Night Life & Entertainment
The Area's Best Live Entertainment
Join us throughout the week for a solid schedule of live entertainment presented on our state of the art stage and dance floor. Regional and national acts playing rock, pop, blues and country are featured weekly.
We're always looking for talented musicians to play at Wild Bull Saloon. We have a variety of opportunities available. If you're in a band or even know of a great band you think we should book, please drop us line via our contact form. Make sure that you leave proper contact information or a link to the band on the web.Visit Our Contact Form
|Hours||9pm – 2am||8pm – 2am||8pm – 2am|
|Live Music||---||Rock & CountryLive & Acoustic9pm – 11pmCheck below for scheduled shows||Rock & CountryLive Bands9pm – 11pmCheck below for scheduled shows|
|Late Night||DJ & DancingTop 40 & Dance11pm – 2am||DJ & DancingTop 40 & Dance11pm – 2am||DJ & DancingTop 40 & Dance11pm – 2am|
DJ & DANCING
Friday & Saturday Late Nights | Beginning at 11pm
Local DJ's take the helm late night to keep the party going. If you love to dance get down here early and experience Kalamazoo's most dynamic dance floor.
Friday | May 8th | 9pm
With her amazingly powerful vocals, and her energetic performances, Michigan Native Erika Scherry is sure to push her way to the top of the Country Music Totem Pole. The honesty she shows plays a key role in making every audience feel what she feels through her music, and believe what she believes through her dreams.
Today, Erika is working with a Battle Creek, Michigan based band. Playing all of the new country, pop, and classic rock favorites they are beginning to gain quite the out pour of fans. They just finished up a country album full of upbeat, spunky attitude with ballads of raw emotions. As hungry as ever to achieve the goal of becoming successful in the music business, the Erika Scherry band are making their bold mark, very quick. Don’t let Erika’s small frame fool you, this attitude driven bombshell will absolutely blow you away with her motivational talent. It seems the ones that stop believing in their dreams are the ones that never get the chance to watch them come to life; this however is not an option for Miss Erika Scherry. She WILL rock this world one step at a time. With many upcoming shows, don‘t miss your chance to catch her live in action. And pick up your copy of “Welcome to Smithville”.Artist Website
Saturday | May 9th | 9pm
Rumblefish is the NEW 3-piece “Reggae With Attitude” group from Kalamazoo. They’re looking to get your bodies moving and the positive vibes flowing, and you will have your chance to do that when the band returns to the Entertainment District.
The band’s three members – all from notable Michigan bands and different parts of the state – all share a passion for reggae. The band includes Josh Jacobs – guitar and lead vocals (former member of Third Coast Reggae Band and The Unacceptables); Sully Emerson – backing vocals and bass guitar (Also former member of The Unacceptables); and Sean “Spoony Love” Reisig – backing vocals and drums (current drummer of Funktion). With songs like D’yer Maker from Led Zeppelin, Tell Me Something Good from Chaka Chan and a wicked Bob Marley medley in their set list, expect Rumblefish to add a burnin’ island twist to some all-time classics. Come enjoy the upbeat music and positive vibes … and be ready to dance!Artist Website
Friday | May 15th | 9pm
Funkle Jesse is a four piece pop/rock band based out of Grand Rapids, MI. Their energetic live shows span a variety of decades and genres, covering classic rock, 80's/90's Alternative and Pop, and current Top 40 hits. They can be seen performing at a multitude of events and locations such as bars, restaurants, weddings, private parties, mansions, and moving nautical vehicles.
What began as a mere ragtag gang of ruffians and loners quickly evolved into a true Michigan supergroup, being the combined effort of Evelyine and Marc Kelley (Full Catastrophe), Brad Harris (Bless You Boys), and Jaguar Paw. During a two year span, the band has and continues to reach greater levels of respect for their performances and adulation from a devoted fan base.Artist Website
The South County Band
Saturday | May 16th | 9pm
High energy, up-beat country best describes this band from Vicksburg, Michigan. South County performs the HOTTEST new country songs as well as the favorites from the past. The band is currently developing original music written by band members themselves. SC takes the stage "by the horns", so hold on for one high powered country music experience!
