Bell’s Eccentric Café Announces 2019 Beer Garden Concert Series

Summer in the Bell’s Beer Garden will be jam-packed with incredible local, Michigan and national artists. 

Bell’s Eccentric Café has been a staple in the Southwest Michigan music scene for decades, and this summer’s concert series line-up continues that tradition.

This year’s Garden Concert Series includes artists new to the Beer Garden such as Whiskey Myers, and Kurt Vile, and a few fan-favorites who will be returning to the Bell’s stage including Sir Mix-A-Lot and Here Come the Mummies. Built to Spill will also stop by as part of their 20th Anniversary Tour.

“With the Beer Garden improvements we are making now, combined with the incredible lineup, this summer is going to rival some of the best we’ve ever had,” said Ryan Tovey, Eccentric Cafe General Manager. 

Garden season will kick-off with Opening Weekend on Friday, May 31 featuring Steppin’ In it with May Erlewine and the Motivations, and funk rock band, Lettuce on Saturday, June 1. Bring the whole family out to enjoy the Garden on Sunday, June 2 for a day packed full of free, family-friendly activities, games, specials, and musicians including The Crane Wives, Barn on Fire and more. For those interested in attending the full weekend’s schedule of events, a limited number of special weekend passes are available at

Closing out the season will be Langhorne Slim & the Law on Sept. 14, and family-friendly activities and musicians (Zed Zeppelin, Jake Simmons & The Little Ghosts, Analog Ancestry, DJ M Sord, and Uncle Kooky) on Sunday, September 15.

Additional details and concert tickets can be found at, on Facebook or by visiting the Bell’s General Store in person at 355 E. Kalamazoo Ave., in downtown Kalamazoo.

2019 Beer Garden Concert Series line-up at a glance