Ferndale Dream Cruise Celebrates 20 Years – Aug. 14-16

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(Ferndale Press Release, Aug.10, 2014)

Whether you’re strolling along enjoying emergency vehicles, listening to the horsepower of a Ford Mustang, or grooving to the sounds of classic rock’n roll from the Rock’n Live Entertainment stage, Woodward and Nine Mile is the place for automotive and festival fun with family and friends during our three-day event─ brought to you by Ford Motor Company.



West Nine Mile Road is where all the festival action takes place, featuring the live musical sounds from the gallowaycollens1Rock’n Live Entertainment stage, plus a Kid’s Play Zone, food court, merchant vendors and more! Official Woodward Dream Cruise merchandise will also be available to purchase collectible items.

Rock’n Live Entertainment Stage Line-Up

Thursday, August 14, 2014: 5:00 PM – City Beat; and 7:00 PM – Shout!, a Beatles Tribute Band.
Friday, August 15, 2014: 1:30 PM – Beside The Point; 3:00 PM – OIM Appear; 5:00 PM – Groove Band; and 7:30 PM – Ages Apart.
Saturday, August 16, 2014: 12:00 PM – Motor Honey; 2:30 PM – Lookin’ Back, a Bob Seger’s Tribute Band; 5:00 PM – Crewsade; and 7:30 PM – Magic Bus, a tribute to the groov’n ‘60’s.Candlewickshop_May2014


FRIDAY, AUGUST 15: The 14th Annual Ferndale Emergency Vehicle Show features another year of classic and new Ambulances, police, fire and rescue vehicles from across southeast Michigan and beyond from 1:00pm to 8:00pm. The official Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony is Ferndale’s very own kick-off to the world’s largest car cruiser event beginning at 5:00pm on East Nine Mile Road at Woodward, featuring special guest speakers and a performance by Dance Motion Xplosion; and followed by the sights and sounds of the Ferndale Emergency Vehicle Show’s Lights & Sirens Cruise at approximately 5:30pm.

2014 Official Ribbon Cutting Itinerary

Master of Ceremony, David Coulter, Mayor of Ferndale

waterworkOpening Performance by: Dance Motion Xplosion

Guest Speakers:

Dana DeCoster, Publisher of CruisNews Magazine, Michigan’s statewide car cruiser publication, est. 1995.

Daniel & Arlene O’Rourke, Parents of Sgt. Patrick O’Rourke, EOW 09/09/12,


David Pericak, Ford Mustang Chief Nameplate Engineer

Ralph Haney, a co-coordinator of the 1st Annual Woodward “Avenue” Dream Cruise, in 1995dda_ad_03

SATURDAY, AUGUST 16: A day of automotive action is highlighted with downtown Ferndale being the host of the 16th Annual Mustang Alley, starting at 10:00am and comprised of more than eight-hundred Ford Mustangs, on East Nine Mile Road. In addition, Ford Motor Company will be continuing its celebration of the Mustang brand’s 50th Anniversary!

What began in 1995 as a fundraiser to build a kid’s soccer field has become an enormous automotive crowd-pleasure; and the City of Ferndale is proud to be “where the dream began” and the “start and finish line” of the official cruise route on historic Woodward Avenue.

For more information, visit www.ferndaledreamcruise.com

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