Checking in…

Hello friends!  After a bit of a hiatus and hibernation, we are back at it!  We had a ton of fun playing Rock City Eatery for our first appearance at The Hamtramck Music Festival earlier this month, and are super proud of our local music scene for putting together such a wildly successful event and with all proceeds going to charity!  The talent, dedication and creativity of the musicians in this town is inspiring, to say the least.

We’ve already got quite a few shows on the books into the Summer, so be sure to check our Shows page if you want to catch us live, but our next full band show is Friday, May 20th, at The New Way in Ferndale!  This will be a special release show (more about that later) with Anthony Retka’s Big Parade and Dormont Police!

Not to worry, though, if you’re itching to hear some Bloofs tunes live, our acoustic trio (now billed as Kate Hinote & The Disasters because they’re the most disastrous of the bunch), has a trio of shows in the next couple of months.  The Disasters can’t wait to share a stage with Julia Stephenson and Michelle Kisner for The Haunted Wood Revue at Corktown Studios.  This is a special event, where the  “rotating cast of acoustic musicians will perform through a cavernous, reverb-soaked production evoking a musical landscape that’s mysterious and classic.”  Thanks to a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, this year’s HWR performances will be recorded to be released on a compilation album in 2017. This is an early and FREE show.

The trio will also be kicking off The Whitney’s Thursday night music series inside their third floor Ghostbar on April 7th, with two sets at 6:30p and 8p.  Stop by The Whitney in Midtown after work and grab a drink and/or a bite in this gorgeous upscale lounge. No cover.

Stay tuned for further announcements about upcoming shows/events, and be sure to subscribe to our page (on our home page) so that you’re the first to know when we’ve got updates to share!


Our Winter Schedule and Update!

Hello friends!
We just wanted to update everybody on our upcoming shows and events that will be happening this winter. Apart from the live shows, we hope to work on some new music over the course of the winter months, maybe even record something for you. Here’s what we have:

December 3rd @ The Magic Bag, Ferndale, MI
w/ The Beggars, MPV
Live taping for the Rock900 Show
Showtime @ 9PM, Tickets are $9 in advance

December 5th as part of Noel Night, Detroit, MI
w/ The Blueflowers Acoustic Trio (The Half Bloofs)
Performing at Great Lakes Coffee Roasting Co.
Showtime from 5:30 – 8:30PM

December 12th @ The Loving Touch, Ferndale, MI
Gangplank Records Holiday Showcase
More info TBA

February 14th @ Rustbelt Market, Ferndale, MI
Winter Acoustic Showcase with
w/ Kate Hinote and the Disasters (The Blueflowers Acoustic Trio)
More info TBA


The Blueflowers at the Jazz Cafe and More!

Please join us for a special evening of music at the Jazz Cafe at Music Hall this Thursday, July 9th. Anthony Retka will be starting things off, accompanied by Emily Rose, and The Blueflowers will follow with a rare, stripped-down set. This is a wonderful and intimate space with limited seating. Music at 8pm, $5 cover. Then we have the Ferndale staple, Pig & Whiskey, on Sunday, July 19th, set time around 7pm. Pig & Whiskey is a FREE event!

Our Busy Summer Starts Saturday!

Our summer schedule kicks off this Saturday, May 30th! First, we will be playing Ferndale Pride 2015 on the main stage at 5pm…this is an ALL AGES and FREE event! Next, we are off to New York City to play The West End Lounge on June 12th. If you know anybody in the NY area, let them know to come and say hi! Then we have Northville Arts and Acts on June 19th, where we will be playing TWO sets at 7pm and 8:45pm.

There is more to come – we will post another update soon…hope to see you at a show!


It’s been a little over five years since The Blueflowers came into existence, and every time we have a “first” we still get terribly excited.  Our first show at The Magic Bag, our first show at the DIA, our first time on the radio, our first Pig & Whiskey, our first time playing with this band or that person or at this place, etc., our first time in the paper, our first full band interview, our first trip to NYC, Chicago, Ann Arbor…Some of those firsts end up also being our only, some end up being mind-blowing nights or experiences that we’ll never forget, and on very rare occasion, some of those firsts end up being total let downs.  We look at all these things as experiences shared with friends, not just as a band.  We’ve been really lucky to have a lot of exciting adventures so far and this year is already looking to be our most exciting year yet!Our next two adventures are both firsts and things we want to make sure you all know about, and we can only hope that you will spread the word.

So, here we go…

On April 10th, we will be attending the Detroit Music Awards at the Fillmore in Detroit, a first for most of us, but not all.  For the FIRST time, we are included on the final ballot and we’re up in three categories! We are nominated in the Americana Artist/Group and Americana Recording categories, and Kate has been nominated for Americana Vocalist! These awards are based on a voting process (by registered DMA voters, which is limited to people involved in some way in the music industry/scene ’round these parts), so we are beyond grateful to the people that nominated us.  We are also terribly flattered and thrilled that our hard work this last year is being recognized in this way. As cliché as it sounds, it is truly an honor to be nominated alongside such talented artists in this incredible scene of ours. Voting ends March 29th, so we hope if you’re a DMA voter, or know a DMA voter, that you/they vote Bloofs and we’ll find out  at the big show on April 10th!

Our next adventure comes a little later in April, when we’ll be taking our FIRST band field trip to Grand Rapids and playing a show at Tip Top Deluxe Bar & Grill!  The date is Friday, April 17th, and we’ll be joined by Grand Rapids locals, British Racing Green.  We’ve been wanting to play other towns in Michigan for a long long while, so we can’t wait for this one!  We’ve heard from our friends that Tip Top is a great venue, so we hope that you’ll meet us there if you’re in the area and tell your friends!

More exciting shows are in the works that we’ll be sure to share as the details sort themselves out.

Please be sure to subscribe (to the right), so you’ll be the first to know when we post an update! Until next time…  Happy Spring and virtual hugs and cheers to you all!