Tickets on sale NOW at

or by calling 1-800-745-3000 or at the DeVos & VanAndel Arena Box Offices

Barley, Beats and BBQ

Donate Now



Saturday, May 20, 2017

5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.


Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids

Tickets -

$40 in advance
$45 at the door
(21 and over please)

Ticket price includes:

3 BBQ servings

3 hand-crafted cocktails

Music from 3 live bands


If you would like to be a sponsor of this great event check out our Sponsor Packet to find a package that works best for you. Contact Alex Wilson when you have chosen your package or if you have any questions about event sponsorship; 616.356.5288

About the Event

Join Hospice of Michigan for Barley, BBQ & Beats - a unique celebration showcasing barbecue from leading pit masters, hand-crafted cocktails from select Michigan distilleries and live music from hometown favorites Vox Vidorra, Mid-Life Crisis and Fast Hands Blues Band. A special feature of the evening will include a craft cocktail competition!

Ticketholders will receive a punch card valid for 3 servings of BBQ and fixins' from 11 of West Michigan's leading pit masters and BBQ restaurants and 3 hand-crafted cocktail tastings made with whiskeys distilled right here in Michigan. Extra punches will be available for $5 per serving throughout the festival.

Tickets can be purchased in advance from for $40 per person. Tickets may be available for purchase at the door for $45. Ticket sales will be capped at 2,000. Doors open at 5pm on May 20. 21 and over please.

All proceeds from Barley, BBQ and Beats will support Hospice of Michigan's Open Access Program which ensures everyone can access the care they need regardless of their age, diagnosis, or ability to pay.

Presenting Sponsor


Smokehouse Sponsor

Betz Industries

On the Rocks Sponsors

Hansen Balk Jerry's Crew Meijer


Delicious BBQ provided by the following:



American Char          Daddy Pete's          Dallas Deli       

  logo.jpg          Horseshoe Smokehouse          Jax          

 Johnny Bs                    Main Street BBQ          Ms Piggies BBQ         

 Saladino Smoke          Slows BBQ         Two Scotts Barbecue





Craft cocktails created by: