Monday, August 18, 2014

FREE Admission to @ArtsBeatsEats in Royal Oak 8/29 before 5pm + FREE Bike Parking, FREE Admission for Vets And Children with Autism

Arts, Beats, and Eats returns to Royal Oak Labor Day Weekend....

Celebrating its 17th year and returning to the bustling streets of Royal Oak from Aug. 29 – Sept. 1, Ford Arts, Beats & Eats presented by FirstMerit Bank will entertain thousands of visitors from across the region with its outstanding music line-up, stellar arts programming, mouthwatering selection of food, and a number of new attractions. From the chart-topping musical headliners, the stunning artwork of all mediums, to the succulent dishes from some of the best restaurants throughout the state, this event will be one of the most diverse and exciting weekends of the year.


Everyone can get FREE Admission on the first day of the festival, Friday, August 29, 2014 from 11am to 5pm.

Other than on Friday from 11m to 5pm, Festival admission is $3 until 3pm on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday and $5 after 3pm on Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday with the admission money going to local charities. In 2013, over 355,000 visitors attended the festival and $386K was raised for local charities.

FREE BIKE CORRAL PARKING - 1st come 1st Serve
Returning this year, Huron-Clinton Metroparks will be the presenting sponsor the festival’s Bike Corrals in conjunction with KLM Bike and Fitness in Birmingham and Rochester. This initiative is good for the environment, eases traffic congestion and also raises awareness of health and wellness issues by encouraging area residents to bike to and from the festival and lead a more active lifestyle. The bike corrals are located in two locations at the north and south of the festival. The northern bike corral is located on Washington and Second Ave. at the Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce and the southern corral is located on the right southbound lanes on Washington Ave. extending south from Lincoln St.  Click here for more info on FREE Bike Parking.

FREE ADMISSION FOR CHILDREN WITH AUTISM - Registration Required - Space Limited
The 3rd Annual Family Days for Children with Autism invites families with children on the ASD spectrum for a special visit to the festival on Saturday, August 30 or Monday, September 1. The festival will open an hour early at 10 a.m. for these families and includes FREE parking, admission to the festival, carnival rides, lunch, and a bottle of water. Pre-registration is required and space is limited. For more information visit

FREE ADMISSION, VIP PASSES W/FOOD FOR VETERANS -Registration Required - 1st come 1st served
In thanks for their service and sacrifice for our country, Ford Arts, Beats & Eats is teaming up with Oakland County Parks to offer two great opportunities for veterans to enjoy this year’s festival. Veterans can choose from one of the following: four FREE admission passes, valid any day and time of the festival or four admission passes and four VIP passes for a special Veterans’ concert featuring 50 Amp Fuse on Monday, September 1 at 5 p.m. on the Michigan Lottery National Stage, with complimentary soft drinks and appetizers.

Up to 1,400 admission passes will be redeemable for Veterans on any day of the festival, in addition to the special passes for the concert. The complimentary passes will be distributed by a grassroots outreach to local veterans’ organizations. Recipient organizations include Michigan Paralyzed Veterans of America, Oakland County Veterans’ Services Division and the VA Center. Outreach began August 1 and a significant turnout is expected.

All interested veterans can RSVP their requests to or by calling the Ford Arts, Beats & Eats office at 248-541-7550 to receive passes. Reservations received before August 23 will be mailed. Supplies are limited and will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Ford Motor Company is once again the title sponsor of the 2014 Ford Arts Beats & Eats and fair attendees will have an opportunity to win prizes, courtesy of Ford. By registering at any one of the Ford display locations, each registered adult, 18 and over, is automatically be entered for a chance to win a Ford vehicle of their choice!

Michigan wood artist Alec LaCasse

As one of the nation’s premier juried art shows, the Juried Fine Art Show again will be a highlight of this year’s festival, with top artists from across the continent vying for cash awards totaling $7,500.  Festival patrons have the opportunity to explore works at more than 135 booth spaces.

Artists in attendance will include some of the finest in their respective media. Returning visitors will recognize the hot glass necklaces and sculptural work of Denise Houck of Chickadee Studios in Eaton Rapids, Michigan. Another Michigan resident and new this year is Jennie Burt. Burt’s surreal paintings made of ground automobile aluminum paint depicting an intensely colored world of whales, coral and mermaids are not to be missed!

