The Arts, Beats & Eats Festival, now in its fourth year in Royal Oak, kicks off today with slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1 p.m. Otherwise look for mostly sunny skies and a high near 90 degrees.
The first day is typically the lightest attendance day at ABE.
Here's what's on tap Friday:
Festival hours: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Rocker Eddie Money has "Two Tickets to Paradise" for those who make it over to his 10 p.m. performance on the Michigan Lottery National Stage.
Michigan Lottery National Stage
5 p.m.: Eleanora (Indie/Folk)
6:30 p.m.: Spring (Alternative Rock)
8 p.m.: Smash Mouth (Alternative Rock)
10 p.m.: Eddie Money (Classic Rock)
If you go
Parking: It really matters where you park. Revenue from the official lots pays for police, fire, and other public services at the festival and supports improvements in Royal Oak parks. Look for parking signs at downtown lots and structures that contain the “Park for Parks” icon. Parking is $15. If you are looking for a deal, the lot at Interstate-696 and Woodward is $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.
Event MapThe best way to map your way around the festival is to download the Ford Arts, Beats & Eats mobile app. Click here for links.
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