Ferndale Pride

Ferndale Pride is summer's first LGBTQAI festival in the state of Michigan. Free to the public, the event unites community and businesses for the biggest party of the year. Join us, this year, on June 3 to feel the love that is Ferndale Pride.

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Thanks to Blue Care Network's dedicated sponsorship to the children's area

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Thanks to Blue Care Network's dedicated sponsorship to the children's area. The first 500 children get to make a special art project.

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Lipstick Jodi plays the Main Stage, sponsored by MotorCity Casino Hotel, from 6:00pm-6:30pm at Ferndale Pride on Saturday, June 3rd!

Lipstick Jodi is a four piece indie/alternative/pop band from Grand Rapids, MI. The band features Karli Morehouse on guitar and lead vocals, Luke Rockhold on drums, Jamie Baarman on keyboard and vocals, and Camille Hoorn on bass. Their eclectic sound has been described as "the lesbian love child of St. Vincent and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs." Come see Lipstick Jodi on the Main Stage, sponsored by MotorCity Casino Hotel, at Ferndale Pride from 6:00pm-6:30pm on Saturday, June 3rd!

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Liquid Monk opens Ferndale Pride's Main Stage, sponsored by MotorCity Casino Hotel, from 2:00pm-2:30pm on Saturday, June 3rd!

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Liquid Monk is a genre bending group that fuses live instrumentation with electronic elements. Formed in 2013, their band acts as a producer, showcasing the unique talents of each collaborator while creating a sonic landscape that can only be described as Liquid Monk. Their debut EP, "Yaga" was released in 2015 and rocketed the group into Michigan's live electronic scene. Blending fiery jazz and lush synthesizers, their work has led to performances alongside acts like Quantic, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, GOSH PITH, and Aqueous. Liquid Monk is Eric "Fil" Fillip (Drums, Percussion), Dan Gruszka (Guitar, Synth, Electronics), Michael Leonard (Guitar, Synth) and Omar Taji (Keyboards, Synth Bass). Come see Liquid Monk's fiery fusion from 2:00pm-2:30pm on Saturday, June 3rd at Ferndale Pride's Main Stage, sponsored by MotorCity Casino Hotel!

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Skip parking! Ride to Ferndale Pride.

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Skip parking! Ride to pride. Make it easy on your cab drivers pick-up drop off locations behind: Pop's on Withington or behind Candlewick shop on Troy Street.

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Liz & The Luckouts rock the Main Stage, sponsored by MotorCity Casino Hotel, from 5:00pm-5:30pm at Ferndale Pride on Saturday, June 3rd!

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Formed in 2013, Liz & The Luckouts is a female rock & roll power trio from Detroit, MI. This fierce group has been inspired by many other great Ferndale rock musicians, including Joan Jett and Heart and Melissa Etheridge, to name a few. Nominees for the 2017 Detroit Music Award for Outstanding Rock/Pop Artist/Group, this is a raw, powerful group that you won't want to miss. Come see Liz & The Luckouts on the Main Stage, sponsored by MotorCity Casino Hotel, from 5:00pm-5:30pm on Saturday, June 3rd at Ferndale Pride!

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Octavia jams on Ferndale Pride's Dance Stage, sponsored by Arcadia Marketplace, from 6:15pm-8:00pm on Saturday, June 3rd!

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Octavia, aka Beth Dzierwa, is a Michigan native with a knack for mixing records. A typical day for Beth is simple: Music. Work. Education. Promoting. Music. Her desire to become a DJ was triggered by watching Magda spin at TV Lounge years ago. Octavia grew up listening to Allan Ester on the "After School Groove House Party". Her first gig was at the Women's Entertainment, a women's queer dance party in 2014. In 2016, she performed at the Hamtramck Music Festival for the Seraphine Collective. She has mixed records at Detroit Threads, Urban Bean, Marble Bar, and The Detroit Art Gallery of Windsor. Beth feels that all you need to be successful in life is to put in the time and patience to achieve your goals. She believes the challenges that she has encountered have created the fierce and indepedent artist she is today. Come see Octavia on Ferndale Pride's Dance Stage, sponsored by Arcadia Marketplace, from 6:15pm-8:00pm on Saturday, June 3rd!

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AcousticAsh brings soul to Ferndale Pride's Main Stage, sponsored by MotorCity Casino Hotel, from 3:00pm-3:30pm on Saturday, June 3rd!

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AcousticAsh is a singer/songwriter originally from England, U.K. Now in Utica, MI, AcousticAsh is a prolific advocate for equality and justice that utilizes music to voice a unique interpretation of everyday events, including love, loss, money, and politics, in order to inspire change. AcousticAsh has performed at numerous events around the world, including FORD Arts Beats and Eats, Windover Women's Festival, Beijing International Music Conference, CAMPIT, Manchester Gay Pride, Midlands Music Festival, and, most recently, Meridian Winter Blast in Detroit. Inspired by the likes of John Lennon, Tracy Chapman, Buddy Holly, Sam Cooke, and Marvin Gaye, this is a performer who will leave you both entertained and wanting more. See AcousticAsh from 3:00pm-3:30pm on Saturday, June 3rd at Ferndale Pride's Main Stage, sponsored by MotorCity Casino Hotel!

