High in July fest this weekend in Hamtramck promises BBQ, tacos and bands

In case you didn't have enough on your plate this weekend or if you're not looking for the crowds expected at the Metro Times Pig & Whiskey, plenty of opportunity to nosh and jam at the first-ever High in July fest at Kelly's Bar in Hamtramck. Fans of rocker/taco maker Timmy Lampinen will be slanging his famous carnitas, Kelly's owner Brad ... with fire up his barbecue for brisket, pulled pork and chicken - all to accompany an eclectic cast of local bands and artwork, which will be on display in Kelly's big back yard. Organizers are hoping that if this year's event is a success, they'll be throwing annual summer block parties - offering Hamtramckans a laid-back, intimate, neighborhood version of fests like Dally in the Alley.

On the lineup: Matt 2, Deadbeat Beat, Casino, Mahonies, Tin Foil, Blacker Magick, Mountains & Rainbows, K9 Sniffles, The Reelers, Nicholas Riley and Nicholas Tallidis and Night of the Night Bees. On display: Francis Kulkowski, Timmy Lampinen, Rachelle Baker and Chelsea Parkila.

Admission is $5 at the door. Plates will run between $8-$12. 
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