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.Visit Our Contact Form
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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.
Closed for a Private Event
Saturday | June 25
Open to Public at 10:30PM
Late Night Dancing with DJ Creole
Fireworks 360 on SkyDeck
July 1st-4th | 8pm
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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."Artist Website Purchase Tickets Online
College Night Foam Party!
Thursday | July 7th | 9pm
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Thursday | July 21st | Doors at 6:30PM | All Ages
With an ear for Brian Wilson-esque harmony, JR JR swirl indie pop, folk, and electronic elements into one breezy package. Originally named Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. with typical irreverence, the duo of Joshua Epstein (also of the Silent Years) and Daniel Zott came together in Detroit in 2009. Working out of a basement studio, the pair worked to create a sound that was danceable without sacrificing anything in the songwriting department, merging intricate and airy melodies with solid programmed beats and synth atmospherics.
Their hard work bore fruit in 2010 when they released their debut EP, Horse Power, on Quite Scientific, quickly followed by the EP My Love Is Easy: Remixes Pt. 1. That same year, the pair was also tapped to do a remix of Moby's "Wait for Me." The resulting buzz from their early releases led to a record deal with Warner Bros., who released their Record Store Day-exclusive EP titled We Almost Lost Detroit in spring 2011. The duo's full-length debut, It's a Corporate World, followed that summer. In 2013, they returned with an EP, Patterns, before releasing their sophomore full-length, The Speed of Things, later that year.
In 2015, even though they had the blessing of Dale Earnhardt, Jr. himself, to avoid ongoing confusion by fans and seekers of the race car driver, Epstein and Zott decided to change the band's name to simply JR JR. Their first LP under the shortened handle and their third with Warner Bros., the endearing JR JR was released that September.Artist Website Purchase Tickets Online
Saturday | July 23 | Doors at 7PM | All Ages
Freedom can also mean sacrifice and, on occasion, compromise. In Smo’s case, that has meant spending less time with his family on their 32-acre Tennessee farm and more time on the road, riding the success of his 2014 album, Kuntry Livin’. Immediately on release, his Elektra Records Nashville debut lodged for 10 consecutive weeks in the Top 10 of both Billboard’s Country Albums and Rap charts – a cross-genre tour de force – and earned Smo recognition from Rolling Stone as a “2014 Artist You Should Know.”
“I’ve parked the tractor, hung up the rake and hoe in the shed, climbed on the tour bus and spent the greater part of last year and the year before on the road,” he says. “I love my home, but to be an artist you can’t be held in boundaries. So I’ve experienced new things and met new people and seen life outside the farm. I’ve absorbed these elements and ideas and honed it into the country state of mind, because that’s who I am.”
His broadening perspective has allowed Smo to reach toward new audiences even as he continues to serve his longtime fans – his “kinfoke.” One example: As a road warrior himself, Smo has forged ties to the truck driving community, a bond he lauds on Rebel Road.
Currently traveling throughout the U.S. and into Canada with his Bringin’ It Home tour, with dates booked into the summer, Smo is looking forward to another season of his original series Big Smo on A&E beginning July 21st. His second full-length album release is soon to be in the works as well.Artist Website Purchase Tickets Online
Thursday | September 15 | Doors at 7PM | 18+
Improvising with his own beats and rapping since age 11, "Boston's Boy" Sammy Adams has taken the hip hop world by storm. He began gaining popularity after his remix "I Hate College" gained over 10 million views on YouTube. In 2010 Adams even hit #1 on iTunes charts for his debut Boston's Boy EP.
Signed with Sony RCA Records following his 2011 Lollapolooza performance, Adams has continued to enjoy popularity rising mainstream popularity as well as the continued support of the underground college scene he originated from. Adams has received recognition from Teen Vogue and Artist Direct, he has also made multiple television appearances including on the late night talk show Conan in 2012 where he performed his single "Blow Up."
Adams traces his musical roots across a variety of genres including rock, classical, and blues allowing him to cross genres and expand his sound. He is currently preparing for his 2016 September tour, The Long Way.Artist Website Purchase Tickets Online