The newest artist, and also from Michigan, Alec LaCasse, has been creating fine woodcarvings since he was 12 years old. His talent has carried into his adulthood, as the hand-carved faces have become more striking every year. These artists and many others will amaze and delight art enthusiasts of all tastes and backgrounds.

An eclectic display of classical, multi-cultural acts will once again take place on two stages: the FirstMerit Bank International Stage and DIA Acoustic/Cultural Stage. The stellar lineup of cultural programming offered at this year’s festival includes performances from around the world in the form of chamber music with ensembles presented from Detroit Chamber Winds and Strings Duo; the fiery, intense flamenco dancing of La Chispa & Company; the gorgeous Indian costumes and dance from Nadanta; the pounding rhythms of Raion Taiko Japanese Drums; “Raga” classical Indian music from the Kasturi Paigude troupe; the enduring sounds of historical Jewish music from KidzKlez of Michigan and the upbeat folk music of Raices Mexicanas de Detroit.

Don’t miss the third annual Deaf Arts Festival, sponsored by Ford, featuring the work of a number of outstanding artists that are deaf and hard of hearing, which will be located on East 7th St., between Washington Ave. and Center St.

A new “artistic” partnership this year between Ford Arts, Beats & Eats and the City of Royal Oak will feature the municipality’s new logo. Royal Oak graphic artist Tim Gralewski will incorporate the new City of Royal Oak logo into one of his best prints which will be available for purchase at the festival. All proceeds from the sale of the print will go to Royal Oak Commission for the Arts.

The Spinners perform on Sunday night at 8:45pm

Featuring more than 200 local bands and entertainers performing for crowds on nine stages, and well-known acts taking to the Michigan Lottery Stage, the 2014 diverse musical lineup is sure to excite and entertain guests of all ages and musical tastes.

The full 2014 music schedule of artists is as follows:


Michigan Lottery National Stage

Friday, August 29
5:00 p.m. - 
Chris Emmerson (Pop/Rock)
6:30 p.m. - Stewart Francke (Soul)
8:00 p.m. - Night Ranger (Hard Rock)
9:45 p.m. -  .38 Special (Southern Rock)

Saturday, August 30
5:30 p.m. - 
Annabelle Road (Country)
7:00 p.m.  - Jeff Gutt (Alternative Rock)
8:30 p.m.  - Jena Irene (Pop Rock)
9:30 p.m. - Third Eye Blind (Alternative Rock)

Sunday, August 31
5:00 p.m. - 
Maddie & Tae (Country)
6:00 p.m. - John King (Country)
7:00 p.m.  - Randy Houser (Country)
8:45 p.m. - The Spinners (Classic R&B/Pop)
10:15 p.m. - Village People (Pop/Disco)

Monday, September 1
3:30 p.m. - The Gasoline Gypsies (Rock)
5:00 p.m. - Fifty Amp Fuse (Rock/Classic Rock)
7:00 p.m. - Loverboy (Rock)
8:45 p.m. - Theory of a Deadman (Rock)

Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort Americana Stage

Friday, August 29
11:15 a.m. - 
Maggie McCabe (Acoustic)
12:45 p.m. - The Canastas (Rockabilly/Ska)
2:15 p.m.  - KayLyn Pace (Country)
3:45 p.m.  - Lisa Mary (Country)
5:15 p.m.  -Brian Lorente Band (Country)
6:45 p.m.  - Candy Band (Pop)
8:15 p.m. - Free Beer (Party Rock)
9:45 p.m. - Corktown Popes (Alternative Americana)

Saturday, August 30
11:15 a.m. -
Brianna Miller (Pop)
12:45 p.m. - David Nefesh (Folk Rock)
2:15 p.m. - Audra Kubat (Folk)
3:45 p.m. - Nikki Holland Band (Americana)
5:15 p.m. - Dragon Wagon (Dancing/Bluegrass)
6:45 p.m. - Delta Twins (Blues)
8:15 p.m. - Longneck Strangler (Country)
9:45 p.m.- Persuasion (Straight up PARTY)

Sunday, August 31
11:15 a.m. - Big Smooth and the Hellraisers (Rockin’ Blues)

