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.

[See photos from the 2012 Ferndale Blues and Music Festival here.]


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
Max Dugan's
Sat. 1/26 Geezer Band / 9:00pm
One-Eyed Betty's Sat. 1/26 The Carl Henry Band / 9:30pm Sneakers Sat. 1/26 Karaoke - - - One-Eyed Betty's Sun. 1/27 Erich Goebel & The Flying Crowbars / 8:30pm Dino's Sun. 1/27 TBD 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 - - - Dino's Tue. 1/29
Festival Open Mic. Night / 9:00pm
Grasshopper Pub
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 One-Eyed Betty's
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
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- 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
One-Eyed Betty's
Thu. 1/31 Jackson Smith / 9:30pm Sakana Thu. 1/31 DJ Strangeways Radio / 9:00pm Sneakers Thu. 1/31 Karaoke
- - - 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 Como's Fri. 2/1 TBD 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 Howe's Bayou
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 Dino's (Inside)
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 Sneakers Sat. 2/2 Karaoke 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.


Here's a map of available parking lots in downtown Ferndale.

The city of Ferndale is in the process of implementing a new multi-space metering system, along with new parking rates and enforcement times.

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.

Rib Burn-Out

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.

Mr. Michael January 26, 2013 at 03:52 PM
Is this a blues festival or a music festival? What's up with all the disco and the dj's? Are the dj's spinning blues tunes?
Jessica Schrader January 26, 2013 at 04:25 PM
It's a blues *and* music festival now - last year's story talks a little bit about why they moved to include more types of music: http://patch.com/A-qpPV - hope that helps!
Mr. Michael January 26, 2013 at 10:28 PM
It does. Thanks.


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