A Complete Guide to Eating, Wear and Drinking at Detroit's Mo Pop Festival
Mo Pop festival is a Detroit-based, easygoing Festival enriched with fabulous artists in line up for 2018. What is amazing about this festival is that they don’t overlap artist’s performance timings plus their two stages are aligned together so you don’t have to miss a single beat.
[USPRwire, Sat Jul 14 2018] Are you tired of running through multiple stages to listen to your favorite music? Then Detroit’s Mo Pop Festival is what you need as a break from all that rush of summer. Mo Pop festival is a Detroit-based, easygoing Festival enriched with fabulous artists in line up for 2018. What is amazing about this festival is that they don’t overlap artist’s performance timings plus their two stages are aligned together so you don’t have to miss a single beat. You won’t have to choose and will be able to have fun enjoying your favorite artist Mo Pop has to offer including Bon Iver, Brockhampton, Billie Eilish, Clairo, St. Vincent and Vince staples and That’s not all you can visit any of the Mo Pop’s four Villages “Mo Arcade, Food Truck Rally Alley, Craft Bazaar and the Shipyard, a beer garden” to savor all the fun, food, art and enjoyment Detroit has instore.
Location, Date & Time:
The Mo Pop Festival takes place at West Riverfront Park, Detroit on 28th and 29th of July 2018. The doors will open at 1 PM on each day.
Bon Iver, The National, Portugal, The Man, St. Vincent, Vince Staples, Highly Suspect, Brockhampton, Daniel Caesar, Billie Eilish, Alvvays, Turnover, Rex Orange County, Dermot Kennedy, Homeshake, Jeff Rosenstock, Clairo, S. Carey, Joe Hertler & the Rainbowseekers, Lovelytheband, Empty Houses, Shortly, Curtis Roach
Mo Pop Tickets are available here: https://bit.ly/2un0SUs
Places To Stay:
There are plenty of hotels lined up at a walking distance from West Riverfront Park. If you want a lodging of local standards, then the stylish Detroit Foundation Hotel or Aloft Detroit at the David Whitney are your best options they have both beautiful architecture and fabulous services.
What To Expect While You Are There:
While you are there you can expect a massive crowd of people with bushy beards, tattooed sleeves and cool & stylish outfits to go with everything, you simply can’t stay without being amazed. As the festival focuses on local level there are no VIP sections. You’ll find a relaxing experience where you can enjoy the music and avoid getting horded among mass of the people. The festival offers a calming atmosphere away from chaotic, screaming ad rush of people as seen in other music festivals. Mo Pop is a place for people who want to relax.
Mo Pop is not for you if you are one of those people who crave the messy atmosphere of a music festival.
What To Wear:
As mentioned above you already know that you’ll be seeing a lot of tattooed skin so when dressing up for such a festival you must remember to get in the shape according to the dress code so you can easily get mixed in the crowd. Also remember these types of crowds mean more humidity so dress accordingly and be prepared for an unexpected shower from above. Midwest is prone to rainstorms, in 2015 a heavy rained caused issue with the park’s drainage system and a big portion was under water due to which it was jokingly named “Lake Mo Pop”. Pack accordingly so your fun time doesn’t get hit by such a calamity.
What To Eat:
Just like music Mo Pop is no short on food items. Get yourself for an extravagant experience of food from all around famous restaurants and drink mixes that’ll blow your mind away. They’ve got variety of food from seafood to hotdogs and loads of Mexican dishes. Here a list of items you can eat at Mo Pop Festival:
Voyager: Ferndale-based seafood restaurant serving everything from fresh oysters to Szechuan crab spaghetti
Lover’s Only: A downtown Detroit restaurant serving burgers, hot dogs, cold fried chicken sandwiches, and more
Fist of Curry: This now-shuttered Mexicantown restaurant specializes in international curries including Japanese kare, tikka masala, Jamaican jerk curry, and beyond
Slows Bar-B-Q: A Corktown barbecue restaurant serving ribs, brisket, pulled pork, and sandwiches with a variety of sauces and sides
Imperial: This Ferndale bar and taqueria is known for its taco offerings (including vegetarian options) and bacon-wrapped Sonoran hot dogs
Drought: This company sells bottled cold-pressed, raw juices and cold brew coffee
Food Truck Rally Alley
Island Noodles: Wok-fried soba noodles with veggies and optional teriyaki chicken
Chef-In-A-Box: Burgers and fries
Chick-A-D: Battered-and-fried chicken on a stick, chicken tenders, and chicken corn dogs
Chicken Coupe: Chicken and waffles and loaded fries
Crepe Day-Twah: Sweet and savory crepes
Delectabowl: Comfort foods and salads served in bowls including gluten-free and vegan options
Drifter Coffee: Local coffee and tea
Hero Or Villain: Eclectic sandwiches including vegetarian options
Holy Cow Indian: A vegetarian and vegan truck serving tacos made with naan instead of tortillas
Los Dos Amigos: Classic street tacos, burritos, tortes, quesadillas, and more
Mean Weenie: Hot dogs and sausages with creative toppings like macaroni and cheese or barbecued pork
Monkey Business: Gyros, breakfast wraps, nachos, soups, and more
Nosh Pit: All-vegan and vegetarian options including sandwiches, soups, and sweets
Populace Coffee: Bay City-based coffee roaster pouring a Mo Pop-branded roast
Rollin Stone Wood Fired Pizza: Neapolitan-style pizzas in styles like marguerite, pepperoni, prosciutto-arugula, and more
Saucy Joe’s: Italian comfort foods including meatball subs
Shredders: Loaded hash browns and sandwiches topped with crispy hash browns
Treat Dreams: Ice cream in flavors like chocolate covered potato chip, maple-bacon-waffle, and Mexican chocolate
What to Bring and What to Avoid:
Like all the other festivals Mo Pop also has a list of things you are allowed to bring, and some are even prohibited. Following is a detailed list of such items.
Small Digital Cameras including GoPro or similar cameras
Sunscreen in a plastic container (no aerosol)
Drawstring bags with 1 pocket are allowed
Strollers (subject to search)
EMPTY CamelBaks/hydration packs, Bota bags, and water bottles/canteens
Purses no larger than 12in x 12in
No weapons or firearms of any kind
No colors, patches, chains or chain wallets
No umbrellas, no hula hoops
No Selfie Sticks
No back packs or duffle bags
No drugs and/or drug paraphernalia
No video cameras and/or audio recording devices
No glass containers
No outside food/beverage
No powdered substances
No folding chairs, lawn chairs or coolers
No pets with the exception of service animals
No totems or signage on extended handles