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Michigan Festival of Sacred Music Kalamazoo
Oct 5 @ 5:30 pm – Nov 25 @ 6:30 pm
Michigan Festival of Sacred Music Kalamazoo @ Kalamazoo | Michigan | United States

2018 Schedule & Tickets

The Michigan Festival of Sacred Music is thrilled to announce the return of our concert presentations this fall with a brand-new name – the Connecting Chords Music Festival – from October 5 – November 25.

We’re still the same organization, and we believe our new Festival name more fully represents our program offerings and mission – fine artists presenting thought-provoking and spiritual programs!

Timothy R. Botts – “Expressive Calligraphy” Exhibit

Opening night: October 5 at 5:00 PM
On display through November 25

This exhibit features the work of a master calligrapher who designed more than 600 books and bibles in a 40-year career.

More Info  |  Free Admission

Bahar Ensemble With Orchestra Rouh

Friday, October 5 at 6:00 PM

A collection of musicians will present traditional Middle Eastern music with the group they mentor, Orchestra Rouh.

More Info  |  Free Admission

Fifth House Ensemble – “Degenerate Art”

Sunday, October 7 at 7:30 PM

The Chicago-based chamber ensemble will delve into music that was censored, banned, and deemed “degenerate” by oppressive regimes in the 20th century.

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Jordan Hamilton – Cello

Saturday, October 13 at 2:00 PM

Whether playing Bach or Chance the Rapper, this innovative musician tries to find new ways for the cello to connect to a modern audience.

More Info  |  Free Admission

Dio Trio

Saturday, October 13 at 8:00 PM

A trio of Syrian musicians on voice, oud, and percussion offer a varied repertoire, rooted in the rich musical heritage of the Arab Middle East.

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Hindu Music & Dance

Sunday, October 14 at 3:00 PM

Artists drawn from the Midwest will perform a program of Hindu music & dance at the Kalamazoo College Light Fine Arts Building.

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Sunday, October 21 at 3:00 PM

Self-described as “the Neo-Folk World-Rock Ensemble from Montreal and Kentucky”, the music of HuDost crosses all borders and barriers.

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Thursday, October 25 at 7:30 PM

With their traditional costumes and instruments, a concert with Tlen-Huicani is like taking a musical journey through Mexico and South America.

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“Sky Legends of the Three Fires”

Planetarium Show w/Native American Storyteller Larry Plamondon

Friday, November 2 at 5:15 PM

As part of the November Art Hop, three Native American stories about the night sky will be featured at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum Planetarium.

More Info  |  Free Admission


“Lessons Of Darkness: Armistice Day 1918”

Thursday, November 8 at 7:30 PM

This vocal ensemble commemorates the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day with works of composers affected by the war.

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Arsentiy Kharitonov – Piano

Friday, November 9 at 12:00 PM

A prizewinner of national and international competitions, acclaimed pianist and composer Arsentiy Kharitonov will perform a solo recital.

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“Starry Night”

Friday, November 9 at 7:30 PM

In an exploration of the Night Sky, this vocal ensemble will bring together music and imagery for a one-of-a-kind experience.

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Sacred Waters Kirtan

Saturday, November 10 at 10:30 AM

Singing in ancient languages of world religions, the Kirtan invites the audience into devotional chanting across interfaith paths to unity.

More Info  |  Free Admission

Simon Shaheen

Sunday, November 11 at 7:00 PM

One of the most significant Arab musicians of his generation, Shaheen has earned international acclaim as a virtuoso on the oud and violin.

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Frances Kozlowski & Friends

“Songs Of Peace From Around the World”

Saturday, November 17 at 10:30 AM

Peace songs from around the world will be presented by composer/performer Frances Kozlowski and friends.

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Organ With Brass & Voice

Sunday, November 18 at 3:00 PM

Kalamazoo artists with brass and other instruments will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the church’s Létourneau organ and its recent restoration.

More Info  |  Free Admission

Abraham Jam

Sunday, November 18 at 7:00 PM

Billy Jonas, David LaMotte, and Dawud Wharnsby – three “brothers” from the three Abrahamic faiths – team up to create music strengthened by diversity.

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Messiah Sing

Sunday, November 25 at 4:00 PM

A community tradition since 1995, the annual Messiah Sing will be held in the historic First Congregational United Church of Christ in downtown Kalamazoo.

