Kalamazoo Downtown Partnership sponsored event

Official Event

Beats on Bates feat. BlueBack

Downtown Kalamazoo’s live music scene is a special part of the city. Adding to the already vibrant music scene is Beats on Bates – a free live music series that offers visitors and locals alike the chance to wind down on a Wednesday evening, indulge in a meal and some drinks, and enjoy the musical stylings under the beautiful lights of Bates Alley.

Formed in 2019, BlueBack brings together four musicians with a wealth of history performing in all forms of American music between them. BlueBack focuses on blues, jump swing, and roots rock music from between the wars, that is from World War II to the Vietnam War with some selections from the earlier blues world and originals.

Beats on Bates takes place every Wednesday between June and September from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.