Whatever your plans are for the July 4th weekend, you’re going to want to change them, because we’re putting a beard on this year’s Stars and Stripes Fest. Head on up to Mount Clemens, Michigan from July 1st through 4th for fun, food, music, and also a sneak peak at IFC’s new original series, “Whisker Wars.”
This year’s festival features music from such bearded bands as Ace Frehley, Soul Asylum, SmashMouth, as well as Rick Springfield, who may or may not have a beard. Amid the festivities, we will be premiering the new trailer for “Whisker Wars.” The show revolves around the fascinating and hair raising world of competitive facial hair growing. The seven-episode docu-series is produced and narrated by award-winning producer Thom Beers. While competitive facial hair growing sounds like an odd subject for a television show, Beers has made a name for himself making compelling television out of careers such as crab fishing (“Deadliest Catch”), trucking (“Ice Road Truckers”), storage (“Storage Wars”), lumber (“Ax Men”), and mining (“Coal”). Soon you will come to love the characters in the strange and wonderful world of “Whisker Wars.” Want to see for yourself? Well the show doesn’t premieres on IFC until Friday, August 5 at 11:00pm ET/PT. If you want a sneak peek, you’re just going to have to head to the Stars and Stripes Fest.
“Whisker Wars” premieres on IFC on Friday, August 5th at 11 p.m. ET