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 1st to feel the love that is Ferndale Pride.

DJ Dav returns to Ferndale Pride.

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With almost twenty years of experience, Dav is a true multi-genre DJ. He used those skills to win the up and coming Michigan DJ Olympics (2013).

After holding residencies in Lansing, Grand Rapids and Park City, UT, Dav has found himself back in the Detroit area.

The city’s influence was apparent almost immediately. His sets have become more technical and hard hitting. As of late summer 2014, Dav has also become a part of the d3ep.com crew. The (mostly) house, online radio station was the brainchild of UK legend Grant Nelson. It showcases weekly mixes from DJs all around the world!

Ferndale Pride could not be more excited to have DJ Dav spinning at the Dance Stage once again! His set starts at 4:15pm.  

2013 Michigan DJ Olympics Overall Champion

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Transgender Day of Empowerment: Building it Real - Sunday May 31

Transgender Day of Empowerment: Building it Real - Sunday May 31
Transgender Day of Empowerment: Building it Real  

 

 

A day of FREE workshops that are a celebration of self, by understanding our journey thus far.  Spend the day making decisions, declarations, & doing by taking ownership of our existence and boldly taking one more step forward in our journey of self-actualization.

Affirmations Sunday May 31 9:30am-6:00 pm

290 W. Nine Mile Rd.Ferndale, MI 48220

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Jim Shaffer inspires others as a Silver Sponsor

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Jim Shaffer amazing community shows his support yet again for all things Ferndale and Ferndale Pride as a Silver Sponsor.http://www.kw.com/kw/agent/jimshaffer  

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Michigo Pizza supports ferndale Pride with their Chicago style.


 

Michigo Pizza comes in as a rainbow sponsor with a true Chicago taste with their pizza, grinders and more. While at Pride swing in and see what sets them apart. http://www.michigopizza.com/ 

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Nina & The Buffalo Riders bring their soulful brand of rock back to the Main Stage.

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We honestly cannot say enough good things about this band and we could not be more excited to have Nina & The Buffalo Riders back for a second year!

They have been a staple of the Detroit music scene for the past two years now. If you’ve caught one of their live shows, you know that they never disappoint.

The six member band is made up of seasoned musicians: Nina Sofia (vocals), Adam Enriquez (guitars, percussion), Ryan Meadows (guitars, banjo, mandolin, vocals), A.J. Jezewski (drums, percussion), Mike Fritz (pipe, organ) and Ramiro Romero (bass guitar, banjo, mandolin, vocals).

Their sound is equal parts soul, blues, rock and psychedelic hippy. It is loud and contagious, at once old and new. To quote their bio: they are the, “product and cumulative manifestation of Detroit’s legendary musical history”. We could not have said it any better. This band makes you want to let your hair down and dance like no one’s watching. And what place could be more perfect for that than Ferndale Pride?

Most importantly, you should know that they’re all heart and that Ferndale Pride counts these stellar humans among their most beloved allies and friends. Nina & The Buffalo Riders closes the show this year. Their set starts at 9:15pm, right after our headliner (not yet announced). This one will be worth the wait. Trust us.

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Strong Community supporter Western Market supports Ferndale Pride


 

One of ferndale's favorite markets shows their support as a Rainbow Sponsor. 

http://westernmkt.com/

 

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Get ready to dance the soles right off of your shoes with Octavia.

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Beth Dzierwa, aka Octavia, is a Michigan native, living in Ferndale, with a knack for digital spinning.

A typical day for Beth is simple: Music. Work. Promoting. Music.

Her desire to become a DJ was triggered in part by watching Magda spin three years ago at the TV Lounge. The talented Magda had the entire floor moving with a flick of the wrist, energizing a room.

 

Beth’s influences are many. First, she counts being surrounded by artists like Magda, who is constantly reinventing her sound. Then, listening to Peaches, the radical female musician that does exactly what she wants and looks classy doing it. Third, she recalls growing up listening to Allan Ester on the “After School Groove House Party”.

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Inyo Restaraunt & Lounge is our featured Sponsor today

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Inyo always creating an exciting dining eperience, now brings that excitement to Ferndale pride as a Silver sponsor. Also join them every Saturday and Sunday 11am to 4pm. The only brunch around that offers bottomless MOJITO's! Brunch is Bottomless includes mimosas, bellinis, blood marys and mojitos! Available Saturday and Sunday from 11am-2pm.

http://www.inyorestaurant.com/

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Please secure your socks: The Gator is about to rock.

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Do you like punk music? Do you like your folk music to have a little more bite to it than usual? Do you love to support local artists? If your answer is “yes” to one or more of those questions, we have just the thing for you.