Formed in 2010 (Complete band in Spring 2011) from a broad range of musical talent and genres with the same mentality to take country music, energize it, and have everyone dancing by the end of the first song, South County was formed. South County has been playing together since spring 2010 (John, Kirby, Jason, Andy, Kevin since Spring 2011) and is entertaining crowds all over southwest Michigan and surrounding areas as your very own high powered country music entertainment.Artist Website
Friday | May 29th | 9pm
The Spazmatics Story: Or at least what they told us!
In the spring of 1983, physics professor Luis Stigwood of Alta Dena High in Thousand Oaks California, lost a debate over String Theory to an upstart pupil in front of the entire student body and faculty. As agreed to by both parties, the loser would have to do anything that the winner demanded, and the victorious prodigy demanded that Mr. Stigwood perform "She Blinded Me With Science" by Thomas Dolby during half-time at an upcoming state basketball championship game.
Having no musical background and desperate to not go down in total humiliation, Professor Stigwood tapped the genius of electronics teacher Eugene MeeGene, who had achieved international acclaim in 1981 for his invention of "robot" drums. When MeeGene (who was also the girls water polo coach at Alta Dena Middle School) explained that most of the music could be generated by computers, and that all he needed was a couple of decent musicians to fill in the holes, Stigwood was ecstatic. To round out the lineup, Stigwood brought in his brother, Milton on bass, and teacher's assistant, Shureman on guitar.
When the group took center court that evening, members of the hip elite began heckling them with jibes of "geek" and "nerd," while everyone else howled with laughter. But once they broke into the opening salvo of "Science," the nonbelievers were stunned by the group's authenticity of production, world class musicianship, and tight choreography. The performance came to a climax when Stigwood grabbed one of the cheerleaders and began doing the "Belinda" up and down the court with her in tow. When it was all over, the crowd rose in a standing ovation, and the Spazmatics were born.
FACT: From the creators of the World Famous Afrodisiacs comes the Spazmatics. All the awesome sounds, styles, and way cool dance steps from the 1980's decade we'd love to forget. Complete with skinny ties, Brill Creamed hair, and horn-rimmed glasses, the Spazmatics recapture all the best of the worst. Outstanding musicianship combined with creative flair and style makes for an evening of pure energy and entertainment. So tonight we're gonna party like it's 1999; only it's not!Artist Website
Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness
Saturday | June 6th | 7pm
After three albums as Jack’s Mannequin, Andrew McMahon needed a change of scenery. Enter Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness. For the one-time Something Corporate frontman’s latest collection of earnest, sun-kissed piano-pop, he’s found a new label, new management, and a new moniker.
To write Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, he quite literally set off for the wilderness -- a cabin in Los Angeles’ Topanga Canyon. McMahon would write during the week and head home on weekends to be with his wife Kelly, who was pregnant with their first child. Their newborn baby, Cecilia, inspired the album’s second track, “Cecilia and the Satellite.” “I wanted to have a snapshot of who I was in the years leading up to meeting her,” the new dad says.
“The shows now are such a trip. There’s people who I’ve been seeing at gigs since I was 18 years old. Now they’re married, have kids, and have these lives, some of which are similar to mine. Meeting people after shows, you have this feeling of, ‘We grew up together.’" Says AndrewArtist Website Purchase Tickets Online
Coheed and Cambria
Monday | June 22nd | 7pm
All of Coheed and Cambria's albums are concept albums that tell a science fiction storyline called The Amory Wars, a story written by lead singer Claudio Sanchez, which has been transcribed into a series of comic books as well as a full-length novel.
Although originally forming as a rock trio in 1995, New York's Coheed and Cambria officially took root in 2001, shedding their former name of Shabutie and embracing a fusion of progressive rock, emocore, and highly conceptual album themes.
