There is no better place than Bronson Park for our community to experience an inspiring performance about the life and music of Sam Cooke and support initiatives to overcome our community’s housing crisis by discovering Open Doors Kalamazoo. For over 50 years, Open Doors has been effectively and efficiently providing affordable homes and personal support to create long-term solutions for people in our community who need a safe place to call “home.”
"Change Gonna Come" is a biographical musical theatre production portraying the life and songs of soul singer Sam Cooke whose influential career was tragically shortened when he was shot at just 33 years of age. Most well-known for the title song "A Change is Gonna Come," as well as "You Send Me, Cupid," and many more, he was a force for social change, appealing to white and black audiences alike while disrupting a record industry known for inequities and racism relative to black musicians.
Concerts in the Park returns to downtown Kalamazoo in Bronson Park this summer! Presented by the Arts Council of Kalamazoo as a part of the Summertime Live series, Concerts in the Park will run on select Sundays June through August. All nine concerts start at 4 pm (unless otherwise noted) and are free to attend.
Bronson Park is part of the downtown Commons Area, so purchase a drink and food from any downtown restaurant and enjoy it in the park!
The rain location for Concerts in the Park will be at the First Baptist Church, 315 W. Michigan Avenue. Any changes in location will be posted to the Arts Council website and social media accounts by 12 pm the day of the event.
To view the complete Concerts in the Park summer schedule, visit: www.kalamazooarts.org/concerts-in-the-park/.