Something Festive

Arcadia Ales launches summer music series

Attending a mini-music festival along Kalamazoo’s riverfront with brew in hand on a warm summer night — what could be better than that?

Arcadia Ales Kalamazoo, at 701 E. Michigan Ave., is launching the River’s Edge Summer Music Festival Series June 24 at its new outdoor entertainment space. The inaugural event begins at 3 p.m. and runs until after midnight. Western Michigan University students from radio station WIDR will spin records from 3–5 p.m., and performances will start at 5 p.m., featuring Retro Pop Shuffle, Brian Koenigsknecht, Mechele Peters & ’Til The Cowboys Come Home, FlyLiteGemini, DC & Yolonda Lavender, and Crime Funk.

Other starting times and dates for the series are 5 p.m. July 22, 4 p.m. Aug. 12 and 4 p.m. Sept. 16. Tickets are $10 for each date or $30 for all four. Those 21 and younger, including children, are admitted free but cannot be present after 9 p.m.

To buy tickets or for more information, visit or call 276-0458.