One hundred fifty national and local bands
were announced today for the Arts Beats & Eats festival
to be held over Labor Day weekend at Hamlin's Corner in Royal
Oak. The national acts include: Smash Mouth and Eddie Money
on Friday, Aug. 30; Beatlemania Live, Starship and Montgomery
Gentry on Saturday, Aug. 31; Soul Asylum and Guster on Sunday,
Sept. 1; and Puddle of Mudd and MC Hammer on Monday, Sept.
Arts, Beats & Eats presented by FirstMerit Bank and festival
founder, L. Brooks Patterson, Oakland County Executive, today
announced that the 16th annual festival is returning to Royal
Oak this Labor Day weekend, Aug. 30 – Sept. 2, with
a number of new high-tech and community-focused initiatives.
Gloria Rzucidlo was LIVE at the Arts du Jour charity preview
party for the Ford Arts, Beats and Eats festival. It was held
on Thursday at the Royal Oak Farmers Market. In its 9th year,
Arts du Jour benefitted ten Metro Detroit charities by raising
money and increasing awareness and outreach for the organizations
making a difference through art and entertainment. Charities
received a minimum of 75 percent of the proceeds of all ticket
sales, and over $2.5 million has been raised for local charities
from Ford Arts, Beats & Eats and related events.
after announcing additions such as greater music artist totals,
chef competitions, and the Arts in Motion 5K, representatives
and sponsors of Arts, Beats and Eats 2011 unveiled a number
of the highlight performers and other notable events from the
stage of the Royal Oak Music Theatre. L. Brooks Patterson, Pat
Reardon, and other recognizable figures behind the event were
keen to not only reveal the major weekend names...
into an open wing of Lockhart’s BBQ in Royal Oak, select
leaders of southeastern Michigan came together to announce several
new features of the 2011 Arts, Beats, and Eats Festival, taking
place from September 2 to September 5. Oakland County Executive
L. Brooks Patterson, when asked about the overall makeup of
this year’s incarnation, let it be known that the festival’s
span would cover at least three additional streets.
and Oakland County leaders gathered in the lobby area of the
Stagecrafters Baldwin Theatre in Royal Oak to announce participation
and sponsorship details surrounding the 2010 Ford Arts, Beats,
and Eats Festival, and they turned out to be impressive increases.
who donates three non-perishable food items to one of 26 Citizens
Bank locations in Oakland County from July 26 through Sept.
3 will receive a free admission ticket to the festival. About
25 restaurants have agreed to donate a minimum of $500 to
Forgotten Harvest to provide 2,500 meals to the homeless.
A new cultural stage will be added to Arts, Beats and Eats.
HealthPlus of Michigan is introducing the world's largest
of the 2010 Ford Arts, Beats and Eats festival in Royal Oak
have announced the complete music line-up and list of participating
restaurants. This year’s festival will have more music
stages than last year and more food on hand for all to enjoy.
“We think it’s going to be a record-bursting event,”
said Arts, Beats and Eats founder and Oakland County Executive
L. Brooks Patterson. “More people, more events, more
restaurants, we have nine stages instead of five."
Arts, Beats and Eats festival in downtown Pontiac will be
bigger and better than ever. Yes, the festival lost its main
sponsor, Chrysler, since the automaker is struggling to make
a profit. The festival will offer free sponsorships to the
Big Three automakers - GM, Ford and Chrysler. A $2 admission
fee will be charged on Saturday, Sunday and on Labor Day Monday.
If you want to get in free, go on Friday before 6:30 p.m.
Beats & Eats plays host to a hot line-up of national and
local musical acts on Labor Day weekend, August 29 through
September 1, 2008. In its eleventh year, Chrysler Arts, Beats
& Eats promises the “beats” will reflect the
true heart of the metro Detroit area with sounds from nearly
every musical genre.
Shelton opens up about touring with Rascal Flatts, working with
Reba's husband and being one of the judges on TV's Nashville
Star. He also tells us about his latest single "The More
I Drink" on the new album Pure B.S.
Now entering its sixteenth year, Arts, Beats
and Eats has celebrated many successes, including attracting
large crowds each year, earning top rankings for its juried fine arts
show, securing top national entertainment, and providing unique interactive
programs for the family. Past music performers at Arts, Beats &
Eats have included Brian McKnight, Montgomery Gentry, Live, The B52's,
Wilco, The Isley Brothers, Collective Soul, Paul Rodgers of Bad Company,
Martina McBride, G Love & Special Sauce, David Benoit, JoDee Messina,
Blues Traveler, 38 Special, Rick Springfield, and many more. The festival
has something to offer to everyone, in a child-friendly, safe and secure