Come see Amelia Airharts on Ferndale Pride's Main Stage, sponsored by MotorCity Casino Hotel, at 2:00 PM on Saturday, June 2!

Amelia Airharts
The Amelia Airharts are a female led rock band with an explosive presence and a soulful sound. They've become a staple at venues around the Glass City. Don’t expect soft and flowery, these chicks know how to put up their long hair and really rock out. Come see Amelia Airharts on Ferndale Pride's Main Stage, sponsored by MotorCity Casino Hotel, at 2:00 PM on Saturday, June 2!
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See Nader mix on the Genisys Credit Union Dance Stage at 6:15 PM on Saturday, June 2!

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Known as the Skrillex of the Midwest (not really but she’s working on it), legend has it DJ Nader was mixing beats before she could walk.

Fueled by her lifelong obsession with music—and (currently) influenced by artists like DTCHPLNES, Marshmello, Virtual Riot, and Slushii—Nader spins a variety of music but is known for EDM and dubstep.

Hit her up and hear more at https://soundcloud.com/itsdjnader

See Nader mix on the Genisys Credit Union Dance Stage at 6:15 PM on Saturday, June 2!

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See DJ COOLkIDSUE on the Dance Stage, sponsored by Genisys Credit Union, at 4:15 PM on Saturday, June 2!

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DJ COOLkIDSUE known as Sue, is an American DJ born in Detroit, MI. For Sue, deejaying was never the plan, but the destiny, as it started out with just her always having the "aux" and one day that aux turned into a full studio set up and lots of learning guides to spinning. From there, Sue only had one mission: to make you feel alive again, as she brings her quirky badass attitude and well curated tunes to every function.

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Come see Dangerous Curves on the Dance Stage, sponsored by Genisys Credit Union, at 3:30 PM on Saturday, June 2!

Founded in 2008 by Adira Elham, Dangerous Curves was created as a means of generating a positive body image among dancers in the belly dance community. They strive to accept all dancers but focus on inclusion in plus sized belly dancers. The group is made up of a diverse group of dancers from around the world. Dangerous Curves created the very first Plus Sized Belly Dance Convention, working to create a sisterhood for all female dancers.  Come see Dangerous Curves on the Dance Stage, sponsored by Genisys Credit Union, at 3:30 PM on Saturday, June 2!
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See DJ Dav spin at the Genisys Credit Union Dance Stage at 1:30 PM on Saturday, June 2!

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With almost twenty years of experience, DJ Dav is a true multi-genre DJ. After holding residencies in Lansing (MI), Grand Rapids (MI) and Park City (UT), Dav has found himself back in the Detroit area. The city's influence was apparent almost immediately, as his sets have become more technical and hard hitting. In mid 2014, Dav was asked to be a part of the D3EP Radio Network (www.d3ep.com). During the almost three years he held a residency, Dav posted over 125 mixes. 2015 led to becoming part of the City Air Detroit crew, which throws house/techno parties in Detroit with some of the city's biggest names. DJ Dav, Rosie O'Grady's First Wednesday resident of over four years, is extremely excited to be returning to Ferndale Pride again!   See DJ Dav spin at the Genisys Credit Union Dance Stage at 1:30 PM on Saturday, June 2!
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See Scarlet Lies rock out at MotorCity Casino Hotels' Main Stage at 9:00 PM on Saturday, June 2!

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Scarlet Lies is a glam rock pop band that has been throwing glitter all around the Metro Detroit area since the summer of 2016. CMNtv 18 stated that, "Scarlet Lies is becoming a definitive force in the Detroit music scene." The band started off in 2017, releasing their debut album “Monsters Coming Out". They're now working on their sophomore album and venturing out into new cities to help make America glitter again! The music has been described as having, "powerful female vocals with riveting lyricism and exciting instrumentation," by CW50 Detroit. They also raved, "Scarlet Lies is a new wave, rock force that comes at you full-force with thick bass, heart-stopping guitar solos, and compelling drums that will have you moving your feet in no time."See Scarlet Lies rock out at MotorCity Casino Hotels' Main Stage at 9:00 PM on Saturday, June 2!
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Come see AllDay MonDay take the stage on MotorCity Casino Hotel's Main Stage at 4:00 PM on Saturday, June 2!

