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2023 Great for the Family

Thank you to our 2023 New Year's Fest Theatre & Specialty Acts.

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Location: First Presbyterian - Social Hall

Times: TBA


Get ready to laugh out loud at Richard Paul’s rip roaring family comedy, life-like puppets, outrageous audience participation, music, improvisational interjections and extraordinary ventriloquist skills

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Location: First United Methodist Church

Times: 6pm, 7:45pm, 9:30pm, 11:15pm

Don't blink, or you'll miss it. Combining brand-new magic and nonstop, ridiculous comedy, Magician Alan Smola's fast-paced show will have you on the edge of your seat from start to finish. Alan has been captivating audiences with maqgic since he was 16 years old. He comes back to Kalamazoo, despite all the big corporate shows he does each year, because he is a NYF staple!



Artist Name + Description To Be Announced

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Location: KNAC

Times: 6pm, 7:45pm, 9:30pm, 11:15pm

Crawlspace Eviction has been delivering laughs to Kalamazoo since 2003. Playing “Whose Line Is It Anyway” style improv games, this troupe shows audiences just how much fun it is when what happens next is anybody’s guess. Get ready to laugh and maybe even be a part of this high-energy comedy experience.



Artist Name + Description to be announced

Location: Bronson Park Heated Tent

Times: 6:15pm, 7pm, 7:45pm, 8:30pm

Preston is an 18 year old Kalamazoo native with a love of magic and performing. 

Still riding high from his magical vignette on American’s Got Talent 2021, he is excited to share new magic as well as crowd favorites with you.  Preston’s charisma, comedic timing and quick wit guarantees laughter and amazement for all ages.  Come enjoy The Magic of Preston Lyford.

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