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
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.
College Night Foam Party!
Thursday | July 28th | 10pmClick Here for Details
Friday | July 29th | 9pm
Crazy Mic is a four-piece Rock-n-Roll band from Southwest Michigan. Playing covers of such classic tunes as Brown Eyed Girl, Summer of 69 and Sweet Emotion, you won't be able to keep yourself off of the dance floor. Ready to party? We certainly hope so!Artist Website
Friday | August 12th | 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
College Night Foam Party!
Thursday | August 18th | 10pmClick Here for Details
Thursday | Sept. 7th | Doors at 9pm | 18 and Up
Growing up on a goat farm in the desert of Arizona might not be considered the typical American upbringing for the next big DJ and producer, but then again Ghastly isn’t your typical American artist. Many have described the genre bending musician as a partially insane young man with a dark sense of humor. Politely abominable and casually destructive, he wields the catch phrase “born to die” as a mantra to his chaotic lifestyle. His sets have been heralded as “Energetic and eclectic live performances which are sometimes followed by odd speeches about the abnormalities of life, regretful sexual encounters, and well cooked food.” With such a diverse personality and rapport for his fans, it’s clear that Ghastly has one thing on his mind, and that's to change the world.
After entering the music scene and practicing his talents with touring metal bands such as The Irish Front, David Lee Crow finally found his calling with dance music, and it inspired him to pack up and head to Venice Beach, California to live out of his van and pursue a new career in bass-heavy music. It didn’t take long for him to find his place in the scene, as Ghastly quickly claimed himself a position as Bassrush Resident DJ at Exchange LA, and has also secured a number of releases on chart-topping labels such as OWSLA, Buygore, and Dim Mak to name a few.
Ghastly's approachable yet hard-hitting style ushers a forward-thinking dynamic that is not often seen in today’s saturated scene, and his solo productions and collaborations present an unequivocal level of determination and finesse that fuses multiple styles together. Uniquely creating hybrid blends of house, trap, and dubstep into a pot-pourri of bass, the young producer definitively pushes the boundaries of the entire EDM scene today, and a handful of the industry’s finest have recognized his potential including Skrillex, Diplo, Dillon Francis, Tchami, DJ Snake, Datsik, Borgore, Zomboy, and Zeds Dead. With slew of mentally-stimulating originals and physically-altering collaborations under his belt, such as his original “Miami Connection” with Jauz and single “Crank It” with Mija & Lil Jon, it’s safe to say that Ghastly is on a mission to redefine dance music for all.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
wsg The Dirty Nil & Badflower
Saturday | Sept. 17th | Doors at 7pm | All Ages
If you’ve seen the video on YouTube, you can’t help but marvel at the sight of over 100,000 fans singing along to “Viking Death March,” the first track released to the public from Billy Talent’s fourth album, Dead Silence. Watching the mass celebration of this song is powerful enough but the fact that the track had only been released days before the band hit the stage at the Rock Am Ring festival in Germany is testament to the loyalty of the band’s fans around the world.
Dead Silence is the follow up to Billy Talent I, II and III and was recorded in three different studios in Toronto, Vancouver and Los Angeles. The album was produced by Billy Talent guitarist Ian D’Sa and is perfect proof for Billy Talent’s inner strength, their focus and hard work ethic; character traits that have turned them into one of the most successful international rock acts of the past decade. Being together for almost 20 years and having travelled thousands of miles in vans, buses and planes turned the four piece not just into a band, but into a family — a tight brotherhood that will challenge and tackle any obstacle in front of them. Equipped with countless awards (such as multiple MuchMusic Awards, Juno Awards, MTV Awards and even two of those rare German Echo Awards) and having played the biggest festival stages worldwide, Billy Talent are ready to take on their next mission: to complete their world domination.Artist Website Purchase Tickets Online