2019 Bands and Tribute Artists 



Thank you to our 2019 New Year's Fest Band & Tribute Acts, Kalamazoo loved you!

As we begin to select our 2020 performers we will update our schedule! 

Thank you for your patience.

Click the artists' names to learn more!

Location: Bronson Park 

Times: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.

Watch as more than 30 members from all over the Midwest come together for an incredible experience and Festival tradition. Hear the booming and thundering of Tuba New Year as they produce electrifying sounds, providing the perfect way to kick off the evening’s celebration.

Location: Bronson Park Celebration Tent 

Times: 8:30 - 11:45 p.m.

They call it urban line dancing, and it is easy to do because you dance in a line with lots of other people. Oh, and you laugh too. Plus, with DJ Monte Janssen making the calls, anyone can do it.

Location: First Presbyterian Social Hall

Times: 7:15 | 8:45| 10:15 p.m.

   Out of Favor Boys has evolved from a blueish trio into a blues staple in Southwest Michigan. A night with Out of Favor Boys will get you a mix of blues favorites and original music off of four CDs. 

Location: Kalamazoo Institute of Arts

Times: 6:45 | 8:45 | 10:45 p.m.

Watch one of the best R&B bands in Southwest Michigan and dance all night to the best dance party music around.

Location: Radisson Prairies Room

Times: 7:00 | 9:00 |11:00 p.m.

The Last Gasp Collective is a Kalamazoo based hip-hop band. Their music is infused with notes of jazz, gospel and rock.

Location: First United Methodist Social Hall

Times: 6:15 | 8:00 | 9:45 p.m.

The Donny Rod Show is a special salute to three different tribute artists featuring Rod Stewart, Patsy Kline and Elvis Presley. Donny's looks, personality and sound bare an uncanny resemblance to Rod Stewart, making you feel as though you're watching the legend himself. Rod Stewart's music isn't all that Donnie performs; Donnie displays a diverse array of musical talent singing anything from classic rock to old standards, a show you don't want to miss.

Location: Radisson Kalamazoo Room

Times: 6:30 | 8:30 | 10:15 p.m.

She may be 14 but after you hear her vocals you may not believe it. Ada LeAnn showed off her incredible voice at the Battle of the Bands competition this past summer and won the opportunity to perform at New Year's Fest. Ada performs covers - mostly country, modern or classic. She is also a song writer and is scheduling the release of her original music very soon.

Location: First Congregational Church 

Times: 6:15 | 8:00 | 9:45 p.m.

Who Hit John? has been performing, jamming and busking in southwest Michigan since 2006. They've brought their energetic and original old time sound to bars, basements, street corners, and concert halls. Joined together by a love for acoustic music, this derelict group of misfits and prophets are intent on taking the world by storm one song at a time.

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New Year's Fest of Kalamazoo

1417 S. Burdick St.

Kalamazoo, MI 49001

Tel: (269) 388-2830

Fax: (269) 388-3083