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Kalamazoo Strong: Art & Song Benefit Concert at the BBC

The Kalamazoo arts and music communities coming together to help support and heal the community that supports it.

Please join the Kalamazoo JayceesKzoo Music Scene & the Kalamazoo Valley Blues Association for a day of music and art at the Boatyard Brewing Company to benefit the victims and the families of the tragic February 20, 2016 shootings. 

All proceeds will go directly to the Help Now fund provided in partnership by the Battle Creek Community FoundationKalamazoo Community Foundation, and the United Way of the Battle Creek and Kalamazoo Region

For more information on Help Now, please visit

Performances include:

3:30 pm - 4:15 pm Out of Favor Boys 

4:40 pm - 5:25 pm Double-Strung
(Bluegrass / Country / roots)

5:50 pm - 6:35 pm Lisa Can't Sing
(80's Pop & Cover)

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Megan Dooley
(Singer - Songwriter Torch / Folk / Eclectic)

8:20 pm - 9:00 pm Bride of Fleckenstein and Friends
(Folk / Country / Bluegrass)

Live Painting: Francis Heynig
Face Painting: Ben Flaten
Food: Crepes by the Lakes (a portion of food sales will be donated to the foundation.)

Admission: $5

There will be a silent auction and other contests throughout the evening. 

All ages welcome. Family friendly event.

If you are interested in contributing items for the raffle and silent auction, please contact:

Kymi Toliver (President of the Kalamazoo Jaycees) :
Tina Truax (Event Coordinator):
Chris Falk (Owner of Kzoo Music Scene):

Earlier Event: March 19
Crepes at the BBC
Later Event: March 21
Crepes at the BBC: KLOB Meeting