Detroit Bourbon & Blues Festival is an immersive tasting and live music event with American-made whiskey, music performances, and more.
On Sunday, August 27, 2023, Detroit’s historic Eastern Market Shed 5 will be transformed into a lively venue in which guests are invited to sip, savor, and enjoy live blues music.
Our immersive Tasting Experience invites guests to sample a variety of bourbons and whiskeys curated by our bourbon-loving staff. Two General Admission 2-hour ticketed sessions will be available throughout the day.
VIP guests are invited to join us for Bloozy Brunch and early Tasting Experience access. After the tastings have completed, VIP guests are welcome to join General Admission guests at the party with live blues music, food trucks, and vendors.
As Detroit neighbors, bourbon enthusiasts, and music lovers ourselves– we invite you to join us & celebrate with a glass half full.
In collaboration with Eastern Market’s Sunday Market series, this landmark location offers the perfect site to highlight the rich history of bourbon, blues, and Detroit's impact on these iconic American crafts.
All are welcome to the hospitable grounds of Blues Street. From 12PM - 6:30 PM, Shed 5’s outdoor lot will be open to the public with a vibrant gathering of food trucks, craft vendors, refreshing beverages, and old & new friends.
This immersive Tasting Experience invites all guests to sample a variety of carefully curated bourbons and whiskeys. VIP & General Admission event ticket purchases include 10 sampling tickets (additional sampling tickets available for purchase). VIP guests are invited to Bloozy Brunch and early Tasting Experience access. Peek at our lineup of local and craft distilleries & get ready to celebrate with a glass half full.
Enjoy historic Eastern Market with live music performances on Blues Street. Open to the public from 12PM - 6:30PM.
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Detroit Bourbon & Blues Festival is a bourbon tasting and live music event hosted by Special Events Management– a family-run business established in 1988.
We are committed to the prosperity of the masterful distilleries in our own backyard and strive to be a reflection of Michigan hospitality.
The best ideas aren’t created in a boardroom or over emails. Our family dreamed up hosting a bourbon tasting and live music festival over drinks at one of our favorite distilleries. We wanted to blend the rich history of brown spirits and blues music with the lively nature of the Detroit community.
VENUE & PARKING
We are proud to host Detroit Bourbon & Blues Festival at historic Eastern Market. Metered street parking is free on Sundays. Parking lots are located at Russell & Watson, Russell & Market, Riopelle & Wilkins, Riopelle & Adelaide.