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||9pm – 2am||9pm – 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.
The WKFR Kostume Bash
Friday | October 31st
The Block of Terror is the Entertainment District's annual tribute to the grandest holiday of the year – Halloween! Enjoy our month long Festival of Fright including seasonal dining and drink features, eerie decorations, roaming ghouls and goblins throughout the block, great live music and some of the biggest and best Halloween costume parties to be found on this side of the graveyard. Come visit District Scare, our haunted attraction located directly behind Wild Bull Saloon and Monaco Bay in Downtown Kalamazoo. District Scare is open during general business hours.
Win Kostume Bash Tickets In All Venues … ALL WEEKEND! EVERY WEEKEND!
The month of October is loaded with special events celebrating the season, culminating with the world famous KFR Kostume Bash. Dress up and compete for big cash prizes all month at any of our numerous special events. Check our events page for full details. Prepare for Kalamazoo's biggest and best Halloween celebration, only in the Entertainment District!Event Website
Saturday | November 1st | 9pm
Coldville band members’ diverse backgrounds converge to provide a fresh, memorable new sound which appeals to a wide variety of listeners.
The West Michigan rock band first formed in 2010 and began writing the tracks for their debut album. The self-titled full length album was released in 2011. In early 2012, the band was joined by new lead guitar Aaron Lutz. At present, bassists Nathan Twa and Scott Vandekerckhove perform with Coldville.Artist Website
Fusion Shows Presents
Thursday | November 6th | 8pm
Since first bursting on to the scene in 2008, Breathe Carolina has struck an inimitable alchemy between electronic music and rock, vaulting them continually ahead of the curve and into a lane of their own. That hybrid transformed the group into a cross-genre sensation with their platinum-selling 2011 breakout single "Blackout" from Hell Is What You Make It, which garnered the band a Top 20 Top 40 hit, coverage from The New York Times, USA Today, a performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, and prime placement across MTV’s networks.
It’s follow-up Savages sees the unit once again treading boldly into fresh territory, delving heavier into the electronic dance world while staying true to their rock roots, a combination that sounds equally at home in a club, or lighting up packed fields at Warped Tour. Featuring guest vocals from pop artist Karmin, and rock frontmen Danny Worsnop (Asking Alexandria) and Tyler Carter (Issues), Savages solidifies the band’s unique ability to straddle multiple musical styles and blend it into a sound all their own, a sound that is as infectious as it is euphoric - and about to become the soundtrack to your summer.
Santa Barbara natives Ethan and Josie aka Candyland began producing their own original songs back in April of 2011. After becoming the first act to win back-to-back Beatport remix contests (Skrillex "Make it Bun Dem" & Bingo Players "Rattle") and racking up over 5 MILLION Soundcloud plays, they released their debut album "Bring the Rain" on SPINNIN RECORDS.Breathe Carolina's Website Candyland's Website
The Steve Hilger Band
Friday | November 7th | 9pm
Steve Hilger has been a singer-songwriter since the mid 70s in the genre of blues, jazz, rock and acoustic folk music. He started his recording career in 1975. He sings lead vocals and plays mostly rhythm guitar, occasionally playing leads. He has authored all of the original music performed and recorded by the Band with the desire of bringing the progressive blues and jazz feel of the original tunes to a new level.Artist Website
Trust No One
Saturday | November 8th | 9pmArtist Website
Second to None
Friday | November 14th | 9pm
Second to None is post grunge rock band from upstate South Carolina including Barry Soltes on vocals, Marcus Parks on guitar, Dustin Hagins on bass and Jonathon Hardwick on Drums. Together they are making a name just not for themselves, but all of upstate South Carolina. The band has a work ethic that is truly Second to None.
New age rock with a twist, Second to None combines there distinct rock sound with Sharon Gerber on cello. That's right we said cello! With influences like 3 Days Grace, Seether, Stained, Deftones, and Shinedown, be prepared for a sound you will have to hear to believe!Artist Website
Steve Rivers Band
Saturday | November 15th | 9pm
Steve Rivers is an upcoming recording artist & songwriter who is turning heads in the country music scene! Steve’s latest album ‘Temptations’ is establishing him as one of the most exciting new artists in country music today. Winner of the Michigan State Final in the 2013 Texaco Country Showdown and recently nominated for ‘Rising Star’ by the Country Music Association of Ontario, Steve Rivers is an entertainer sure to watch out for!Artist Website
Kalamazoo's Academy of Rock
Friday | November 21st | 7pm
Academy of Rock is a rock band program for young musicians aged 8-18. Their players are enthused about music and willing to put time and effort into developing their skills and experiencing the fun, satisfaction and thrill of playing quality music at a real rock show.
Academy of Rock will be performing their Fall Recital at Wild Bull. Doors open early at 7pm. Don't miss this opportunity to see Kalamazoo's next wave of up and coming rock stars. You'll be able to tell your friends … "I saw them way back then!"Artist Website
The Dani Jamerson Band
Saturday | November 22nd | 9pm
Although she may be young in age, Dani Jamerson is a natural at demanding the stage. Standing at a statuesque 5’11”, it is impossible not to notice her. She may be new to the game, but she has quickly risen to compete on the same level as many seasoned musicians and performers in the area. At any given performance, you can expect to hear country, rock, pop, and blues music projected from Dani’s one-of-a-kind unique blend of both silky smooth and coarse, gritty vocals. With her frequent trips to Nashville, TN to cowrite with a variety of veteran songwriters, Dani continues to fine tune her craft and produce strong original material.
Dani started as just a girl with a guitar a few years ago, playing in small, intimate settings. She has since moved on to play with experienced musicians in the Dani Jamerson Band. She continues to play smaller acoustic shows, but has also adjusted to playing bigger venues with the band behind her. Since founding The Dani Jamerson Band in 2011, she has experienced playing sold out venues, weekend bar gigs, festivals, charity events, weddings, private parties, television, and radio. Whether she’s playing for a small coffee shop, or a packed house, you can always tell that Dani pours her heart and soul into her music.Artist Website
Friday | December 12th | 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