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November 15

Kalamazoo State Theatre  

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

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Two forces of nature from the blues world play the same stage. Tinsley Ellis and Tommy Castro & The Painkillers will deliver an evening of high energy blues, rock, and soul music that is sure to lift your spirits.

Armed with his signature licks, melodic riffs and rousing solos, Tinsley Ellis, as his legions of fans will attest, is among the blues world’s best-loved, hardest working and most well-traveled statesmen. He has performed in all 50 United States as well as in Canada, Western and Eastern Europe, Australia and South America, earning legions of fans with his guitar virtuosity, passionate vocals and original songs.

Six-time Blues Music Award-winner Tommy Castro, along with his band, The Painkillers, plays music inspired from his youth in 1960’s California counter culture- the hippies with their blues and rock, the Mexicans with their soul music, all mixed with the socially conscious songs of the day. Castro delivers songs that inspire him, and The Painkillers bring an unmatched passion to Castro’s blue-eyed California soul and good-time sound. No Depression says, “Castro plays gritty, string-bending blues like a runaway soul train…a glorious blend that rocks the soul and lifts the spirits.”


General Ticket Information:
Floor is general admission and mezzanine in reserved seating for this all ages show. There is an 8 ticket limit.

  • $29.50 – $40


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.


Discounted Room Rates At Radisson HERE!

Looking for a place to stay just blocks from The State Theatre?  The Radisson is your place and we offer you a discounted rate of $159 plus taxes.  Make it a night or a weekend getaway in Downtown Kalamazoo!

Buy Skip The Line Tickets HERE
RSVP On Facebook HERE
Visit The Artist’s Website: Tinsley Ellis | Tommy Castro


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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