Ferndale Metro Blues Festival grows for Super Bowl

BTL Staff
By | 2018-01-16T14:50:03-04:00 December 22nd, 2005|News|

FERNDALE – The 5th Annual Ferndale Metro Blues Festival, which is a sanctioned event this year of the Detroit Super Bowl XL Host Committee, will feature more than 20 venues over a nine day period. This year’s Festival will take place from Jan. 27 to Feb. 4.
The Festival is a series of live concerts in a variety of venues, most of which are in downtown Ferndale. Many of the events are free and are held in local bars, restaurants, nightclubs, coffee houses, churches, and community centers.
Funds are raised for two local charities through donations at the door, sponsorships, raffles, contributions feeding the blue piggy banks, and direct mailings.
Venues for the 2006 Festival will include Club Bart, the Coffee Beanery, and Via Nove. In addition, an outdoor Blues Barbeque and concert will be held in Downtown Ferndale on Feb. 4 on Troy Street. More events and venues may still be added.
One hundred percent of proceeds will go to Ferndale Youth Assistance and the Midwest AIDS Prevention Project.
“It is going to be hot,” said Ferndale Mayor Pro-Tem and festival founder Craig Covey.
For more information call 248-545-1435.

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