October 1, 2022

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Arts, Beats & Eats gears up for 25th anniversary in Royal Oak

Soaring Eagle Arts, Beats & Eats, a Labor Day custom in Metro Detroit for hundreds, is gearing up for a big anniversary this year — its 25th.

The popular four-day pageant returns Sept. 2-5 to downtown Royal Oak and Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort has signed a multi-12 months deal to continue on as the festival’s title sponsor. Flagstar Lender also has signed on to continue to be the presenting sponsor by way of 2025.

“It has been a worthwhile expertise to be a aspect of Arts, Beats & Eats, just one of the Midwest’s largest and most thriving festivals that brings outstanding art, remarkable songs and a mouthwatering array of food to downtown Royal Oak,” reported Raul Venegas, executive director of marketing and amusement & product sales for Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort in a press launch.

Hundreds of people attend the Soaring Eagle Arts, Beats & Eats on Saturday, September 4, 2021 in Royal Oak.

This year’s pageant will again contain multiple phases with a wide variety of significant identify performers, dozens of meals sellers and a whole artwork clearly show. The audio lineup will be introduced in late July. Jim Beam will be the title sponsor of the festival’s nationwide audio phase this calendar year.

“What a excellent 25th anniversary present and validation to have these partners extend their roles at the festival,” explained Jon Witz, Arts, Beats & Eats producer. “Not only do we get vital funding to continue on the festival at a substantial stage, but Soaring Eagle, Flagstar and Jim Beam’s commitments will guide not only to a terrific function in 2022, but for many years to appear.” 

Violinist Candice Smith, Pretty Stringz, played a set on the performance pit stage at last year's Soaring Eagle Arts, Beats and Eats in Royal Oak.

And for people with children on the autism spectrum, Soaring Eagle Arts, Beats & Eats also will open up a person hour early every day to give them free personal entry to the festival’s carnival with less crowds. People need to register in advance at artsbeatseats.com/relatives-times.

More than 365,000 people today attended last year’s pageant, generating nearly $400,000 to donate to area charities. Considering the fact that the event commenced in 1998, far more than $6 million has been lifted by the competition for neighborhood and charitable groups.

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