Festival producer Jon Witz offers a list of a few things you might not know about the four-day event, which which runs from Aug. 30 to Sept. 2.
1. Go with the flow with yoga"I don't know if people know you can actually do yoga at Art, Beats & Eats," Witz said.
It's true. Whether you can barely touch your toes or you can fly into crow, you have the opportunity to go with the flow at the Rockstar Performance Pit stage.
The Yoga Shelter offers a class on Friday at noon, Kind Healthy Snacks Yoga is offered Saturday and Sunday at 11 a.m.
2. Check out a rock star flamenco dancerFor something really unique, Witz recommends seeing international flamenco sensation, La Chispa & Company, who will perform at the FirstMerit Bank International Stage at 7 p.m. on Friday.
3. See a drive-in movieThe Detroit Institute of Arts will present the animated film A Cat In Paris for children and cinema buffs alike inside the Oakland County Parks Kids Zone from 8:30 – 10 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The movie is 65-minutes long.
"You can see what amounts to a drive-in movie in the streets of Royal Oak," Witz said.
4. Gobble up a steak sliderPrime29 will tantalize your taste buds with filet mignon sliders, Witz said.
The West Bloomfield contemporary steakhouse is just one of many new restaurants in the "eats" lineup. Other new restaurants include Green Lantern, Oxford Inn, Eskimo Jack’s, Sisro’s Cakery, Vintage House Banquets and Catering and Trattoria Pizzeria Da Luigi.
5. Attend a worship serviceRoyal Oak First United Methodist Church will move its Sunday service from its church to the International Stage of the festival at 9:30 a.m. The service will be family friendly and is open to young and old alike.
For those attending the worship service, admission to the festival will be free, Witz said.
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