Thursday, January 3, 2013
After 15 years in Hamtramck, the nation's largest all-local music festival will expand: two weekends and three cities, now including Ferndale venues.
Blowout in Ferndale. Still sounds strange to me... Was it inevitable? "...Logical?" It's still a bit early to arouse debates either applauding or condemning the recent announcement by the Metro Times that its annual local music festival, The Blowout, will be hosted in Ferndale for one of its (recently-expanded) two weekends. It's somewhat of an elephant in our room, though, whether Ferndale is a, what shall we call it, ...a scene?... onto itself...? When typically the music monster of SE Michigan is often simply denoted as "the Detroit Scene." In any case: The Metro Times Blowout will shift forward, from its usual date of late February / early March to the last weekend of April (4/25, 4/26, 4/27 in Detroit and Hamtramck respectively) …
Friday, August 3, 2012
The Mead Fest at B. Nektar Meadery will be held from 2-8 p.m. Saturday.
B. Nektar Meadery is hosting a Mead Fest from 2-8 p.m. Saturday including mead to drink, live music and food trucks. The festival will be held outside the meadery, located at 1505 Jarvis, Suite B in Ferndale. Read more about the business, which opened in 2008, here. Owner Brad Dahlhofer said people are coming from at least three other states to attend the Mead Fest, which is the biggest event of its kind in the area. "As far as I know there is nothing this big this side of the Mississippi," he said. Not familiar with mead? It's the alcoholic beverage produced by fermenting a solution of honey and water - also called "honey wine." If you want a chance to try a sample, keep in mind that the Ferndale meadery offers free tastings every weekend…
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
The second annual event on E. Troy Street will feature BBQ, whiskey sampling and outdoor entertainment.
The second annual Pig and Whiskey event will return to downtown Ferndale this weekend where residents can enjoy BBQ, whiskey sampling and outdoor entertainment. Metro Times is partnering with Woodward Avenue Brewers for the event, which will close E. Troy Street. The event aims to showcase the area's best barbecue restaurants, highlight unique and delicious pork, beef and barbecue dishes, and offer samples of bourbon, scotch, and whiskey brands. A beer tent will also be available. The event is free and open to all ages. Check out a full photo gallery here from last year's Pig and Whiskey event. Source: Metro Times
Sunday, July 31, 2011
East Troy Street downtown was filled with people Saturday enjoying pork and other meats, locally-brewed beer, live music and, of course, whiskey.
The Pig & Whiskey Festival offered the amazing aroma of smoked and barbecued meat, the cool sounds of summer, a variety of whiskeys, and lots of fun for participants Saturday in Ferndale. The event, sponsored by Metro Times, in collaboration with Woodward Avenue Brewers, featured food from 11 local meat emporiums, plus Ferndale’s own micro creamery, Treat Dreams.
Friday, May 27, 2011
The Movement Electronic Music Festival, which brought nearly 100,000 people to Detroit last year, is organized and promoted out of a small building on Hilton Road in Ferndale.
Nearly 100,000 people attended the Movement Electronic Music Festival last year at Detroit's Hart Plaza. And there is a good chance 99 percent of them had no idea that this enormous international music festival was planned in a little, nondescript building at the corner of Hilton and Camden in Ferndale. This building is the headquarters of Paxahau Promotions, the promotions and production company that organizes and promotes the Movement festival. This Ferndale-based company took over Detroit's annual Memorial Day weekend electronic music festival in 2006, putting on the 2007 festival. Prior to that, the festival, which started in 2000 and originally was called the Detroit Electronic Music Festival (DEMF), had been under different promotion…