New music festival, ‘Sounds of the Zoo,’ planned for fall 2022 in Kalamazoo

KALAMAZOO, MI — A new music symposium and pageant is coming to Kalamazoo this slide.

Being dubbed “Sounds of the Zoo,” the inaugural function is planned for Monday, Sept. 26 – Sunday, Oct. 2 with courses and live shows happening each day at various venues across Kalamazoo, the two within and out.

The free competition claims to showcase various variations of local, regional, countrywide and international dwell tunes at a wide variety of spots throughout the city of Kalamazoo, organizer Jennifer Hudson-Prenkert told MLive.

“People are hungry for something and I want to aid give it to them,” Hudson-Prenkert said, introducing that the multicultural competition will serve as a system to “empower and unite artists, market pros and audio enthusiasts from about the world” with day-to-day workshops and lessons as nicely as performances.

The festival will also help to elevate up concerns of psychological health and environmental sustainability, she mentioned.

Sounds of the Zoo, while in its infancy, plans to follow the template of famed Austin, Texas audio festival South by Southwest, producing an educational audio competition that delivers workshops and shows that take a look at a wide selection of musical subjects built to notify everyone which is associated or interested in the audio business, Hudson-Prenkert said.

At the root of it all is brining people today together via new music.

“We consider audio can inspire humanity by developing connections that bridge, class, gender and cultural divides,” she stated.

By retaining the competition totally free, Hudson-Prenkert hopes to make it obtainable to all. Appears of the Zoo is remaining funded by way of private dollars and supported by the Metropolis of Kalamazoo, she mentioned.

Hudson-Prenkert has worked with Michigan Tunes Alliance and was also instrumental driving the scenes in town leaders proclaiming Jan. 30, 2022 Irene Stearns Working day in honor of Gibson Gal Irene Stearns turning 100.

She also previously hosted the Arcadia Ales Riversedge Tunes Series in 2017 at the site of the previous Arcadia Brewing Enterprise. The series showcased artists ranging from The War and Treaty to Very last Gasp Collective, The Go Rounds, Pink Sea Pedestrians, Crane Wives and DC & Yolanda Lavender.

“I see this festival as a legitimate way to help connect our community and to give people today a cause to come to Kalamazoo, while also brining awareness to mental overall health and environmental sustainability,” she mentioned.

A lot more info, which include bands, venues and other happenings through the festival will be introduced at a later on date.

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