Arts du Jour is the official “appetizer” preview of Arts, Beats & Eats. The charity event in Royal Oak offers a sneak peek into the eats and entertainment that thousands of people look forward to experiencing at the annual Labor Day festival.
Now in its 11th year, here's five things to know about the charity event that takes place from 6-10 p.m. on Aug. 22.
1. VIP tickets availableA new VIP ticket option is available for this year and there are only 250 available. In addition to enjoying sweet and savory samples from the dozens of eateires being showcased at Arts du Jour and receiving three drink ticket vouchers, the VIP ticket offers partygoers early access to the event, complimentary valet parking and access to a VIP lounge area serving sparkling Barefoot Wine champagne cocktails.
Tickets are $100 for VIP Access and $65 for general admission. Guests are requested to dress in summer chic or summer upscale attire.
2. Ten non-profits benefit
Ten nonprofit organizations will receive proceeds from Arts du Jour and event attendees can choose which of those organizations their ticket benefits. The recipient organizations are:
- American Cancer Society
- Blessings in a Backpack
- Boys & Girls Club
- Forgotten Harvest
- Michigan Humane Society
- Planned Parenthood
- The Rainbow Connection
- Royal Oak High School
- Rose Hill Center
- South Oakland Shelter
3. New locationNew for this year, the Barbara A. Hallman Memorial Plaza & Veterans Memorial, located outside the Royal Oak Library and City Hall, will transform into a performing arts and party pavilion.
4. Come hungry
More than 45 of metro Detroit’s restaurants, eateries, sweet shops and boutiques, such as such as Prime 29 Steakhouse, Café Muse and Eskimo Jacks, will serve their finest offerings both inside and outside the library.
5. Two music stagesTwo stages will showcase the unique talent that will fill the streets of Royal Oak on Labor Day weekend. Starting out the entertainment on the steps of the Royal Oak Public Library musical entertainment begins with a performance by The Killer Flamingos. An infectious blend of pop, rock, and electronica, Killer Flamingos produce a sound that is turning heads and capturing listeners everywhere.
Headliners for the evening will be OttO Vector. Nurtured by the proud traditions of Motown, techno and legendary rock influences, the band aims to challenge the pop and rock boundaries with a uniquely accessible synth-rock style. Rounding out the lineup will be Tom Butwin and Candice Sosa with Special Guest RJ Clark.
For more informations and tickets visit www.artsdujour.org.
Source: Arts, Beats & Eats