Arts Beats & Eats celebrates 25 years of music during Labor Day weekend

Festival Review

Average White Band-Soaring Eagle Arts, Beats & Eats Fest. Photo by Jason Hoffman.

By Jason Hoffman, Rock At Night Detroit

Live Review: Soaring Eagle’s Arts Beats & Eats-Royal Oak, MI-Labor Day Weekend-2022

Sponge-Soaring Eagle Arts, Beats & Eats Fest. Photo by Jason Hoffman.

It’s a Silver Celebration.

That’s right, it’s been 25 years since the very first Arts, Beats, & Eats was held in the streets of downtown Pontiac, MI.  The Labor Day weekend festival stayed there until 2010 when it found a new home in Royal Oak, MI.  This year’s festival is set to draw-in more than 400,000 visitors and raise more than 300k for local non-profits.
The Ruiners-Soaring Eagle Arts, Beats & Eats Fest. Photo by Jason Hoffman.

The festival consisted of over 150 local and National artists and craftsmen all hoping to be recognized within the juried art competition.

If you are hungry or thirsty, ABE has got you covered.  Each year a variety of local restaurants and food trucks are available so you never have a problem finding your next meal.
Below, you will find pictures of just a handful of the more than 200 musical acts that will be playing on 9 different stages throughout ABE.  Some of this year’s National musical line-ups included, 311, Flo Rida, Chevelle, & Chase Rice.  ABE has also always been a great way for local Detroit and Michigan acts to showcase their talent.  Some on that list would include, Rachel Curtis, The Ruiners, Kira Blue, & Stone Clover.


Jason Hoffman