It is easy for bands to get lost in the crowd of Kalamazoo's ever budding music scene. Between the growing genre collaborations and the endless talent of musicians and songwriters, it isn't hard to be overlooked. But new comers, Beyond Sight, are refusing to hide in the shadows of other musicians.
If you like listening to music, playing an instrument or being surrounded by dozens of music vendors, then clear your weekend schedule because Kalamazoo's 8th annual Fretboard Festival will be held on Friday March 22 and Saturday March 23 at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum.
Fretboard Festival is a two day music appreciation event that will consist of 3 stages, 13 bands, 34 vendors, and 9 workshops.
"This is the first time we've had this many vendors...bands...and workshops," said Chris Falk, the festival's organizer. "Because it's the eighth year I felt that it really needed a big push to show that it's a festival to be reckoned with."
Stop the idea of creating a new and excessive noise ordinance for Downtown Kalamazoo!
This is Kalamazoo's current Noise Ordinance Chapter 21....notice the exception.
(Chapter 21) Noise Ordinance This is to place limitations on loud and excessive noise detrimental to the well-being, health, safety, and comfort of Kalamazoo and its residents. The ordinance addresses the maximum decibels allowed in private property, noise from motor vehicles and automobiles, and other noises that need to be controlled through the ordinance. In most residential areas, the maximum decibels allowed between 7a.m. and 10 p.m. are 50 dB(A). Exceptions are public entertainment events, safety machinery or vehicles, and regulated aircrafts.