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THIS WEEKEND (July 15-17): Pig & Whiskey in Ferndale

Another epic summer celebration of booze, BBQ, and live music is upon us as the 2016 edition of Pig & Whiskey takes place in Ferndale this weekend.

Feast on a steady diet of BBQ, whiskey and beer – and gorge yourself on a foot-stompin’ musical backdrop the likes of which comes along only once a year! A variety of Southeast Michigan’s best barbecue joints and restaurants will showcase unique and delicious pork, beef and barbecue dishes for purchase. Bring your appetite and leave your inhibitions at home!

The event will feature:

70+ whiskeys, bourbons, & scotches
18 BBQ joints & restaurants
Barrels of beer
Bands Galore 

Location:  Downtown Ferndale on 9 Mile Road and East Troy Street between the WAB and The Emory. 

Time: Friday, July 6 pm-midnight • Saturday 11 am-midnight • Sunday 11 am-11 pm

Food: 18 BBQ joints & restaurants will have items available for purchase including Crooked River, Detroit BBQ Company, Hog Wild BBQ, Jay Ray’s BBQ, Mac Shack, Old Carolina, Red Wood Grill, Rock City Eatery Hamtramck, R.U.B BBQ Pub, Shredderz, Smoke Ring BBQ, Smoke Shack, Stonewood Smokehouse Bar and BBQ, Union Wood Shop, Vinsetto Garage, Woodpile BBQ Shack, Zeke’s R&R and BBQ. 

Drinks: Over 70 whiskeys, bourbons, & scotches will be available for purchase, check them all out here. Plus, a premier selection of metro Detroit restaurants, bars, pubs, and expert drinksmiths will provide Pig & Whiskey goers with their finest Woodford Reserve cocktail creations in the Cocktail Corner from 7 p.m. on Friday to 8 p.m. on Sunday. You can vote for your favorite here
Over 20 breweries and cider makers will also be there — in case you don't like whiskey yet. Beverages will be available for purchase from Angry Orchard, Atwater Brewery, Axle Brewing Company, B. Necktar, Ballast Point, Blake’s Hard Cider, Boulevard Brewing Co., Detroit Beer Co., Greenbush Brewing Co., Laguantias Brewing, Liberty Street Brewing Company, New Belgium, New Holland Brewing, Old Nation Brewing Company, Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer, Perrin Brewing Company, Roak Brewing Co., Rochester Mills Beer Co., Rockford Brewing Company, Samuel Adams, Short’s Brewing Company, Small Town Brewery, and Woodward Avenue Brewers.

Entertainment Lineup:
Friday, July 15
Electric Six 9:40 PM
Stone Clover 8:20 PM
Holy White Hounds 7:20 PM
Le Voyage 6:15 PM

Saturday, July 16
Goober & The Peas 9:40 PM
The HandGrenades 8:15 PM
Earth Engine 7:10 PM
Ohtis 6:10 PM
Jack Reedy 5:20 PM
Honeybabe 4:20 PM
The Blueflowers 3:15 PM
American Mars 2:10 PM
Billy Brandt + Sugarees 12:00 PM

Sunday, July 17
Mustard Plug 8:40 PM
Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers 7:10 PM
Beggars 5:50 PM
Tart 4:35 PM
Jerry Dreams 3:40 PM
Jill Jack 2:50 PM
Mega Weedge : a WEEN Tribute Band 1:50 PM
Kevin Thibodeau 12:00 PM

Modern Skate & Surf Royal Oak's "Extreme Team" will be performing their aerial acrobatics on a specially designed Extreme Sports “Half-Pipe” Ramp. A combination of skateboarders, in-line skaters and freestyle bike riders will dazzle the crowd with the athleticism, fun and excitement of their individual sports.

Demonstration times are Saturday and Sunday (July 16 & 17) at 2 pm, 4 pm and 6 pm.

Pig and Whiskey is All ages and admission if FREE!

After-parties: The Loving Touch is hosting two after-parties featuring some pretty killer lineups, and yes, it's free. The Scrappers, Destroy This Place and YUM are set to play Friday night, and Queen Kwong, The Erers, and Minihorse will perform on Saturday night. Both parties begin at 9 p.m. and last all night. 

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