739 West Michigan Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Phone: (269) 384-2800
Fax: (269) 384-2802
Milhouse is a residential apartment and concert venue in Kalamazoo. This space features an eclectic schedule of parties, events and live gigs by regional and touring bands. Some of the artists on their previous line-ups are Speedy Ortiz, Ramshackle Glory, Shark Beach and Olive Drab. Popular music styles resonating here include alternative rock, metal and indie.
One of the noted community theaters of the country, Kalamazoo Civic Theatre came into existence in the year 1929. Over the years that followed, Kalamazoo Civic Theatre witnessed spectacular performances by established actors while incubating fresh talent. The theater has several acolades and records to its name including the astounding turn out of audience that graced the theater for the pilot of Avenue Q. Musicals form the backbone of the Kalamazoo Civic Theatre but they also feature several plays. Performances are brought to life by gifted artists, and their amicable staff ensures every patron has a great time. The Kalamazoo Civic Theatre welcomes community participation which is one of the many traits that differentiate them from the contemporaries.
This experimental theater features many original works by local playwrights. The plays are performed at the Epic Center.
Founded in 1946, this is Michigan's oldest professional Equity summer stock theatre. Professional performers and guest artists from Broadway and television are showcased at this theatre that is open from late May through Labor Day.
Ample seating, disabled access and a host of other facilities figure in this downtown Kalamazoo former movie theatre's repertoire. The '20s architecture of the venue is reminiscent of another era altogether, making it a site to withhold. Now duly renovated and refurbished, the theatre stands tall and houses a grand stage with all the possible props for a great show. Add to that some great live musical and theatrical gigs, and you have a hotspot on your hands. Check the website for schedules and ticket information.
The Epic Center is an 89,000 square foot former department store that has been converted into a center for the arts in this area. It is owned and managed by the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo which supports, promotes, and funds the arts here. It is home to various arts organizations who regularly offer programs and exhibits.
Named after reputed baseball coach Judson Hyames, first match on the Hyames Feild was played in the year 1939 and since then this baseball field has witnessed superlative performances by local favorites and outsiders alike. After a major renovation which was completed in 2011, the already spectacular stadium got an impressive face lift with VIP Suites, Dugouts and much more. This rennovation was spear headed by Robert J. Bobb- CEO Cardinal Growth L.P, hence the field was commemorated as Robert J. Bobb Stadium at Hyames Field in 2011. The stadium is considered to be one of the best of its kind in the country, and every game is always a treat to watch here.
For more than 35 years this theater has offered plays and musicals ranging from experimental to traditional. Each year "A Christmas Carol" is presented.
A perfect place where you can groove to the tunes of talented bands while downing interesting flavors of local beers, the Bell's Back Room is a haunt for tourists and locals alike. Situated inside the Bell's Brewery, this place boasts of a wonderful venue which is equipped with impressive acoustics and picnic benches that bring about a marriage between beers and music. Come with your gang and stay put till wee hours of the night as Bell's Back Room manages to offer you a rare combination of entertainment, drinks and food. Check website for additional details.
With a seating capacity of 3,497, the Miller Auditorium is the fourth-largest auditorium in Michigan. It plays host to several kinds of performances. A Western Michigan University student organization known as the Campus Activities Board (CAB) brings in several performances. It is also known for the numerous broadway musicals which are regulars on its event list. For more details, please check the website.
Enjoy great baseball by this Class A Independent league of professional baseball from late May to late August.
An affiliate in the United Soccer League, this team has produced seven major league soccer players including Dema Kovalenko and Jeremy Aldrich. Home games are played at the Mayors' Riverfront Park on Business Loop I-94 and Mills Street.