Events in Shakespeare's Lower Level

Thursday
July 31st | Doors: 8:00 pm - Show:8:30 pm

ONE... The Only Tribute to Metallica, was established in 2008, in their hometown of Minneapolis, MN. These four horsemen have expanded from the Twin Cities and brought North America an amazing national level touring tribute to the biggest hard rock and heavy metal band of all time. Unlike the other Metallica tribute and cover bands, ONE focuses explicitly on the audio and visual aspects of a LIVE Metallica show. Their catalog consists of over 60 songs from their early garage band days up to the legends that they are today. ONE's stage show is a memorable one that fans will remember from the 80's and 90's. Theatrical thrills that have been encompassed into a full arsenal of pyrotechnics, stage props, and some rare early days memorabilia and signature instruments will keep fans coming back for more. This is not your average tribute band. ONE has played with many large national acts on a number of festival and amphitheater stages. Members of ONE have not only worked as part of the crew , but have also been fortune enough to jam with Metallica on their main stage! It's time you experience ONE once and for all - and the rest will be history!

Advance Tickets: $10
Price At The Door: $15 | Over 21

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Friday
August 1st | Doors: 8:00 pm - Show:9:00 pm

Catch up and coming Blues/Rock band Big Man Little Band as they return to Shakespeare's.

Price At The Door: $5 | Over 21

Sunday
August 3rd | Doors: 4:00 pm - Show:5:00 pm

  • Cancer Benefit
  • Small Mouth

All door proceeds go to help the fight against cancer.

Price At The Door: $10 | All Ages

Friday
August 8th | Doors: 4:00 pm - Show:4:30 pm

  • Fat Guy Fest

August 8th, 9th, and 10th, Kalamazoo, Michigans Shakespeares Lower Level will be the host to the first annual Fat Guy Fest. Featuring regional, national, and internationally touring bands from the US, France, &Canada, Fat Guy Fest features 40+ mixed genre bands. Fans of punk rock, hardcore, ska, indie, alternative, surf, sludge, metal, and good old fashioned rock n' roll will all find something to love here.

Advance Tickets: $15

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Saturday
August 9th | Doors: 4:00 pm - Show:4:30 pm

  • Fat Guy Fest

August 8th, 9th, and 10th, Kalamazoo, Michigans Shakespeares Lower Level will be the host to the first annual Fat Guy Fest. Featuring regional, national, and internationally touring bands from the US, France, &Canada, Fat Guy Fest features 40+ mixed genre bands. Fans of punk rock, hardcore, ska, indie, alternative, surf, sludge, metal, and good old fashioned rock n' roll will all find something to love here.

Advance Tickets: $15

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Sunday
August 10th | Doors: 4:00 pm - Show:4:30 pm

  • Fat Guy Fest

August 8th, 9th, and 10th, Kalamazoo, Michigans Shakespeares Lower Level will be the host to the first annual Fat Guy Fest. Featuring regional, national, and internationally touring bands from the US, France, &Canada, Fat Guy Fest features 40+ mixed genre bands. Fans of punk rock, hardcore, ska, indie, alternative, surf, sludge, metal, and good old fashioned rock n' roll will all find something to love here.

Advance Tickets: $15

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Thursday
August 14th | Doors: 9:00 pm - Show:9:30 pm

  • Grammar
  • Boy Parts

Grammar is from D.C. They like guitars, dancing, men with muscles, women with muscles, and dogs with muscles. If you are ever in need of a catfish, they are your best bet. Sometimes they can be seen playing chess boxing but only when the weather outside is frightful. They're songs are always delightful.

Friday
August 15th | Doors: 9:00 pm - Show:9:30 pm

  • Inflatable Best Friend

Tour return show.

Saturday
August 16th | Doors: 6:00 pm - Show:7:00 pm

  • Cancer Benefit for Tyler Aukerman
  • Chad Sampson
  • JWTP

All door proceeds go to support Tyler's medical bills in his fight against lymphoma.

Price At The Door: $5 | Over 21

Thursday
August 21st | Doors: 8:30 pm - Show:9:00 pm

  • Comedy Open Mic

SW Michigan finest amateur comedians. Hosted by MC BOB. $4 Long Islands, $2 PBR, $2 Apple Smack

Friday
August 22nd | Doors: 9:00 pm - Show:9:30 pm

  • What the Folk?
  • Cousin Avery
  • Cold Mountain Child
  • Mathew Boer

Cousin Avery makes their debut, and Cold Mountain Child returns after a hiatus to the Lower Level.

Advance Tickets: $Free
Price At The Door: $Free | Over 21

Friday
August 29th | Doors: 9:00 pm - Show:10:00 pm

  • That Freak Quincy
  • Pleasant Drive
  • Spaceship Earth

End of August Jam Session.

Advance Tickets: $5
Price At The Door: $8 | Over 21