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.
Memorial Day Weekend
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.
Monster Foam Party!
Thursday | June 2nd | 9pm
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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!Artist Website Full Event Details
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.Artist Website Purchase Tickets Online
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
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