Open Mic with The Doc!
Dec
18
to Dec 19

Open Mic with The Doc!

C'mon down to The Old Dog Tavern Tuesday nights from 8 p.m. to Midnight to partake in what's certain to become legendary! Early sign-up starts at 6:00 p.m.

All musicians welcome—younger, older, first-timer, old-timer, bring your music maker--from acoustic guitar to zither, with or without vocals, whatever your passion, come join us at The Old Dog for a great evening of live entertainment!

15-minute time slots; the earlier you come, the more the fun! Put your name on a waiting list, and stick around for the chance to perform again in!

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Homegrown in Kalamazoo Presents: Chrisopher Blue | Jeffrey Savina
Dec
20
8:00 PM20:00

Homegrown in Kalamazoo Presents: Chrisopher Blue | Jeffrey Savina

Homegrown in Kalamazoo Presents: Chrisopher Blue | Jeffrey Savina

In this new configuration of Homegrown in Kalamazoo, we will be featuring local musicians from 8-10pm.

Homegrown is:
Homegrown in Kalamazoo is dedicated to the performance growth of working musicians.

Our mission is to strive to support each other in continuing to sharpen our collective and individual crafts as whole performers, which includes stage presence, vocal techniques, songwriting, choosing covers that fit, crowd engagement and working out any other little glitches that occur on stage!

The musicians who are a part of the Homegrown believe in the spirit of building each other up as artists, so we can feel more confident in our abilities each time we perform.

As part of our new series, "Homegrown Presents," we will be featuring acts that embody this philosophy, both personally and as leaders of the musical community in reaching out to others to provide support and encouragement.

This week, we are proud to spotlight Jeffrey Savina (8-8:45) and Chrisopher Blue (9-10)

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Trembling Earth wsg Koz & the Effects
Dec
21
to Dec 22

Trembling Earth wsg Koz & the Effects

Join us for original, psychedelic rock n roll and blues band, Trembling Earth, on Friday, December 21st. Founded in Athens, GA in 2000, Trembling Earth delivers its own unique sound that draws influence from the classic funkiness of David Byrne, the grunge of Neil Young and Crazy Horse, the delicate lyrics of Paul Simon, the indie rock sensibility of Built to Spill, and the psychedelic colours of Syd Barrett, mixed in with a hard driving Mississippi delta blues sound.

Kalamazoo’s Koz & the Effects will open the show!

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Homegrown in Kalamazoo Presents: Melissa Sue & Kaitlin Rose, BFF Duo
Dec
27
8:00 PM20:00

Homegrown in Kalamazoo Presents: Melissa Sue & Kaitlin Rose, BFF Duo

Homegrown in Kalamazoo Presents: Melissa Sue & Kaitlin Rose, BFF Duo

In this new configuration of Homegrown in Kalamazoo, we will be featuring local musicians from 8-10pm. 

Homegrown is:
Homegrown in Kalamazoo is dedicated to the performance growth of working musicians. 

Our mission is to strive to support each other in continuing to sharpen our collective and individual crafts as whole performers, which includes stage presence, vocal techniques, songwriting, choosing covers that fit, crowd engagement and working out any other little glitches that occur on stage! 

The musicians who are a part of the Homegrown believe in the spirit of building each other up as artists, so we can feel more confident in our abilities each time we perform. 

As part of our new series, "Homegrown Presents," we will be featuring acts that embody this philosophy, both personally and as leaders of the musical community in reaching out to others to provide support and encouragement. 

This week, we are proud to spotlight Melissa Sue & Kaitlin Rose Bffs Duo...AND IT'S MELISSA'S BIRTHDAY!!!

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Homegrown in Kalamazoo Presents: OFB3
Dec
13
8:00 PM20:00

Homegrown in Kalamazoo Presents: OFB3

Homegrown in Kalamazoo Presents: OFB3 (Out of Favor Boys Trio)

In this new configuration of Homegrown in Kalamazoo, we will be featuring local musicians from 8-10pm. 

