2022 Gilmore International Piano Festival — A festival celebrating diversity of the piano repertoire and featuring world-class musicians, April 8–May 15, various area locations, 342-1166; see thegilmore.org for full schedule.
English singer/songwriter and author, 6–7:30 p.m. May 3, Van Deusen Room, Kalamazoo Public Library, 315 S. Rose St.; registration required. KPL welcomes back critically acclaimed author and musician, Wesley Stace for a special live concert in support of his newest album, Late Style. With Late Style, Wesley Stace, the artist formerly known as John Wesley Harding, has done things differently.
Wednesday Night Cruise-Ins at the Gilmore Car Museum have become an annual summer tradition from May through September! It is FREE to bring your collector car on the grounds during Cruise-In and the event is open to the public. On good weather nights, the fun starts at 5 pm and runs until 8 pm, with both George & Sally’s authentic 1941 Blue Moon Diner and The Grill serving hot dogs, hamburgers, and creamy old-fashioned custard throughout the evening.With live music providing the soundtrack, these are evenings you and your family won’t forget!
When you listen to Over the Rhine, the supremely talented musical couple comprised of Karin Bergquist and Linford Detweiler, you quickly fall under the spell of Karin’s timeless voice “which has the power to stop the world in its tracks” (Performing Songwriter). But then the songs start hitting you. Paste magazine writes, “Over the Rhine creates true confessional masterpieces that know neither border nor boundary” and included Bergquist and Detweiler in their list of 100 Best Living Songwriters.
More than 35 million people around the world have experienced the smash hit phenomenon that is BLUE MAN GROUP and now it’s your turn! BLUE MAN GROUP returns to Kalamazoo for a limited engagement on their new North American tour. It’s everything you know and love about BLUE MAN GROUP—signature drumming, colorful moments of creativity and quirky comedy—the men are still blue but the rest is all new!