See Bentley James host the MotorCity Casino Hotel Main Stage at Ferndale Pride on Saturday, June 2!

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Known as Detroit's princess of drag, Bentley James has been performing all across the metro Detroit area. She's performed in Chicago, Las Vegas, and Canada, and she is thrilled to be returning to host Ferndale Pride! She was awarded Detroit's Best Drag Queen 2017 by Flame Magazine and continues to host and perform at Gigi's, Club Gold Coast, and Temple Bar. See Bentley James host the MotorCity Casino Hotel Main Stage at Ferndale Pride on Saturday, June 2!
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See Bentley James host the MotorCity Casino Hotel Main Stage at Ferndale Pride on Saturday, June 2!

Bentley James
Known as Detroit's princess of drag, Bentley James has been performing all across the metro Detroit area. She's performed in Chicago, Las Vegas, and Canada, and she is thrilled to be returning to host Ferndale Pride! She was awarded Detroit's Best Drag Queen 2017 by Flame Magazine and continues to host and perform at Gigi's, Club Gold Coast, and Temple Bar. See Bentley James host the MotorCity Casino Hotel Main Stage at Ferndale Pride on Saturday, June 2!
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Come see Octavia on Ferndale Pride's Dance Stage, sponsored by Genisys Credit Union, at 8:00 PM on Saturday, June 2!

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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. Her desire to become a DJ was triggered in part by listening to Teresa Hill on the, “After School Groove House Party.” Beth found  house music as an audience member to be an art form she loved to experience, but also as an enticing career prospect. She started djing in in 2014 and since she has performed at; The Art Gallery of Windsor, Urban Bean, Marble Bar, Rosie O’Grady’s, City Club, Detroit Threads, Eastern Market, Temple Bar and Phog Lounge. She was invited to be a member of Deep Sessions in 2017 and has also mixed records for Detroit Techno Militia at record store day 2018. Octavia works at a record store so you never know what new sounds to expect from bag of records.  Come see Octavia on Ferndale Pride's Dance Stage, sponsored by Genisys Credit Union, at 8:00 PM on Saturday, June 2!
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Come see Telephon9 jam on MotorCity Casino Hotel's Main Stage at 6:00 PM on Saturday, June 2!

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Telephon9 is an American electro pop dance music group from Detroit, Michigan. The group is composed of Chris Call, Jair Alexander, and Adari "BassMODE" Perkins. Their music is a mixture of old school analog sounds fused with hard hitting modern electric dance beats. They write, produce, and provide vocals to their own original music. Telephon9 aspires to make music that not only excites but leaves an uplifting impact on those that lend their ears.

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Come see Alexa Rae on Ferndale Pride's Dance Stage, sponsored by Genisys Credit Union, at 9:30 PM on Saturday, June 2!

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Alexa Rae Creates hopes to create moments that last a lifetime. Her passion for life makes her energy unlike any other. She is ecstatic about returning as a movement artist to Ferndale Pride. Alexa Rae is proud to be an executive lead at Great Lakes Flow Festival. She is also a proud sponsee of Harmonic Threads, a local Ferndale business run but Olive Marie. She would not be where she is today without her incredible support system. She wants to thank everyone who continues to make it possible for her to follow her dreams. Together, we can. Lead with Love!

 

Come see Alexa Rae on Ferndale Pride's Dance Stage, sponsored by Genisys Credit Union, at 9:30 PM on Saturday, June 2!

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Ferndale Pride offers its largest-ever festival for 2018

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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 6, 2018

Ferndale Pride offers its largest-ever festival for 2018

FERNDALE – For its eighth year, Ferndale Pride on Saturday, June 2, will offer its largest-ever festival footprint, nearly 40 percent more vendors, a rock-climbing wall in its children’s area and the most pre-festival events ever.

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1st Ferndale Pride Volunteer Meeting Wednesday, April 25, 7-8 pm

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Meet others interested in welcoming all and helping to achieve this awesome event. You can also sign up online. 1st Ferndale Pride  Volunteer Meeting Wednesday,  April 25, 7-8 pm Kulick Center. 1201 Livernois  Ferndale 48220 FREE parking Volunteer signup Facebook Event: Volunteer meeting 
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Ferndale Pride 2018 Sponsorship is Officially Open!