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AllDay MonDay is comprised of Em Burns (Lead Vocals/Guitar) and Jude De Hibbard (Bassist). They're based out of Flint, Michigan. Em Burns working as a soloist, started touring with her brother, Derek Grierson, in 2010 as a two-piece acoustic group. In 2011, Derek left to pursue other projects, leaving Em now in search of a drummer and bassist, Em landed Micha McAuley, formally of Choice Meats. Em and Micha went in search of a bassist and just before the holidays landed Bo Smi! AllDay MonDay has had the opportunity to win a local battle and make it to Hard Rock Cafe! They've also completed their first CD with "Still Water Studio" and gained a name for themselves locally! Bo Smi has now gone on to new projects, and the band has gained Tam Pendleton! After the release of our Debut CD " Crane", we continue to grow as a group. In 2014, Tam Pendleton moved on to further her education, returning to perform with the band whenever possible. In 2015, the band landed Jude De Hibbard to play the bass and continued to have Tam Pendleton perform when possible, giving the band a full four piece sound. In 2015, the girls released their first music video, and will be releasing their second CD in the Fall of 2015.Come see AllDay MonDay take the stage on MotorCity Casino Hotel's Main Stage at 4:00 PM on Saturday, June 2!
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See Chastity Brown headline Ferndale Pride's Main Stage, sponsored by MotorCity Casino Hotel, at 8:00 PM on Saturday, June 2!

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An artist who can plumb the depths of sadness in a single note, then release it in the very next breath, Chastity Brown melds folk, pop and soul on her Red House debut, Silhouette of Sirens, weaving together a poet’s lyrical ear and a soul-laid-bare quality. The album’s 10 original tracks introduce us to a new voice – a songwriter of power and conviction who isn’t afraid to bare her heart as she sings of heartbreak, need and love. Brown premiered the first single, "Wake Up," with KCMP The Current, which has officially added the song. 

Based in Minnesota, but with roots in Tennessee, Chastity grew up surrounded by country and soul music. In the full gospel church of her childhood, she played saxophone and drums and found her singing voice and a passion for music. Her first show was in Knoxville, TN, and then it was on to Minneapolis. Since then, she’s been featured on NPR’s “Favorite Sessions,” CMT, American Songwriter, The London Times, Paste Magazine and others. Chastity has toured the US and abroad, appearing on the UK’s Later…with Jools Holland. For much of 2016, she toured alongside folk icon/ activist Ani Difranco. 

“I write for and from the marginalized experience,” Brown says. "For the truly triumphant spirit that’s been through some sh*t, and has fought her/his way through it to maintain a sense of dignity and peace of mind.See Chastity Brown headline Ferndale Pride's Main Stage, sponsored by MotorCity Casino Hotel, at 8:00 PM on Saturday, June 2!
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See AcousticAsh take the MotorCity Casino Hotel Main Stage by storm at 3:00 PM on Saturday, June 2!

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"Motown's activism without the doom and gloom" AcousticAsh uses an acoustic guitar and a smoky, soulful, expressive sound as a platform for diversity and equality. Currently unsigned, AcousticAsh is a singer/songwriter originally from England who is now based in Michigan. With music that inspires, moves, and motivates, AcousticAsh will leave you feeling truly satisfied and wanting more. Genres: Singer/Songwriter, Pop, Blues, FolkInfluencers: Tracy Champman, Ed Sheeran, Revoluntionaries, Phil Collins, Sam Cook, and Karen Carpenter See AcousticAsh take the MotorCity Casino Hotel Main Stage by storm at 3:00 PM on Saturday, June 2! 
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Pop Out to a Greenspace Pop Up!

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 On behalf of GreenSpace Café and Ferndale Pride, join us for ourInaugural Vegan Pride Pop-up Benefit Dinner:Sunday, February 11, 20187:00 p.m. -10:00 p.m. A ticket includes a 4-course dinner, entertainment, and full access to the event. All proceeds raised go to Ferndale Pride to assist in the advancement of the Ferndale LGBTQAI communities. Tickets are $65  Wine pairing menu + $35 (must be 21+ with valid ID)Event limited to 50 seats, click here to purchase tickets​.  Tickets available online only.  For questions about the pop-up dinner or GreenSpace Café please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. questions about Ferndale Pride or sponsorship opportunities please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit the Ferndale Pride Website  Thank you for your support!
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Ferndale Pride is now accepting performer applications for 2018!

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Ferndale Pride is now accepting applications for 2018! Ferndale Pride offers performance opportunities on the Motor City Casino Hotel Main Stage and DJ/Dance Stage. Follow the link below to apply. Adding links to your application will help us in our selection process.

 

Ferndale Pride will take place on Saturday, June 2, 2018. The last performance will close at 10:00 p.m.

 

The only way to apply is through the website. Any applications sent through email or Facebook will be terminated. Updates will be available through our website and social media. We will be taking applications until March 1st. 

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Vendor registration for Ferndale Pride 2018 is open!

