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Night Life & Entertainment

The Area's Best Live Entertainment

Join us throughout the week for a solid schedule of live entertainment presented on our state of the art outdoor stage. Regional and national acts playing rock, pop, blues and country are featured weekly.

We're always looking for talented musicians to play at District Square. We have a variety of opportunities available. If you're in a band or even know of a great band you think we should book, please drop us line via our contact form. Make sure that you leave proper contact information or a link to the band on the web.

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Thursday Friday Saturday
Hours 9pm – 2am 8pm – 2am 8pm – 2am
Live Music --- Live Music
9pm – 11pm
Live Music
9pm – 11pm
Late Night DJ & Dancing
Top 40 & Dance
10pm – 2am
DJ & Dancing
Top 40 & Dance
11pm – 2am
DJ & Dancing
Top 40 & Dance
11pm – 2am

DJ & DANCING

Thursday, Friday & Saturday Late Nights | Beginning at 11pm

Local DJ's take the helm late night to keep the party going. If you love to dance get down here early and experience Kalamazoo's most dynamic dance floor.

Upcoming Shows

Kalamazoo's Academy of Rock

Fri/Sat | May 6th & 7th | Doors at 6pm

Academy of Rock is a rock band program for young musicians aged 8-18. Their players are enthused about music and willing to put time and effort into developing their skills and experiencing the fun, satisfaction and thrill of playing quality music at a real rock show.

Academy of Rock will be performing their Spring Recital over two very special nights at Wild Bull or District Square (depending on the weather). Tickets are $5 for individual performances or $8 for the whole weekend and are available at the door. Doors open early at 6pm. Don't miss this opportunity to see Kalamazoo's next wave of up and coming rock stars. You'll be able to tell your friends … "I saw them way back then!"

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PRIVATE EVENT

Friday | May 13th | Doors Open at 10PM

District Square will be closed to the public until 10pm for a private event. Join us after for late night dancing and fun with DJ Creole.

Run 4 Cover

Saturday | May 14th | 9PM

Run 4 Cover is redefining classic rock, dragging the term away from the Beatles and Stones and giving it to Def Leppard and Rick Springfield. The band began in 2014 when Lon Bennet (Guitar) and Dave Osborn (Drums) were introduced by a mutual friend. Jim Oort (Keyboards), Tom Stanfeild (Vocals) and Steve Garber (Bass) were soon to follow. The plan was simple: play songs people know, but play them differently, and play songs that other bands aren't playing. The band’s goal is clear. They want their audience to grab a drink and sing along as loud as they want. Seems simple enough!

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The Tom Askey Band

Friday | May 20th | 9PM

Singer/Songwriter Tom Askey finished a career in professional hockey that has spanned twelve years from 1996 to 2008 that saw him play at some of the highest leagues in the World, including a stint in the NHL with the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim. Over that time, Tom also dabbled in playing guitar, singing, and writing music. His efforts have cultimated into a catalog of great songs. The "Tom Askey Project" is an attempt to get that music out to the public through Live Performance, the Web, and Word of Mouth.

Tom has been back and forth to Nashville a few times to perform and co-write with various people in country music. In addition, he also performed for and got the guidance and support from the Chili Peppers Writers group that was instrumental in the success of many local West Michigan talents including Dani Jamerson, Shelagh Brown and Frankie Ballard. Askey spent time in the band '33' local legend Nate Cremeans(formerly of 'Dew South'), where he learned the ropes of running a successful country/Rock band. Tom is now on his own with a new great group of musicians and fronting 'The Tom Askey Band' with long time friend Chris Kooi on drums and veteran bass player Jamie Denison. The band will be playing all over West Michigan in addition to Tom's solo performances.

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PRIVATE EVENT

Saturday | May 21st | Doors Open at 10PM

District Square will be closed to the public until 10pm for a private event. Join us after for late night dancing and fun with DJ Creole.

Memorial Day Weekend

DJ Creole

Fri/Sat | May 27-28 | Doors Open at 8PM

District Square will be celebrating the holiday weekend in high style. Join us for late night dancing and fun with DJ Creole.

The Spazmatics

Super Summer Kick-Off Weekend

Friday | June 3rd | Doors at 8PM

The Spazmatics Story: Or at least what they told us!

