FRIDAY, May 4 — The Lansing Lugnuts have signed on to compete for the title of Best Margarita at Michigan’s first-ever Margarita Fest.

The folks who mix and pour margaritas at Cooley Stadium will be among the 15 area bars and restaurants at the competition, which is Friday evening, June 1, out of doors at the Lansing Center along the Grand River.

Other competitors include Grand River Brewery, from Jackson, and MP Social, La Senorita and Bordeaux from Lansing.

Don Middlebrook and Jammin’ DJS will provide entertainment for the five-hour event.

City Pulse and the Lansing Entertainment and Public Facilities Authority are partnering on the first-time event.

For more information and to purchase tickets, see Tickets are $25 for general admission until May 25 and $35 after that, VIP tickets are $40 until May 25 and $50 thereafter.

Have a bar or restaurant that makes a mean margarita? Contact Lee Purdy at and (517) 999-5064 for details.