The Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo is excited to renew its collaboration with the cities of Portage 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, and Downtown Kalamazoo’s Beats on Bates Wednesday evening series.

Summertime Live is sponsored by the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo and the Irving S. Gilmore Foundation. 

July 8 –
July 15 –
Megan Dooley
July 22 –
The Skeletones
July 29 –
Samantha Cooper & Elisabeth Pixley-Fink
August 5 –
Strumble Head Band
August 12 –
Zion Lion
August 19 –
James Reeser and the Backseat Drivers
August 26 –
So Long Belladonna
September 2 –
Nicholas Laraque
September 9 –
Out of Favor Boys
September 16 –
Kanola Band
September 23 –
Lana Hoffman and Steve Kamerling
September 30 –

The Arts Council is pleased to bring you replays of our August (Virtual) Concerts in the Park live streams. These performances were recorded live from the Jolliffe Theatre. We would like to thank our generous sponsors and the Public Media Network for supporting Concerts in the Park and making these live streams and replays possible.

August 16, 2020 – The Knific Quartet with guest vocalist Rhea Olivaccé

August 23, 2020 – Airtight performs the sounds of Motown, blues, jazz, and R&B

August 30, 2020 – Michigan Global Roots Celebration with An Dro, Samuel Nalangria Trio &
Michigan Hiryu Daiko Japanese Taiko, presented by Carolyn Koebel


Thank you for your generous support of our programs.


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