Concert series kicks off at Bell’s with Belle & Sebastian

    Fourteen summer concerts will be held in the Eccentric Café beer garden.
    The stage is ready for summer concerts in the beer garden at Bell's Eccentric Café in Kalamazoo. Courtesy photo.

    Prepare for a sonic journey as Scottish indie pop maestros, Belle and Sebastian kick off the Bell’s Garden Concert series May 6, marking the beginning of an unforgettable summer of live music at the brewery’s enchanting Eccentric Café, 355 E Kalamazoo Ave, in Kalamazoo.

    “Besides Oberon, there is nothing that signifies summer at Bell’s more than our Beer Garden concerts,” said Val Walters, Bell’s Customer Experience Manager. “Seeing a concert outdoors is an unrivaled experience. We are incredibly excited to bring musicians from around the world to play in Southwest Michigan as we open the doors to our community and make lifelong memories together.”

    While Bell’s Brewery has hosted live music at its beloved Eccentric Café for over three decades, the Beer Garden Concert Series stands out as a unique experience. Each year, thousands gather in the bustling beer garden to enjoy live performances by talented musicians and indulge in Bell’s beer.

    “Taste in beer and music may be subjective but the experience of watching a performance in the Beer Garden is something everyone can agree on,” Walters said. “Come join us this summer for a night of live music with your favorite beer.”

    The full lineup of the series’ 14 acts, featuring a wide variety of music like Indie, folk, pop, rock, orchestral, and American reggae, include:

    • Monday, May 6: Belle & Sebestian.
    • Friday, June 7: Pigeons Playing Ping Pong; Andy Frasco; and Dogs In A Pile.
    • Wednesday, June 26: Yussef Dayes.
    • Thursday, June 27: Kurt Vile.
    • Thursday, July 11: Sarah Jarosz.
    • Wednesday, July 17: Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra (tickets on sale soon).
    • Thursday, July 18: Keller Williams.
    • Friday, July 19: Here Come The Mummies.
    • Sunday, July 21: Moe.
    • Friday, Aug. 23: Guided By Voices.
    • Sunday, Aug. 25: Waxahatchee.
    • Sunday, Sept. 15: Lettuce.
    • Sunday, Sept. 22: The Movement.
    • Friday, Sept. 27: Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers.

    All Beer Garden shows are rain or shine, and concertgoers must be at least 18 years old to attend. Tickets for most shows are on sale now and tickets for the remaining show will be available in the coming weeks. To stay up to date on all Beer Garden shows, follow the Eccentric Café on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

    For more information on Bell’s Brewery, visit and follow the brewery on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

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