Landscaping outside the DeVos Place
Sunset falling on DeVos Place
Inside the DeVos Place
DeVos Place at night
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DeVos Place exterior
Looking up at the DeVos Place exterior

4th Annual Barley, BBQ, and Beats Fundraiser

4th Annual Barley, BBQ, and Beats Fundraiser | May 11

Barley, BBQ & Beats is returning to Grand Rapids for a fourth-straight spring. The event, which features some of Michigan’s most well-known whiskies, barbecue food and music, will be held at DeVos Place on Saturday, May 11 from 5 until 9 p.m.


Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased for $40 in advance at 

Admission increases to $45 at the door on the day of the fundraiser.



Ticket holders will receive tokens for three servings of barbecue delicacies and three hand-crafted cocktails. Additional tokens will also be available on-site for $5 each. Jordan Carson, co-host of eightWest on WOOD TV8, along with Hospice of Michigan’s Andy Holtgreive, will be the event emcees.



Hand-crafted cocktail tastings will feature whiskies distilled in Michigan from:



BBQ will be catered from such leading western Michigan pit masters and restaurants as:



The beats will be brought by some of West Michigan’s own:

If guests have sensitivities to barbecue foods, there will be alternative samplings available at the event as well.


Proceeds from the fundraiser will support Hospice of Michigan's Open Access Program, which ensures all who need end-of-life care in West Michigan have access to it, regardless of their age, diagnosis, or ability to pay. Barley, BBQ & Beats guests are encouraged to pay tribute to a deceased loved one by posting a photo or sharing a memory at the event.


For more information about attending or sponsoring the Grand Rapids Barley, BBQ & Beats fundraiser, please visit or contact Roxanne Kiesling at or 616.356.5229.


Event Times:
Sat, May 11, 2019
11:00 PM
Event Type: