Warm-up bands 

This week, the city of Ferndale becomes a haven for pentatonic scales and hot licks.

It's the annual Ferndale Blues Festival, and it's a Detroit blues bacchanalia. But rather than flapping our gums, we figured we'd direct your attention to the truly important information: Who's playin'?

Friday, Jan. 27

Club Bart (22726 Woodward Ave., Ferndale; 248-548-8746): 9 p.m. Even Exchange

Coffee Beanery (22871 Woodward Ave., Ferndale; 248-543-9434): 8-10 p.m. TBA

Como's (22812 Woodward Ave., Ferndale; 248-548-5005): 9:30 p.m. Tres Jazz

Dino's (22736 Woodward Ave., Ferndale; 248-591-3466): 9 p.m. Sax Maniacs

Howe's Bayou (22848 Woodward Ave., Ferndale; 248-691-7145): 10 p.m. Jo Serrapere and John Devine

Just For Us (211 W. Nine Mile Rd., Ferndale; 248-547-5878): 10 p.m. Judy Insley

Q Night Club (141 W. Nine Mile Rd., Ferndale; 248-582-7227): 10 p.m. Barbara Payton

Rosie O'Grady's (175 W. Troy, Ferndale; 248-591-9163): 9 p.m. Stoney Mazar

Tony's Sports Bar (23500 Woodward Ave.): 9 p.m. Albert Young & the Straight 8's

Via Nove (344 W. Nine Mile Rd., Ferndale; 248-336-9936): 10 p.m. Doug Deming & the Jewel Tones

 

Saturday, Jan. 28

Club Bart: 9 p.m. Little Sonny

Coffee Beanery: 8-10 p.m. Iris

Como's: 9:30 p.m. Cathy "Diva" Davis Acoustic Trio

Dino's: 9 p.m. Reefermen

Howe's Bayou: 10 p.m. Maggie's Farm

Rosie O'Grady's: 10 p.m. Doug Deming

Tony's Sports Bar: 9 p.m. Albert Young & the Straight 8's

Via Nove: 10 p.m. Sunny Girl & the Detroit Automatix

 

Sunday, Jan. 29

Kulick Community Center (1201 Livernois St., Ferndale; 248-544-6767): 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Blues Brunch with Tracy Kash-Thomas Duo

Club Bart: 9 p.m. Paint by Numbers, Bad Faces Clan, and All We Seabees

Dino's: 9 p.m. Tampa Ted Band

Rosie O'Grady's: 9 p.m. Karaoke

 

Monday, Jan. 30

Buffalo Wild Wings (280 W. Nine Mile Rd., Ferndale; 248-814-8600): 10 p.m. Howard Glazer/Bob Godwin Duo

Club Bart: 9 p.m. The Sights/Jawbone

Dino's: 9 p.m. Tim Diaz Band

Rosie O'Grady's: 9 p.m. Pete Fetter

 

Tuesday, Jan. 31

Wild Wings: 10 p.m. Martin Simmons Trio

Club Bart: 9 p.m. Mike Boyd & the Genesee Ramblers

Dino's: 9 p.m. Twistin' Tarantulas

Tony's Sports Bar: Steve Allison

 

Wednesday, Feb. 1

Attic Bar (11667 Joseph Campau, Hamtramck; 313-365-4194): 9 p.m. Thornetta Davis

Buffalo Wild Wings: 10 p.m. Harmonica Buzz & Jacob Clyde

Club Bart: 9 p.m. The Billy Davis Rhythm Machine

Dino's: 9 p.m. Bugs Beddow Band

Howe's Bayou: 10 p.m. Martin Simmons Trio

New Way Bar (23130 Woodward Ave., Ferndale; 248-541-9870): 9:30 p.m. Jeff Grand & the Grandmasters (featuring Eddie Harsch, Tino and Chris Rumel)

Post Bar (22828 Woodward Ave., Ferndale; 248-546-7678): 9 p.m. Jody Raffoul

Rosie O'Grady's: 9 p.m. Peter Fetter

Tony's Sports Bar: Brian Schram Blues Trio

Via Nove: Maggie's Farm

 

Thursday, Feb. 2

Buffalo Wild Wings: 10 p.m. The Freak Magnet Blues Band

Club Bart: 9 p.m. Eddie "Guitar" Burns with the Living Room Blues Band

Coffee Beanery: Singer-songwriter showcase

Dino's: 9 p.m. Sun Messengers

Howe's Bayou: 10 p.m. Harmonica Buzz & Jacob Clyde

Rosie O'Grady's: 9 p.m. Michael Galvan

Tony's Sports Bar: 9 p.m. Public i

Via Nove: 10 p.m. Jo Serrapere & the Willie Dunns

Woodward Avenue Brewers (22646 Woodward Ave., Ferndale; 248-546-3696): 10 p.m. Grande Nationals

 

Friday, Feb. 3

Buffalo Wild Wings: 10 p.m. The Blues Bag Theory

Club Bart: 9 p.m. Even Exchange

Coffee Beanery: 8-10 p.m. Jake Stevens

Como's: 9 p.m. Phil Devoid Blues Band

Dino's: 9 p.m. Muddy Pawz

Ferndale Elks Club (22856 Woodward Ave., Ferndale; 248-542-2626): 8 p.m. Midnight Run

Howe's Bayou: 10 p.m. The Bottomfeeders

Rosie O'Grady's: 9 p.m. Luther Badman Keith

Tony's Sports Bar: 9 p.m. Albert Young & the Straight 8's

Woodward Avenue Brewery: 10 p.m. The Hard Lessons

 

Saturday, Feb. 4

Super Blues Bar-B-Q Tent (downtown Ferndale): 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. Phil Devoid Blues Band; 3:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. Howling Mercy

Club Bart: 9 p.m. Even Exchange

Coffee Beanery: 8-10 p.m. The Luddites

Como's: Barbara Payton

Dino's: 9 p.m. Witch Doctors

Ferndale Elks: 8 p.m. Benny & the Jets/DJ John Bethmenn

Howe's Bayou: 10 p.m. Howard Glazer & Bob Godwin Duo

Rosie O'Grady's: 9 p.m. Luther Badman Keith

Sneakers (22628 Woodward Ave., Ferndale' 248-545-8243): 9 p.m. Grievous Angel

Tony's Sports Bar: 9 p.m. Albert Young & the Straight 8's

Via Nove: 10 p.m. Sunny Girl & the Detroit Automatix

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