Your Guide to the 2013 Ferndale Blues and Music Festival
Full schedule of events, how to donate and more.
The 2013 Bud Light Ferndale Blues and Music Festival kicks off on Friday and the 12th annual event has plenty of fun in store for people of all ages.
Guests can look forward to 10 days of concerts this year, starting with some family-friendly performances at Easy Like Sundae tonight by local students.
The festival, which continues through Feb. 6, is held each year as a fundraiser for Ferndale Youth Assistance and the Michigan AIDS Coalition.
This year's festival includes 75 individual concerts in at least 27 venues. Most venues are in Ferndale, with a few locations in Hazel Park and Royal Oak Township. You can view a full list of participating venues here.
A map of the venues can be downloaded here.
|Boogie Fever Cafe
||Fri. 1/25||Disco Dance Party, DJ / 8:00pm|
|Buffalo Wild Wings||Fri. 1/25||Luther "Badman" Keith / 10:00pm
|Como's||Fri. 1/25||Lady Champagne and the Motor City Blues Crew / 9:30pm
|Dino's||Fri. 1/25||Luddites / 9:30pm|
|Easy Like Sundae||Fri. 1/25||The Fine Line (Rock Band for FHS) / 7:00pm|
|Grasshopper Underground||Fri. 1/25||COYO from Barcelona / 10:00pm|
|Howe's Bayou||Fri. 1/25||Maggie McCabe w/ Howard Glazer / After Dinner|
|John D Bistro||Fri. 1/25||Rob Play, NYC DJ|
|Local Kitchen||Fri. 1/25||The Nighthawks Jazz Orchestra / 8:00pm-Midnight|
|Max Dugan's / Hazel Park||Fri. 1/25||Carl Henry / 9:00pm|
|One-Eyed Betty's||Fri. 1/25||Jennifer Westwood &
The Waycross Georgia Farmboys / 9:30pm
|Rosie O'Grady's||Fri. 1/25||Ashley Francy / 7-8:30pm
Steve Cox & Detroit Hammers / 9-11:00pm
|Sneakers||Fri. 1/25||Karaoke / 9:00pm|
|Easy Like Sundae||Sat. 1/26||Cody Hughes, Acoustic Rap / 2:00pm
Fuzzgun (FHS Student) Two Man Rock Band / 3:00pm
|Como's||Sat. 1/26||Howard Glazer & EL-34s / 9:00pm|
|Dino's||Sat. 1/26||Saints of Soul / 9:30pm|
|Grasshopper Underground||Sat. 1/26||Dabura from Chicago / 10:00pm|
|Howe's Bayou||Sat. 1/26||Branching Out / After Dinner|
|John D Bistro
||Sat. 1/26||Jenny LaFemme DJ
||Sat. 1/26||Geezer Band / 9:00pm
|One-Eyed Betty's||Sat. 1/26||The Carl Henry Band / 9:30pm|
|One-Eyed Betty's||Sun. 1/27||Erich Goebel & The Flying Crowbars / 8:30pm|
|SOHO||Sun. 1/27||Karaoke / 9:00pm|
|Valentine Distilling Co.||Sun. 1/27||Recorded Soft Jazz / Noon-6:00pm|
|Ferndale Elks (Upstairs Banquet Hall)||Mon. 1/28||St. Mary's Prep Jazz Band
& The Nighthawks Jazz Orchestra / 7:00pm
|Emory||Mon. 1/28||"Dine Out" - Mention Blues Festival to your server
and the charities will get 25% of your check donated to them!
