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Something Musical

Catch a concert in a park
Concerts in Bronson Park bring downtown Kalamazoo to life on sleepy summer Sundays.

What’s summer without outdoor concerts? You won’t have to find out thanks to a slate of free summer performances, which begin this month in Kalamazoo and Oshtemo.

The Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo is bringing back its annual series of Sunday concerts in Bronson Park in downtown Kalamazoo. Attendees are encouraged to bring picnic meals (but there’s no grilling allowed) and blankets or lawn chairs to the concerts, which all begin at 4 p.m. The summer concert schedule is:

  • June 3: Kalamazoo Singers
  • June 17: Kalamazoo Concert Band
  • July 1: Dacia Bridges Project
  • July 15: The Accidentals
  • July 22: Kalamazoo Big Band
  • August 5: Kris Hitchcock
  • August 19: Schlitz Creek

For more information, visit or call 342-5059.

Oshtemo’s Music in the Park concert series presented by the Oshtemo Friends of the Parks also begins this month, with concerts being held at the gazebo at Flesher Field, 3664 S. 9th St., The scheduled concerts, which begin at 5:30 p.m., are:

  • June 10: Cornfed Girls
  • July 8: Zion Lion
  • August 12: Lake Effect Jazz Band

For more information visit
or call 375-4260.