Michigan's Sweetheart

Stories & Songs


Est. 2016, Kalamazoo, MI

Join us at Webster’s Prime in the swanky Radisson Hotel every first Friday for our Stories & Songs – Kalamazoo’s Songwriter Showcase series, hosted by singer-songwriter and recording artist Carrie McFerrin. The format of the show is inspired by Nashville’s historic Bluebird Cafe, where performers share songs in-the-round for a truly unique and intimate listening experience. Each month’s lineup is thoughtfully curated and features both top local and touring artists. Audiences are treated to these artists’ songs as well as the inspiration and often funny stories behind them. You may even witness magical impromptu collaborations!

This show series is held in conjunction with Kalamazoo Art Hop, sponsored by the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo. Webster’s Prime is an official stop on the Art Hop map and showcases work by a different visual artist during each show. The artists are present to chat about their work and often the art is for sale.

If you are a musician and would like to be considered for this series, please submit below.


Artists we’ve had the pleasure to host:

Aaron Wright
Alex Menendall
Andy Baker
Anna P.S.
Anne Erlewine
Blake Elliott
Brian Koenigsknecht
Charlie Burgess
Charlie Mench (Hip Replacements)
Chris Cranick (Orchestra Overdrive)
Chuck Whiting Jr.
Cole Hansen (Bello Spark)
Dacia Bridges
Dana Scott (Big Trouble)
Darcy Wilkin (Cornfed Girls)
Dave Johnson (Midwestern Lull)
Dede Alder (Dede and the Dreamers)
Emilee Petersmark (The Crane Wives)
Jen Sygit
John Ford
John Roche
Josh Rose
Kaitlin Rose
Kate Pillsbury (The Crane Wives)
Lexi Adams
Libby DeCamp
Lisa Mackie
Matt Deacon
Matt Gabriel
Matt Martinez
Matthew Borr
Megan Dooley
Mike Fleckenstein (Bride of Fleckenstein)
Miranda Lee
Monty Pride
Morgan Ingle (Slim Gypsy Baggage)
Nicholas James Thomasma
Olivia Mainville (Oliva & the Aquatic Troupe)
Ryan Koziatek
Stacy Koviak-Davison (Static of a Stranger)
Steve Pesch (The Hit Shakers)