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Something Musical

Catch an outdoor concert

This month the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo’s Summertime Live series gives you several more opportunities to get your outdoor concert fix. It offers a full slate of music, running the gamut from reggae to bluegrass, zydeco to jazz.

The scheduled concert dates, performers, music genres, locations and times are:

• Aug. 1: Alan Turner and the Steel Horse Band, country, Overlander Bandshell, Portage, 7 p.m.
• Aug. 4: Ben Daniels Band, folk-rock, The Stage at Kindleberger Park, Parchment, 6:30 p.m.
• Aug. 7: Out of Favor Boys, blues, Bates Alley, 5–8 p.m.
• Aug. 11: Feel Good, a tribute band doing favorite party jams, Bronson Park, 4 p.m.
• Aug. 11: Thunderwüde, bluegrass/newgrass, The Stage at Kindleberger Park, Parchment, 6:30 p.m.
• Aug. 14: Schlitz Creek, bluegrass band, Bates Alley, 5–8 p.m.
• Aug. 18: Tom Knific Quartet, jazz, Bronson Park, 4 p.m.
• Aug. 18: Kanola Band, New Orleans-style jazz and zydeco, Flesher Field, Oshtemo, 6 p.m.
• Aug. 18: May Erlewine and the Motivations, boogie jams, The Stage at Kindleberger Park, Parchment, 6:30 p.m.
• Aug. 21: Zion Lion, reggae, Bates Alley, 5–8 p.m.
• Aug. 25: Bronk Bros., country, The Stage at Kindleberger Park, Parchment, 6:30 p.m.
• Aug. 28: The Gilmore, classical/jazz, Bates Alley, 5–8 p.m.

Each park has different food and drink policies, so be sure to check in advance before packing your picnic basket. For more information, visit kalamazooarts.org/concerts-in-the-park.