3820 Sprinkle Rd.
Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Phone: (269) 381-7000
Fax: (269) 381-5334
Built in 1974, Wings Stadium has been home to the Kalamazoo Wings of the United Hockey League since the 2000-01 season. The venue also offers a full range of entertainment, including concerts, professional hockey, family shows and trade shows. The building capacity is 8,023 with seating capacity for hockey at 5,113. Watching your favourite team live in action is truly a worthwhile experience.
Spread across 61,000 square feet (5,667.09 square meters), the Kalamazoo County Expo Center is a versatile space for various national, regional and local events. From trade shows and expos, cultural activities and festivals to private occasions and meetings, it features air conditioned and heated venues to host any kind of event. It is also the site of Kalamazoo Indoor Flea & Farmers Market which is open on certain days of the week from October to April.
Ample seating, disabled access and a host of other facilities figure in this downtown Kalamazoo former movie theatre's repertoire. The '20s architecture of the venue is reminiscent of another era altogether, making it a site to withhold. Now duly renovated and refurbished, the theatre stands tall and houses a grand stage with all the possible props for a great show. Add to that some great live musical and theatrical gigs, and you have a hotspot on your hands. Check the website for schedules and ticket information.
A perfect place where you can groove to the tunes of talented bands while downing interesting flavors of local beers, the Bell's Back Room is a haunt for tourists and locals alike. Situated inside the Bell's Brewery, this place boasts of a wonderful venue which is equipped with impressive acoustics and picnic benches that bring about a marriage between beers and music. Come with your gang and stay put till wee hours of the night as Bell's Back Room manages to offer you a rare combination of entertainment, drinks and food. Check website for additional details.
One of the noted community theaters of the country, Kalamazoo Civic Theatre came into existence in the year 1929. Over the years that followed, Kalamazoo Civic Theatre witnessed spectacular performances by established actors while incubating fresh talent. The theater has several acolades and records to its name including the astounding turn out of audience that graced the theater for the pilot of Avenue Q. Musicals form the backbone of the Kalamazoo Civic Theatre but they also feature several plays. Performances are brought to life by gifted artists, and their amicable staff ensures every patron has a great time. The Kalamazoo Civic Theatre welcomes community participation which is one of the many traits that differentiate them from the contemporaries.
Milhouse is a residential apartment and concert venue in Kalamazoo. This space features an eclectic schedule of parties, events and live gigs by regional and touring bands. Some of the artists on their previous line-ups are Speedy Ortiz, Ramshackle Glory, Shark Beach and Olive Drab. Popular music styles resonating here include alternative rock, metal and indie.
Named after reputed baseball coach Judson Hyames, first match on the Hyames Feild was played in the year 1939 and since then this baseball field has witnessed superlative performances by local favorites and outsiders alike. After a major renovation which was completed in 2011, the already spectacular stadium got an impressive face lift with VIP Suites, Dugouts and much more. This rennovation was spear headed by Robert J. Bobb- CEO Cardinal Growth L.P, hence the field was commemorated as Robert J. Bobb Stadium at Hyames Field in 2011. The stadium is considered to be one of the best of its kind in the country, and every game is always a treat to watch here.
With a seating capacity of 3,497, the Miller Auditorium is the fourth-largest auditorium in Michigan. It plays host to several kinds of performances. A Western Michigan University student organization known as the Campus Activities Board (CAB) brings in several performances. It is also known for the numerous broadway musicals which are regulars on its event list. For more details, please check the website.
Welcoming movie lovers to a wonderful cinema viewing experience, Goodrich West Columbia 7 is a haunt for families and friends alike. With comfy seating spaces, state-of-the-art visuals, impeccable acoustics and buttery popcorn, Goodrich West Columbia 7 beckons Hollywood fans and keeps them coming. The theater screens all of the latest releases and any 3D movie is best viewed here. Whether planing a fun evening with your little ones or chalking out a night out with your gang, Goodrich West Columbia 7 should be an integral part of your spree!
Nottke's Bowl, as the name suggests, is a magnificent bowling center believed to be one of the best in the city. The place boasts of over 60 bowling lanes all illuminated with dramatic neon lights challenging you to test your skills. Whether the crowd is cheering your name or you are a newbie, at Nottke's Bowl everyone is bound to have a great time. The place has several tournaments where you can enter your team and their leagues range from Ladies, Senior Men to Mixed Company and many more. If hunger strikes, the on-site restaurant is ever ready to satiate you with American delights.
Touted to be the best music venue in Battle Creek, The Music Factory is an avant-garde space for music fans. It has hosted great shows by bands like Blackstone Cherry, Mushroom Head, Shadows Fall and All that Remains. It is a haven for rock enthusiasts with the likes of Violent Vessel, Saving Abel, Ghost In The Attic and Remains Of Jade performing here.
The Rink, located in Battle Creek is, as indicated by the name, an ice skating rink. You can come here to skate on a day when there are no scheduled events. Programs which take place here include figure skating, ice hockey and more. The arena seats as many as 1000 spectators. Four dressing rooms and skate sharpening devices are also available here. For more information on upcoming events, check out the notes section of their Facebook page.