Matt Giraud is a singer/songwriter from Kalamazoo, Michigan who achieved national recognition and acclaim for his performances on the hit Fox TV show, American Idol. As a favorite of the judges, he was the first ever recipient of the judges’ save, Matt went on to finish 5th on Season 8 of American Idol (2008-2009).
Since then, Matt has appeared on various media outlets and talk shows (i.e. The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Live with Regis & Kelly). He continues to tour all over the world and most recently has been playing with some of the biggest symphonies in the US. He has performed on stages such as The Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, The Phoenix Symphony Hall in Phoenix, for a crowd of over 9000 for the Taste of Kalamazoo in Michigan, and last summer at The Stage at Kindleberger for the largest audience ever gathered in Kindleberger Park!
The Kindleberger Arts is excited to welcome Matt Giraud back to The Stage in Parchment's beautiful Kindleberger Park for his second summer appearance, we invite fans from all across the region to come out to enjoy. Bring the family, your appetite, and lawn chairs or blanket and be entertained with a sensational musical performance by Kalamazoo's American Idol!
Local nonprofit food vendors and food trucks will be on site to serve up some yummy snacks and dinner fare.
Entrance to the park is at the corner of Hubbard and Park Ave. Extra parking for this special event is available at the ball diamonds in the lower park.
Lawn seating. All events at The Stage are FREE!
No rain site for Stage performances.