2016 Crescendo Cafe & Open House

August 18, 2016 – The 2016 Crescendo Cafe & Open House will be held on Saturday, October 15th from 1-4pm in the lower level of the Epic Center. This free event will feature performances by Crescendo faculty and students, food from local vendors, games and activities for children, and the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra’s Kushner and Company Instrument Petting Zoo. “Our goal is for this event to be fun for the whole family, while showcasing the depth of programs available to children and adults alike,” said Executive Director Audrey Lipsey.

We’d like to say a special thank you to our sponsors; all sponsorship proceeds from this event go to the Crescendo Scholarship Fund. This year, The Surgical Group of Southwest Michigan is the primary event sponsor. Other sponsors include:  Bookbug, Peterson Company, Sanford Financial Services, Jeff K. Ross Financial Services, Ken Beadling Dentistry, Arcadia Benefits Group, Bright Futures Pediatrics, Park Place Read Estate, Meyer & Allwardt CPA, and Weber Specialties Company. Individual sponsors include Terry Baxter, MD and Stephen Jefferson, MD. All sponsorship proceeds go to the Crescendo scholarship fund.

Food vendors include Papa’s Italian Sausage, Martini’s, Hunan Gardens, Four Roses Cafe, Confections with Convictions, People’s Food Co-op, Theo and Stacy’s, MacKenzie’s Bakery, Shawarma King, Pop City Popcorn, Chocolatea, Mamaleelu Cold Brew Coffee, and Central City Taphouse.

Door prizes have been donated by Nature Connection, Farmer’s Alley Theater, Studio 33 Ltd. Ballroom Dance, the Barn Theater, and Bimbos Pizza. SHAR Music, a string instrument supplier, will be at the event and is offering free instrument rental time.

Watch the event page and our Facebook page for all the updates!

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