The Gilmore

Plan Your Visit

“Vibrant art, food and beer scenes fueled by a young, college-educated population… the town has some hipness hidden up its sleeve.” -Maya Kroth, Washington Post

Located in southwest Michigan, about two hours from Chicago, Kalamazoo is filled with world-class attractions, outdoor festivals and recreation, and a variety of cultural institutions including Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo College.



The Gilmore Keyboard Festival is proud to partner with some of Kalamazoo’s finest lodging establishments to give visitors the best rate during their stay.

Food and Drink

Dining Options

Looking for dinner before or after the performance? Browse our directory of local partner establishments for top-notch eateries – and pair your meal with a craft beer or locally made wine.

Local attractions


Springtime in Kalamazoo is the perfect time to visit for local attractions, outdoor activities and bustling festivals. Find an activity between Festival performances!