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Kalamazoo Blues Fest rocks Arcadia Creek Festival Place

by Deanne Puca

June 20, 2011 | WMU News

Photo of Clarence Spady.
Clarence Spady will perform at the Kalamazoo Blues Festival.
KALAMAZOO--More than 10,000 visitors are expected for three days of music on two stages with 22 bands for the 18th annual Kalamazoo Blues Festival Thursday through Saturday, July 7-9, at Arcadia Creek Festival Place in downtown Kalamazoo.

Thursday, July 7

Gates open 4:30 p.m.
Admission $5

Friday, July 8

Gates open 4:30 p.m.
Admission $10

Saturday, July 9

Gates open at 11 a.m.
Admission $12

Admission is $5 Thursday, $10 Friday and $12 Saturday. Children 12 and under are free as long as they are accompanied by an adult member of their household. A three-day festival pass for $15 also is available. For advance tickets, call (877) 548-3237 or visit

T-shirts, hats, CDs and other items will be available to purchase.

The Kalamazoo Valley Blues Association and several local businesses sponsor the annual Kalamazoo Blues Festival. For more information, call (269) 381-6514 or visit