BBQ, Booze & Jams: The Pig & Whiskey Festival
It’s almost time for one of my fav summer festivals.
The Pig & Whiskey is a finger licking, beer & whiskey drinking, good music playing – one hell of a good time.
July 13,14 & 15 the festival will throw down a block party type celebration at 9 Mile and East Troy Street.
Michigan’s top BBQ joints will line up to have a cook-off featuring their menu items. Expect pulled pork sammies, ribs & mac ‘n’ cheese galore.
You can wash all these treats down with some of Michigan’s best brews & a plethora of whiskey options.
Don’t forget to stop by cocktail corner which rotates craft cocktails perfected by some of Detroit and Metro-Detroits best restaurants. Expect to see favorites such as: Grey Ghost, Kiesling, Imperial and Wright & Co.
And OMG Yass bring your pups out! This year Tito’s Vodka has not one, but TWO dog friendly lounge areas with dog goodies, cocktails & games. (a round of a-paws to them ;)
The festival is also stacked with a line-up of BOMB ASS music over the weekend. Check out the Schedule below:
Bear Vs Shark
The Messenger Birds
Holly Bernt Band
Ben Keeler Band
Kevin Thibodeau & Cast Iron Horns
Billy Brandt & The Sugarees
The Festival ends at Midnight on Friday & Saturday and 11 pm on Sunday. If you want to keep the party flowing, head on over to The Loving Touch for the after party.
The Loving Touch After Party Line-Up (bands listed from latest to earliest)
The High Strung
Summer Like the Season
There is also a special ticket package available online for the connoisseurs of the premium stuff. The ticket package affords you a special tent that features 40 premium whiskeys, scotches and bourbons. As well as a cooling station and access to indoor bathrooms.
I, however, am not that fancy. I’ll be rolling with the regular peeps on a budget. From experience, here’s what to expect and how to prepare:
Bring cash – you’ll be buying tickets to exchange for beer, whiskey and BBQ food. This is an easy way to make quick transactions.
Also, the lovely people pouring your beer are volunteers from non-profits. All the tips go directly to their organization. TIP YOUR BARTENDERS :)
Parking is going to suck – plan on parking at least a few blocks away (parking at meters is free on Sunday’s)
It is going to be crowded & hot – for this reason, I like to go a little later once the crowd has died down and the sun isn’t blazing hot. Going on Sunday is also a good idea because a lot of people have already come and gone -- it’s sort of an industry night.
Bring wet naps – There is no doubt you are going to get down on some BBQ food that’s going to leave your fingers sticky AF. Score mega cool points with your friends when you come to the rescue with wet naps (MAJOR MOM MOVE.)
Bring tissue & hand sanitizer – As any good festival would have – your bathroom options are pretty limited to port-o-potties. Super gross. Help yourself out and bring some TP and hand sanitizer to come out as unscathed as possible.
The ride and driver situation can (and should) raise a concern when drinking adult beverages. Lyft is offering is offering 20% off your ride to-and-from Pig & Whiskey with up to $5 off for all new and existing customers.
xoxo Lately with Lo