ROYAL OAK (WWJ) – Over 400,000 visitors have come through Royal Oak this Labor Day weekend for the annual Arts, Beats and Eats Festival.
Residents like Anthony Moore say the event fits his hometown like a glove:READ MORE: Winning Lotto 47 Ticket Worth $1.43 Million Sold In Warren
“I don’t see nobody really bent out of shape about it, I’ve been around Royal Oak for a while … and I think they are welcome,” says Moore.
Dusty Connelly who lives near downtown Royal Oak “Honestly living in Royal Oak – Main Street, whether it’s Arts, Beats and Eats is happening or not can be a challenge – so if I need to get to the freeway I just head out to I-75.READ MORE: Meijer Offering Free Delivery On Orders $35 And More
Connelly says the city gives out parking permits for residents ahead of time and that helps to keep the overflow crowds out of the neighborhoods and into the parking structures.
This year’s headlining musical acts include Cheap Trick, Puddle of Mudd and Neon Trees.
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