Arts, Beats And Eats: Advance Tickets And Cannabis Sales Info
The organizers of the yearly Soaring Eagle Arts, Beats and Eats festival recently announced a range of fresh attractions, sponsors, and endeavors for the four-day event taking place during Labor Day week.
Among the festival’s supporters, House of Dank, a company that manages both medical and recreational cannabis dispensaries, is potentially authorized to offer marijuana for sale at the event, marking a significant first.
The city commissioners of Royal Oak have unanimously granted permission for the trial inclusion of cannabis sales and adult consumption at the festival.
The plan for Arts, Beats, and Eats this year
The House of Dank tent will be positioned in the alley connecting South Center Street and Washington Avenue, specifically between Sixth Street and Seventh Street.
To ensure privacy, the area will be enclosed with a fence, preventing any visibility from the street. Private security will be present, and access will be limited to individuals aged 21 or older. The tented space will have a maximum capacity of 100 people, with a restriction on lingering for more than five to ten minutes.
Other new features
After 26 years, this year’s festival will introduce advanced ticket sales, featuring exclusive “fast lane” entrances.
To prioritize environmental sustainability, the event organizers have made the decision to eliminate single-use plastic bottles and cups. Instead, canned beverages from sponsors such as Anheuser Busch, Faygo soda, and Liquid Death water will be available. Non-canned drinks will be served in biodegradable cups made from corn-based materials, and designated bins will be provided for recyclables.
Corewell Health, formerly known as Beaumont Health, has committed to a three-year sponsorship as the official sponsor of the festival’s Juried Fine Arts Show.
Corewell, in collaboration with the Judson Center and the Ted Lindsay Foundation, is also sponsoring the 10th annual Family Days event during Arts, Beats and Eats. On Saturday, September 2, hundreds of children on the autism spectrum and their families will receive complimentary access passes, parking, carnival rides, and lunch. This pre-event experience will provide a quieter environment an hour before the festival opens to the general public.
Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort has planned an eye-catching LED video wall at the festival entrance on Fifth Street and Washington Avenue. This display will feature live scenes from the event, adding an extra element of excitement.
Unique and exclusive menu items at Arts, Beats, and Eats
The newly established Baker College campus in Royal Oak has joined as a festival sponsor. Three culinary students from the college will collaborate with Give Thanks Bakery and ImaginAte restaurant in Royal Oak to create unique menu items exclusively served at the festival eateries.
In addition to the funds raised from a specialty cocktail and a $1 contribution from each menu item sold, the festival organizers aim to generate $5,000 in support of the nonprofit Open Hands Food Pantry in the city.
During a recent news conference for this year’s Arts, Beats & Eats, Kroger presented a $2,000 check to the food pantry.
Further details regarding the lineup of musical acts and headliners for Arts, Beats and Eats will be announced in August.