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Back in June where it belongs, this year’s Ferndale Pride, set for June 4, is sure to be a fun and fantastic opportunity to come out loud and proud. With a wide range of entertainment options, including music of all genres and both drag queens and drag kings, there’s something for everyone on the Main Stage. So come out to the gayest little town in Michigan and show your Pride!
12:30 Opening Ceremony
Officials speaking at the opening ceremony include Julia Music, executive director of Ferndale Pride; Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel, and Michigan State Sen. Jeremy Moss. There will also be a special appearance by this year’s Ferndale Pride Hot Daddy and Cougar.
1 p.m. Furillostar
Furillostar, a Flint native, shines a new light on his city as he seamlessly blends R&B and pop to form head-bumping, radio-style hits. His most recent EP is “Flame,” which received mentions from “Billboard” and “Paper” magazine.
2 p.m. Blow Pop
A disco-pop experience like no other, Blow Pop is the collective fever dream of Keaton and Avery, two Detroit artists with nothing to lose. This dynamic duo utilizes a sonic palette both retro and refreshingly modern. Keaton is a classically trained cellist and country artist and Avery spent all his formative years holed up in his room wearing a torn flannel, pouting and shredding ACDC licks.
3 p.m. London Beck
London Beck is a musical jack of all trades who holds various titles including singer-songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist. Beck stands out among a new generation of brilliant musical minds capable of blending all shades of their storytelling soundscapes. Every refreshing and vivid audible adventure is a genre-bending ride to destinations where themes of empowerment and self-love reside.
4 p.m. Valerie the Vulture
Valerie the Vulture, a femme-led rock band from Detroit, is doing its part to rule the grunge rock scene. A mixture of boldly honest lyricism, powerful guitars and hard hitting drums promotes an environment of blatant fun and fearless authenticity.
5 p.m. LVRS
Based out of Lansing, the trio LVRS has been described as having unbridled creativity with a polished indie-rock sound. They have a knack for mixing their uniqueness with a touch of the familiar, creating a musical collage of the last couple of decades that feels new, with honest lyrics that strike a chord in all types of listeners, but especially for the LGBTQ+ community.
6 p.m. Freshmen Drag Show
7 p.m. Motor City Drag Kings
8 p.m. Tunde Olaniran
Another Flint native, Tunde Olaniran released their latest full-length album, “Stranger,” in 2018. The gender nonconforming singer-songwriter and rapper weaves their Nigerian heritage and self-introspection into an eclectic, ethereal experience not to be missed.
9 p.m. Jackie Faye
Born and raised in Dallas, Chinese-Korean-Texan rapper Jackie Faye cultivated her love of music in the dirty south, surrounded by the musical influences of Erykah Badu, UGK, Three 6 Mafia, DJ Screw, Outkast, 2 Chainz and many more. She released the single “Fts” earlier this year.