Something Musical

Catch a concert in the park this month
June is filled with outdoor music.

This summer is getting more musical.

The Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo’s SummerTime Live series has added two new locations to their roster of free outdoor performances. Downtown Kalamazoo's Beats on Bates Wednesday Night Summer Music Series and Richland Township's After Hop Concert are joining the venues of Bronson Park, Parchment’s Kindleberger Summer Festival of the Performing Arts–The Stage at Kindleberger, Oshtemo Township’s Music in the Park, and the City of Portage’s Thursday Summer Entertainment Series as hosts of the performances.

SummerTime Live kicks off with concerts starting this month and runs through August. June performances will be:

• June 2: Kalamazoo Singers, Bronson Park, 4 p.m.
• June 5: Dj Disobedience and Lilly Mazzone, DC, Jessica Ivey, and Abbie Maikoski, Bates Alley, 5–8 p.m.
• June 9: Kari Lynch, Bronson Park, 4 p.m.
• June 12: Jazz & Creative Institute, Bates Alley, 5–8 p.m.
• June 16: Kalamazoo Concert Band, Bronson Park, 4 p.m.
• June 19: So Long Belladonna, Bates Alley, 5–8 p.m.
• June 23: Yolonda Lavender, Flesher Field, Oshtemo, 6 p.m.
• June 23: Shout! Beatles Tribute Band, The Stage at Kindleberger Park, Parchment, 6:30 p.m.
• June 26: Black Arts & Cultural Center, Bates Alley, 5–8 p.m.
• June 27: The Boy Band, Overlander Bandshell, Portage, 7 p.m.
• June 30: Lake Effect Jazz Band, Bronson Park, 4 p.m.
Attendees are encouraged to bring picnic meals (but no grilling is allowed), blankets or lawn chairs to the concerts.
For more information or to see the schedule, visit