|Dino's||Mon. 1/28||Bocco / 8:00pm|
|Grasshopper Pub||Mon. 1/28||Resolution Breaker House Party DJ Whip / 10:00pm|
|One-Eyed Betty's||Mon. 1/28||Ryan Dillaha w/ Gary Indiana / 8:30pm|
||Festival Open Mic. Night / 9:00pm
||Tue. 1/29||DISCO!!! / 10:00pm|
|One-Eyed Betty's||Tue. 1/29||Broken Arrow Blues / 8:30pm|
|Dino's||Wed. 1/30||Karaoke Fest. / 9:00pm
|Grasshopper Pub||Wed. 1/30||Bruce Baily, Phill Tha Mixx, Malik Alston / 10:00pm|
||Wed. 1/30||The Bobby Murray Band / 8:30pm|
|New Way Bar||Wed. 1/30||All Star Blues Jam / 9:00pm
||Wed. 1/30||Karaoke / 9:00pm
|John D. Bistro||Thu. 1/31||Beth Stalker / 9:00pm|
|Dino's||Thu. 1/31||Ashley Fransh and Josh Meyer / 8:00pm
|Grasshopper Pub||Thu. 1/31||Deeps Sessions Detroit * DJ Minx Womenonwax / 10:00pm|
|Local Kitchen||Thu. 1/31||Chris Brantley / 10:00pm
||Thu. 1/31||Jackson Smith / 9:30pm|
|Sakana||Thu. 1/31||DJ Strangeways Radio / 9:00pm|
|Boogie Fever Cafe
||Fri. 2/1||Disco Dance Party - DJ / 8:00pm
|Bosco||Fri. 2/1||Matthew Kysia / 8-10:30pm
New Wine & Coffee Drinks Light Apps Menu
|Charter Township of
Royal Oak Rec. Dept.
|Fri. 2/1||Champagne & The Motor City Blues Crew / 6:30-8:30pm|
|Dino's||Fri. 2/1||Vinyl Underground / 9:30pm|
|Grasshopper Underground||Fri. 2/1||DJ Aboudi & DJ Abrol / 10:00pm|
|Ferndale Public Library
||Fri. 2/1||The Walking Beat & Danny Kroha / 7:30-9:30pm|
||Fri. 2/1||Luther "Bad Man" Keith / After Dinner|
|John D. Bistro||Fri. 2/1||Rob Play, NYC DJ|
|Max Dugan's||Fri. 2/1||Todd Fostery / 9:00pm|
|One-Eyed Betty's||Fri. 2/1||Rollie Tussing / 9:30pm
|Rosie O'Grady's||Fri. 2/1||Goes Country|
|Tony's Sports Bar||Fri. 2/1||Albert Young & The Straight 8s / 9:00pm|
|Sneakers||Fri. 2/1||Karaoke / 9:00pm|
|BBQ Rib Burn Out SIX Tent||Sat. 2/2||Noon - 7:00pm - Sun Messengers / 3:00-7:00pm|
|Como's||Sat. 2/2||Howard Glazer & EL-34s / 9:00pm|
||Sat. 2/2||The Reefermen / 9:30pm
|Grasshopper Pub||Sat. 2/2||FUNK / 10:00pm|
|Howe's Bayou||Sat. 2/2||Branching Out / After Dinner|
|John D. Bistro||Sat. 2/2||Jenny LaFemme DJ|
|Max Dugan's||Sat. 2/2||Sweet Claudette / 9:00pm|
|One-Eyed Betty's||Sat. 2/2||Delilah DeWylde & The Lost Boys / 9:30pm|
|Tony's Sports Bar||Sat. 2/2||Albert Young & The Straight 8s / 9:00pm|
|Kulick Community Center||Wed. 2/6||FMS Jazz Band and FHS Jazz Band / 6:00pm|
How to donate
Guests can make donations at any of the festival events. Look for the "hungry blue piggy bank" at each venue. 100 percent of all donations go to Ferndale Youth Assistance and the Michigan AIDS Coalition.
You can also send a donation in the mail to Ferndale Blues Festival, 429 Livernois, Ferndale, MI, 48220. Donations are tax-deductible.
Some changes are expected to go into effect starting Jan. 28, however the pay stations may not be in full operation until Feb. 6. Check the Ferndale Park Plus and Ferndale DDA web sites for more details.
The sixth annual Blues Barbecue and Ribs Burn-Out on Saturday, Feb. 2, will feature up to 10 local restaurants and chefs competing for the best ribs.
Held in a heated tent in the library parking lot from 12-7 p.m., the rib burn-out features celebrity judges including Red Wings alumni and also includes live music. Get all the details here.
Need more info?
For more information, visit www.ferndalebluesfestival.org.