Homegrown in Kalamazoo is dedicated to the performance growth of working musicians. 

Our mission is to strive to support each other in continuing to sharpen our collective and individual crafts as whole performers, which includes stage presence, vocal techniques, songwriting, choosing covers that fit, crowd engagement and working out any other little glitches that occur on stage! 

The musicians who are a part of the Homegrown believe in the spirit of building each other up as artists, so we can feel more confident in our abilities each time we perform. 

As part of our new series, "Homegrown Presents," we will be featuring acts that embody this philosophy, both personally and as leaders of the musical community in reaching out to others to provide support and encouragement. 

This week, we are proud to spotlight OFB3 (Out of Favor Boys Trio)!

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Open Decks Night
Dec
12
to Dec 13

Open Decks Night

Come down to Old Dog every Wednesday to enjoy the best vinyl Kalamazoo has to offer! Local DJs will be spinning all night, getting down to the whole spectrum of hot wax.

Want to take a spin on the turntables? Haven't had the opportunity before? DJ Hardbargain is here to show you the ropes. Contact him at djhardbargain@gmail.com and sign up for a time slot on a future date.

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Open Mic
Dec
11
to Dec 12

Open Mic

C'mon down to The Old Dog Tavern Tuesday nights from 8 p.m. to Midnight to partake in what's certain to become legendary! Early sign-up starts at 6:00 p.m.

All musicians welcome—younger, older, first-timer, old-timer, bring your music maker--from acoustic guitar to zither, with or without vocals, whatever your passion, come join us at The Old Dog for a great evening of live entertainment!

15-minute time slots; the earlier you come, the more the fun! Put your name on a waiting list, and stick around for the chance to perform again in!

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Roosevelt Diggs wsg Leaf/VanAcker
Dec
8
to Dec 9

Roosevelt Diggs wsg Leaf/VanAcker

Roosevelt Diggs returns to Kalamazoo 
Come join us at Old Dog Tavern for an evening of great music.
We will be bringing the energy of our new album BETTER DAYS with us as well as ...
Leaf/VanAcker supporting 
Gonna be a great night of music
Tell your friends this is where all the cool kids will be

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Ghost Bunnies wsg Missing Generation
Dec
7
to Dec 8

Ghost Bunnies wsg Missing Generation

Alternative bunny rock!

Join us on Spotify, Apple Music and Google play! You may find common ground with the GB fellows from former Kalamazoo Heavy Weight musical projects: The Philly Crawlers, SearchpartyforMel, a Mighty Little Boat, Salmon;Beastman, and Who are the Owls.

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Homegrown in Kalamazoo Performance Workshop
Dec
6
8:00 PM20:00

Homegrown in Kalamazoo Performance Workshop

Homegrown in Kalamazoo
Performance Workshop
First Thursdays @ Old Dog Tavern
with host, Kaitlin Rose

Bring your best 25 minute set of originals and covers to share with a full bar of musicians, those who appreciate live music, and a group of performers who want to aid in your betterment!

The Homegrown in Kalamazoo Performance Workshop provides a stage for local musicians - solo, duos and/or bands - to showcase what they are working on and get considerate feedback. Host Kaitlin Rose and participants are there to listen with a caring ear and lend their insights to help each other grow! 

Sound is provided by Erik Sebastian, which includes monitors, microphones and a direct inputs for instruments. 

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Open Decks Night
Dec
5
to Dec 6

Open Decks Night

Come down to Old Dog every Wednesday to enjoy the best vinyl Kalamazoo has to offer! Local DJs will be spinning all night, getting down to the whole spectrum of hot wax.

Want to take a spin on the turntables? Haven't had the opportunity before? DJ Hardbargain is here to show you the ropes. Contact him at djhardbargain@gmail.com and sign up for a time slot on a future date.

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TYPO
Nov
30
to Dec 1

TYPO

Dance party!!