12:45 p.m. - Gaffney Band (Acoustic)
2:15 p.m. - Escaping Pavement (Alternative Country)
3:45 p.m. - Big Pappa & The Machine (Rockin’ Soul)
5:15 p.m. - Alan Turner and The Steel Horse Band (Country)
6:45 p.m. - The Blueflowers (Americana)
8:15 p.m. - Ryan Dillaha and The Miracle Men (Detroit Americana)
9:45 p.m.-  Cadillac Kidz (Detroit Rock)

Monday, September 1
11:30 a.m. - 
The Whiskey Charmers (Americana/Roots)
1:00 p.m. - Carl Henry (Blues)
2:30 p.m. -Teddy Richards (Indie Acoustic)
4:00 p.m. -The Understorey (Folk/Soul)
5:15 p.m. -Sweet Claudette (Blues)
6:30 p.m. -F. Patrick James (Southern Rock)
8:00 p.m.- Orbitsuns (Rockabilly)

FirstMerit Bank International Stage

Friday, August 29
11:15 a.m. - 
Donald Ross (Celtic Bagpipes/Highland Dance)
1:00 p.m. -  Nessa (Celtic Roots Fusion)
3:00 p.m. - Hollis Clark (Worldbeat)
5:00 p.m. -Anna Lee’s Co. (Celtic Americana)
7:00 p.m. -La Chispa & Company (Flamenco/Dance)
9:00 p.m.- The Polish Muslims (Polka Rock)

Saturday, August 30
11:15 a.m. -
Jason Milan (Experiential)
1:15 p.m. -Lilly MacPhee (Celtic Acoustic/Alternative)
3:00 p.m. - Kasturi Paigude troupe (Music of India)
5:00 p.m. - Enigma Detroit (Greek Music/Belly Dancer)
7:00 p.m. -The Zydeco Hep Cats (Zydeco)
9:00 p.m.-Roots Vibrations (Reggae/Caribbean)

Sunday, August 31
9:00 a.m. - 
Arise! Worship with the Royal Oak Free Methodist Church
11:30 a.m.- Nadanta (Music/Dance of India)
1:30 p.m. -Bandolero Duran (Latin American Folk)
3:30 p.m. -Abul on Fire (Progressive Bangladesh Psychedelic)
5:30 p.m. -Raion Taiko (Japanese Drum)
7:00 p.m. -Madam XD (Music of the Far East)
9:00 p.m.-Sean Blackman’s In Transit (Latin/World)

Monday, September 1
11:30 a.m. - 
Ara Topouzian Ensemble (World Music)
1:30 p.m. - Raices Mexicanas de Detroit (Folkloric Dance of Mexico)
3:30 p.m. - Los Infieles (Norteño)
 5:30 p.m. -BOP (harvey) (Funky Reggae Party)
7:30 p.m. -Kidz Klez of Michigan (Traditional Klezmer)

Ford Stage

Friday, August 29
11:15 a.m. -
Sarah Farnam (Singer Songwriter)
12:45 p.m. -Bulletproof Snow (Modern Rock)
2:15 p.m. -Robin Horlock (Pop/Rock/Soul)
3:10 p.m. -Hair Show by Black the Salon
3:45 p.m. -Bermuda Mohawk (Alternative)
4:50 p.m. -Hair Show by Black the Salon
5:20 p.m. -Christy and the Professors (Alternative)
6:45 p.m. - Chris Polite (Pop/Rock)
8:15 p.m. -Soul Divide (Funk/Rock)
9:45 p.m.- Killer Flamingos (Pop/Top 40)

Saturday, August 30
11:15 a.m. -
Urban Nomads (Rock)
12:45 p.m. -The Split (Rock/ Pop)
2:15 p.m. -The Social Bandits (Rock)
3:10 p.m. -Hair Show by Aqua Salon
3:45 p.m.-Lightning Bugs (Alternative)
4:50 p.m. -Hair Show by Aqua Salon
5:20 p.m. - Gia Warner (Rock)
6:45 p.m. -Dave Hamilton Band (Rock/Funk)
8:15 p.m. -Half Light Music (Alternative)
10:00 p.m.-Otto Vector (Pop/Rock)

Sunday, August 31
11:15 a.m. -XOXO (Pop/Rock)