Vocalist/guitarist Claudio Sanchez, guitarist Travis Stever, bassist Michael Todd, and drummer Joshua Eppard issued their group's full-length debut, 2002's The Second Stage Turbine Blade, on the Albany-based Equal Vision Records. The band toured extensively for more than a year in support of the album, which was created as the second installment (although the band's first release) of a five-part fictional saga about the doomed marriage of two characters, Coheed and Cambria, whose children may or may not be infected with a serum whose power can destroy the universe.Artist Website Purchase Tickets Online
Saturday | June 27th | 7pm
When The Mowgli’s first landed on the scene, their message of positivity and love resonated with audiences everywhere. The group’s 2013 major label debut, Waiting for the Dawn [Photo Finish], debuted at #4 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart and yielded the hit “San Francisco”. Following its release, the seven-piece—Colin Louis Dieden [vocals, guitar], Katie Jayne Earl [vocals, percussion], Dave Appelbaum [keyboards], Josh Hogan [guitar, vocals], Matthew Di Panni [bass], Spencer Trent [guitar, vocals], and Andy Warren [drums]—performed on Jimmy Kimmel LIVE!, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, CONAN, Watch What Happens Live, and more.
“Our first album essentially said, ‘What’s up everyone? We’re The Mowgli’s, and we believe love can change the world,” explains Katie. “Over the past couple of years, we really came to terms with who we are as a band. With Kids In Love we’re exploring the intricacies of love. It’s such a broad concept. This time around, we get into intimate love, personal love, as well as universal love. We’ve found art is the best vehicle to ponder what this really means.”
“We wanted to create songs that we knew we would enjoy playing live, songs we hoped that speak to people’s personal experiences with love and life and loss and everything that comes with being a kid – or really anyone - in love,” Katie explains. “I want them to feel inspired to do something positive,” Josh agrees. “It’s all about sharing that.” Colin leaves off, “I want this to be a positive transformative experience. It’s almost like falling in love. When you’re in a good mood, you tend to react positively. I hope it adds more positivity and love to the world.”Artist Website Purchase Tickets Online
Thursday | July 16th | 7pm
Since coming together in 2007, the band has joyfully injected aspects of rock’s most universal languages – arena rock and barroom blues, folk and pure pop – into punk’s round hole, ultimately forging its own powerful, populist sound.
Having climbed the mountaintop, the band has chosen to push their music farther than ever before, not via extra instrumentation or expanded arrangements, but by blowing up the template from stem to stern. Massive melodies and shout-to-the-top choruses are still well in hand, but songs like “1,000 Years” and the searing title track draw on grunge and symphonic pop, soul and psychedelia, all shot through with limitless ambition, experimental energy, and collectivist spirit.
“It wasn’t exactly clear when we started what we were going to do,” says singer/guitarist Brian Fallon. “We just knew we had to change it up in order to maintain being a relevant band to ourselves. There really wasn’t anything else to say or do on those avenues that we had already walked on.”Artist Website Purchase Tickets Online
Motion City Soundtrack
WSG Spill Canvas & Sorority Noise
Friday | July 31 | Doors at 7pm | All Ages
Life is complex but we’ve got plenty of tries to get it right–which is why when Motion City Soundtrack frontman Justin Pierre sings, “All the destruction will one day end and you’ll finally know exactly who you are”—it’s a sentiment of self-discovery filled with optimism instead of regret.
Motion City Soundtrack is an American rock band from Minneapolis, Minnesota, formed in 1997. The band consists of founding members Justin Pierre (lead vocals and guitar) and Joshua Cain (lead guitar and backing vocals), along with keyboardist and moog synthesist Jesse Johnson, bassist and backing vocalist Matthew Taylor, and drummer, percussionist and backing vocalist Claudio Rivera. Motion City Soundtrack has released five studio albums and sold almost 600,000 records throughout their career, including over half a million in the United States alone.Artist Website Purchase Tickets Online