More Info  |  Free Admission

Ghosts of Lighthouse Point @ Marquette Maritime Museum and Lighthouse
Oct 19 – Oct 20 all-day

Marquette Maritime Museum presents Ghosts of Lighthouse Point on October 19 and 20, 7-9pm. Join us (and a few ghosts) for a haunted tour of the Maritime Museum and Lighthouse Point. Tickets ($10) are available at the Museum. Call 906-226-2006 for more information and to reserve your tickets.

MI’s Big Country Fest Frankenmuth
Oct 19 – Oct 20 all-day
MI's Big Country Fest Frankenmuth @ Frankenmuth | Michigan | United States

It costs $5 per person to get into the festival pavilion where everything takes place. We don’t sell tickets in advance. All ages are welcome, children 5 and under are free to get in. If you are bringing children, please remember that there is alcohol being served.

This festival will be held inside the Harvey Kern Community Pavilion. It is a fully enclosed pavilion so it’s protected from the weather, and we have heat.

The festival will be open both Friday and Saturday from 5pm until Midnight.

There are tables and chairs set up for seating inside the event. Please do not bring your own.
Famous Pumpkin Train
Oct 20 all-day

Songs and jokes by the Grand Pumpkin, the Scarecrow, and more. All kids get to pick their own pumpkin from the pumpkin patch! Weekends only, with tickets starting at $17.75 (children under 2 are free).

Great Lakes Sports Club Fall Craft Show @ Great Lakes Sports Club
Oct 20 all-day

Join us & get your holiday shopping started. This is an indoor show with a large variety of vendors displaying their handmade items. We also have a wide array of direct sale products. Admission is $2 or 2 non-perishable food items to be donated to the food pantry. Concessions on site.

Famous Pumpkin Train
Oct 21 all-day

Songs and jokes by the Grand Pumpkin, the Scarecrow, and more. All kids get to pick their own pumpkin from the pumpkin patch! Weekends only, with tickets starting at $17.75 (children under 2 are free).

Michigan Brewers Guild Detroit Fall Beer Festival Detroit @ Eastern Market
Oct 26 – Oct 27 all-day
Friday, October 26 – 5pm to 9pm – Tickets $40 in advance, $45 at the gate if available

Saturday, October 27 – 1pm to 6pm – Tickets $45 in advance, $50 at the gate if available

TICKETS ON SALE TODAY, Thursday August 2 at 10am!

About the Event:

Join the Michigan Brewers Guild at Eastern Market in October for one of the largest all-Michigan beer tastings around. Attendees can enjoy some incredible food from Detroit area restaurants (available for purchase) and listen to a talented line-up of local musicians while sipping any of more than 800+ craft beers and nearly 120 Michigan breweries.

The Motor City has a long-standing brewing history and in recent years it has been revitalized thanks to a growing interest in the craft beer movement. Established in 1891, the current Eastern Market is one of the nation’s oldest farm markets and the area is rife with brewing history. In its heyday, there were more than 40 breweries in the Detroit area and malt silos still stand as a testament to the rich brewing history – making it the perfect backdrop for the Detroit Fall Beer Festival. View photos here from the 2016 Detroit Fall Beer Festival!

Early Admission:

Michigan Brewers Guild Enthusiast members are invited to enter the festival one hour prior to general admission each day. You must present a valid membership card to enter early. Memberships can be purchased online from our web store.

Token Policy:

The Michigan Brewers Guild utilizes drink tokens and specially marked cups to assure that we comply with Michigan Liquor Control Commission regulations. Festival attendees are expected to willingly provide a token for each and every sample of beer received. We appreciate your cooperation.

15 drink tokens are included with admission and each drink token is redeemable for a 3 oz. sample of beer. Additional tokens will be available inside the festival for 50 cents.

Download the Mobile App

Below are several links for our mobile app for the event. Click below to download the app, check the top ratedand most popular beers as well!

2018 Detroit Fall Beer Festival Mobile App (download link)

Event Posters:

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Festival FAQs:

Q: Is parking available at the event?

A: There are parking lots, as well as limited street parking, in and around Eastern Market.

Q: Are there hotels offering packages?

A: Yes. Visit Detroit has a list of hotels in the area, and some of them offer packages during the festival weekend. Find details here:

Q: Are there any shuttle options available?

A: Yes. Please check with your respective hotel on the availability of shuttle service. Taxi service, as well as Uber, are also options in Detroit.

Q: What is the refund policy?

A: Tickets are non-refundable. The festival will occur rain or shine.