In the spring of 1983, physics professor Luis Stigwood of Alta Dena High in Thousand Oaks California, lost a debate over String Theory to an upstart pupil in front of the entire student body and faculty. As agreed to by both parties, the loser would have to do anything that the winner demanded, and the victorious prodigy demanded that Mr. Stigwood perform "She Blinded Me With Science" by Thomas Dolby during half-time at an upcoming state basketball championship game.

Having no musical background and desperate to not go down in total humiliation, Professor Stigwood tapped the genius of electronics teacher Eugene MeeGene, who had achieved international acclaim in 1981 for his invention of "robot" drums. When MeeGene (who was also the girls water polo coach at Alta Dena Middle School) explained that most of the music could be generated by computers, and that all he needed was a couple of decent musicians to fill in the holes, Stigwood was ecstatic. To round out the lineup, Stigwood brought in his brother, Milton on bass, and teacher's assistant, Shureman on guitar.

When the group took center court that evening, members of the hip elite began heckling them with jibes of "geek" and "nerd," while everyone else howled with laughter. But once they broke into the opening salvo of "Science," the nonbelievers were stunned by the group's authenticity of production, world class musicianship, and tight choreography. The performance came to a climax when Stigwood grabbed one of the cheerleaders and began doing the "Belinda" up and down the court with her in tow. When it was all over, the crowd rose in a standing ovation, and the Spazmatics were born.

FACT: 
From the creators of the World Famous Afrodisiacs comes the Spazmatics. All the awesome sounds, styles, and way cool dance steps from the 1980's decade we'd love to forget. Complete with skinny ties, Brill Creamed hair, and horn-rimmed glasses, the Spazmatics recapture all the best of the worst. Outstanding musicianship combined with creative flair and style makes for an evening of pure energy and entertainment. So tonight we're gonna party like it's 1999; only it's not!

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Michigander

With Special Guests

Steel Giant | The Class Acts | Stay Outside | American WiFi

Saturday | June 18th | Doors at 6:30PM | All Ages

MICHIGANDER IS A BAND.

An underdog dream from an underdog state. The product of restless feet and the need to say something.

Michigander has been the toil and passion of Jason Singer since 2013. It’s being built in basements and churches and vans without mufflers. It’s living on stages, floors, and in studios—sounding big and packing light.

Jason has played shows with artists like Kevin Garrett, Jacco Gardner, Caroline Smith, and Joe Hertler. He’s recorded sessions with Daytrotter and Real Feels. All while the band is still in its infancy.

As Jason continues to write and perform across the Midwest and beyond, a debut record is in the works and will be released in 2016. So keep your eyes and ears pointed toward the Great Lakes State. Beautiful things are being built there.

MICHIGANDER IS A TOPIC OF DISCUSSION.

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KT Tunstall

Saturday | July 2nd | Doors at 6:30PM | All Ages

KT Tunstall chooses to live and create in the moment. This impulsivity courses through her catalog and performances, defining classics like the GRAMMY Award®-nominated "Black Horse & The Cherry Tree," "Suddenly I See," "Hold On," "Saving My Face," and many more. This urgency also drives the Scotland-born and now Los Angeles-based songstress' forthcoming fifth full-length studio album -- to be released in fall 2016 on Virgin Records UK.

Fueled by a heavy audio diet of Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty, and more recent artists such as Tame Impala and Devendra Banhart, windswept Californian psychedelica and widescreen coastal pop melodies found their way into her own repertoire. Following this West Coast muse, KT embarked on a series of writing retreats to Joshua Tree and New Mexico.

It's a blossoming that began with her outstanding breakout 2004 debut, 'Eye to the Telescope,' carried through the RIAA gold- certified 'Drastic Fantastic,' to 2010's unanimously acclaimed 'Tiger Suit,' and most recently, the similarly excellently-received 'Invisible Empire//Crescent Moon.' She won a BRIT Award, an Ivor Novello, and received GRAMMY Award® and Mercury Prize nominations. Her music has featured prominently in film and television including "The Devil Wears Prada," "Ugly Betty," and "Grey's Anatomy." She has penned songs for films such as Disney's "Million Dollar Arm" -- co-writing with the legendary AR Rahman, "Winter's Tale" for Warner Brothers, and the soon-to-be-released, highly anticipated movie, "About Ray."

Now, KT begins the brightest phase of her journey yet.

"My fans have been so brilliantly loyal," she leaves off. "They want the truth. They're not interested in some bullshit puppet dancing around pretending that life is a movie, they want something real. They want good songs. They want joy. They want to feel. That's what I'm giving them on this album."

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