We are blessed to continue to have great live music here in West Michigan.  I'll admit I haven't been to all of them, but of the ones I have been to here are my five favorite live venues in West Michigan.

Arcadia Creek Festival Place

When I first came to Kalamazoo in 2004, this was the first venue I had the chance to experience.   From Bluesfest to Ribfest and the various other events held there over the  years, I have always enjoyed seeing live music here.

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Wings Event Center

I have only had the chance to see one live music event here and it was for Judas Priest about ten or eleven years ago.   I enjoyed that show and have heard plenty of stories over the years from all the classic live events that have come through there.

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State Theater

My first taste of the State Theater would be with the many blues shows that the Rocker would have through out the years.   If I had to guess I think the first real show I sat through was Tommy Castro.    A true gem that I am proud to say we have in Kalamazoo.

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Firekeepers Casino

The newest of the venues on my list.   Normally I wouldn't put a casino on my list, but I have really enjoyed the few shows I have seen at The Event Center.   It doesn't hurt that it close to home as well.

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Van Andel Arena

Out of all the venues in West Michigan, my overall favorite is Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids.  Two of my all time favorite shows are ones I have seen at Van Andel Arena.   Pearl Jam in 2006 and The Police Reunion in 2008.   I can't remember ever seeing a bad show there.

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Five great West Michigan venues that I enjoy.  I'm sure there are some great ones I have yet to experienced.  Let Me Know Your Favorites!