Country legend and Grammy Award winner Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives will grace the stage at the historic Kalamazoo State Theatre Friday, May 20, 2022!
With legends like George Jones, Johnny Cash and Merle Haggard all passed on, country music purists often echo the question Jones himself asked: “Who’s going to fill their shoes?” The answer, in part, is Marty Stuart.
While he’s too gracious to admit it himself, the Grammy-winning singer, songwriter and musician is living, breathing country-music history. He’s played alongside the masters, from Cash to Lester Flatt, who discovered him; been a worldwide ambassador for Nashville, Bakersfield and points in between; and safeguarded country’s most valuable traditions and physical artifacts. Including its literal shoes: Stuart counts the brogan of Carter Family patriarch A.P. Carter and an assortment of Cash’s black boots among his vast collection of memorabilia.
But most importantly, Stuart continues to record and release keenly relevant music, records that honor country’s rich legacy while advancing it into the future. Way Out West, his 18th studio album, hits both of those marks. Produced by Mike Campbell (of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers), the album is a cinematic tour-de-force, an exhilarating musical journey through the California desert that solidifies Stuart as a truly visionary artist.
“I would play this record for Hank Williams, Merle Haggard or Ernest Hemingway and never bat an eye,” says Stuart. “There’s something in there that would entertain each of them.”
All seating is reserved for this all-ages event. There’s an 8-ticket limit.
“Big Chief Special” VIP package available:
One Premium Seat, with Admission to a private pre-show event at venue featuring a two-song performance by Marty and the Superlatives, along with a Q&A Storytelling session with Marty and Band
One VIP Laminate and Lanyard
Crowd Free Merchandise Shopping
One 8X10 Personalized Photo
Student pricing available in Box Office only
Kalamazoo State Theatre’s main parking lot is located just south of the theatre at the intersection of South Burdick & Cedar St. and is available starting at 5:00p.m. for $10 per car.