Necessity is the mother of invention. And in an effort to continue to bring Kalamazoo great live entertainment during pandemic restrictions, the State Theatre has had to think outside the box. Their State on the Street series checks all the boxes. Performing from atop the historic State Theatre marquee, the venue has been kicking off the weekend with great local acts, can't miss drink specials, and fall fun, all while maintaining safe distances. This Friday is a little special, though. This Friday's State on the Street features their very own Director of Marketing, Harry Phillips, on guitar in his band, Lisa Can't Sing laying down 80s tracks you know and love.

"Response has been amazing!" Phillips said of the ever-growing sidewalk crowds. But just because it's being well attended doesn't mean that they are throwing caution to the wind. "We have the social district cups that allow people to walk around with their drinks and have a patio set up outside the theatre."

Planning to finish out October with three more State on the Street shows, Phillips concedes the State's drink specials and free admission are definitely a draw. "Throwback drink specials and hot apple cider from Biggby Coffee available to purchase, Kalamazoo State Theatre merchandise will be on site for sale. We've added heaters in the seating area, social distancing enforced, and masks are required when not at your table." But we're all pretty used to that by now, right?

Join the Kalamazoo State Theatre's State on the Street every Friday through October from 5:00pm to 7:00pm, and join them this Friday, October 16th for the State's own Harry Phillips and his band Lisa Can't Sing.