Bourbon and Blues

Dates: September 18, 2022
Location: Downtown Detroit, Eastern Market
Hours: 11AM-10PM
Attendance: 5,000

Bourbon Tasting Pavilion
Three bourbon tasting sessions.
25 to 50 bourbons/whiskeys
Mixologist drink recipe demonstrations.
Continuous Live Blues, big name acts.
Wide variety of food options; wine, beer and bourbon by the glass.


The phenomenal rise in the popularity of bourbon whiskey is the driver behind this event. The Bourbon Tasting sessions- three of them over the course of the day- is the event’s central attraction- offering between 25 and 50 bourbon whiskeys for tasting. This creates what is best described as a ‘flavor extravaganza’.

Included in this Tasting are ‘High Corn’ bourbons, ‘High Rye’ bourbons, ‘Cask Strength’ bourbons, ‘Wheaters’ and of course ‘Sour Mash’ bourbons. This Tasting Pavilion is rightly called a ‘bourbon lovers paradise’.

To further educate and entertain-the event features Mixologists that periodically demonstrate bourbon cocktail recipes–  ranging from the unique and exotic to classic.

There is no better music companion to bourbon than Blues- and this festival does not disappoint. Live Blues will play from the Mainstage throughout the event.

A wide selection of food trucks will offer a food choice for almost any palette, and wine, beer and of course, bourbon, will be offered by the glass.

The Bourbon and Blues Festival offers Detroiters a true bourbon taste experience while offering a perfect sponsorship opportunity for any company wanting to target Millennials and GenX in a relaxed and friendly setting.

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