Kentwood Concert Series continues with Kalamazoo’s The Mainstays

The Kentwood Summer Concert series continues this Thursday with the Kalamazoo-based funk and soul band The Mainstays.


The Mainstays are set to perform at 7 p.m. on the lawn of the Kentwood City Hall, 4900 Breton SE.


The group includes singer/songwriter Andrew Schrock, bass player Neal Conway, guitarist Nate Heymoss, drummer Paul Bauer and organist/clavinet player/wurlitzer player Tom Eldred.


Having recently performed with the legendary organist Booker T., of the 1960s R&B band Book T. & The M.G.’s, earlier this month, The Mainstays draws heavily from the groovy elements that made Funktion (Heymoss’s Michigan funk/dance band) a bonafide dance party, while crafting dynamic, insightful and almost folk-influenced songs. Bauer behind the drum kit and the dirty playing of Eldred on keys bring the sound fully together.


Guests are encouraged to bring a lawn chair and enjoy the evening. A variety of food trucks will be on hand for the event.


For more information about this Summer Concert Series or other programs offered by the Kentwood Parks and Recreation, visit