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Friday Festivals
Next Event Date: August 18- Arcadia Creek Festival Place

Celebrating the Blues and Barbeque! Doors open at 5 P.M.

This Friday Festival is dedicated to the blues.  But, the event is also about activating the Arcadia Creek Festival Place and celebrating the rich history of festivals, amazing music, and simply good food. Featuring 8 food trucks, a merchandise village and great adult beverages, and two amazing bands.....this event has  a little of everything.  Ah, it's a festival!

Johnny Burgin - Headline Band

Friday, August 18 - 8-9:30 p.m.

Johnny Burgin will be in Kalamazoo as part of his West Michigan tour before he heads to Japan.  He  is an award winning Delmark recording artist who travels the world keeping the blues alive! Johnny and his trio will delight Blues music lovers.  For more information about Johnny and his band, please check out:

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Crossroads Resurrection Band

Friday, August 18 - 6-7:30 p.m.

The Crossroads Resurrection band has been a Kalamazoo Blues Band favorite for years.  Their unique, funky blend of blues, soul and "swamp grooves" as well as their ability to make any crowd love them has been entertaining audiences for as long as we can remember. Their love of the blues is infectious and they make any event a fun time.  And, we have the beverages and food to do just that. 

Did we mention why we are doing these events?


The Friday Food Truck Festivals are a series of events that help WMU students learn how to host festivals that include great music, food trucks, merchandise vendors and adult beverages.  It's an opportunity to create events that resemble big festivals, but are manageable to "pop up" in an afternoon and prove that events are fun, simple, and a bit easy to do.  


Arcadia Creek Festival Place, 5:00-10:00pm
June 16 - Latin Fest
July 21 - Covers & More​
August 18 - Blues Fest

Here's a list of our 2023 Food truck Friday festivals

June 16 Participating Trucks -

  1. Cairo's Kitchen

  2. Skinny Kenny's BBQ

  3. Eli's Doces

  4. Coffee Rescue

  5. Teresa's Kitchen

  6. Blue Plate

  7. Smokin' 8's

  8. Little Dogs N Burgers



  1. Alpha1Music

  2. Grupo Fierro

July 21 Participating Trucks -

  1. On The Roll

  2. Lazy Man BBQ

  3. Smokin 8's

  4. Eli's Doces

  5. Pink Ring BBQ

  6. Coffee Rescue

  7. Teresa's Kitchen

  8. Specialty Cheesecake and Dessert Company



  1. Chick & The Boomers

  2. Rock RX

August 18 Participating Trucks - 

  1. Smoked Down BBQ

  2. Scott's Pig Roast

  3. Lazy Man BBQ

  4. Ibison Concessions

  5. Eli's Doces

  6. Stud Muffin Cupcakes

  7. Smokin 8's

  8. Teresa's Kitchen



  1. Crossroads Resurrection

  2. Johnny Burgin

Merchandise Vendors:

  1. Crazy Craft Lady

  2. Herbal Meadows Botanicals

  3. The Dog Shack

  4. Under a Hippie Moon

  5. Within Resin Pendants

  6. Little Croc Charmer

  7. Mara Lynette Designs

  8. Natural Habitat Candle Co.

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