Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo – Concerts in the Park

Concerts in the Park is a summertime musical entertainment series that enhances the vitality of our arts and cultural community and makes Kalamazoo a great place to live and work. Its mission is to provide a variety of musical experiences through free concerts for the greater Kalamazoo community. This program allows the Arts Council to provide opportunities that support our s local musicians and showcase Kalamazoo as a vibrant destination. Since 2011, Concerts in the Park has made a concerted effort to bring a diverse mix of music to the series each summer. Concerts in the Park has featured big band, bluegrass, jazz, soul, gospel, Klezmer, American roots, Irish, country and vocal music. For some attendees, Concerts in the Park is the first exposure to a new genre of music. For others it is an opportunity to hear music that they otherwise might not have the financial resources to enjoy. For all it is a beautiful opportunity to connect with community on a Sunday afternoon. New for 2014 will be the addition of Third Thursdays Jazz, a collaboration with Fontana Chamber Arts and s Parks and Recreation Department. Held in Bronson Park beginning June 19, this series will invigorate s mission to program the Rotary Stage at Bronson Park and create a new and energetic series that benefits all partners.