12:45 p.m.- Joe Jaber and The Last Divide (Rock)
2:15 p.m. -Flint Eastwood (Alternative)
3:10 p.m. -Hair Show by Iconic
3:45 p.m. -Bill Grogan's Goat (Celtic Rock)
4:50 p.m. -Hair Show by Iconic
5:20 p.m. -The Strangers (Rock)
6:45 p.m. -Call Marvin (Alternative)
8:15 p.m. -Kenny Nelson (Pop/Rock)
10:00 p.m.-The Mike Leslie Band (Alternative)

Monday, September 1
11:15 a.m. -
Here And Now (Alternative)
12:45 p.m. -The Imps (Modern Rock)
2:15 p.m. -Keri Lynn Roche (Alternative)
3:10 p.m. -Hair Show by Clark Bailee Salon
3:45 p.m. - Alyssa Simmons (Pop/Rock/Soul)
4:50 p.m. -Hair Show by Clark Bailee Salon
5:20 p.m. -  Tom Butwin (Pop/Rock)
6:45 p.m. -Digital Love (Pop/Rock)
8:15 p.m.- Citizen Zero (Alternative)

DIA Acoustic/Cultural Stage

Friday, August 29
11:15 a.m. -
Detroit Chamber Winds and Strings Duo (Classical)
12:45 p.m. -Rachel Lee Williams (Acoustic Pop)
2:15 p.m. -Cooper Anstett (Americana)
3:45 p.m. -Steve D’Angelo (Acoustic Rock)
5:15 p.m. -Golden Rain Marimbas (Classical)
6:45 p.m. -Jan Krist & Jim Bizer (Singer Songwriters/Acoustic)
8:00 p.m.-The Appleseed Collective (Gypsy Jazz)

Saturday, August 30
11:15 a.m. -
Ted Nagy (Singer-Songwriter/Americana)
12:30 p.m. - Near Tolias Flute and Guitar Duo (Classical)
2:00 p.m. -Suzuki Royal Oak (Classical)
3:30 p.m. -Alison Albrecht (Singer Songwriter)
5:00 p.m. - Amanda Morgan (Singer Songwriter)
6:30 p.m. -Kate Jablonski & Oak City Roots (Pop/Rock/Country)
8:00 p.m.- The Hope Orchestra (Acoustic Rock)

Sunday, August 31
11:15 a.m. - 
Heavenly Embers (Christian)
12:45 p.m. Cliff Gracey (Acoustic Adult Contemporary)
2:00 p.m. -Detroit Chamber Winds and Strings Brass Quintet (Classical)
3:00 p.m. - STAGECRAFTERS cast of “My Fair Lady” (Theatrical)
3:30 p.m. -Candace Sosa (Singer Songwriter)
5:00 p.m. -Less is More (Alternative Folk)
6:30 p.m. -Dan Tillery (Eclectic Mix)
8:00 p.m.-The Whistle Stop Revue (Progressive Bluegrass)

Monday, September 1
11:15 a.m. -
Detroit Chamber Winds and Strings Woodwind Trio (Classical)
12:30 p.m. - MJ *RockSteady* Stedman (Acoustic Folk/Rock)
1:30 p.m. -Jane of Arc (Indie Acoustic Pop)
2:50 p.m. -James & June (Folk)
4:10 p.m.-The Webbs (Alternative Bluegrass)

Bud Light Rock Stage
Friday, August 29
11:15 a.m. -
Detroit School of Rock and Pop Music (Rock/Pop)
12:30 p.m. -The Kung Fu Lovers (Rock)
1:45 p.m. -Bus Stop Poets (Indie Rock)
3:00 p.m. -Timothy Monger (Indie Rock)
4:30 p.m. -American Mars (Motor City Rock)
6:15 p.m. -Chris Degnore & The Black Drops (Power Pop)
7:45 p.m. -Savage Rascals (Ol’ Skool Fun)
9:45 p.m.- Laith Al-Saadi (Rockin’ Blues)

The Howling Diablos close out Saturday night
Saturday, August 30
11:15 a.m. -
Detroit School of Rock and Pop Music (Rock/Pop)
12:30 p.m. -Nigel & The Dropout (Indie Rock)
1:45 p.m. -El Dee (Pop/Rock)
3:00 p.m. -Hatchetmen (Blues Rock)
4:10 p.m. -Hair Show by Palazzolo Salon at the Fifth
4:30 p.m. -Jennifer Westwood (Rock’n Soul)
6:00 p.m. -Hair Show by Palazzolo Salon at the Fifth
6:15 p.m. -The Ruiners (Motor City Rock)
7:45 p.m. -The Infatuations (Funk/Rock/Pop)
9:45.p.m.- The Howling Diablos (Funk’n Soul)

