The West Michigan Live Music Weekend ended with the last salvo of a series of outdoor concerts in Kalamazoo and some light jams in Grand Rapids. Browse pictures.
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It turned out to be the perfect autumn night to close the Bell’s beer garden outdoor concert series in Kalamazoo on Sunday.
Guitarist-vocalist from Pennsylvania Kurt Vil delivered a 90+ minute set of his psychedelic indie-rock favorites — including “Loading Zones,” “Pretty Pimpin” and “Mount Airy Hill (Way Gone)” — along with selections from his latest release.
The summer evening saw only a few rainy moments in the middle of the headliner’s set, about which even Vile could have exclaimed, “How lucky.”
from Seattle Julia Shapiro and the band opened the night with a set of distortion-fueled shoegaze-powered music that rocked the crowd.
Although this is the last salvo of the Beer Garden concert season for 2022, Bell’s has already announced its first Beer Garden show for 2023: Belle and Sebastian May 19.
In Grand Rapids, meanwhile, the weekend ended with a Sunday tour by Boston prog-rock jam band Dopapod to the elevation inside the intersection.
Browse photos from both shows below.
And check out photos and recaps from the concerts earlier in the weekend with Head and Heart, Priscilla Block, Here Are the Mummies, May Erlewine and Pink Sky Here.
PHOTO GALLERY: Kurt Vile, Julia Shapiro at Bell’s Beer Garden
Pictures of Derek Ketchum
PHOTO GALLERY: Dopapod Elevation Inside Intersection
Photos by Eric Stoike