• Courtesy of Smoke on the River

A cigar-sampling event benefiting the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy is set for this weekend.

The first-ever Smoke on the River festival is planned for 2-8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28 at Detroit's West Riverfront Park.

Aside from a selection of top cigar brands curated by La Casa Cigars, the fest also includes cocktails, a casino gaming tent sponsored by Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort, food trucks, and live music.

Musical entertainment includes jazz crooner Ben Sharkey at 2 p.m., mambo ensemble La Trio Escobar at 3:30 p.m., Motown and oldies hits from 313 The Live Experience at 5:30 p.m., and singer Sky Covington at 7 p.m.

VIP tickets are $225 and include early entry, 20 cigars, three drink tickets, and four food truck coupons. VIP Social tickets are $125 and include early entry, three drink tickets, and four food coupons.
General admission tickets start at $75 and include two drink tickets for specialty cocktails and spirits, as well as two food truck coupons.

More information is available at West Riverfront Park is located at 1801 W. Jefferson Ave. at 10th Street and W. Jefferson Avenue in Detroit.

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