Nick and Will Kubley will be returning home to Plymouth when Passafire comes to The REES on Saturday, Sept. 30. The concert will cap off the Celebration of the Arts, highlighting the one-year anniversary of The REES re-opening.

Tickets for Passafire are sold out. But before the band takes to the Bob Pickell Performing Arts Stage at 7 p.m., there will be music by This Homemade Conspiracy, art exhibitions, six food trucks, and a beer and wine garden outside on Michigan Street, starting at 4 p.m. The outdoor event is free, but tickets are required. They can be downloaded from The REES ( website or picked up in person at Fernbaugh’s Jewelry in downtown Plymouth.

Sponsors for both events include Karma, Marshall County Arts & Culture, DAC Enterprise, The Frame Shoppe, and Black Cat Clothing Company. Special merchandise, including T-shirts, posters, and cups, will be on sale that day. Karma also has shirts available now.

Based in Savannah, Ga., Passafire mixes reggae and rock, playing a more progressive, punchy version over the laid-back vibes. The band has released seven studio albums and five live versions. They are also known for their “Sugar Shack” acoustic sessions.

Along with Nick (drums) and Will (bass, vocals), band members are Ted Browne (guitar, lead vocals) and Mike DeGuzman (keyboards/guitar). Since their formation in 2003, they have charted No. 1 albums on both the Billboard and iTune Reggae charts.

Starting in 1940, the Rees Theatre provided family entertainment that has provided generations with storied memories. In 2009 the theatre closed leaving an entertainment void in the Plymouth community.

After six years, 200 suppliers, 15 fundraisers raising over $4 million, and a multitude of hours supplied by 400 community volunteers, the theater reopened on Oct. 1, 2022. The project has offered Plymouth a unique opportunity to continue its revitalization efforts with the development of a year-round feature for community connection.

Now simply known as The REES because of its flexibility, the facility has hosted more than 170 public and private events, from children’s movies, community theater presentations, wedding receptions, class reunions, business and government conferences, and live music presentations.

For more information, contact Kathryn Anders at (574) 337-9337 or

Provided by The REES, written by Jan Garrison