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Kalamazoo Festival Venues

Bell’s Eccentric Café

Located in beautiful downtown Kalamazoo, the Eccentric Café – adjacent to Bell’s General Store – is home to a unique offering of craft beer and live music in The Back Room. Free on-site parking.


Chenery Auditorium

Chenery Auditorium holds just over 1,500 patrons, making it GKF’s largest venue. Complimentary coffee and cookies served at intermission. Free on-site parking.


Civic Auditorium

Since 1931, the 500-seat Civic Auditorium has been home to the Kalamazoo Civic Theatre – one of the premier community theaters in the country. On-street and surface lot parking nearby.


Dalton Center Recital Hall

The recital hall is located in the heart of the WMU campus. Complimentary coffee and cookies served at intermission. Dalton Multimedia Room is adjacent to the recital hall. Parking in nearby ramp.


Farmers Alley Theatre

Located in downtown Kalamazoo, the big silver marquee is located on Farmers Alley, directly above the entrance. Best parking is in the Epic Center parking structure on South Street, adjacent to Farmers Alley.


Kalamazoo Institute of Arts

Located on the corner of Bronson Park in Downtown Kalamazoo, the KIA is a nonprofit art museum and school, and the location of the Festival Opening Night Dinner. On-street and adjacent surface lot parking.


Little Theatre

Little Theatre is located on Western Michigan University’s East Campus at the corner of Oakland Drive and Oliver Lane. Surface lot parking is available.


State Theatre

This historic 1,400-seat theater, designed in 1927, is located at the corner of Lovell and Burdick. Main parking lot is located just south of the theater at the intersection of South Burdick and Cedar, or park in the Epic Center parking structure.


Stetson Chapel

Built in 1931, Stetson Chapel is listed in the National Registry of Historic Places. The 500-seat venue overlooks Kalamazoo College and the city of Kalamazoo. Complimentary coffee and cookies served at intermission.


Stryker Theatre

Located inside the Kalamazoo Valley Museum, the theater is equipped with a Dolby 5.1 sound system and digital video projection system. On-street and city garage parking is available.


Wellspring Theater and Judy K. Jolliffe Theatre

The Wellspring Theater and the Judy K. Jolliffe Theatre are both located on the second floor of the Epic Center. Parking is available in attached city parking ramp.


Williams Theatre

On the WMU campus, this black-box theater is the Festival’s traditional jazz club venue. Reserved table seating on the main floor; general admission seating in the balcony. Craft beer, wine, and beverage service is available.


West Michigan Festival Venues

DeVos Performance Hall

DeVos Performance Hall is located in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids. The 2,404-seat theater is home to the Grand Rapids Symphony.


First Congregational Church

Conveniently located in downtown Battle Creek, the church hosts 2018 Gilmore Young Artist Wei Luo for a Sunday afternoon recital.


First United Methodist Church

Located in the heart of the lovely city of South Haven on the shores of Lake Michigan, the church is the venue of our collaborating partner, the South Haven Performance Series.


Marshall High School Auditorium for Performing Arts

This 900-seat auditorium is equipped with state- of-the-art technology and a rare Seiler concert grand piano.


Vicksburg Performing Arts Center

Vicksburg High School is home to this 1000-seat auditorium containing lecture halls, classrooms, and a video studio.


Wharton Center for Performing Arts

Michigan’s largest performing arts venue is home to the Lansing Symphony Orchestra.


W. K. Kellogg Auditorium

This auditorium is in downtown Battle Creek and is home to the Battle Creek Symphony.


W. K. Kellogg Foundation

The Battle Creek-based W.K. Kellogg Foundation Headquarters is home to the noon series of concerts during the Festival, held in the meeting space on the lower level.


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