Q: I can no longer attend the event. Can I sell my ticket to someone else, or give it to a friend?

A: Yes, tickets are transferrable and you may sell your ticket to someone else for face value plus whatever service fee was charged by Eventbrite, or less. You may also give your tickets away if you like. There is nothing special you need to do to transfer tickets to another person. Michigan Brewers Guild does not permit scalping of tickets, which is illegal. We reserve the right to invalidate any tickets known to have been scalped. Each bar code will only scan one time.

Q: Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

A: You must bring a ticket with a valid QR or bard code with you to be scanned to allow you entry to the festival. This ticket can either be printed or can be the electronic version accessible on your smartphone or wireless device.

Q: What is considered scalping, and why is it so bad?

A: Selling tickets for more than face value (plus whatever service fee was charged by Eventbrite) is considered scalping and is against the law. The Michigan Brewers Guild reserves the right to invalidate any tickets discovered to have been scalped. For this reason and others, we strongly encourage you NOT to buy second-hand tickets for which the seller is asking more than face value plus the Eventbrite fee.

Q: I couldn’t get a ticket before they sold out and now I want to buy one online. Is that okay?

A: We strongly discourage you from buying a secondhand ticket online from anyone asking higher than face value, or from anyone you don’t know and trust. Understand that tickets are emailed to purchasers as PDF files, and there’s nothing stopping an unscrupulous individual from selling the same single ticket to many people – but each ticket code will only scan once at the gate. If someone sells you a bad ticket and it does not scan at the gate, you will not be let into the event. The Guild is not responsible for tickets purchased secondhand.

Q: Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

A: All festival attendees must be 21 or older to enter, even if they are designated drivers and are not drinking. A valid government ID (driver’s license, passport, etc.) is required for festival entry, with NO exceptions.

Q: If I enter on a DD ticket and change my mind, can I drink at the festival?

A: No, anyone entering the festival on a Designated Driver ticket will not be served beer or permitted to drink beer at the event. Any marked Designated Driver found to be drinking beer will be immediately ejected from the event. If you want to drink any beer at the festival, you should plan on buying a full-price drinking ticket.

Q: Can I bring my 18-year-old son/daughter with me as a Designated Driver?

A: No, all guests entering the festival must be 21 or older with a valid photo ID, even if they are entering on a non-drinking DD ticket.

Q: Can I bring my baby / young child with me into the event?

A: Children and infants are not permitted under any circumstances, for their own safety and the safety of our guests. Thank you for understanding that these festivals are adult-only events.

Q: Can I leave the festival and come back in later?

A: Yes – guest’s hands will be stamped for re-entry.

Q: Where do I pick up my tokens, cup and festival program?

A: You can pick up these items upon entering the festival.

Q: Why do I need to use tokens if I already paid for a ticket?

A: The Michigan Brewers Guild utilizes drink tokens and specially marked cups to assure that we comply with Michigan Liquor Control Commission regulation and have a controlled means of serving beer. All festivals attendees are expected to willingly provide a token for each and every sample of beer received. Thank you for your cooperation which keeps us in compliance with state law.

Q: Do you have any soft drinks or other non-alcoholic refreshments available for Designated Drivers?

A: There will be orange coolers of water placed throughout the festival for all guests to drink – however, there will not be n/a beverages specifically set aside for DDs. There will be soft drinks and other n/a refreshments for sale at the Concessions area, but guests are also welcome to bring non-alcoholic beverages with them into the event. We encourage you take the comfort of your Designated Driver into consideration when planning for the festival and bring them something extra to drink at the event.

Q: Is there food available at the festival?

A: Yes. We have a handful of food vendors with beer-friendly menu items for purchase. There are also tables and chairs set up around the festival site for you to sit down to enjoy your meal.

Q: What items am I allowed to bring into the festival with me?

A: Guests may bring food and non-alcoholic beverages with them into the event provided that nothing is in a glass container. Backpacks, hydration packs, coolers, folding camp chairs, small 10×10 maximum sized tents, picnic blankets and umbrellas are allowed. The following items are not permitted on festival grounds: outside alcohol, glass containers, grills, portable heaters, children, animals*, bicycles, skateboards, rollerskates/rollerblades, strollers or motorized vehicles.

*With the exception of licensed service dogs as required by the state of Michigan:

Q: What are the restroom facilities like at the festival?

A: We have dozens of outdoor port-o-johns set up at the festival, no inside bathrooms are available.

