Cocktails and Cigars at Detroit’s First Cigar Festival: Smoke On The River

Cigar connoisseurs and music lovers can indulge their senses at Detroit’s first-ever cigar festival. Smoke on the River will provide guests with a cigar experience, exclusively curated by La Casa Cigars. The curation includes cigars from top brands along with the chance to mingle with other cigar enthusiasts while sampling specialty cocktails and libations from a variety of spirit and beverage companies. Fun fare from some of the hottest food trucks around also will be offered.

Entertainment for the evening is highlighted by the casino gaming tent, which offers attendees the chance to test their luck in a high energy and fun atmosphere along with a chance to win a weekend at the Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.

In addition to gaming, music will fill the air of West Riverfront Park with a colorful fusion of old school, cool, contemporary jazz, soul and pop, Ben Sharkey leads the live music line-up at 2 p.m. La Trio Escobar takes patrons back to Cuba of the 1950s with lively mambo music at 3:30 p.m., followed by Motown and oldies hits from 313 The Live Experience at 5:30 p.m. A finale by neo soul and jazz chanteuse Sky Covington wraps up the celebration at 7 p.m.

The evening’s festivities benefit the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy (, a nonprofit organization responsible for establishing, improving, operating, maintaining, securing, programming and expanding the Detroit RiverWalk and associated green spaces.

Smoke On the River, sponsored by the Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort will be held from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 28 in West Riverfront Park, 1801 W. Jefferson Ave. at 10th Street and W. Jefferson Avenue in Detroit. To purchase tickets or for more information visit


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