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HONKY TONK THROWDOWN raises $$ for THE WAYLON FUND for DIABETES RESEARCH - PJs Lager House May 10, 11, 12

Detroit Honky Tonk Throwdown IV!
MAY 10,11 &12

A Birthday Party for Waylon Jennings
On behalf of
The Waylon Fund
Presented by
Shiner Beer

At PJ' s Lager House
1254 Michigan Ave.
in Corktown, Detroit

Yes, it is our 4th year running of The Honky Tonk Throwdown at PJ's Lager House, bringing you the best Honky Tonk & American music in town and beyond.
Friday is also the official CD release party for the new release from Deadstring Brothers - Cannery Row, and all weekend portions of Shiner beer purchases go to The Waylon Fund.
Celebrate our local cache of Detroit Americana musicians, and help a good cause!

PJ's will be serving Shiner Bock on tap and Shiner Black in bottles, for $4.00; $1.00 of each sale will given to the Waylon Fund.

Shiner Brewery is donating a Custom Shiner Epiphone SG guitar to be raffled off during the Honky Tonk Throwdown!
Drawing will be late Sunday night. You do not have to be present to win.


Friday, May 10

Deadstring Brothers 12:30--close      
The Sights 11:40-12:15
Katie Grace 11:00-11:25
If Birds Could Fly 10:00-10:45
Horse Cave Trio 9:00-9:45
Captain Ivory 8:10-8:45

Saturday, May 11

Ryan Dillaha 12:45 --close
Mary Cutrafella--11:45-12:30
Fifth on The Floor--10:50-11:30
Brunswick Brawlers--10:05-10:40
Crooked Little Reasons--9:25-9:55
Jeremy Porter and the Tucos--8:45--9:15
Dock Ellis Band--7:50-8:30
John Holk---7:00-7:35
The Greaves--6:00-6:45
Miles Burning Band--5:15--5:45

Sunday, May 12

Orbitsuns 11:45-1:00
Billy Don Burns 10:45-11:30
Deadstring Brothers with special guests 9:45-10:30
Bull Halsey 8:55-9:30
Behind The Times 8:10--8:40
Whiskey Charmers 7:25-7:55
Babe Miller and His 10-4's 6:45-7:15
Gibson Seal 6:00-6:30

What is the Waylon Fund?

During the recent South by San Jose celebration at SXSW, Shiner announced a new partnership with the Waylon Fund for Diabetes Research.

Each year, fans all over the country celebrate the life, the legend and the music of Waylon Jennings by holding Waylon Jennings Birthday Bashes at bars and music venues on or around his June 15 birthday. Many of those Birthday Bashes are fundraisers for the Waylon Fund for Diabetes Research. This year, Shiner Black is getting involved to help raise money and awareness for the fund.

Why is Shiner Black partnering with the Waylon Fund?

Waylon Jennings was a professional musician from 1958 until his death from diabetes complications in 2002, but it was as a leader of the "Outlaw Country" movement in the 1970s that you really began to see his impact on the country music scene. The Littlefield, Texas-native had an impressive solo career and was also known for his collaborations with Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson.

It was also in the 1970s that Shiner beer found a foothold in the Austin music scene that helped launch it from its humble small-town roots into a beer prized across the country. Jennings was loved for his independence and authenticity, traits associated with Shiner as well.

Who (What?) is TGen and The Waylon Fund?

TGen is the Translational Genomics Research Institute; the Waylon Fund, founded by Waylon's widow Jessi Colter and their son Shooter Jennings, is part of the TGen Foundation.
The Arizona-based non-profit organization dedicated to conducting groundbreaking research focused on helping patients with diseases such as cancer, neurological disorders and diabetes.

The Waylon Fund, through TGen, allows doctors to more accurately predict who is at greatest risk of developing diabetes and its associated complications, while also developing better strategies for identifying and managing aspects of the disease.

For more info on the Waylon Fund, visit

Come celebrate at PJ's Lager House, and drink up to benefit a good cause!