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Arts, Beats, Eats Festival To Last An Hour Longer

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ROYAL OAK (WWJ) – The final day of the Arts, Beats and Eats festival in downtown Royal Oak will last a little longer Monday night.   Organizers say they have received approval to keep the music going until 10 p.m., instead of 9 p.m.

Gates open at 11 a.m.

Festival producer Jon Witz said 50,000 people attended the festival Friday.  Despite the heat and storms Saturday, 200-thousand people attended over the weekend.  Witz said attendance would top 300,000 for the four-day festival, about 30 percent less than 2010.

Also happening Monday was the Detroit Jazz Festival in Hart Plaza and Campus Martius in downtown Detroit and the Romeo Peach Festival.

Click here for more Labor Day event details.

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