Sunday, August 31
11:15 a.m. -
Detroit School of Rock and Pop Music (Rock/Pop)
12:30 p.m. - Seven Birds One Stone (Pop/Rock)
1:45 p.m. -Deadly Viper Assassin Squad (Motor City Rock)
3:00 p.m. -Shotgun Soul (Rock’n Soul)
4:10 p.m. -Hair Show by L’Esprit Academy
4:30 p.m. -Rocquel (Rock)
6:00 p.m. -Hair Show by L’Esprit Academy
6:15 p.m. -Blaire Alise & The Bombshells (Retro Pop)
7:45 p.m. -Ball & Chain (Janis Joplin Tribute)
9:45 p.m.-Barbara Payton & The Instigators (Rock)

Monday, September 1
11:15 a.m. - 
Detroit School of Rock and Pop Music (Rock/Pop)
12:30 p.m. -Eliza Neals (Blues Rock)
1:45 p.m. -Dig A Phony (Beatles Tribute)
3:00 p.m. -Raputa (J. Geils Band Tribute)
4:10 p.m. -Hair Show by The Hair Salon
4:30 p.m. -Rattlesnake Shake (Blues/Rock)
6:00 p.m. -Hair Show by The Hair Salon
6:15 p.m. - The Jill Jack Band (Folk/Rock)
8:00 p.m. - The Reefermen (Rock’n Funk)

MetroPCS R&B/Jazz Stage

Friday, August 29
11:15 a.m. -
Gwenyth Hayes (Soul)
12:45 p.m. -Sam Van Wagoner (Blues/Pop)
2:15 p.m. -Jibs Brown (Rootsy Blues)
3:45 p.m. -Dion Price (R&B)
5:15 p.m. -The Chunky Funk Band (Classic R&B/Rock/Blues)
6:45 p.m. - Dymond Harding (R&B/Urban Pop)
8:15 p.m. -Inohs Sivad (R&B)
9:45 p.m.- Hotsauce (Pop/R&B)

Thornetta Davis performs Saturday...
Saturday, August 30
11:15 a.m. -
JaRay (R&B/Pop)
12:45 p.m. -Rick Matle Trio (Jazz/Jazz Funk)
2:15 p.m. -Sheila Landis featuring Rick Matle (Jazz)
3:45 p.m. -Laura Rain & The Caesars (Blues/Funk/Soul/R&B)
5:15 p.m. -The Zamar Jazz Band (Smooth Jazz)
6:45 p.m.-Dee Brown (Smooth Jazz)
8:15 p.m. -J. Canady and The Soul Nyce Band (Neo Soul/R&B)
9:45 p.m.- Thornetta Davis (Blues/R&B)

Sunday, August 31
11:15 a.m. - 
Paul Miles (Blues)
12:45 p.m. -The Tracy Kash Band (Jazz/Soul)
2:15 p.m.- Rev. Marc Falconberry (Blues/Rock)
3:45 p.m. -The Marvin Jones Trio (Jazz)
5:15 p.m. -Yvette Meadows (R&B/Jazz)
6:45 p.m. -Bobby Murray Band (Blues)
8:15 p.m. -Priscilla Price (R&B/Soul)
9:45 p.m.- Larry Lee & Back in The Day Band (R&B/Funk)

Charles and Gwen Scales
Monday, September 1
11:15 a.m. -
Brittany C. Myree (R&B/Pop)
12:45 p.m. -Cree (R&B/Soul)
2:15 p.m. -Kenny Watson (R&B/Rock/Alternative)
3:45 p.m. -The Swank Club (Caribbean/Pop/Jazz)
5:15 p.m. -Tumbao Bravo (Latin Jazz)
6:45 p.m. -Keith Ferguson & Notorious (R&B/Soul)
8:15 p.m.-  Charles & Gwen Scales (R&B/Soul)

Rockstar Energy Performance Pit

Friday, August 29
11:00 a.m. -
Rana Z (Folk)
12:00 p.m. -Audacious Hoops (Hula Hoops)
1:00 p.m. -Mind Tapped (Psychological Magic)
5:00 p.m. -Detroit Circus (Circus-style performers)
9:00 p.m.-Movement Detroit Showcase – Emo the Inferno (Electronic Music)