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A chill may be in the air but Ferndale Pride is thawing out and warming up for our best pride ever.  This year, Pride will take place on June 2, 2018 on West Nine Mile.  As usual, Pride will have booths, activities, two stages of entertainment, a children's area and 20,000 visitors enjoying the spirit of Ferndale's LGBTQAI community.  

 Ferndale Pride couldn't be a successful event and safe space for LGBTQAI people if it wasn't for the financial support of businesses and community members.    You can be the first to get in on the sponsorship opportunities by committing to sponsor Pride 2018 today. Click here to read more about the benefits that your company will receive when you sponsor pride.  Rainbows,  Julia MusicChair Ferndale Pride (248) 906-8683, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Our address has changed! Please send all mail to: Ferndale Pride430 E. Saratoga Suite BFerndale, MI 48220
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DJ Dav spins on the Dance Stage, sponsored by Arcadia Marketplace, at Ferndale Pride from 2:00pm-3:45pm on Saturday, June 3rd!

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With almost twenty years of experience, DJ Dav is a true multi-genre artist. After holding residences in Lansing, MI, Grand Rapids, MI, and Park City, UT, DJ Dav has found himself back in the Detroit area. Detroit has heavily influenced his music, as his sets quickly became more technical and hard hitting. In 2014, DJ Dav was asked to join the D3EP Radio Network, a house music online radio station that showcases mixes 24 hours a day from DJs around the world. Since its inception, DJ Dav has posted over 100 mixes! In 2015, he became part of City Air Detroit Crew, which throws house/techno parties with some of Detroit's biggest names. Rosie O' Grady's first Wednesday resident DJ for over three years, DJ Dav is excited to be returning to Ferndale Pride! Come see DJ Dav spin on the Dance Stage, sponsored by Arcadia Marketplace, from 2:00pm-3:45pm on Saturday, June 3rd at Ferndale Pride!

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Alexa Rae fires up Ferndale Pride's Dance Stage, sponsored by Arcadia Marketplace, from 9:15pm-10:00pm on Saturday, June 3rd!

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Alexa Rae is a versatile performer that specializes in performance art entertainment. Her passion for performance pieces became apparent at a young age, and she quickly began to search for any opportunity to be involved in the performing arts community. Alexa Rae aspires to continue to grow as an artist, and her love for people and her art is what sets her apart from other performance artists. Come see Alexa Rae on Ferndale Pride's Dance Stage, sponsored by Arcadia Marketplace, from 9:15pm-10:00pm on Saturday, June 3rd!

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Mae James blends soul, rock, and pop on Ferndale Pride's Main Stage, sponsored by MotorCity Casino Hotel, from 9:00pm-9:45pm on Saturday, June 3rd!

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Mae James is a true Detroiter that brings the same grit, strength, and spirit of the city she loves. Most easily recognized for her powerful contralto vocals, Mae infuses wit, heart, and infectious energy into every performance. Her diverse talents have placed her in the semi finals of the television show, "The Voice", twice and earned her wins at a multitude of competitions. With 15 years of experience entertaining the LGBTQ community on stages at GiGi's, Rainbow Room, Spiral, Rosie O' Grady's, Triangle, and Menjo's, Mae has honed her skills in engaging an audience at every show. An active LGBTQ rights advocate and feminist, she hopes her music can break the stereotypes posed upon the LGBTQ community and women. Accompanying Mae James for her closing set is DJ Frisk. Frisk has been spinning on the LGBTQ scene for almost a decade, and her unique mixing style and personality have kept people dancing for years. Come see Mae James and DJ Frisk on Ferndale Pride's Main Stage, sponsored by MotorCity Casino Hotel, from 9:00pm-9:45pm on Saturday, June 3rd!

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Players Club performs on Ferndale Pride's Dance Stage, sponsored by Arcardia Marketplace, from 8:00pm-10:00pm on Saturday, June 3rd!

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Formed in 2011, Players Club consists of Austin Rogers and Preston Austermann. Their dynamic duo has performed and held residencies in several premier dance venues in and around Detroit, including The Grasshopper Underground and Exodos Lounge. In 2014, the duo co-founded City Air Detroit, a promotion company that has been producing high quality events since its inception. Featuring versatile styles, the duo has worked to bring listeners diverse sounds, ranging from tech house to ghetto tech. Come see Players Club at Ferndale Pride's Dance Stage, sponsored by Arcadia Marketplace, from 8:00pm-10:00pm on Saturday, June 3rd!

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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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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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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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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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