Jul 22 2018
Summertime Live - Kalamazoo Big Band @ Concerts in...

Summertime Live - Kalamazoo Big Band @ Concerts in...

Presented by Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo and Concerts in the Park at First United Methodist Church

Today's concert has been moved to First United Methodist Church, 212 S. Park St., due to inclement weather

Concerts in the Park is part of Summertime Live!

For more than 30 years, the Kalamazoo Big Band has quietly gained a reputation as West Michigan’s premiere swing band.  The 13-member group, which specializes in playing authentic arrangements from Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Woody Herman and Buddy Rich., as well as more modern Motown, and Chicago tunes.    The Kalamazoo Big Band is comprised for some of the top free-lance professional musicians from all around West Michigan, including Edye-Evans Hyde on vocal and Terry Lower on piano.

Concerts in the Park one of Kalamazoo’s long-standing traditions offered Sunday’s in June, July and August in Bronson Park deliver a unique offering unlike other concert series in Kalamazoo.  Each concert is free and is friendly for the entire family.  Picnic meals (no grilling allowed), blankets or lawn chairs are encouraged. Shows begin at 4 pm. The rain location is First United Methodist Church, just across from Bronson Park (unless otherwise noted).  Notice will be posted on kalamazooarts.org and Facebook if the concert is moved indoors due to inclement weather.

Concerts in the Park is sponsored by the Irving S. Gilmore Foundation and City of Kalamazoo Parks & Recreation.

The Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo is excited to announce a collaboration with the cities of Parchment, Portage and Oshtemo Township to promote summer concerts in Kalamazoo County.  Summertime Live will promote Sunday’s Arts Council’s Concerts in the Park as well Parchment’s Kindleberger Summer Festival of the Performing Arts – The Stage at Kindleberger and Oshtemo Township’s Music in the Park, and the City of Portage’s Thursday Summer Entertainment 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," states Kristen Chesak, Executive Director of the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo.  "The Arts Council is excited to be able to sponsor and promote our community partner's concert series together with our Sunday Bronson Park Concerts in Park as Summertime Live.

 

Admission Info



FREE!

Dates & Times

2018/07/22 - 2018/07/22

Location Info

First United Methodist Church

212 S. Park St., Kalamazoo, MI 49007