Q: Are there ATMs inside the festival for me to get cash for food, swag and additional tokens?

A: No. There are no ATMs inside the festival, so we encourage you to bring cash with you – especially for the food vendors. The merchandise tent does accept credit cards for swag and additional tokens.

Q. I’d like to exhibit at the festival, is that allowed?

A. No. The Michigan Brewers Guild festivals are limited to our member breweries so no outside vendors (profit or not-for-profit) are allowed. Nor do we allow the handing out of any literature, promotional material, swag or other items by the general public or businesses other than our participating members.

Q. I’d like to bring my food truck or other catering business to the festival, who do I contact?

A. The Michigan Brewers Guild works with its own member breweries that offer food trucks and/or catering options to provide food for our attendees. We do not contract with other independent companies for this service.


If you are qualified member of the media and would like to request special access to the Detroit Fall Beer Festival, you can download the form below. If granted, you will be eligible for two (2) passes for EITHER Friday OR Saturday and can get in to the event one (1) hour prior to the general public. Submission of the form does not guarantee access as a set of criteria must be met (including an active website and minimum numbers on social media). Media will be notified in advance if credentials will be provided. For more information, including coordination of pre-festival interviews or request images, please contact Guild Publicist Dianna Stampfler at or download the Media Credentials document below.

2018 Detroit Fall Beer Festival Media Credentials 2018 Detroit Fall Beer Festival Media Credentials (63 KB)

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Murder Mystery Dinner @ Henderson Castle
Oct 26 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Murder Mystery Dinner @ Henderson Castle | Kalamazoo | Michigan | United States

Join us for dinner and a murder at our upscale Kalamazoo special event venue . Our murder mystery dinners are monthly events that attract guests who love a good mystery.

Each murder mystery dinner features new characters and original plots set in the 1920s and 30s. To get the most out of your experience we highly encourage you to dress for the time period—although it’s not required.

You’ll spend your evening socializing and deciphering clues with family and friends. Doors open at 6:00 pm.

To outsiders, the event may seem nothing more than a glitzy dinner party, but you’ll know better. You may even be the murderer and not know it. Private murder mystery dinners are also available for birthdays, corporate events , or just a fun evening out with friends. However, we do require a minimum of 20 people for an intriguing murder mystery. Tickets cost $69 per person, plus tax and gratuity.

Stop into Spirits Lounge before dinner and grab one of our cocktails named for the Ghosts of Henderson Castle. (alcohol additional).

Menu with the event includes Dinner & Hors d’oeuvres*:

  • Passed Canapé
  • Duo Plate-Soup du jour & Signature Wedge Salad
  • Bread & Butter
  • Choice of Entree*
    • Chicken Buerre Blanc
    • NY Strip al rosmarino
    • Vegetarian Du Jour
  • Dessert Du Jour

* Menu subject to change based on seasonal and farm availability.

Ticket Price includes Tax and Gratuity. Event tickets are non-refundable at time of purchase, and by purchasing tickets you agree to these terms. Events are sometimes held in our 3rd Floor Ballroom. Guests who may have difficulty walking up the stairs should contact the Castle in advance of ticket purchase.

If you are interested in attending our murder mystery dinner event , you’ll want to order your tickets on our website. For more information, feel free to give our Kalamazoo event coordinators a call at (269) 344-1827.

Buy Michigan Now Fall Fest Jackson
Oct 27 – Oct 28 all-day
Buy Michigan Now Fall Fest Jackson @ Jackson | Michigan | United States

We are excited to announce the return of the Buy Michigan Now Fall Fest presented by American 1 Credit Union to the Jackson County Fairgrounds on Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 10AM-6PM.

The fall fest is a family-friendly event that features Michigan-made products, tasty treats, beer and wine, live entertainment, and children’s activities. Come on out for food and fun and support local businesses. Together we are revitalizing the economy, one product, one purchase, one person at a time.

Admission and parking are free. Exhibitors will be selling products inside the American 1 Event Center. Food vendors, beverage tent, entertainment, and children’s activities will be outdoors.

Businesses interested in joining the list of Sponsors are asked to email for additional information. Visit our Volunteers page if you’re interested in learning more about volunteer opportunities and/or to complete the Volunteer Application.

Famous Pumpkin Train
Oct 27 all-day

Songs and jokes by the Grand Pumpkin, the Scarecrow, and more. All kids get to pick their own pumpkin from the pumpkin patch! Weekends only, with tickets starting at $17.75 (children under 2 are free).