 

The Gator is fronted by multi-instrumentalist and singer Allison Hanna, who has been an active writer and musician in her own right since 1996. Allison is joined by Jordan Wright (Due North), Jim Van Havermaat (Reuther) and Jordan Von Zynda (Due North & Cheapshow).

 

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The Bosco returns to Ferndale Pride

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The Bosco joins Ferndale pride as a silver sponsor. With a new menu and spark all it's own, the Bosco provides a unique experience. Check out their website for more info. http://www.theboscocafe.com/

 

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Folk-Noir debuts at Ferndale Pride with The Blueflowers

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With a unique blend of influences ranging from old-time country, to surf, to the ballady crooners of the 1950's, The Blueflowers bring a refreshing new take on sounds of the past. New terms like "Folk-Noir" are being created to describe The Blueflowers sound. Think David Lynch meets Phil Spector. The Blueflowers always aim for the heart. Not to warm it, but to break it.

The Blueflowers hit the Ferndale Pride Main Stage at 5:00pm, May 30th.

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Visions of Canada joins Ferndale Pride as a Gold Sponor


 

 

Ferndale pride Would like to thank Visions of Canada as they join us this year in sponsoring Pride 2015. To find out more about this exciting new sponsor visit their website  http://visionsofcanada.com/

 

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Hot Daddies Contest at Soho May 22

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Hot Daddies Contest

Party at Soho surrounded by hot daddies and use your dollar bills to vote for your favorite one(s). All who vote are automatically entered to win drinks with the hottest daddy. Are you a hot daddy? Enter the competition for a chance to win bragging rights for the year as well as an One-Eyed Betty’s gift card!  

 

Soho 

205 W Nine Mile Rd, Ferndale, MI 48220(248) 542-7646 

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Affirmations Youth Prom - Saturday May 30

Affirmations Youth Prom	- Saturday May 30
Affirmations Youth Prom

 

Food, refreshments, DJ, prom king, queen & ace (gender neutral for all).

 

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All-Media Pride Art Exhibition Opening - Thursday May 28

All-Media Pride Art Exhibition Opening - Thursday May 28
All-Media Pride Art Exhibition Opening

An exhibition featuring a wide array of work and mediums by 20-30 local artists. Snacks and refreshments provided.

 

Affirmations Pittmann-Puckett GalleryThursday May 28 6:30-9pm

290 W Nine Mile Rd, Ferndale, MI 48220

(248) 398-7105

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First Ferndale Pride Volunteer meeting Wednesday, April 1st, 2015, 7pm at Affirmations

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First Ferndale Pride Volunteer meeting Wednesday, April 1st, 2015, 7pm at Affirmations, 290 W. Nine Mile Rd. Ferndale. Please help spread this outreach with folks willing to offer assistance through your e-mail lists, share dates, times and the Affirmation location on Facebook and other social media, bring your friends to the meeting and learn the exciting updated information we can share about the May 30th event. We will have Ferndale Pride Volunteer flyers at the meeting asking you to help us distribute in your home neighborhoods, work, school and play areas.     

We will have paper signup sheets to help you choose your task and shift.  You can also signup online.  http://www.ferndalepride.com/index.php/volunteering/how-to-volunteer.html

 

Looking forward to seeing eveyone again.

 

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Performer Applications for Pride 2015 are now up!

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Performer Applications for Pride 2015 are now up! Submission deadline is Submission deadline is March 31st.

 

Good luck, everyone and happy pride!

 

http://www.ferndalepride.com/events/performer-application.html

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Vendor registration for Ferndale Pride 2015 is now open

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Ferndale Pride 2015 is just around the corner! We were proud to have as part of our festival in 2014 and we hope you will consider returning on Saturday, May 30th. We are working hard to make Ferndale Pride 2015 more exciting and fun than last year. Payment and registration can be completed online! For discounted rates, register by April 6th.

We sold out of booth space last year and had a decent sized waiting list so get your registration in early to secure your spot. For further discounts on booth space, please consider our sponsorship opportunities. It's a great way shine a spotlight on your business and receive benefits like reduced fees or free vendor space.

 

You can find our forms and online payment options at:

http://www.ferndalepride.com/vendors/booth-rental.html

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Thank you Katie Lamb & Laura Quirk for doing your part and being a rainbow sponsor this year.

Thank you Katie Lamb & Laura Quirk for doing your part and being a rainbow sponsor this year. 

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Congressional Church of Birmingham honors us as a rainbow sponsor this year.

Congressional Church of Birmingham honors us as a rainbow sponsor this year. 

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