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Vendor registration for Ferndale Pride 2018 is open!  Ferndale Pride is Ferndale's kickoff to summer celebrating the  LGBTQAI communities.  Ferndale Pride brings at least 20,000 people to the streets of Downtown Ferndale to shop, eat and to learn about organizations and services that are welcoming to our communities.   This year's street festival will take place on Saturday June 2, 2018. Registration will take place from January 1, 2018 to May 1, 2018. ​To take advantage of early bird pricing you must register by Friday, March 2, 2018. To register click here    {modify}Modify your Subscription{/modify}
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Ferndale​ ​Pride​ ​sets​ ​record​ ​with​ ​$25,000​ ​in​ ​grants​ ​to​ ​local​ ​LGBTQ​ ​charities

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NEWS RELEASE Contact: Julia Music, chair, Ferndale Pride, (248) 906-8683, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Aug. 28, 2017 Ferndale​ ​Pride​ ​sets​ ​record​ ​with​ ​$25,000​ ​in​ ​grants​ ​to​ ​local​ ​LGBTQ​ ​charities FERNDALE, Mich. – Ferndale Pride distributed $25,000 in grants – the most funding it ever has distributed in a single year – to five local LGBTQ charities Monday, Aug. 28, at the Ferndale City Council meeting. The Ferndale Community Foundation, Ferndale Pride’s sponsoring organization, received a $13,000 grant.These four charities each received $3,000 grants:● Affirmations● Gender-Identity Network Alliance● Matrix Human Services MAC Health● Transgender Michigan Since its establishment in 2011, Ferndale Pride, which presents an annual LGBTQ pride street fair in downtown Ferndale and related events, has distributed more than $100,000 in unrestricted grants to local charities. This year’s festival was Saturday, June 3. “We are grateful for all of our festival sponsors and vendors, as well as the businesses and individuals who support our fundraisers throughout the year,” said Julia Music, Ferndale Pride chair. “Their generosity allows us to provide a festival with no admission fee for attendees and to give back each year through these grants to local charities that better the lives of LGBTQ people.” Music credited Andrew Shankles, fundraising chair, with helping Ferndale Pride to donate a record amount to charities this year. “He really exceeded our expectations in his volunteer role,” Music said. “He organized record-breaking fundraisers that really brought the community out to give.” The 2018 Ferndale Pride street fair will be Saturday, June 2. For more information about Ferndale Pride, visit www.ferndalepride.com.
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Thank you Lilac & Lace Cattle Co for your new sponsorship

Thank you Lilac & Lace Cattle Co for your new sponsorship, you are truly a gift to the community.

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Have your wedding at Ferndale Pride 2017

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The Red Door, Level One Bank,  Rock Sugar Events and Blumz by JRDesigns proudly present Married and Proud. The Red Door will host wedding ceremonies in their sleek lounge.

The ceremony will be officiated by one Independent Catholic deacon and Ferndale’s  Mayor David Coulter. The ceremony includes an appetizer course,  champagne toast, cake, corsage/boutonniere and other fun surprises.  Cash bar will be open as well!

Register online today.  Registration is $100 and includes the above items and ceremony.  

Click here to Register

Click here to Pay for your wedding. 

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Join us as a 2017 Ferndale Pride Sponsor.

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Work already is underway for Ferndale Pride 2017. As the kick-off event to summer, Pride is a great way to showcase your company as a sponsor and proud supporter of our diverse community.

 

Last year, we had several sponsors request sponsorship materials in December. As a former sponsor, you are receiving the 2017 information in advance of the public, allowing you to secure the best benefits for your dollars.

 

Pride’s street fair will take place Saturday, June 3, on West Nine Mile Road, Allen Street and West Troy Street in downtown Ferndale. Pride also hosts parties and events for weeks leading up to the street fair that will bring thousands of participants to Ferndale.  

 

For 2017, we have new sponsorship options available, including sober spaces, main and DJ stage options, and more opportunities to participate in the children’s area.

 

The information packet is attached in this email or you can view sponsorship levels and pay online.

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A big shout out to all of our sponsors

A big shout out to all of our sponsors
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A big shout out to all of our sponsors who keep this event going and are welcoming of people no matter who they are all year round.  We would love to give a big shout out and thank you to all of our sponsors. 

Please remember to shop our sponsors first!  Thank you to our naming rights sponsor:MotorCity Casio Hotel Diamond Sponsors:Between the Line MagazineThe Rainbow RunTami Jo Urban TattoosSuburban Buick GMC of FerndaleOne Eyed Betty’s and Rosie O’ Grady’sMetro Times Environmental Sponsor:Bud Light Gold Sponsors:SohoOakland County 115Flame MagazineVisions of CanadaGarden Fresh GourmetDino’s & MBrewThe Candle Wick ShopAbsolut Como’sSchramm’sBarefoot WineSuburban Ford of Ferndale Children’s Area SponsorBlue Care Network of Michigan For a complete listing of our sponsors please click on our website at: http://ferndalepride.com/sponsoring/sponsors/2015-sponsors.html  It’s not too late to join as a rainbow sponsor!  http://ferndalepride.com/sponsoring/how-to-sponsor.html
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