Tuesday - August 27th - 2019

3:00 - 7:00 P.M.

Sangren Mall, Western Michigan University


Bronco Bash is WMU’s annual welcome back festival which assists students in transitioning to campus life each fall. An estimated 15,000 students and community members attend annually. Over 450 booths participate to share information, market services, and sign-up volunteers. Booths include registered student organizations, campus departments, local businesses, and community organizations. This celebration of the WMU and Kalamazoo communities is unlike any other event, don’t miss your opportunity to attend, or get involved with this tradition!
Bronco Bash also provides live entertainment in the form of local bands. Novelty attractions are available free of charge and food is available for purchase. It is the perfect way for students, especially first-year and transfer students, to connect with Western's Campus and the Kalamazoo Community! Attend Bronco Bash and find out about ways to get involved in student groups on campus, what there is to do in the Kalamazoo community, and meet new people.


Bronco Bash 2018 Entertainment & Activities


yolonda lavender:

is a national recording artist with the independent label Truth Tone Records. She is a singer/songwriter, curator, composer, arranger and performing artist from Kalamazoo, whose sound is soul-based with gospel, r&b, hip-hop, blues and jazz influences. Yolonda has showcased her artistry in artistic spaces around the country and shared stages with the likes of artists such as Erykah Badu, Keith Murray, The Spinners, En Vogue and more. Yolonda is the CEO of Soul Artistry LLC which focuses it's efforts on curating artistry rich experiences and artistic cultivation. Yolonda is also the Executive Director of the Black Arts & Cultural Center in Kalamazoo as well as an advocate and activist who takes pride in using her artistry to spread the messages of peace and love and to promote social justice all in an effort to evoke change.

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The Last Gasp Collective:

Sometimes soft or loud, at times smooth and mature, other times youthful and thought provoking, their raw, yet passion filled performances have intrigued thousands in little over a year at Midwest Fest, Lamplight Festival, and the Black Arts Fest. The group has shared the stage with acts such as Nappy Roots, Bus Driver, The Go Rounds, Guilty Simpson, Shamar Alef, J. Robb. Yolonda Lavender and DC of Truth Tone. Last Gasp continues to be a huge promoter of the collaborative spirit that is shared among many artists in Southwest Michigan.