Sunday: Your Guide to Arts, Beats & Eats
Here's a guide to everything Sunday at the Labor Day weekend festival in Royal Oak.
The Arts, Beats & Eats Festival, now in its third year in Royal Oak, continues today with mostly sunny skies and a high near 82 degrees.
ABE producer, Jon Witz reports the festival had approximately 50,000 visitors on Friday and 150,000 yesterday. While the crowds have been big, festivalgoers have been well-behaved, according to Royal Oak Deputy Chief Gordon Young. "It's been great so far," Young said.
Here's what's on tap Sunday:
Congratulations to Steven Harris, 46, of Hazel Park (18:06.2) and Elizabeth Jenkins, 13, of Bloomfield Hills (19:52.0), winners of the men and women's fields in the Priority Health Arts In Motion 5K race on Saturday morning.
Amy Gore & her Valentines will make an appearance at 8 p.m. on the Budweiser Rock Stage Stage. This band with Royal Oak roosts is "brash and stylish, with plenty of throwbacky-snap and garage-murked-strut that's liable to kick you right up in the chin," according to Jeff Milo.
Michigan Lottery National Stage
4 p.m.: Kelleigh Bannen (Country/Soul)
5 p.m.: High Valley (Country)
6 p.m.: Travis Tritt (Country)
8 p.m.: The Dunwells (Acoustic Rock)
9:30 p.m.: The Guess Who (Rock)
If you go
Parking: There are four parking structures and several lots in the festival area. All downtown lots and structures cost $15 to park through Monday. If you are looking for a deal, Royal Oak High School located at 1500 Lexington, off of Crooks, and north of 13 Mile costs $10.
Where not to park: Residential side streets have barricades and are clearly marked “Permit Parking Only.” Violators will receive a $50 ticket.
All Royal Oak parking meters will not be available due to traffic concerns.
How much it costs: Before 5 p.m., festivalgoers will have to pay $3 to enter Arts, Beats & Eats; after 5 p.m. the cost to enter is $5.
When you pay to enter, you will receive a wristband with the day of admission on it. You are allowed to re-enter the festival on that same day provided that your wristband is still on, and shows no signs of tape on it.
Children under 3 are free at all times.
Ride prices will be between 4 and 6 tickets event tickets or $2.50 to $3.75 per ride.
Food and beverage tickets are available through out the festival at a cost of 16 tickets for $10.
Dog are not permitted: The large crowds make it too dangerous for pets, so please leave your furry friend at home.
Weather: Sunday will be partly sunny, with a high near 82 degrees. On Sunday night, the skies will be mostly cloudy with a low around 67 degrees.
(See PDF for festival map.)