TYPO brings the show to OLD DOG TAVERN for the first time! Tasty food, cold drinks and great music by Foreigner, Usher, Journey, Black Eyed Peas, GNR, AC/DC, Bruno Mars and many more. Grab all your friends and enjoy a Friday Night Downtown, TYPO style!

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Homegrown in Kalamazoo Presents: Borr + McFerrin
Nov
29
8:00 PM20:00

Homegrown in Kalamazoo Presents: Borr + McFerrin

Homegrown in Kalamazoo is dedicated to the performance growth of working musicians. 

Our mission is to strive to support each other in continuing to sharpen our collective and individual crafts as whole performers, which includes stage presence, vocal techniques, songwriting, choosing covers that fit, crowd engagement and working out any other little glitches that occur on stage! 

The musicians who are a part of the Homegrown believe in the spirit of building each other up as artists, so we can feel more confident in our abilities each time we perform. 

As part of our new series, "Homegrown Presents," we will be featuring acts that embody this philosophy, both personally and as leaders of the musical community in reaching out to others to provide support and encouragement. 

This week, we are proud to spotlight Borr + McFerrin

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FlyLightGemini wsg Artios
Nov
24
to Nov 25

FlyLightGemini wsg Artios

FlyLiteGemini returns to the Old Dog Tavern with new songs and a new member . This is our first show in Kalamazoo with our newest member, keyboardist Nate Karnes!!!

Local rock legends Artios will open the show:) Doors at 9pm .Show starts at 10pm. Bring your family and friends (over 21) for a great night of original folk, rock, and blues!!

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Monthly Whisker Club Meet-UP
Nov
18
3:00 PM15:00

Monthly Whisker Club Meet-UP

Having recently competed in the 2017 World Beard and Mustache Competition held in Austin, Texas, club Founder Andy Miller decided to start a beard and mustache club to represent Southwest Michigan. The main purpose of the Old Dog Whisker Club is three-fold: 1. to socialize and have fun with like-minded people; 2. to host events and competitions that will raise funds for local and national charities and those in need; 3. to raise funds that will be used to help cover travel costs for a beard team from Southwest Michigan to attend the 2019 World Beard and Mustache Competition in Antwerp, Belgium!

Annual Membership Dues:
$25 – Individual
$35 – Couples

Full Member Benefits Include:
Very Unique Membership Card 
Advanced Notifications & Registration for Upcoming Events
VIP Access to All Major Events 
Discounts on Club Merchandise & Competition Entry Fees
Member Discounts at Participating Sponsors


Selected Charity: The Grey Muzzle Organization
The Grey Muzzle Organization is a national non-profit that helps homeless senior dogs by providing funding & resources to animal welfare organizations.

“We envision a world where no old dog dies alone and afraid.”

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Full Cord Bluegrass wsg Strange Country
Nov
16
to Nov 17

Full Cord Bluegrass wsg Strange Country

Full Cord started as a project between band members upright bass player Todd Kirchner & guitar/mando player Eric Langejans. Soon after, Danny Seabolt, fiddler extraordinaire and luthier joined the band. The newest members are Brian Oberlin on mandolin (formerly of Grasshoppah) and Alex Johnson on resophonic guitar (formerly of Fauxgrass). All seasoned bluegrass musicians they wanted to build a musically diverse band using traditional bluegrass instruments.

The band has an extraordinary song base, with songs ranging from traditional country and bluegrass to modern pop hits, big band era tunes and everything in between (and we do mean everything!). With hundreds of songs in their repertoire, they never run out of songs to choose from.

Strange Country: Pete Weir, Mike List & Jeremy Rilko

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Homegrown in Kalamazoo Presents: Jonathan Moody
Nov
8
8:00 PM20:00

Homegrown in Kalamazoo Presents: Jonathan Moody

We are pleased to introduce a new phase of Homegrown in Kalamazoo, Homegrown in Kalamazoo Presents!

In this new configuration of Homegrown in Kalamazoo, we will be featuring local musicians from 8-10pm. 

