Saturday, February 4, 2012
The nine-day Ferndale Blues and Music Festival wraps up tonight. View photos from the festival here and share your own.
The annual Ferndale Blues and Music Festival wraps up tonight after nine days full of a wide range of musical acts and events. Earlier today, hundreds of people crowded in and around a 4,000-square-foot heated tent in the parking lot behind Dino's for the Rockin' Blues BBQ Rib Burn Off, where local businesses and community members competed in a rib tasting with live music offered inside the tent. The winner for the rib tasting was Servpro of Ferndale/Oak Park. "It's going fantastic," said Bob Perye, of The Rogue Estate, on Saturday afternoon as he prepared ribs for his team, the Pork Kings, which also involved The Hungry Dudes. The Pork Kings team took home the "Rookie Team of the Year" trophy at the fifth annual event. Amy Plunkey, of …
Saturday, January 28, 2012
It's Day 2 of the 2012 Ferndale Blues & Music Festival. Find out what's on tap.
It's Day 2 of the nine-day Ferndale Blues & Music Festival and the event will be in full swing tonight. Here's what's on the lineup today: Times not listed: Need more information before you head out? Find out about the festival's free shuttle service, how to donate, available cab services and more at our Know Before You Go feature just for this year's festival.
Friday, January 20, 2012
Expanding event to other cities and adding rock, big band, electronic music and more options will make 11th annual event bigger and better than event, event co-chair says.
Guests at this year's Blues Festival will be able to hear more than just blues music at the 11th annual event starting next weekend – and they'll be able to enjoy it in cities beyond Ferndale. The Bud Light Ferndale Blues and Music Festival will feature more than 60 concerts and events in at least 24 venues over nine days starting Jan. 27. This includes events in Hazel Park and Royal Oak Township, and new music options such as rock 'n' roll, club, dance, big band, house and electronic music. "We opened up the festival to all forms of music," said festival co-chair Craig Covey, a Ferndale resident and Oakland County commissioner. Although Covey, one of the founders of the event, said he loves the blues, he said adding other music options …