Encore Magazine August 2021

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FIRST THINGS ENCORE

Something Entertaining

A slew of outdoor concerts planned From the vocal stylings of Megan Dooley to the big–band

sound of the Glenn Miller Orchestra, the Arts Council of Great Kalamazoo is offering a slew of free outdoor concerts across the area this month. The scheduled performances are:

• Aug. 1: Kyle Jennings, The Stage at Kindleberger, Parchment, 6:30 p.m. • Aug. 4: Coffee with Friends, Bates Alley, 5:30 p.m. • Aug. 6: Shout! A Beatles Tribute, Richland Area Community Center, 8 p.m. • Aug. 8: Gull Lake Jazz Orchestra, The Stage at Kindleberger, 6:30 p.m.

Al Hight & M6–West

• Aug. 11: Lana and the Tonics, Bates Alley, 5:30 p.m. • Aug. 15: Farmers Alley Theatre, Bronson Park, 4 p.m. • Aug. 15: FeelGood, The Stage at Kindleberger, 6:30 p.m. • Aug. 18: Tony Fields and Doug Decker, Bates Alley, 5:30 p.m. • Aug. 19: Al Hight & M6–West, Ramona Park, Portage, 7 p.m. • Aug. 22: Shayna Steele, Bronson Park, 4 p.m.

Shout! A Beatles Tribute

• Aug. 22: Kalamazoo Scottish Festival, The Stage at Kindleberger, 6:30 p.m. • Aug. 25: Big Trouble, Bates Alley, 5:30 p.m. • Aug. 29: Change Gonna Come, a musical theater production portraying the life and songs of soul singer Sam Cooke, with an opportunity to support the local housing nonprofit Open Doors, Bronson Park, 4 p.m. • Aug. 29: Out of Favor Boys, Flesher Field Gazebo, Oshtemo Township, 6 p.m. • Aug. 29: Megan Dooley, The Stage at Kindleberger, 6:30 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own blankets or lawn chairs. The concert in Portage will be drive–in style. For more information, visit kalamazooarts.org/concerts– in–the–park.

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Shayna Steele