Saturday, August 30
10:00 a.m. -Yoga Class led by Citizen Yoga (Yoga)
11:15 a.m. -Maggie Cocco and Creative Conscience (Rock/Blues/Fusion)
12:00 p.m. -The Michigan Center for Capoeira (Brazilian Dance/Martial Arts Capoeira)
1:00 p.m. -Zander Michigan (Detroit Folk)
2:00 p.m. -Bucket Drummers (Percussion)
3:00 p.m. -Reefermen Duo (Acoustic/Soul/Blues)
4:00 p.m. -Detroit Circus (Circus-style performers)
9:00 p.m.-Movement Detroit Showcase – Cash 4 Gold & DJ Thornstryker (Electronic)

Sunday, August 31
10:00 a.m. -
Yoga Class led by Citizen Yoga (Yoga)
11:00 a.m. -Zumba Class led by Life Time – The Healthy Way of Life Company
12:00 p.m. -Jill Grandison (Folk/Soul)
1:00 p.m. -N.E. Entertainment (Acrobatics & Juggling)
2:00 p.m. -Audacious Hoops (Hula Hoops)
3:00 p.m. -Be a Rockstar Singing Competition
5:00 p.m. -Detroit Circus (Circus-style performers)
9:00 p.m.-Movement Detroit Showcase – DJ Ryan Richards (Electronic Music)

Monday, September 1
11:00 a.m. -
Zumba Class led by Life Time – The Healthy Way of Life Company
12:00 p.m. -N.E. Entertainment (Acrobatics & Juggling)
1:00 p.m. -Bucket Drummers (Percussion)
2:00 p.m.-Be a Rockstar Singing Competition
4:00 p.m. The Leonards (Rock and Roll)
5:00 p.m. Detroit Circus (Circus-style performers)

Oakland County Kids Stage

Rosco the Clown...
Friday, August 29
11:30 a.m. -
Rosco the Clown
12:00 p.m. -Puppet Show: Three Little Pigs
12:30 p.m. -Mysterious Illusions
1:00 p.m. -Laugh it Up with Rosco
1:30 p.m. -Puppet Show: Punch & Judy
2:00 p.m. -Randyl Lee Magic
2:30 p.m. -Rosco the Clown
3:00 p.m. -Puppet Show: Punch & Judy
3:30 p.m. -Rosco the Clown
4:00 p.m. - Mysterious Illusions
4:30 p.m. -Puppet Show: Three Little Pigs
5:00 p.m. -Laugh It Up with Rosco
5:30 p.m. -Detroit School of Rock and Pop Music
6:30 p.m. -Puppet Show: Punch & Judy
7:00 p.m. -Randyl Lee Magic
7:30 p.m.- Puppet Show: Three Little Pigs

Saturday, August 30
12:00 p.m. - 
Radio Disney
3:30 p.m. - Cool Tricks & Funny Stuff
4:00 p.m. - Juggling with Tim Salisbury
4:30 p.m. -Pure Imagination Magic Show
5:00 p.m. -Juggling with Tim Salisbury
5:30 p.m. -Detroit School of Rock and Pop Music
6:30 p.m. -Pure Imagination Magic Show
7:00 p.m. -Juggling with Tim Salisbury
7:30 p.m.- Cool Tricks & Funny Stuff

Sunday, August 31
12:00 p.m. -
Radio Disney
3:30 p.m. -Pure Imagination Magic Show
4:00 p.m. -Kevin’s Musical Concert
4:30 p.m. -Cool & Funny Stuff
5:00 p.m. -Kids’ Music with Kevin
5:30 p.m. -Detroit School of Rock and Pop Music
6:30 p.m. -Pure Imagination Magic Show
7:00 p.m. - Kevin’s Musical Concert
7:30 p.m.- Cool Tricks & Funny Stuff

Monday, September 1
12:00 p.m. - 
Cool Tricks & Funny Stuff
12:30 p.m.- Kids’ Music with Kevin
1:00 p.m. - Rosco the Clown
1:30 p.m. -Kevin’s Musical Concert
2:00 p.m. -Pure Imagination Magic Show
2:30 p.m. -Kids’ Music with Kevin
3:00 p.m. -Laugh It Up with Rosco
3:30 p.m. -Cool Tricks & Funny Stuff
4:00 p.m. -Rosco the Clown
4:30 p.m.- Detroit School of Rock and Pop Music

Morton's Steak House Troy Prime Cheeseburgers...

