Detroit Bourbon & Blues Festival


Sun. August 25, 2024 | Noon to 6:30pm


Detroit Bourbon & Blues Festival is an immersive tasting and live music event with American-made whiskey, music performances, and more.

On Sunday, August 25, 2024, 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.



VIP Tasting Experience – Bloozy Brunch


  • 1 – hour early access
  • 12 PM – 3 PM
  • 15 x tasting tickets
  • Additional tickets for sale
  • Commemorative glass
  • Entry to Blues Street Festival
  • VIP Bloozy Brunch
    • Includes VIP brunch buffet of charcuterie, mini quiches, caprese skewers, and parfait shooters
    • 1 x Food truck meal voucher
    • Brunch cocktail provided by Detroit City Distillery
    • Access to exclusive whiskey tastings

Tasting Experience – Sessions


  • Choose from 1 PM – 3 PM or 4PM – 6PM Tasting Session
  • Entry to the Tasting Experience
  • 10 x whiskey tasting tickets
  • Additional tickets for sale
  • Commemorative glass
  • Entry to Blues Street Festival
  • Food available for purchase

Live Music & Vendors Only

All are welcome to the hospitable grounds of Blues Street. Shed 5’s outdoor lot will be open to the public with a vibrant gathering of live music, food trucks, craft vendors, refreshing beverages, and old & new friends

Looking to connect with active consumers at this event? For pricing and a customized benefits package, please contact Norine Smyth at 312-799-0354 or Laura Wilke at 773-584-6669.

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