Taste of Kalamazoo features food, music

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Hundreds of offerings from local food vendors will be available at the 2014 Taste of Kalamazoo.

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—The 29th annual Taste of Kalamazoo will feature food from 30 area restaurants and more than 200 items on Thursday through Saturday, July 24-26, at the Arcadia Creek Festival Place.

Admission is free each day before 4 p.m. Thursday admission is $3 from 4 to 6 p.m. and $7 after 6 p.m.
 Friday and Saturday admission is $7 from 4 to 6 p.m. and $10 after 6 p.m. Children ages 12 and younger are admitted at no charge.

Gates open at 11 a.m. and close at 12:30 a.m. Thursday and at 1:30 a.m. Friday and Saturday.

Food and beverage tickets are priced at 50 cents each with items ranging in price from 50 cents to $4.

Family events include the Great Duck Race, benefiting Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan, slated for Saturday at 12:30 p.m. in the waterway outside of the Kalamazoo Valley Museum.

Music and entertainment

Thursday, July 24

  • 6 to 7 p.m., Los Bandits.
  • 8 to 9:15 p.m., Knee Deep Shag.
  • 10 to 11:30 p.m., Domestic Problems.

Friday, July 25

  • Noon to 1:30 p.m., Barn on Fire.
  • 6 to 7:30 p.m., Joe Hertler and the Rainbow Seekers.
  • 8 to 9:30 p.m., Wheeler Brothers.
  • 10 to 11:30 p.m., What Made Milwaukee Famous.
  • Midnight to 1:30 a.m., Chuck Inglish, DJ set.

Saturday, July 26

  • Noon to 1:30 p.m., Dumela Project.
  • 6 to 7:30 p.m., The Real Fantastics.
  • 8 to 9:30 p.m., Hollow and Akimbo.
  • 10 to 11:30 p.m., Augustana.

Taste of Kalamazoo is hosted by the Kalamazoo Jaycees.

For more information, visit tasteofkalamazoo.com.