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 | February 12th | 9pm
Rumblefish is a 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
The Electric Red
Saturday | February 13th | 9pm
Back in the time when wearing flannels shirts, shorts with combat boots and being grungy was hip. Beavis and Butthead, Friends and Beverly Hills 90210 ruled the airwaves. Titanic was the box office phenomenon and the Gulf War sent us into "Shock and Awe"! Introducing The Electric Red, an Alternative Rock/Pop band that’s ready to take you back. This West Michigan band aims to deliver a loaded set of 80’s, 90's and 2000's covers sure to ignite your nostalgic spirit. Let them take you back, even if for only just the night!Artist Website
Rusty's Big Ass Band
Friday | February 19th | 9pm
Saturday | February 20th | 9pm
An assorted blend of styles, genres, influence's and backgrounds has formed a hit trio in Rubber Soul. The band features Steven Ailes on Guitar and Vocals, Aaron McNally on Bass and Vocals, and Mike Porter on Drums. Rubber Soul offers up a unique and stylish take on rock classics with a very funky twist. Check it out … the dance floor is waiting!Artist Website
Friday | February 26th | 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
Saturday | February 27th | 9pm
American WiFi is an up-and-coming band out of Grand Rapids, Michigan that has already made a name for itself regionally with high-energy live performances and melodic songwriting, not to mention the foursome is gaining mainstream attention with numerous achievements, like taking home the Pop/Electronic Award last summer at the world renowned ArtPrize 2014.
Consisting of Greyson Bos (lead vocals / rhythm guitar), Levi Lilly (drums / backing vocals), Cohen Padilla (bass / backing vocals), and Sam Starkie (lead guitar / backing vocals), American WiFi is currently in the studio working on its first full-length album. The debut project is shaping up to be the best of both worlds: a blast from the past of traditional fan favorites found on the band’s two previous EPs combined with a glimpse into the future with new tunes representative of the direction WiFi is headed.Artist Website
Wednesday | April 6th | Doors at 9pm
Guests Rize & Crowd Cntrl
Slander, a bass-music duo based out of Los Angeles, CA, includes California natives Derek Andersen and Scott Land. The duo mainly produces trap music — or as they like to call it, “trapstyle.” From “heaven trap” to downright and dirty festival-style bangers, Slander has been throwing down constantly, and they’re showing no sign of slowing down any time soon. From their heavenly remix of Above & Beyond’s “Love Is Not Enough,” to the banging facelift they gave Showtek’s “We Like To Party,” Slander are relentlessly vicious when it comes to their music, consistently pushing out amazing tunes time and time again.
When asked on how they came up with Heaven Trap style Slander relates, “(It) kinda stemmed from our background with trance, which is how we first got exposed to EDM. We saw the connection that acts like Above and Beyond had with their fans and wanted to try and recreate that in the trap realm.” When asked about who they would like to work with Slander notes, “Our dream collab is with TNGHT! Other than that, definitely DJ Snake.” “We had a few mentors when we started.. but we kinda just learned as we made tracks with others. Then after we completed our schooling at Icon Collective our productions were about 400% better.”
"These days with being a DJ, you need to be able to bring a lot of people to the venue," says Scott. "What helped us accelerate faster was that since we came from a fraternity we always had a good amount of friends come out to support us." Friends who at the time didn't necessarily know house music but came out anyway and were gradually exposed to EDM. Now this has come-full circle as friends of Derek and Scott who used to love hip-hop are being exposed to a new kind of sound with Slander. "For me it just grew organically because of the tastes of the people we were around," shares Andersen. "When the Flosstradamus remix of Major Lazer's 'Original Don' came out it was the first time that everyone in my life agreed on the epicness of this track."
Slander has played giant festivals including Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas, is scheduled to appear at this year’s Electric Forrest, and is now traveling the country on their Breathe Tour and is making their first ever stop in Kalamazoo. Tickets are on sale now at the link below.Artist Website Purchase Tickets Online