GRAND CIRCUS MEDIA AND LIVE NATION PRESENT A MONTHLY MICHIGAN TASTING EVENT, “THE SHELTER SAMPLER”; ANNOUNCES INITIAL LINEUP
On the heels of a wildly successful Michigan Tastes & Tunes SXSW showcase in Austin, Texas, Grand Circus Media is excited to partner with Live Nation to present “The Shelter Sampler: A dynamic monthly event celebrating the eclectic tastes of Michigan”. “The Shelter Sampler” debuts on Friday June 29th inside St. Andrews Hall and will feature Shorts Brewing Company, Small Plates Detroit, and the music of The Ragbirds.
Each month “The Shelter Sampler” will spotlight a Michigan craft brewery, a local Detroit restaurant, and the music of some of the most exciting regional and national bands. This celebration of tastes and tunes aims to bring together the best of Michigan and Detroit. A $15 ticket includes a show, three 5-ounce beer samples, and a delectable sampling of some of Detroit’s most tasty fare.
Shorts Brewing Company, located in the quaint Village of Bellaire, Michigan strives to bring an appreciation of craft beer to the north with product education and creativity. The process of appreciation through education they call beer liberation. Shorts Brewing Company will feature three unique and tasty brews including:
Nicie Spicie - American Wheat Ale with orange zest, lemon zest, coriander, and peppercorns.
Pandemonium Pale Ale - Copper colored hoppy American Pale Ale lends its hue to hearty two row malts and hand selected specialty grains.
Bellaire Brown – A full flavored brown ale that derives its sweet caramel and toasted quality from four different kinds of malt and specialty grains.
Celebrating their 10th anniversary, Small Plates Detroit reopened under new ownership and management this past April. Throughout the transformation, they reinvented the menu to represent a landscape of different iconic Detroit foods. A uniquely communal dining experience, Small Plates offers the palette a selection of cuisines as diverse as Detroit itself. Small Plates will feature their delectable potato sliders.
The Ragbirds, from Ann Arbor, Michigan, are hook-laden pop with a kaleidoscopic array of worldly influences. The Ragbirds exhibit a gleeful disregard for contemporary folk-rock convention — from worldbeat to reggae to straight-up rock and roll and beyond, they encompass a melting pot of cultural touchstones that explode in a torrent of irresistible groove. Touring the country at the rate of over 150 shows a year in their converted diesel van that runs on waste vegetable oil, this female fronted band is out in support of their fourth studio album Travelin’ Machine.
Tickets are $15, doors open at 9:00pm, and guests 18 and up are welcome. Tickets are available at the St. Andrews Hall box office, online at Livenation.com, and at UHF Records in Royal Oak. The Shelter is located inside St. Andrews Hall at 431 E. Congress. The Ragbirds take the stage at 10:30 PM. For additional information, please visit www.grandcircusmedia.com