Something Musical

Beats on Bates goes on
Out of Favor Boys

Summer may be over (well, not officially until Sept. 22), but there are still a slew of outdoor concerts you can enjoy this month.

Beats on Bates, sponsored by Downtown Kalamazoo Partnership and the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo, is offering a full slate of Wednesday evening performances. This series runs from 5-8 p.m. on Bates Alley, located between 200 and 276 E. Michigan Ave., and this is the September lineup:

Sept. 2: Melissa Lee, a contemporary country singer.

Sept. 9: Out of Favor Boys, a contemporary blues band.

Sept. 16: Kanola Band, a Midwest jazz band playing the music of New Orleans.

Sept. 23: Lana Hoffman & Steve Kamerling, a duo featuring vocals and guitars.

Sept. 30: Cabildo, an alternative Latin rock collective.

For more information or to check for schedule changes, visit