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Ford ARTS, BEATS AND EATS Complete Coverage
~~ OAKLAND COUNTY'S SUMMER FESTIVAL ~~
16th Annual
AUG. 30 31 • SEPT. 1 • 2, 2013

Montgomery Gentry, Smash Mouth to headline 2013 Arts, Beats & Eats by Gloria Rzucidlo

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. 2.

Organizers Turn Up the Tech for 16th Annual Ford Arts, Beats & Eats; Ford, City of Royal Oak and Pepsi extend key partnerships

Ford 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.

15th Annual
AUG. 31 • SEPT. 1 • 2 • 3, 2012
14th Annual
SEPTEMBER 2 • 3 • 4 • 5, 2011

PHOTOS: Arts du Jour charity fundraiser at the Royal Oak Farmers Market

AmericaJR.com's 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.

About 70 restaurants and 11 music stages to be featured at Ford Arts, Beats and Eats

Months 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...

Officials announce expanded Ford Arts, Beats and Eats with more activites

Packed 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.

WATCH: Interviews with artists and attendees at the 2011 Ford Arts, Beats & Eats festival in downtown Royal Oak

LISTEN: Exclusive Interview with new country music star Hunter Hayes, who will be playing at Arts, Beats & Eats on Sept. 4

WATCH: Interviews with Royal Oak Mayor Jim Ellison, Artist Tim Gralewski and Kurt Eddy of Awrey Bakeries

WATCH: Festival Producer Jon Witz announces the music line-up

WATCH: 2011 Arts, Beats and Eats press conference -- Parts Two & Three

13th Annual
SEPTEMBER 3 • 4 • 5 • 6, 2010

New features added to 2010 Arts, Beats and Eats in Royal Oak

Local 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.

Officials announce community and cultural initiatives for Ford Arts, Beats and Eats

Everyone 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 bike corral.

Officials release music line-up and restaurants for Arts, Beats and Eats

Organizers 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."

12th Annual
SEPTEMBER 4 • 5 • 6 • 7, 2009
TRAFFIC + PARKING INFO
ARTISTS + EXHIBITS
FOOD CHOICES
FOR THE KIDS...

Music Line-Up, Restaurants and Family Activities announced for 2009 Arts, Beats and Eats

This year's 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.

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WATCH: Interview with the band Bump at 2009 Arts, Beats and Eats

WATCH: Interviews with artists at 2009 Arts, Beats and Eats

WATCH: Interviews with festival goers at 2009 Arts, Beats and Eats

WATCH: Interviews with Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson and Arts, Beats & Eats Producer Jon Witz

 
11th Annual
AUGUST 29 • 30 • 31 • SEPTEMBER 1, 2008
TRAFFIC + PARKING INFO
ARTISTS + EXHIBITS
FOOD CHOICES
FOR THE KIDS...

Arts, Beats and Eats Announces Music Line-Up

Arts, 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.

Watch Highlights of the 2008 Chrysler Arts, Beats and Eats Festival with Interviews

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10th Annual
AUGUST 31 SEPTEMBER 1 • 2 • 3, 2007
TRAFFIC + PARKING INFO
ARTISTS + EXHIBITS
FOOD CHOICES
FOR THE KIDS...

Read: The Cult Heroes To Perform on Saturday

They have played all over the USA, including CBGB's and Max's Kansas City, but this
Saturday, they will own Pontiac!

Read: Blake Shelton Excited To Perform on Monday

Blake 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.

LIVE INTERVIEWS

Exclusive Interview with Lyric Street recording artist Lee Brice at 2007 Arts, Beats & Eats (9/3/07) MP3

Exclusive Interview with country star Kelley Shepard at 2007 Arts, Beats & Eats (9/3/07) MP3

Exclusive Interview with local country artist Jill Jack at 2007 Arts, Beats & Eats (9/3/07) MP3

9th Annual
SEPTEMBER 1 • 2 • 3 • 4, 2006
TRAFFIC + PARKING INFO
ARTISTS + EXHIBITS
FOOD CHOICES
FOR THE KIDS...

LIVE INTERVIEWS

Exclusive Interview with local folk artist Annie Capps at 2006, Arts, Beats & Eats (9/5/06) MP3

Exclusive interview with country artist TJ Kelly at 2006 Arts, Beats & Eats (9/5/06) MP3

Exclusive interview with local country artist Laura Wilkie at 2006 Arts, Beats & Eats (9/4/06) MP3

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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 environment.

 

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