Open Mic
Jan
15
to Jan 16

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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Open Decks Night
Jan
16
to Jan 17

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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Free Kids Music
Jan
19
10:00 AM10:00

Free Kids Music

Join us Saturday morning 10-11 a.m. with adorable, fun-loving kids on stage at Old Dog Tavern. Bring your kids to join the band or just come and watch kids grow in music & life skills. Instruments provided.

Brunch runs from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. with various kid combos! For parents, we have our Bloody Mary bar, just $7, and Build-You-Own Mimosa Flights with your choice of 3 juices for just $20!

Hope to jam with you and your little ones soon! - JOIN THE BAND!

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Open Mic
Jan
22
to Jan 23

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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Open Decks Night
Jan
23
to Jan 24

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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Free Kids Music
Jan
26
10:00 AM10:00

Free Kids Music

Join us Saturday morning 10-11 a.m. with adorable, fun-loving kids on stage at Old Dog Tavern. Bring your kids to join the band or just come and watch kids grow in music & life skills. Instruments provided.

Brunch runs from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. with various kid combos! For parents, we have our Bloody Mary bar, just $7, and Build-You-Own Mimosa Flights with your choice of 3 juices for just $20!

Hope to jam with you and your little ones soon! - JOIN THE BAND!

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Open Mic
Jan
29
to Jan 30

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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Open Decks Night
Jan
30
to Jan 31

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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Gibson Night & Art Hop
Feb
1
to Feb 2

Gibson Night & Art Hop

Come to Gibson Night Art Hop and Music Event! Come see local musicians play Gibson's while artist Kevin Hamman's art is on display. Bring your Gibson for the "Museum" display. Security for the Gibsons will be provided.

Music by:
Joe Cherian & Dylan Tolbert
Lisa Mackie Moaiery
Kaitlin Rose
Matthew Borr
Mike List and Richard Lanting
Blue Veins
Goodsky
Carrie McFerrin and Mike List
The Missing Generation

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Jesse Ray & the Carolina Catfish
Feb
8
to Feb 9

Jesse Ray & the Carolina Catfish

Jesse Ray and the Carolina Catfish is a simple rock and roll band. It’s the kind of band that’ll give 21 year-olds and their grandparents a chance to out-dance each other. This band will take full advantage of Elvis-style vocals, splitting harmonica, and a drummer that won’t allow your hips to stop moving.

$5 at the door.

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Joshua Davis
Feb
16
to Feb 17

Joshua Davis

Joshua Davis comes back to Kalamazoo to celebrate the release of a brand new album.

His first ever live solo album was recorded over two nights at Lansing’s Robin Theatre and beautifully captures his songs distilled into spare but powerful arrangements.

“I’ve wanted to make this album for years,” says Davis, “and I’m so excited to share it. I love playing solo shows. It allows me the freedom to dig deep into my songs and really be in the moment with an audience.”

Join us at The Old Dog for a night of beautiful singing, killer guitar playing, irreverent storytelling and powerful songwriting.

Doors @ 9pm
Show @ 10pm
Advance Tickets $10
Day of Tickets $12

Purchase advance tickets here: https://bpt.me/4022538

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Free Kids Music
Jan
12
10:00 AM10:00

Free Kids Music

Join us Saturday morning 10-11 a.m. with adorable, fun-loving kids on stage at Old Dog Tavern. Bring your kids to join the band or just come and watch kids grow in music & life skills. Instruments provided.

Brunch runs from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. with various kid combos! For parents, we have our Bloody Mary bar, just $7, and Build-You-Own Mimosa Flights with your choice of 3 juices for just $20!

Hope to jam with you and your little ones soon! - JOIN THE BAND!

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Beer Week at Old Dog Tavern
Jan
7
to Jan 11

Beer Week at Old Dog Tavern

Please join us for Kalamazoo's Annual Beer Week, Old Dog Tavern style! With sponsors such as Short's Brewing, Bell's Brewery, Great Lakes Brewery, Terrapin and New Holland Brewing! Special food to pair with your beer along with weekly entertainment! (May vary based on day)

For reservations, please call (269) 381-5677.

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Delilah DeWylde
Dec
28
to Dec 29

Delilah DeWylde

Mixing their own self-penned songs with vintage rockabilly favorites by such artists as Buddy Holly, early Elvis, Carl Perkins, Johnny Burnette, Wanda Jackson, Johnny Cash, Janis Martin, etc, these players come out on stage looking and sounding like a step back in time. Dressed to the nines in the tradition of pre-color television, the band has thrilled audiences across the Midwest with its spirited performances.

The Delilah DeWylde band got its start in 2004. They have logged three albums, two Jammie Awards, and an Art Prize.

Full schedule listed on www.delilahdewylde.com 

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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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Open Decks Night
Dec
26
to Dec 27

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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The Appleseed Collective wsg Patti Ann & the Play Fellows
Dec
22
to Dec 23

The Appleseed Collective wsg Patti Ann & the Play Fellows

"The dictionary defines Americana as, 'things associated with the culture and history of America, especially the United States.' Well if that is the case then The Appleseed Collective is real Americana. I figured out sort of a mathematical equation last night: It's like Satch plus Django plus Joplin plus Bob Wills plus a little Bill Monroe—but the sum is actually greater than the parts."
—Jason Marck, introducing the band for a live performance on WBEZ Chicago's Morning Shift

Opening for The Appleseed Collective is Kalamazoo’s Patti Ann & the Play Fellows

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Breakfast with Santa!
Dec
22
10:00 AM10:00

Breakfast with Santa!

Join us for Breakfast with Santa!

Your little ones will be able to tell Santa their Christmas wish lists, Dance to Educational Music by Benjammin, craft, eat and decorate cookies! Breakfast starts at 9 a.m. and festivities start at 10 a.m.!

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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: 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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Open Decks Night
Dec
19
to Dec 20

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 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: 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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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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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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