Ferndale, MI, June 9, 2015â€”If youâ€™ve ever been to downtown Ferndale, youâ€™ve noticed the little spot on the nine mile strip full of lights dripping Woodward avenue in a swirl of colors and heavy dance music carrying through the streets. Grasshopper Underground has become an essential part of Metro Detroitâ€™s music scene and has contributed significantly to its growth. The boutique-sized venue provides patrons with an intimate party experience but brings in talent comparable to a multi-million dollar nightclub. Celebrating five years of business, Grasshopper Underground is offering diverse music programming this summer, culminating in a massive 5 Year Anniversary Party at the end of August.
Unlike most entertainment venues, Grasshopper Underground is open 7 days a week. While many venues are defined by the big acts they bring in, this is only one facet of Grasshopperâ€™s operation. The newly renovated upstairs lounge gives patrons a perfect happy hour spot, full of people watching right on Woodward and Nine Mile. Besides being open for a daily happy hour, the venue is keeping it fresh with a new vibe every night. Sundays are Reggae/ Hip-hop night; Mondays patrons are encouraged to come with their favorite records for open vinyl night; Tuesday is industrial night; Wednesday begins with a yoga class from 7-8 p.m. in partnership with a u x e t i câ€™s â€œSound & Yogaâ€ series and sets the scene for hometown heroes to assume the decks; Thursday nights 98.7 fm AMP Radio take over with Top 40 and finally it all culminates with Fridays and Saturdays which are reserved for world-class house and techno music. No matter what kind of music youâ€™re into, thereâ€™s something for everyone at Grasshopper this summer.
With the rise and fall of many venues over the past 5 years, Grasshopper has sustained because of managementâ€™s passion for the music and their sterling professional reputation. â€œ The talent we bring in love the club as much as those patrons that come to see them,” says owner, Troy Ramroop in a recent conversation with Metro Times reporter Alysa Offman.
When asked about the five-year run, Ramroop says, â€Itâ€™s been amazing. Tough at times. An absolute roller coaster. The situation has gone from people laughing at the name Grasshopper when we first started to being recognized around the world.â€ He continues, â€œPersonally for me I donâ€™t know how to describe it. Others say I am too personally attached to this business but this is my dream and spending the past give years realizing this dream just makes me want another 5 years.â€
About Grasshopper Underground
Celebrating five years of championed sounds, the Grasshopper Underground is the premier destination in Metro Detroit for fans of electronic dance music. From chart-topping international artists to Detroitâ€™s hometown heroes, this boutique nightclub hosts the most in-demand DJ talent 7 nights a week. Located at 22757 Woodward Ave., the Grasshopper Underground hours of operation is Monday-Saturday from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. For more information, including a list of upcoming events, visit us at thegrasshopperunderground.com or facebook.com/thegrasshopperunderground.com