Burger Bash Detroit :: Friday, June 9th

Sample Michigan’s best burgers and brews all under one roof at Burger Bash Detroit, held at the Royal Oak Farmer’s Market on Friday, June 9th. The event begins at 7:30pm for General Admission (6:30pm for VIP guests) and runs until 10:30pm. Both VIP and GA tickets include live entertainment and unlimited samples of burgers, sides & sweets.

People’s Choice Awards & World Food Championships!
Each guest will have the opportunity to cast their vote for Most Unique Burger, Most Flavorful Burger and Best Turkey Burger. Do not forget about the rest of the meal! There will also be awards for the Best Mac n’ Cheese and Best Fries. A panel of favorite local chefs and food critics will award two very special vendors the titles of Best All-Around Burger and Best Sweet. Winners of these categories will gain automatic entry into the auspicious 2017 World Food Championships in Orange Beach, Alabama this November.

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Weekend Comeback

Weekend Comeback is a four-piece ensemble that features saxophone and versatile female vocals. Our exciting show includes five vocalists, guitar, bass, drums and saxophone. Weekend Comeback delivers a crisp and impressive assortment of cover tunes. The bands repertoire includes songs from the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and today. Weekend Comeback provides a premium variety of pop, rock, country and Motown tunes. Music is pre-programed for each event for the crowd’s entertainment in-between sets. Weekend Comeback will provide high-energy and upbeat sets to your event in order to create an engaging, dance-filled environment.


Best of the Best Awards?

2016 Burger Categories

Most Unique Burger – MI Alma Kitchen & Bar (Ferndale)
Most Flavorful Burger – International Culinary School at the Art Institute (Detroit)
Best All-Around Burger – Dorsey Culinary Schools (Pontiac)
Best Turkey Burger – Blackfinn Ameripub (Royal Oak)

2016 Non-Burger Categories

Best Fries – Blackfinn Ameripub (Royal Oak)
Best Sweets – Alpine Chocolate Haus (Gaylord)

2015 Burger Winners

Most Unique Burger – The International Culinary School at The Art Institute (Detroit)
Most Flavorful Burger – Cliff Bells (Detroit)
Best All-Around Burger – Small Plates (Detroit)
Best Turkey Burger – Blackfinn Ameripub (Royal Oak)

2015 Burger Winners

Best Mac n Cheese – Mt. Chalet (Royal Oak)
Best Fries – Blackfinn Ameripub (Royal Oak)
Best Sweets – Alpine Chocolate Haus (Gaylord)

2014 Burger Winners

Most Unique Burger – Three Blind Mice Irish Pub (Mt. Clemens)
Most Flavorful Burger – Red Crown (Grosse Pointe Park)
Best All-Around Burger – Lazybones Smokehouse (Roseville)
Best Turkey Burger – Greenleaf Turkey & Vegetarian (Novi)

2014 Non-Burger Winners

Best Mac n Cheese – ONYX Modern Steakhouse & Whiskey Bar (Royal Oak)
Best Fries – Blackfinn Ameripub (Royal Oak)
Best Sweets – A Serendipity Cakery (Wyandotte)

About The Social Connection

The Social Connection has been Metro Detroit’s premier lifestyle event production and marketing company since 2001. Hosting dozens of annual events with more than 20,000 guests per year, The Social Connection produces and markets unique social, food & beverage sampling, charitable and destination events including: Detroit Burger & Brews Bash, Bacon Bash, Indulgence, Mac N’ Brews, The Cocktail Confidential, Metro Detroit Tastefest, Detroit Beer & Wine Fest, The Little Black Dress Charity Soiree, Motor City  Gears & Beers, Santa Pub Crawl and OktoBEERfest to name a few.  The Detroit Party division offers over 4,000 riders a year a fun, safe and hassle free way to travel to Opening Day, the MSU-UM Game and Tiger’s Games. Since 2001 The Social Connection developed their marquee presence in SE Michigan on New Year’s Eve hosting over or 40 New Year’s Eve events since inception and expanding their brand to which has become the premier marketing and production arm for all things New Year’s Even in Metro Detroit.

About Ultimate Fun Productions

Ultimate Fun Productions produces multiple events throughout Michigan that are known to sell out with a combined attendance of more than 150,000 people each year, including Whiskey Business, Sip Savor Stomp, OktoBEERfest, Detroit Detour, Detroit Summer Beer Fest, Royal Oak Beer Fest, Tequila Mundo, Detroit Craft Beer Month, Grand Rapids Beer Fest, Bacon Bash, Metro Detroit Taste Fest, Burger Bash, Great Lakes Food Art & Music Festival, Vodka Rox, Mac N Brews, Motor City Music & Food Fest, Cinco Bash, Michigan Rib Fest, Opening Day in the D, Indulgence, and New Year’s Eve events including Motor City NYE – The Drop, Motor City Gala, and Motown Countdown. Additionally, Ultimate Fun produces and promotes multiple bar crawls and fun runs, plus multiple events at the M1 Concourse in Pontiac, such as M1 Cruisefest and CartoBEERfest. Having spent the past 5 years cultivating a relationship with the Detroit 300 Conservancy and Campus Martius Parks, UFP has created a series of events including The Big Game Rally, Parktoberfest, Capitol Park Summer Saturday Night & Sunday Brunch with four consecutive weekend events, and five Winter Magic Weekends. For further info, visit

Frequently Asked Questions

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