The first annual Porkopolis Pig & Whiskey Festival Cincinnati will descend upon downtown on June 20 for a full day of BBQ, whiskey sampling and outdoor entertainment! CityBeat events is partnering with the Horseshoe Casino to bring this FREE event to life in the heart of Cincinnati! Pig & Whiskey will showcase 8 to 10 of Cincinnati’s best barbecue restaurants while highlighting unique and delicious pork, beef and barbecue dishes. Furthermore, there will be over 30 varieties of bourbon, scotch and whiskey brands available to sample. There will also be a beer tent for those seeking an alternative to whiskey. Food and beverage will be available for cash purchase. Porkopolis Pig & Whiskey Festival Cincinnati will also feature an exciting line-up of entertainment! At the top of every hour starting at 1pm the festival will feature americana / bluegrass music from some of the best that Cincinnati has to offer. At 8pm our headlining national act will close out the evening. The event will also feature whiskey chatter - offering an intimate, living room setting for whiskey education. Attendees will have the chance to chat with master distillers and whiskey experts on everything from the spirit’s unique Kentucky history and attributes to the distillation process and more. A portion of the proceeds go to benefit The Bow Tie Foundation.
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Sounds Like: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Buddy & Julie Miller, Creedence Clearwater Revival (CCR), Levon Helm, Marty Stuart
Label: This is American Music (digital), Sleep Cat Records (physical)
Bio: Powerful, soulful, and rootsy, Cincinnati, Ohio's MAGNOLIA MOUNTAIN embraces and explores "That Midwestern Thing" in a big-tent-Americana juggernaut that draws from rock, southern soul, folk, country, bluegrass, blues, and rockabilly. But no matter where they take it, "they have the rare ability ...See Full Bio
"Like a sculptor who has immense respect for the permanence of the stone but also implicitly trusts his chisel and creative vision, (Mark) Utley shapes the raw material of Americana’s various stylistic permutations into songs that are comfortably familiar yet blazingly original. That ethic was a hallmark of Magnolia Mountain’s last double album, 2010’s "Redbird Green", and it comes into even sharper focus on the band’s third and latest release, the aptly titled "Town and Country"."