the idea of being versatile with his skills, and he tries not to limit himself to one particular subject matter. Having good drawing skills is important to Jon, and he believes it is an asset to all kinds of disciplines.

Portfolio: https://www.saatchiart.com/jonwijnberg

FB: https://www.facebook.com/jonathan.wijnberg

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

  • August 4 –  Fake Baseball
  • September 15 – Delilah Dewylde
  • October 6 – The Battle for Kalamazoo

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
– KST Box Office and Merch on site
– To-go drinks in Social District cups
State on the Street Mini Venue tours for $10  

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Kalamazoo State Theatre
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Kalamazoo, MI 49007 United States
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