Bands, Brews, & BBQ Every Thursday in August

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Bands, Brews, & BBQ 

Every Thursday in August from 4-8pm!

Bands, Brews, & BBQ is BACK! Each Thursday in August, we will feature a new signature BBQ item, cocktail and band!

Each signature item will be served from 4-8pm and the band will play from 5-7pm! 

We will also be offering our regular Rustic Pig Food Court menu that we serve every Thursday-Saturday 12-8pm.

Vegetarian and vegan options are also available on the Rustic Pig Food Court menu.


August 6th 

Featured Entree: Braised Beef Short Ribs - $28

House Made Jalapeno Mac & Cheese / Smoked Tomato Demi-Glace Grilled Petite Carrots 

Featured Cocktail: The Mines

St. Paul Bourbon / Blackberries / Mint / Lemon Juice Syrup / Soda Water 

Featured Band: Jayne Juke-Box Junkie

Jayne plays music from the 50‘s through today in all genres such as country, oldies, rock and roll, classic rock, and some pop.  


August 13th

Featured Entree: Smoke Cornish Game Hen - $26

Southwest Quinoa / Cranberry Chutney / Crispy Root Vegetable

Featured Cocktail: Under the Stars

Skyy Vodka / Grenadine / Lemon Juice / Liquid Ice

Featured Band: R&B

 The married duo have been members of the local music community for parts of the last five decades. Their musical tastes include all styles of music from all eras. Their vocal harmonies have been the foundation of their collaboration supported by Dan’s tasteful and melodic guitar strains over Sharon’s rhythmic counterparts.


August 20th

Featured Entree: Grilled Steak Kabobs - $29

Vegetable Fried Rice / MN Bourbon BBQ Sauce

Featured Cocktail: Iron Ranger

Amaretto / Lemonade

 Featured Band: BitterSweet

Come enjoy the harmonious sounds of BitterSweet. BitterSweet is an acoustic duo with Mary Jo Grizzard on keyboard & vocal and Jay Hoiland on guitar & vocal. They perform some originals, classic rock, country & blues.


August 27th

Featured Entree: Rustic Pig Belly Lollipops - $24

Sweet Potato Puree / Grilled Asparagus / Candied Almonds / Cinderella BBQ

Featured Cocktail: Under the Sunset

Patron / Triple Sec / Simple Syrup / Lime Juice / Sweet and Sour / Orange Juice

 Featured Band: Richie Johnson, The Lone Ranger

Richie will get you to sing along and make you laugh during his set while he sings covers and some originals with his assortment of guitars.


This event will take place outdoors in the Rustic Pig Food Court, neatly tucked away on the Minnesota Discovery Center’s award-winning campus. Safety precautions have been implemented to allow for adequate social distancing. Attendees will be required to wear face coverings, as mandated by the State of Minnesota, in our indoor facilities or outdoors when social distancing cannot be obtained.