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Everything You Need to Know: Taste & Brew of Kalamazoo

Michigan’s largest food festival is almost here!


The Taste & Brew of Kalamazoo is the home of the best local brews, food, and live entertainment all in one weekend.  You can see the weekend’s food menu here, and the brew menu here.

About Taste & Brew of Kalamazoo:

  • When: Thursday, July 23 through Saturday, July 25, 2015
  • WhereArcadia Creek Festival Place, 145 E. Water St., Kalamazoo, MI 49007
  • Cost: FREE before 4 p.m. every day! General admission after 4 p.m. $10 daily; VIP (Thursday or Friday) $25; VIP (Saturday) $40


  • 11 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. Thursday
  • 11 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. Friday
  • 11 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. Saturday

Buy Your Tickets In Advance Here

Entertainment Headliners:

  • Thursday, July 23: The Electric Red.
  • Friday, July 24: Enjoy Kalamazoo’s own Beat Brigade. Inspired by hip-hop’s golden era, producer Joey Mapes of Beat Brigade productions teams up with Kalamazoo veteran MCs Gyro, Patience, and Matt OC to present a night of no-nonsense beats and rhymes. Their debut LP Westnedge Hill, a nostalgia-fueled ode to their hometown, has an October 2015 release date.
  • Saturday, July 25: Gin Blossoms. For more than two decades, Gin Blossoms have defined the sound of jangle pop. From their late 80s start as Arizona’s top indie rock outfit, the Tempe-based combo has drawn critical applause and massive popular success for their trademark brand of chiming guitars, introspective lyricism, and irresistible melodies. Gin Blossoms soon unfurled a chain of crossover favorites spanning five different formats, from “Hey Jealousy” and “Until I Fall Away” to “Follow You Down” and the GRAMMY®-nominated “As Long As It Matters,” earning the band sales in excess of 10 million in the US alone.

Food Vendors:

  • Bert’s Bakery
  • Camzies Pizza
  • Crepes by the Lakes
  • Finley’s Grill and Smokehouse
  • Harvey’s on the Mall
  • Kzoo Fresh Fish & More
  • Olde Peninsula Brew Pub
  • Sloppy’s Inc.
  • Wild Ginger
  • Smoothie Operator
  • Big Moe’s BBQ
  • Not Just an Almond
  • Cold Stone Creamery
  • Gorilla Gourmet
  • Jamba African Cuisine
  • El Inka
  • Coney Island
  • Quekas Mexican Restaurant
  • Nick’s Gyros
  • Galesburg Meat Company
  • More

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