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Arts Beats & Eats on 5th, 2023


DATE: July 20, 2023

FOR RELEASE: Immediately

Arts, Beats & Eats on 5th, a festival preview party, will benefit Royal Oak Civic Foundation.

ROYAL OAK, MI (July 20, 2023)  Attendees at an August 24 festival preview party, Arts Beats and Eats on Fifth, will dine with mobile food vendors and groove to festival musicians while mingling with local civic and business leaders. The event is a fundraiser for the Royal Oak Civic Foundation.

The foundation made a splash last spring by announcing the receipt of $250,000 from the Erb Foundation for trees, plants, and equipment for the Royal Oak Arboretum. Additionally, since its creation, the foundation has directed more than $250,000 to fund community programs and senior transportation, address food insecurity during the pandemic, help kids during the holidays and replace the piano at the senior center. 

“People who want to give to the city of Royal Oak can give through the foundation to assure tax deductibility and accountability,” said foundation Chair Tom McGannon. “In our first few years, much of our giving has been with donor-directed funds. Trustees will use the proceeds from this event to give discretionary grants to meet Royal Oak’s greatest needs.”

Arts Beats & Eats on 5th

The party will take place on Fifth Street between Washington and Center. All guests will receive beverage tickets and have access to a cash bar. If it rains, festivities will move into the adjacent Fifth Avenue bar. Food options and entertainers will be announced later. 

The event will run from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. For the first hour, sponsors’ guests and $100 ticket holders will attend a VIP reception with civic and business leaders. Holders of $50 tickets enter at 6:30. 

Sponsorships for the event range from $5,000 to $350, offering a scale of benefits that include tickets, priority seating, recognition at the event, and on Royal Oak Civic Foundation’s information page for this event.

Sharlan Douglas
sharlan @ royal oak civic foundation .org
(313) 319-4846