We Got the Beat at Arts, Beats & Eats
There's a ton of variety of music available at Arts, Beats & Eats this weekend.
There are plenty of musical acts to choose from for the $3 admission to Arts, Beats & Eats. Festivalgoers can hear something from nearly every musical genre and generation; there is something different on every corner.
The Tricia Moore Jazz Quartet kicked off the beats on Friday with its jazzy tunes and snappy beats.
"I've been with Arts, Beats & Eats for nine years now. Having it in Royal Oak has definitely brought bigger crowds," said R&B/Jazz stage manager Cliff Gracey. A singer/songwriter, too, Gracey played on the Citizens Bank Cultural Stage early Friday afternoon.
Local favorites guitarist Billy Brandt and fiddler Sarana Verlin played folk rock tunes on the Made in Detroit Stage on Fourth Street at Main. Festivalgoers can hear both of them again on Labor Day on the Budweiser Rock Stage, first at 11 a.m. and then again at 3:30 p.m.
At 9:30 p.m. Saturday, local legend Johnny B and The Howling Diablos will be closing out the night on the Budweiser Rock Stage. The Howling Diablos are a combination of funk and soul – perfect for a steamy evening.(Complete list to acts on Saturday)
Looking for a little country? Put on your cowboy hat and head over to the Michigan Lottery stage at 10:15 p.m. on Sunday to hear Country Hall of Famer Vince Gill share some of his hits. Gill has sold more than 26 million albums and has earned 18 Country Music Awards.
Wind down at 6:30 p.m. on Monday with Detroit Music Awards winner Jill Jack. Jack's sweet, sultry voice and down-to-earth tunes are the perfect way to end Labor Day weekend. Jack says Arts, Beats & Eats is a great way to end the summer.
"As a musician, it's like the big splash at the end of the summer season," Jack said.
Stick with Patch all weekend for photos of your favorite bands.