Alright everybody, hope you're ready to start counting down the days until Pig & Whiskey.
The popular celebration of all things barbecue and whiskey returns to downtown Ferndale July 15-17, and this year's party is going to be bigger and better than ever.
Co-hosted by Metro Times
and Woodward Avenue Brewers, the festival will include more than a dozen southeastern Michigan eateries will have their best pork, beef, and barbecue dishes available for purchase.
Jay Ray of Jay Ray’s BBQ, is returning to Pig & Whiskey for the second year. Of all the events he does, he said he enjoys this Ferndale bash the most.
“It’s a great atmosphere, great music, and all great people that come down,” Ray says.
Jay Ray’s will be serving ribs, pulled pork, mac and cheese, a loaded sweet potato (which he says was a huge hit last year), and he’s messing around with a “few cool ideas,” too.
Other venues include Smoke Ring, Detroit BBQ, Hog Wild, Stonewood Smokehouse, Crooked River, Old Carolina Barbecue Company, Taste ‘n’ Tell, Red Wood Grill, Zeke’s Rock ‘n’ Roll BBQ, Shredderz food truck, Union Joints, Rubbed, Rub BBQ Pub, Alley Taco, Smoke Shack, Woodpile BBQ Shack, and the Mac Shack.
And of course, there will be plenty to drink, with more than 30 whiskeys (yes, all your favorites) and six Michigan breweries.
And now, *drumroll please* the lineup.
Detroit six-piece Electric Six headline Friday night's kick-off festivities, and everyone's favorite cowpunks Goober & The Peas
will take the stage Saturday night, and Mustard Plug and Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers will close out the celebration on Sunday.
Here's the full list, set times will be announced via Facebook so stay tuned.
Holy White Hounds
Goober & The Peas
Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers
Mega Wedge: A Ween Tribute Band
Kevin Thibodeau & the Cast Iron Horns
You’ll be able to catch the performances on a stage set up on East Troy Street.
Plus, see all the action from last year's festival here
Pig & Whiskey is from 6 p.m. to midnight on Friday, July 15 , 11 a.m. to midnight on Saturday, July 16, and from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Sunday, July 17; on East Troy Street in Ferndale; admission is free, but tickets must be purchased for drinks and food; all ages welcome.