With more than 50 of the area’s favorite restaurants, caterers and food-related attractions set up along the streets of Royal Oak displaying their culinary arts, visitors will find something for every taste with booths featuring everything from seafood, to summer fun food, to delicious sweets and dessert offerings, to savory cultural dishes. Along with the impressive array of food, Ford Arts, Beats & Eats will also include many upscale choices rarely featured in outdoor festivals.

Leading the lineup of new restaurants is Morton’s The Steakhouse, the world-famous, high-end eatery chain which includes a location in Troy, Michigan. Also debuting this year is Andiamo Pizza Pie, part of the Andiamo’s family of nine Detroit-area locations, featuring pizza and panini, and Famous Dave’s, the award-winning national eatery with three Detroit-area locations, known for its authentic, mouthwatering barbeque choices. Joining Morton’s in the lineup of participating highend restaurants is Prime 29 Steakhouse, bringing back their popular filet mignon sliders, and Mitchell’s Fish Market and its fresh seafood fare.

2014 Eats Line-Up includes -

-Andiamo Pizza Pie
-Andre’s Louisiana Seafood Sandwich Shop
-Baja Smoothies
-Big Mike’s Southwestern Grill
-Detroit Bubble Tea Company
-Elvis Catering & Pizza
-Eskimo Jacks
-Famous Dave’s
-Fun Foods
-Gaucho Brazilian Steakhouse
-Green Lantern Pizzeria
-Hamlin Corner
-Jackson’s Five Star Catering
-La Feast
-La Marsa
-Lockhart’s BBQ
-Mercurio Foods
-Mitchell’s Fish Market
-Morton’s The Steakhouse
-Peking House
-Polish Village Café
-Prime29 Steakhouse
-Red Wood Grill
-Ryba’s Fudge Shops
-Sister Love Treats
-Soaring Eagle Cuisine Machine
-Star Lanes Restaurant & Sports Bar
-Tania’s Pizza
-Taste and Tell
-The Almond Hut
-The Potato Factory
-Town Tavern
-Trenton Ice Cream
-Union Jacks
- Vintage House Banquets & Catering


Stop by the many interactive Ford display areas throughout Ford Arts, Beats and Eats to check out the latest Ford vehicles in all categories and sizes, hybrid vehicles and even a special edition Mustang GT while learning about the about new technology, and even having an opportunity to test drive an all-new Ford vehicle. The attractions offer skill competitions, technology demonstrations and the opportunity to win exciting prizes.

By registering at any one of the Ford display locations, adults and any children they wish to sign up will receive a wristband to join the fun. Each registered adult, 18 and over, will automatically be entered for a chance to win a Ford vehicle of their choice!

Take a Test Drive in a New Ford Vehicle – The popular “Ride & Drive” returns. Stop by 4th St. and Washington Ave. to take a spin in your choice of a variety of new Ford vehicles. Experience a smooth ride, learn about cool new Ford technology and earn six food tickets for completing the test drive.

My Perfect Match – Answer 8-10 questions in a new digital quiz modeled after the famous “Dating Game.” The fun, interactive game intrigues consumers to learn about themselves and Ford products too. Players walk away with Ford trinkets, while supplies last.

EcoBoost Power Kick Challenge – Test your ability to work against a countdown clock to kick as many soccer goals as possible in this motion-sensor contest, promoting the Ford Escape’s EcoBoost engine, for a chance to win cool prizes.

Green Light Photo Op – Participants scan select images best suiting them and pose in front of the 1.0: EcoBoost Green Screen for a witty and clever photo opportunity, promoting the fact that smaller is often better. The resulting image appears on the kiosk where it can be sent to the subject’s email address as a souvenir.

EcoBoost Power Wheel – This popular game returns and players spin the giant wheel for a chance to win the “EcoBoost Cash Jackpot”!

Various Ford Oval Count Challenges – Another returning favorite, players test their estimation skills by guessing the quantity of Ford ovals inside a clear acrylic box to win a gift card.

For more information on the 2014 Arts, Beats, and Eats festival, visit their website at


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