Phil Nathan of Grateful Dead tribute band Dead Again. - COURTESY OF OTUS SUPPLY
  • Courtesy of Otus Supply
  • Phil Nathan of Grateful Dead tribute band Dead Again.

We've been putting the finishing touches on Shuck Yeah!, Metro Times' third-annual oyster-tasting event, set for Sunday, Oct. 20, at Ferndale's Otus Supply. Now, we're pleased to announce the afternoon's live entertainment.

Music will come from Phil Nathan of Grateful Dead tribute band Dead Again, who will perform a solo acoustic set. More tunes will be provided from the KufflinKs, who perform early tin pan alley renditions of songs from the 1800s to the present.

Aside from music, there will be more than 10 different types of oysters, courtesy of Motor City Seafood. Tickets include six oysters, six drink tickets, and two oyster shooters, with a commemorative shot glass. There will also be Bloody Marys, cocktails, beer, and food samples from local restaurants like Otus Supply, Beans & Cornbread, Bonefish Grill, Café Muse, Greenspace Café, SpagBurger, Le Petit Dejeuner, Bistro Orleans, and Tom’s Oyster Bar.

Shuck Yeah! runs from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 20, at Otus Supply, 345 E. Nine Mile Rd., Ferndale; 248-291-6160; Tickets are $30 in advance, $50 at the door. More information is available at

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