The Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo is excited to renew its collaboration with the cities of Parchment, Portage, Oshtemo Township, Richland Township, and Kalamazoo to promote summer concerts in Kalamazoo County for 2019. Summertime Live will continue to promote the Arts Council’s Concerts in the Park as well Parchment’s Kindleberger Summer Festival of the Performing Arts – The Stage at Kindleberger, Oshtemo Township’s Music in the Park, the City of Portage’s Thursday Summer Entertainment Series, Richland Township’s After Hop Concert and new this year’s line up is Downtown Kalamazoo’s Beats on Bates Wednesday evening series. “We are fortunate in Kalamazoo County to have great summer music festivals that support local artists and bring different genres and introduce new artists into our community,” says Executive Director of the Arts Council, Kristen Chesak. All shows are family friendly and FREE to attend! Summertime Live is sponsored by the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo and the Irving S. Gilmore Foundation.

June 5 –
Dj Disobedience with Lilly Mazzone, DC, Jessica Ivey, and Abbie Maikoski
June 12 –
Jazz & Creative Institute
June 19 –
So Long Belladonna
June 26 –
Black Arts & Cultural Center
July 10 –
Boardman Brown
July 17 –
The Skeletones
July 24 –
Big Trouble
July 31 –
Megan Dooley Yolonda Lavender
August 7 –
Out of Favor Boys
August 14 –
Schlitz Creek
August 21 –
Zion Lion
August 28 –
June 2 –
Kalamazoo Singers
June 9 –
Kari Lynch Band
June 16 
Kalamazoo Concert Band – rain location 
June 30 –
Lake Effect Jazz Big Band
July 21 –
The Moxie Strings
August 11 –
The Feel Good
August 18 –
Tom Knific Quartet

Bring your lawn chairs and some cool drinks. This is fun for the whole family! Concerts in the Park is a B.Y.O.B. event. Drinks can be carried in containers (no more than 72-ounces per person). Persons of age will have to bring their I.D. and check in at the station in the middle of Bronson Park to receive a wristband. Alcohol is allowed in the park from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

June 23 –
Yolonda Lavender
July 14 –
Schlitz Creek Bluegrass Band
August 18 –
Kanola Band

Kids can enjoy a free craft, fire fighter obstacle course, and more! Food available for purchase or
bring a picnic

June 23 –
“SHOUT!” – a Fantastic Tribute to the Fab Four
July 21 –
Last Mangos, a Jimmy Buffett Tribute
July 28 –
Matt Giraud
August 4 –
Ben Daniels Band
August 11 –
August 18 –
May Erlewine and the Motivators
August 25 –
Bronk Bros
June 27 –
The Boy Band
July 25 –
Glenn Miller Orchestra
August 1 –
Alan Turner and the Steel Horse Band

Concessions will be available for purchase.

Parking for all concerts will be available at City Hall,
Portage District Library, Portage Senior Center and Portage Central High School.

Join us for an
After Hop Concert!
July 12 –
Zion Lion

Enjoy our free outdoor concert out on the lawn!

Bring your chairs, blankets, and picnic baskets!

Kids can chalk the walk and play with our giant beach balls!

Some food and drinks will be available for purchase.


Thank you for your generous support of the Arts Council.

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