At New Year's Fest, the First Baptist Church will feature:
Brandon Ridenour and Naiomi Kudo, Trumpet Invasion
6:00-6:45, 8:00-8:45, 10:00-10:45
Come hear some of the greatest music ever written - invaded by the Trumpet and Piano! These diverse, creative arrangements are sure to captivate audiences of all ages. Kalamazoo native, Brandon Ridenour has been the trumpeter with Canadian Brass since 2006. He has appeared at the Kalamazoo New Year's Fest nearly every year since he was a high schooler at Portage Northern. Naomi Kudo is no stranger to Kalamazoo either; she was the recipient of the 2008 Young Gilmore Artist award. Both Brandon and Naomi hold degrees from the Juilliard School in New York City.
Lana Hawkins Trios
7:00-7:45, 9:00-9:45, 11:00-11:45
Get ready because this trio will play all the jazz standards and classics, with some pop and country favorites thrown in!! Band members Lana Hawkins, Steve Kamerling, and Barry Ross guarantee that their music will make you want to dance as they take you right back to the big band swing era.
New Year's Fest uses customized buttons to grant admission similar to tickets, but much more fun!
Admission buttons are $5.00 (if purchased in adviance) and children 3 and under are free. Advanced sale buttons are available at the button locations listed below and can be purchased even on December 31 for only $5 (please note that on December 31 we cannot guarantee availability at the advanced button sale locations).
Admission buttons can be purchased in Bronson Park starting at 3 p.m. on December 31 – event day sales are $8. For your convenience, you may to order your buttons in advance by mail or telephone through December 24th. A minimal shipping and handling fee will be added to each order.
Midwest Communications, 4200 W. Main Street, Kalamazoo
Maple Hill Auto Group, 5622 W. Main, Kalamazoo
Discover Kalamazoo, 141 E. Michigan Avenue, Suite 100, Kalamazoo
Radisson, 100 W. Michigan Avenue, Kalamazoo
KPL-Downtown, 100 W. Michigan Avenue, Kalamazoo
Full City Café, 7878 Oakland Drive, Portage
Harding’s Marketplace, 5161 W. Main, Kalamazoo
Harding’s Marketplace, 6430 West Michigan, Kalamazoo
Harding’s Marketplace, 618 N. Riverview Drive, Kalamazoo
Harding’s Marketplace, 8900 Gull Road, Richland
Harding’s Marketplace, 2626 E. Main, Kalamazoo
Harding’s Marketplace, 6330 S. Westnedge, Portage
Harding’s Marketplace, 3750 W. Centre Street, Portage
Harding’s Marketplace, 1000 E. Cork Street, Kalamazoo
Harding’s Marketplace, 512 Howard Street, Kalamazoo
Harding's Marketplace, 135 Anderson St., Plainwell
Harding's Marketplace, 114 S. Farmer Street, Otsego
Harding's Marketplace, 139 Grand Street, Schoolcraft
Harding's Marketplace, 808 West Michigan, Three Rivers