Homegrown is:

Homegrown in Kalamazoo is dedicated to the performance growth of working musicians. 

Our mission is to strive to support each other in continuing to sharpen our collective and individual crafts as whole performers, which includes stage presence, vocal techniques, songwriting, choosing covers that fit, crowd engagement and working out any other little glitches that occur on stage! 

The musicians who are a part of the Homegrown believe in the spirit of building each other up as artists, so we can feel more confident in our abilities each time we perform. 

As part of our new series, "Homegrown Presents," we will be featuring acts that embody this philosophy, both personally and as leaders of the musical community in reaching out to others to provide support and encouragement. 

This week, we are proud to spotlight bassist extraordinaire, Jonathan Moody!

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Big Dudee Roo wsg Phil Barry
Oct
27
to Oct 28

Big Dudee Roo wsg Phil Barry

This Earthwork Collective, Michigan-based band has been described as:

"The oft-psychedelic, Neil Young-styled folk rock...oozes an endearing, political charm." (Grand Rapids Press)

"Big Dudee Roo is committed to rock and roll, and the making of it. Started by high school friends Justin Dore (guitar), Max Lockwood (bass, vocals), and Nate Wagner (guitar) in a small town in West Michigan, and now with the addition of Daine Hammerle (drums), the band has matured into a powerhouse of driving rhythms, heavy guitars, and thoughtful, poetic lyricism. Their latest releases, called Heavy Dudee / Dudee Free, showcase the strength present in their current four-piece form. Combining the raw energy of Crazy Horse with the polish of Pearl Jam and Tom Petty, Big Dudee Roo has become a musical mainstay in the state of Michigan. 

Phil Barry’s Electric Band will open the show!

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Homegrown in Kalamazoo
Oct
25
8:00 PM20:00

Homegrown in Kalamazoo

Homegrown in Kalamazoo
Performance Workshop
A weekly series at Old Dog Tavern
with host, Kaitlin Rose

Bring your best 25 minute set of originals and covers to share with a full bar of musicians, those who appreciate live music, and a group of performers who want to aid in your betterment!

The Homegrown in Kalamazoo Performance Workshop provides a stage for local musicians - solo, duos and/or bands - to showcase what they are working on and get considerate feedback. Host Kaitlin Rose and participants are there to listen with a caring ear and lend their insights to help each other grow! 

Sign up through the discussions tab at the Facebook event: Homegrown Kalamazoo

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Homegrown in Kalamazoo
Oct
11
8:00 PM20:00

Homegrown in Kalamazoo

Homegrown in Kalamazoo
Performance Workshop
A weekly series at Old Dog Tavern
with host, Kaitlin Rose

Bring your best 25 minute set of originals and covers to share with a full bar of musicians, those who appreciate live music, and a group of performers who want to aid in your betterment!

The Homegrown in Kalamazoo Performance Workshop provides a stage for local musicians - solo, duos and/or bands - to showcase what they are working on and get considerate feedback. Host Kaitlin Rose and participants are there to listen with a caring ear and lend their insights to help each other grow! 

Here's how it works:

Each musician/band who signs up to play is encouraged to share their journey both on stage and off. Questions to consider are: When you began playing, how you learned, why you perform live and what your goals are. All are welcome to offer their wisdom with constructive feedback, which we can share together at the end of the night during our round-table style workshop. 

Sound is provided by Erik Sebastian, which includes monitors, microphes and a direct inputs for instruments. 

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Oktoberfest at Old Dog Tavern
Oct
5
to Oct 6

Oktoberfest at Old Dog Tavern

Put on your Lederhosen's and Dirndl dresses on and come gather round for Old Dog Tavern's 2018 Octoberfest! 

- From 4 p.m. until 2 a.m. there will be plenty of pints to go around! 
- For $1 off refills, purchase a mug or simply wear your Lederhose/Dirndls!
- Live music by Brass Rail from 5-7 p.m.
- German Inspired Food Specials

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1816726931725947/

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