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Sarah Hood pays tribute at Ferndale Pride’s Main Stage, sponsored by MotorCity Casino Hotel, from 1:00pm-1:15pm on Saturday, June 3rd!

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Sarah Hood is a local Detroit vocalist, producer, and songwriter. She has been producing and writing music for most of her life. An active member of the LGBTQ community, she is thrilled to showcase her newest track, “Orlando” at Ferndale Pride. This track was created in memory of the victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting. Come see Sarah Hood from 1:00pm-1:15pm at Ferndale Pride’s Main Stage, sponsored by MotorCity Casino Hotel, on Saturday, June 3rd!

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Pride is more than a party

Pride is more than a party. Click here to find out how we do good in our community.

http://oaklandcounty115.com/2016/12/01/ferndale-pride-donates-11000-to-local-charities/

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Dangerous Curves shows Ferndale Pride why their hips don't lie at the Dance Stage, sponsored by Arcadia Marketplace, from 3:45pm-4:15pm on Saturday, June 3rd!

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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 Arcadia Marketplace, from 3:45pm-4:15pm on Saturday, June 3rd!

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Pride Source is the number one source of gay news in the Metro Detroit area

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You don't need to Read Between the Lines to know that Pride Source is the number one source of gay news in the Metro Detroit area and our fantastic media sponsor.

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Close your mortgage quickly with our silver sponsor, Simple Mortgage.

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Close your mortgage quickly with our silver sponsor, Simple Mortgage.

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Thank you The Red Door for allowing our couples to have the red carpet treatment


Thank you The Red Door for allowing our couples to have the red carpet treatment. Celebrate this year's weddings at The Red Door.

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Thank you Goal Magazine for spreading the word

It's our goal to celebrate all of our media sponsors, thank you Goal Magazine for spreading the word about Ferndale Pride.

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FInd out where all the parties are in our sponsor, Metra Magazine's latest edition.

FInd out where all the parties are in our sponsor, Metra Magazine's latest edition.

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Nwoye jams on the Main Stage, sponsored by MotorCity Casino Hotel, from 4:00pm-4:30pm at Ferndale Pride on Saturday, June 3rd!

Nwoye jams on the Main Stage, sponsored by MotorCity Casino Hotel, from 4:00pm-4:30pm at Ferndale Pride on Saturday, June 3rd!
Nwoye is a pop performer in search of a way to revolutionize the way people think about LGBTQ individuals. His love of performing stemmed from watching Britney Spears' "Toxic" and Beyonce's "Crazy in Love". Finding comfort in artists such as Madonna, he began to take his love of performing to the next level. He recorded his first song at 12, won his first talent show at 13, and released his first single at 21. His singles, "Swimming Pool" and "Strawberry Avenue", have given him the ability to go on a nationwide tour through New York City, California, Dallas, Las Vegas, Ferndale, Pontiac, and Detroit to promote his work. With his unique dance style and electrifying stage presence, this is a performer you won't want to miss. Come see Nwoye on the Main Stage, sponsored by MotorCity Casino Hotel, from 4:00pm-4:30pm on Saturday, June 3rd!
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FERNDALE – More vendors and performers and more related events are planned as Ferndale Pride returns for its seventh year Saturday, June 3.

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Contact: Julia Music, event chair, Ferndale Pride, (248) 906-8683, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

May 8, 2017

Ferndale Pride 2017 adds sober space, more events and expands children’s area

FERNDALE – More vendors and performers and more related events are planned as Ferndale Pride

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Thank you for your sponsorship, Beaumont.

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Tunde Olaniran headlines the Main Stage sponsored by MotorCity Casino Hotel from 8:00pm-8:45pm at Ferndale Pride on Saturday, June 3rd

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Tunde Olaniran is a local artist from Flint, MI who has been a driving force of the Detroit music scene since his return home from his various stints in Nigeria, Germany, and England. His full length album, Transgressor, was released in August of 2015 and featured an array of tracks that featured his diversity as an artist, focusing on both high-energy dance pop and gut-wrenchingly emotional tracks. His tracks, such as "Namesake" and "Let Me Go", feature his hip hop, R&B, and punk style that makes him legendary. Additionally, his previous EPs have been praised by The New York Times, Pitchfork, NPR, Blackbook, and Stereogum, to name a few. Come see Tunde Olaniran from 8:00pm-8:45pm on Saturday June 3rd at Ferndale Pride's Main Stage, sponsored by MotorCity Casino Hotel!

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Thank you to Ferndale's original newspaper, Oakland County Times,

Thank you to Ferndale's original newspaper, Oakland County Times, for their continued support of Ferndale Pride.

 

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