“We’re thrilled to see our community come together to enjoy Ferndale through music.”
Detroit’s legendary blues-rock guitarist Jim McCarty and his Mystery Train with special guest vocalist Pat Smillie.
Ferndale Blues Festival Off to a Soulful Start (Crystal A. Proxmire, Jan. 29, 2019) Ferndale, MI – The annual Ferndale Blues and Music Festival is off to a great start, with hundreds of people chipping in to listen to some great blues bands and support Ferndale Youth Assistance. The festival runs through Feb. 2,…
Royal Oak Arts, Beats and Eats Sept. 2-5 (Event Page) Royal Oak, MI – The 19th Annual Ford Arts, Beats & Eats presented by Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort takes place in Downtown Royal Oak Sept. 2-5. The festival offers more than 200 performances on nine stages, a highly ranked Juried Fine Arts Show, and…
The Summer Concert Series at the Ferndale Public Library has begun, with a performance by Soul Explosion Tuesday night. The jazz group played to a packed community center room, reminding everyone that FPL is not your typical “quiet” library.
The DIY also had three nights worth of concerts with local bands on two stages, performances by Theatre Bizarre, a Ferris Wheel, a charity dunk tank, two beer tents, and a multitude of local artists, crafters, and other small businesses represented.
…Alejandro Escovedo is one with his muse and his music. Over a lifetime spent traversing the bridge between words and melody, he has ranged over an emotional depth that embraces all forms of genre and presentation, a resolute voice that weathers the emotional terrain of our lives, its celebrations and despairs, landmines and blindsides and upheavals and beckoning distractions, in search for ultimate release and the healing truth of honesty. Sometimes it takes the form of barely contained rage, the rock of punk amid kneeled feedback; sometimes it caresses and soothes, a whispery harmony riding the air of a nightclub room, removed from amplification, within the audience….(read more)