8:00 PM20:00

(9/15) Sponge (Tickets Required)

National recording artist Sponge comes to The Vanguard on September 15, 2018!  Tickets required (details to be announced soon).

Sponge has proven to be one of the Motor City's heaviest hitters after gaining international notoriety with their debut album "Rotting Piñata" (Sony). Emerging from Detroit with hits like "Plowed" and "Molly (16 Candles)" Sponge received massive airplay on radio stations from coast to coast and were in heavy rotation on MTV. Both "Plowed" and "Molly" hit #5 on Billboard’s Modern Rock Charts, catapulting "Rotting Piñata" to Gold, and ultimately Platinum status.

Sponge's follow up CD, the critically lauded "Wax Ecstatic" (Columbia) scored additional top ten Billboard hits including "Wax Ecstatic" and "Have You Seen Mary?"  The band’s music was also featured in popular movies "The Craft", "Chasing Amy", "Mall Rats" and "Empire Records."  Sponge’s star continued to rise with network appearances on "The Late Show with David Letterman" and the "Conan O’Brien Show."

Sponge’s subsequent releases "New Pop Sunday", "For All The Drugs in The World", "The Man", "Galore Galore", and "Destroy the Boy", showcased the band’s swirling sonic attack, rooted in 70's glam and of course, the Motor City influences of The Stooges, The MC5 and Motown-but still sounding distinctly like no one else.

"Plowed" continues to be the band’s signature rock track, having been spotlighted on Guitar Hero’s "Warriors of Rock – 90’s Rock Track Pack" – and on the Paper Jamz Guitar Series 2, in addition to the soundtrack for the Gerard Butler surf movie "Chasing Mavericks."

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4:00 PM16:00

(8/19) Paint Night at The Vanguard ($45 Door Charge)

Paint Nite #TeamRoss757 invites you to break away from the norm with the perfect cocktail of creativity and friends! You don't have to be Picasso - just open minded and thirsty.

Guests spend about 2 hours creating a one-of-a-kind painting while laughing with friends at this historic venue.

Get more detailed information and purchase your tickets in advance (an RSVP on FaceBook does not reserve your seat) at the Purchase Tickets link here.

**All guests must be of legal drinking age**

We can not wait to paint (and party!) with you soon!

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7:30 PM19:30

(8/12) Tango at The Vanguard (Free Event!)

Tango is coming to The Vanguard! 

New to Tango? Between the hours of 7:30-10:30 pm, join us for an informal and free dance lesson and then dance the night away with your new moves!

Seasoned Pro? There is no cover charge, and plenty of beer, cocktails and dinner available for purchase to all tangueros and tangueras attending!

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10:00 AM10:00

(8/12) Sunday Yoga at The Vanguard ($15 Door Charge)

Join us for a YOGA class with Holly of Yaz Yoga for a blissful Sunday morning at The Vanguard.

Enjoy an hour Vinyasa Yoga class followed by a refreshing pint of Vanguard's Caiseal beer (or Mimosa for the non-beer crowd).

Stick around for brunch! Live music begins at 2 pm. Cost is $15 for yoga and a pint, mimosa or Bloody Mary.

This will be an all-levels class and beginners are welcome!

Register on our Facebook event page. For more info or questions: or email

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