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The Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo is excited to renew its collaboration with the cities of Portage, Richland Township, and Kalamazoo to promote summer concerts in Kalamazoo County for 2020. Though things may look a little different this year, we want you to know that keeping people safe and entertained is at the top of our minds!

Summertime Live will continue to promote the Arts Council’s Concerts in the Park, the City of Portage’s Thursday Summer Entertainment Series, Richland Township's After Hop Concert, and Downtown Kalamazoo's Beats on Bates Wednesday evening series.

"We are excited and have been working diligently with our venues to bring Summertime Live Concerts to our community this year. We are ensuring that safety measures will be in place to continue to foster safe fun and engagement. We are encouraging everyone to regularly check our website at the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo so that you are informed and updated of any changes that may take place. Thank you so much for supporting and staying with us!” Bianca Washington Ciungan, Program Coordinator.

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.


July 19 -
The Michigan Nightingales
August 2 -
Outer Vibe
August 16 -
Knific Quartet featuring Rhea Olivacce
August 23 -

August 30 -
Michigan Global Roots Celebration with An Dro, Samuel Nalangria Trio & Michigan Hiryu Daiko Japanese Taiko presented by Carolyn Koebel.

June 18 -
Boy Band Night - Boy Band Tribute
June 25 -
Hair Band Night - 80’s Hair Metal
July 30 -
Motown Nation - Motown & 60’s Smash Hits
August 7 -
Al Hight & M6 West - Rhythm & Blues

Come enjoy the concerts from your vehicle while tailgating! Please no grills. No concessions will be available for purchase.

Join us for an
After Hop Concert!
Aug. 7th -
SHOUT! - The Beatles Tribute Band

Dance and sing along to the sounds of John, Paul, George and Ringo.
Enjoy our free outdoor concert on the lawn! Bring your chairs, blankets, snacks, and picnic baskets. Family-friendly with lots of room to spread out! (Bring the bug spray!)


Thank you for your generous support of our programs.


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