Get your fill of BBQ and Booze this weekend at Pig & Whiskey! The FREE 3 day festival kicks off on Friday, July 17th and runs all weekend long. There will be food from over a dozen local restaurants, over 50 different whiskeys available, some of your favorite local musicians on stage, and your favorite beers on tap.
This year's list of restaurants includes some of the best restaurants Metro Detroit has to offer. Alley Taco, Detroit BBQ Company, Famous Daves, Jay Ray's BBQ, Mac Shack, Old Carolina, The Proper Pig, Rock City Eatery, RUB, Rubbed, Slows, Sticks & Bones, Smoke Ring, Treat Dreams, Union Woodshop, Vinsetta Garage, Woodpile BBQ Shack and Zeke's Rock & Roll BBQ will all be on deck filling your belly up with barbecued goodness. Earlier this week the main man behind the festival, Chris Johnston, and Zeke's own Mike Mouyianis hit the airwaves to spread the word about this year's festival and show off some of the eats that Zeke's will be offering this weekend. Check it out below.
If that food isn't enough to get you to this festival, we're sure the music will be! The bill for the weekend includes something for everyone, and a few of our favorites like The HandGrenades, Tunde and The Muggs. Here's the entire lineup:
6:00 p.m. - Unlimited Head
6:5o p.m. - Beggars
7:50 p.m. - The Handgrenades
8:50 p.m. - Tunde Olaniran
9:50 p.m. - Will Sessions
1:00 p.m., 2:05 p.m. - Billy Brandt
3:15 p.m. - David Biermann Overdrive
4:20 p.m. - American Mars
5:30 p.m. - Le Voyage
6:30 p.m. - The Muggs
7:45 p.m. - Old Empire
8:40 p.m. - Oak Bones
9:50 p.m. - Murder By Death
SUNDAY12:00 p.m. - The Hummingbirds
2:00 p.m. - Scott Fab
3:05 p.m. - Jo Serrapere Trio
4:10 p.m. - Stone
5:20 p.m. - Ryan Allen & His Extra Arms
6:30 p.m. - The Blueflowers
7:40 p.m. - Ryan Dillaha & The Miracle Men
8:40 p.m. - Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers
On Friday and Saturday nights there are also after parties in The Loving Touch. Cover for those is $5. Friday's lineup includes Siamese, The Scrappers and George Morris & The Gypsy Chorus. Saturday The Vonneguts, Woven Tangles and Jon Zott will be playing. Doors open at 9 p.m. and the music starts inside as soon as it ends outside.
And last, but definitely not least, is the whiskey. Like we mentioned, there will be over 50 different whiskeys available. Some old reliables like Jack Dack Daniel's, Jameson and Wild Turkey will be on deck. But there will also be new favorites like Fireball and some whiskeys you may have never tried before, like Zeppelin Bend or Bird Dog. If you're not to keen on the hard stuff, don't worry. There will be a bunch of beers available as well, with everything from PBR to Blake's Hard Cider.
The fun all kicks off Friday night at 6 p.m. The festival runs until Midnight on Friday and Saturday and 11 p.m on Sunday. Admission is free, but make sure you bring some cash. Trust us, once you get there you will want some BBQ!
Pig & Whiskey all takes place on Troy Street right outside the WAB at 22646 Woodward Ave. in Ferndale. For more info on Pig & Whiskey visit PigAndWhiskeyFerndale.com.