This year's music line-up gives a perfect taste of the 2016 Ford Arts, Beats & Eats. With 2 stages and 4 musicians, these acts will have you celebrating all night.
Royal Oak Public Library Steps Stage
6:00 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.: Dan Tillery
"Live, Laugh, Love and Ryhme" - is the personal mantra of Detroit's own, Dan Tillery. Dan's determination to achieve greatness in life while enjoying every moment is just as contagious as it is enjoyable to be around. A radiant and unpredictable character, fans never know what to expect when he jumps on stage. http://www.dantillery.com/
8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.: Persuasion
The Persuasion Band is a Dynamic Eight Piece Party, Dance and Show band providing top notch, live musical entertainment! The band is fronted by extraordinary lead vocals with a rockin’ rhythm section! They will not only fill the dance floor, but also entertain those attendees who do not wish to dance with an exciting performance!
Acoustic Tent Stage
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.: Kristian DeLayne
R&B, pop, soul artist Kristian DeLayne is a vibrant singer, songwriter, musician and producer. Her debut album, Musically Inclined merges different genres to create an eclectic collection of music. Her new single "Let's Get Lost" ft. Ellie Sandiego is a banger and solidfies her diversity as an artist with r&b fused pop music. She wants to captivate you with her voice, win you with her smile, and keep you with her personality.
"I know I'm different and people want to put me in a box. But if I box me in how will I be able to show the world the music inside of me..." http://www.kristiandelayne.com/
8:15 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.: Tom Butwin
Singer/songwriter/guitarist and two-time Detroit Music Awards nominee Tom Butwin has spent his relatively short 12-year career honing a distinctive and polished voice, while dialing in a sound that he describes as "familiar acoustic pop, but with a few fun stylistic surprises." Tom Butwin was raised on a healthy musical diet of George Harrison, Billy Joel, and Michael Jackson, and his folk-inspired brand of soul pop stands out when compared with the "grittier" sound usually associated with Detroit. Butwin uses acoustic instruments, horns, lush vocals, & radio-ready arrangements to fit right alongside singer/songwriters like Matt Wertz, John Mayer, & Jason Mraz, both on record and during live shows. http://www.tombutwin.com/