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Admire acoustic music at Cooper’s Glen Music Festival

The spotlight will be on acoustic music of all types Feb. 3–4 as the Cooper’s Glen Music Festival again graces downtown Kalamazoo.

The annual festival, presented by the Great Lakes Acoustic Music Association (GLAMA) at the Radisson Plaza Hotel, 100 W. Michigan Ave., features performances, workshops and jamming for acoustic music lovers. This year’s lineup includes Linda Williams, Nashon Holloway, The Ragbirds and Joel Mabus. A honky-tonk dance Saturday night, with regional country-rock band Four Wheel Drive, will round out the festival events.

Tickets are $55 for the weekend or $40 for a single day. If purchased at the door, they’re $65 for the weekend or $45 for a single day. Children 16 and under accompanied by an adult can attend for free. For a performance schedule or other information or to purchase tickets, visit