ROYAL OAK (WWJ) – The streets of Royal Oak will be rocking this summer when the 19th annual Arts, Beats & Eats festival comes to town, Sept. 2-5.
Featuring performance stages throughout the festival footprint, the 2016 Arts, Beats & Eats music lineup includes styles and sounds that are certain to satisfy all musical tastes with nearly 200 local and national musical acts.
“For this year, we have put together a spectacular list of acts that I think features our best lineup ever,” event organizer Jonathan Witz said in a statement.
Headlining acts this year include rock legends Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, pop-rock singer Gavin DeGraw, alternative rock band Our Lady Peace, hard edge rockers Buckcherry, and the classic rock sensation Three Dog Night.
Other headliners include country music star Cole Swindell and rising country sensation Blackjack Billy, as well as funk/R&B jammers The Ohio Players, Indie Pop group Jr Jr, and Laith Al-Saadi, who was featured on the 2016 finale of “The Voice.” The stage also will feature local music stars Flint Eastwood, Your Generation in Concert, Stewart Francke, Lilac Lungs and Carolyn Striho.
Detroit’s best local bands will be featured on six additional music stages, with a quality mix and variety of music that is unmatched by any other festival. The local stages include Country Stage, Alternative Rock Stage, Rock Stage, R&B and Jazz Stage, Acoustic Stage, and International Stage. Top local talent featured this year includes Nina & the Buffalo Riders, Last Call, Acoustic Madness and Stone Clover.
On the Oakland County Kids Stage, audiences will enjoy a variety of fun, interactive and informative performances. On Friday, Sept. 2 and Saturday, Sept. 3, from 12 p.m. – 8 p.m., families can visit the Kids Zone for hands-on science activities and live demonstrations. Rosco the Clown, Pure Imagination Magic, puppet shows, jugglers, and several other kid-focused interactive shows will bring endless laughs, smiles, amazement and awe to audiences throughout every day of the festival.
To see the full schedule of artists, click here.