August 8th, 9th, and 10th, Kalamazoo, Michigan’s Shakespeare’s 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.
1876, Arms Aloft, Banditos, The Best Of The Worst, Bike Tuff, Bloodpheasant, Break Anchor, Calumet, Cave Needles, County Drop, Del Paxton, Direct Hit, Echo Base, Fisherking, Fossil Eyes, The Gentleman Thieves, Guerilla Poubelle, Guppy, Henrietta, Knives Are Quiet, Living Room, The Lost Years, Mold, The Mushmen, Natural Disasters, The Penske File, Placeholder, ProConPro, The Reptilian, Running Shoes, Seventeen Again, The Shortlife, Shoto, State, That’s Blood, Two Hand Fools, Victor Shores, Warren Franklin and the Founding Fathers, Weak Teeth, Worship This!
In addition, the festival is partnering with Eden Reforestation Projects, a non-profit that works to reduce extreme poverty and restore healthy forests in Haiti, Madagascar, and Ethiopia by employing local villagers to plant millions of trees — for only 10¢ a tree.