Bud Light Ferndale Blues and Music Festival Schedule

(Crystal A. Proxmire, Ferndale 115 News, 01/15/2012)

The Ferndale Blues and Music Festival gives the community a chance to have fun and get introduced to multiple bars, restaurants and gathering places, while still raising money for charity.  Michigan AIDS Coalition and Ferndale Youth Assistance benefit from this annual event.  The Schedule for the event is as follows, with updates available on the official Blues and Music Festival website http://www.ferndalebluesfestival.org/.


The complete 2012 Ferndale Blues Fest Schedule is below:

Venue Date Band/Time
Boogie Fever Cafe Fri. 1/27 Disco Dance Party, DJ / 8:00pm
Buffalo Wild Wings Fri. 1/27 Luther “Badman” Keith / 10:00pm
Como’s Fri. 1/27 TBD / 9:00pm
Dino’s Fri. 1/27 Bocco / 9:30pm
Grasshopper Underground Fri. 1/27 House DJ’s House Gallery
Howe’s Bayou Fri. 1/27 Jazz w/ Josh James on Sax &
Andrew Lloyd on Standup Bass
New Way Bar Fri. 1/27 Kingshead  / 7:00pm
AJ Accouscit / 8:00pm
Erich Goebel & The Flying Crowbars / 10:00pm
Looking Up at Down / 11:15pm
Orchid Fri. 1/27 DJ Paul & DJ Bethany / 9:00pm
Rosie O’Grady’s Fri. 1/27 DJ
Sneakers Fri. 1/27 Karaoke / 9:00pm
Valentine Distilling Co. Fri. 1/27 Soft Music
Emory Sat. 1/28 Blues Brunch / 9:00am – 2:00pm
Charter Township of Royal Oak Rec. Dept.
21272 Mendota, 48220
Sat. 1/28 Champagne & The Motor City Blues Band / 6:30pm
Como’s Sat. 1/28 TBA / 9:00pm
Dino’s Sat. 1/28 Big Will & 360 Degrees / 9:30pm
Grasshopper Underground Sat. 1/28 TBA
Howe’s Bayou Sat. 1/28 Luther Keith & Mickey Atkins
Loving Touch Sat. 1/28 Blue Collar Boys / 9:00pm
Max Dugan’s Sat. 1/28 Geezer / 9:00pm
Orchid Sat. 1/28 Some Kinda Jones w/ DJ Rikki & DJ Mikki / 9:00pm
Sneakers Sat. 1/28 Karaoke
Valentine Distilling Sat. 1/28 Soft Music
Emory Sun. 1/29 Blues Brunch / 9:00am – 2:00pm
Como’s Sun. 1/29 Blues Band Sound Live / 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Rosie O’Grady’s Sun. 1/29 Linda Piccoli Blues Group / 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Dino’s Sun. 1/29 TBD
Loving Touch Sun. 1/29 Blue Collar Boys / 9:00pm
SOHO Sun. 1/29 Karaoke / 9:00pm
Dino’s Mon. 1/30 TBD
Grasshopper Underground Mon. 1/30 Martini Mondays, All Martinis $5 w/ 95.5 DJ Whip
Ferndale Elks (Upstairs Banquet Hall) Mon. 1/30 The Bridge Project Big Band wsg/
Gross Pointe Jazz Band / 7:00pm
Dino’s Tue. 1/31 Festival Open Mic. Night / 9:00pm
Grasshopper Underground Tue. 1/31 The Ryan & Michelle Show
Loving Touch Tue. 1/31 in the forest (dj) / 9:00pm
Dino’s Wed. 2/1 Karaoke Fest. / 9:00pm
Grasshopper Underground Wed. 2/1 Stimilus, Feat. The Best House DJs in Detroit
Loving Touch Wed. 2/1 Duendesday / 9:00pm
New Way Bar Wed. 2/1 Live Blues Jam / 10:00pm
SOHO Wed. 2/1 Karaoke / 9:00pm
Guest Bartender Craig Covey
Valentine Distilling Wed. 2/1 Soft Music
Dino’s Thu. 2/2 Blue Tuesday / 9:00pm
Grasshopper Underground Thu. 2/2 Alternative Retro Dance Party
Orchid Thu. 2/2 Killer Flamingos w/ DJ Rikki / 9:00pm
Rosie O’Grady’s Thu. 2/2 My Pal Val / 9:00pm
Sneakers Thu. 2/2 Karaoke
Valentine Distilling Thu. 2/2 Soft Music
Boogie Fever Cafe Fri. 2/3 Disco Dance Party – DJ
Bosco Fri. 2/3 TBD
Como’s Fri. 2/3 TBD / 9:00pm
Dino’s Fri. 2/3 The Luddites / 9:30pm
Grasshopper Underground Fri. 2/3 Girls Gone Vinyl Tour
Ferndale Public Library Fri. 2/3 TBD / 7:00pm
High Strung / 8:00pm
Howe’s Bayou Fri. 2/3 Murrow’s Boys, Ken Martin & James Murphy
Orchid Fri. 2/3 DJ Paul & DJ Bethany / 9:00pm
SOHO Fri. 2/3 Nightshift / 8:00pm
Tony’s Sports Bar Fri. 2/3 Albert Young & The Straight 8s / 9:00pm
Valentine Distilling Fri. 2/3 Soft Music
Emory Sat. 2/4 Blues Brunch / 9:00am – 2:00pm
Como’s Sat. 2/4 DJ / 9:00pm
Rockin’ Blues BBQ Rib Burn Out Tent Sat. 2/4 Tent Hours / Noon – 9:00pm
Rib Tasting / Noon – 4:00pm Winner @ 5:00pm
Blues Infusion w/Chris Brantly & Billy Furman / 1:00pm
The Hunter Brooks Band / 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Buffalo Wild Wings Sat. 2/4 Detroit Sports Girls Will Visit
Danny’s Irish Pub Sat. 2/4 Detroit Sports Girls Will Visit
Dino’s (Inside) Sat. 2/4 The Reefermen / 9:30pm
Grasshopper Underground Sat. 2/4 Detroit House Collective Recrod Release Party / 8:00pm
Howe’s Bayou Sat. 2/4 TBA
Max Dugan’s Sat. 2/4 Rival / 9:00pm
Orchid Sat. 2/4 The Hogans w/ DJ Rikki & DJ Mikki / 9:00pm
Sneakers Sat. 2/4 Karaoke
Tony’s Sports Bar Sat. 2/4 Albert Young & The Straight 8s / 9:00pm
Valentine Distilling Co. Sat. 2/4 Soft Music
Emory Sun. 2/5 Blues Brunch / 9:00am – 2:00pm





Sponsors for the event include:  Bud Light, Blue Care Network, Suburban GMC, Garden Fresh Gourmet, Buffalo Wild Wings, Green Thumb Garden Center, Ferndale 115 News, Charter Twp. of Royal Oak Recreation Department, Urbane Life Online Magazine, 5 Start Outdoor, Danny’s Irish Pub, Soho, Torino Espresso Bar, Bosco, Max Dugan, Orchid, Fox Sports Detroit Girls, Howard Shiffman, and the Bar Downstairs.


To Donate online, go to http://oaklandcounty115.com/2012/01/06/charity-of-choice-2012-ferndale-blues-music-festival/.