kathy lamar



Vocalist Kathy Lamar sings a diverse blend of jazz, R&B, soul, and pop hits pulled from many decades. One minute, you might hear a Sting or Bob Marley tune, and the next, an Ella Fitzgerald or Billy Holiday song. Her powerful voice and infectious laugh keep audiences coming back for more. No matter what she sings, Lamar’s performances are lively and her powerful voice wakes up a room. She truly loves to entertain and it shows.



Kathy Lamar grew up in Grand Rapids, MI and in 1980, moved to Las Vegas to sing with her friend, pianist Tex Richardson. During her 30-year career in Las Vegas, she sang backup and duos with musicians Wayne Newton, Gladys Knight, The Four Tops, Lola Falana, and Robert Guillaume.

Lamar’s beautiful voice has been heard around the world. Since the early 1990s, she’s performed for months at a time in Japan, China, Taiwan, and Singapore.

She now lives in Grand Rapids where she performs with various local musicians as part of a duo, trio, and quartet.

Lamar was influenced by many different styles of music, from Ella Fitzgerald to Aretha Franklin, the Beatles, Nancy Wilson, Chaka Khan and more.

“I sing jazz but I don’t consider myself to be a jazz singer,” Lamar says. “I sing a little bit of everything — whatever direction the spirit takes me.”

After singing for more than 40 years, Lamar feels blessed and says, “Singing is where I feel the most comfortable and I’m the happiest, especially when I see other people digging it, too — that’s the real gift.”





Kathy Lamar will be performing at the following locations as part of a duo, trio, or quartet. If you’d like to inquire about having Kathy sing at your venue or event, please contact her for more information.

Now Every Friday at Noto's With Bob VanStee and Kevin Jones, 7-10pm

Apr 20th     Elsa's Party with the John Shea Trio, 940 Monroe Ave - 5-8pm

Apr 26th     One Trick Pony - 8-11pm; with Paul Lesinski, Kevin Jones, Robert Pace

May 31st    One Trick Pony - 8-11pm; with Bob VanStee, Kevin Jones, Robert Pace

Jun 18th    WMJS at Ah-Nab-Awen Park - 5:30-8:30pm

Jun 24th      Elsa's Party with the Robin Cornell Trio - 940 Monroe Ave - 5-8pm

Jun 26th      Fennvill City Park - 7-9pm; with the Robin Cornell Trio

Jun 27th     Wenger Pavillion, Baldwin - 7-9

Jul 10th       Meijer Gardens - with the Robin Cornell Trio (time to be announced)

Jul 15th       Elsa's Party with Mark Khaney - 940 Monroe Ave - 5-8pm

Jul 25th       Manitou Music Festival - Glen Arbor Arts Center - with the Robin Cornell Band (time to be announced)

Jul 26th       GR Picnic Pop's Cannonsburg Ski Lodge - with Robin Connell - 5:45-7:00pm

Jul 27th       GR Picnic Pop's Cannonsburg Ski Lodge - with Bob VanStee - 5:45-7:00pm

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Please contact Kathy Lamar via email (below) or at 702-666-2366, and be sure to like Kathy Lamar on Facebook!