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More outdoor concerts in September
Grayson Nye Experiment

Just because it's September, it doesn't mean concerts have all gone inside. The downtown Kalamazoo music series Beats on Bates and Music on the Mall both have a full slate scheduled this month.

Each Wednesday, beginning at 5:30 p.m., Beats on Bates will present live music under the lights of Bates Alley, which runs parallel to Michigan Avenue between Edwards and Portage streets. The shows are sponsored by the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo and the Downtown Kalamazoo Partnership. September’s dates and performers will be:

  • Sept.1: Jazz & Creative Institute/Kalamazoo Music School Student Ensemble Concert
  • Sept. 8: Grayson Nye Experiment
  • Sept. 15, 22 & 29: Kalamazoo Academy of Rock

The Music on the Mall series will feature live performances on the South Kalamazoo Mall from 3–6 p.m. Saturdays. Here are the dates and performers for the September concerts:

  • Sept. 4: Airtight
  • Sept. 11: Dog Patch
  • Sept. 18: Pinter Whitnick
  • Sept. 25: Trio Desino

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