Concerts in Battle Creek


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Recognized by Billboard as one of the top 25 touring artists of the 2000s, Trans-Siberian Orchestra explodes onto the stage with a juggernaut of progressive rock and metal infused with symphonic instrumentation and themes. Surrounded by a spectacle of lasers and pyrotechnics, the band's 2012 tour covers the entirety of its millennial concept album Beethoven's Last Night, a rock opera set on the eve of the composer's death as he battles wits with the devil for control of his soul, his 10th Symphony, and his collection of vintage ear trumpets. The show opens with the methodical triplets of Moonlight Sonata played on a lonesome piano, swelling and slowing before the thunderous arrival of drums and electric guitar. Plumes of flames blast from the stage as the group careens into the evening's centerpiece, "Requiem," a hard-rock interpretation of the Fifth Symphony, grounded by light-bending ax solos and tumbling violins punctuated by a heavenly backing choir.
1 McCamly Street South
Battle Creek,
MI
US
Providing top quality symphonic and pops to Southwest Michigan, the KSO performs primarily in Miller and Chenery Auditoriums.
359 S Kalamazoo Mall
Kalamazoo,
MI
US
For good eats and good times in Kalamazoo, dine at London Grill. Come prepared to feast at London Grill — with no low-fat options, any diets will need to be put aside for the moment. Pair your entree with a glass of wine or draft beer — London Grill has a fully-stocked bar to complement your meal. Bring the whole family to London Grill, where kiddos are welcomed with open arms. Fridays are for fun! Come check out the vibe at London Grill. Tap into the free wireless Internet at London Grill. For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your grub to go. You can also serve food from London Grill at your next party — the restaurant offers catering. Street parking is readily available near London Grill's E Michigan Ave location. Prices at London Grill typically stay below the $30 mark, so you can afford to bring along a friend or a date. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at the restaurant, but reviewers rate the dinner menu the highest.
214 E Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo,
MI
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The youthful romanticism of Juliet. The raging jealousies of Othello. Richard III's outsized villainy. All are found in the pages of Shakespeare's works, and all are brought to vibrant new life at the Michigan Shakespeare Festival, the official Shakespeare festival of the state. With characters so rich, it's not surprising that the company exclusively staged the Bard's works for 19 years. But, recognizing that Shakespeare's reach extended far beyond the end of his own quill, the Festival now showcases one piece from an additional playwright each season. But whether the curtain opens on a comedy or a tragedy, a dramatic history or a tender romance, the organization aims to move audiences with timeless stories.
215 W Michigan Ave
Jackson,
MI
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A mid-Michigan institution since 1929, the Lansing Symphony Orchestra performs for more than 20,000 visitors every year. Music director and conductor Timothy Muffitt currently leads its roster of professional musicians in concerts that explore a variety of musical styles, including classical masterworks, a pops and chamber series, and brassy big-band engagements.
501 S Capitol Ave
Lansing,
MI
US
Wild Beaver Saloon's energetic staff dish out classic bar eats, selections from a full bar, and the occasional choreographed bar-top dance. Fun-filled evenings kick off with a slate of thin crust pizza such as pepperoni ($8.99) or three types of cheese ($7.99), while domestic beers ($3.25) sooth heated palates and gasping beer fish. Imported suds ($4.25) present varying tastes of foreign degree, pairing well with home favorites such as a signature chicken quesadilla, a triumvirate of chicken, melted cheese, and red onions ($7.99). Pairs of chili dogs ($5.99) and full racks of smoked ribs ($18.99) challenge hands to stay free of slippery sauces in preparation for games of pool or longest handshake contests.
205 S Washington Sq
Lansing,
MI
US
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