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Ben Folds — Paper Airplane Request Tour WSG Lindsey Kraft

June 29

Kalamazoo State Theatre  

What To Know Before Attending The Show

Doors: 7 PM | Show: 8 PM

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The Kalamazoo State Theatre is excited to announce the return of Ben Folds with his Paper Airplane Request Tour on Saturday, June 29. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 8, at 10AM. An online-only local presale takes place on March 7, starting at 10AM.

About Ben Folds

Ben Folds is widely regarded as one of the major music influencers of our generation.

He’s created an enormous body of genre-bending music that includes pop albums with Ben Folds Five, multiple solo albums, and numerous collaborative records.

He tours as a pop artist, while also performing with some of the world’s greatest symphony orchestras, and currently serving as the first ever Artistic Advisor to the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center.

A New York Times Best Selling author and podcast host, frequently guest stars in film and TV, and recently earned an Emmy nomination for his composition of a new theme song for a popular Peanuts TV special.

An advocate for the arts, he serves on the Board of the Arts Action Fund, Planet Word and the Nashville Symphony, and has launched a music education initiative for kids in his home state of North Carolina.


About Lindsey Kraft

Lindsey Kraft is a multi-faceted artist – actress, singer, and composer. You may recognize her from various TV roles including Netflix’s Grace and Frankie, HBO’s Getting On and most recently Netflix’s Obliterated.

She continues as the opening act for Ben Foldswhere she’ll be performing her brand of theatrical pop songs including songs from her musical, “love, me,” a one-woman show workshopped recently in LA for a LIVE album.  During an opening performance for Ben at the Kennedy Center in 2023, she received a glowing review by DC Music Review which wrote that the audience “was treated and transfixed by the performance of Lindsey Kraft. Within the first few moments of her piece, concertgoers realized how perfect the pairing was. A burgeoning newcomer to musical performances, Kraft, in addition to her brilliant piano playing and songs, masterfully interacted with and entertained the audience with her witty and sincere songs.”

She characterizes her songs as deeply personal, funny, and sad, her sound
inspired by Carly Simon, Carole King, Billy Joel, Bette Midler, Randy
Newman, and Broadway (but like, only the good shows).




Check out this playlist featuring some of our favorite Ben Folds songs, including tracks from his time with Ben Folds Five, that iconic live album, and more.

Ticket Information

Mark your calendars! Tickets will be available starting on Friday, March 8, 2024, at 10:00 AM EST. With prices ranging from $56 to $96. There are also VIP opportunities as well.

  • Public Onsale: Friday, March 8, 2024, at 10:00 AM EST
  • Ticket Prices: $56.00 – $96.00 (Reserved Seating)
  • Day of show Prices: $61-$101 (Reserved Seating)
  • VIP options available.
  • Platinum Seats: Available in limited quantities

All ages are welcome for this event. There is a 6 ticket limit per purchase.

Skip the line Ticket Information:

Why wait in the elements when you can skip the line?! This is a separate ticket that will grant you expedited entry into the venue. Skip The Line entry is located near the main entrance of the building. Look for VIP / Skip The Line signage or ask a staff member. Present your Skip The Line pass along with your event ticket for expedited entry and to avoid the public lines. THIS IS NOT AN EVENT TICKET.

Security Information:
All patrons are subject to search, pat down, and wanding.  The following items are not allowed in the venue: guns, knives, lasers, tasers, mace, glass items, cameras, selfie sticks, outside food or beverage, no bags over the dimensions of 8 inches wide by 5 inches tall with a width of 2 inches,  and other items that may challenge public safety.  You can view our full list by visiting our frequently asked questions here


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Kalamazoo State Theatre
404 S. Burdick
Kalamazoo, MI 49007 United States
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