Summer officially begins this Sunday, June, 20th. Why wait until Sunday to celebrate, when you can pregame beginning this week at Rock 'N' Rides in downtown Royal Oak?

What is Rock 'N' Rides?

Rock 'N' Rides is a celebration of community, family and fun. The event features a carnival with rides, a kids stage, live music, food and more.

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When does Rock 'N' Rides open?

The party starts this week. Times and additional dates are as follow

  • Thursday, June 17th: 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Friday, June 18th: 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
  • Saturday, June 19th: 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
  • Sunday, June 20th: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM

How much is it to attend?

The festival is free on Friday, June 19th before 5:00 PM. Otherwise cost is $5 each day.


Tell me about the live bands?

Live music will be performed Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The line up features a mix of blues, rock, soul, classic rock bands and artists. You can see exact bands and set times below.

 Friday, June 18th:

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Church Mice (Alt Rock/Radio Rock)

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM: Raye Williams (Pop Rock/Soul)

9:00 PM - 10:00 PM: Raising the Dead (Grateful Dead Tribute)

Saturday, June 19th:

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM: Acoustic Ash (Singer/Songwriter)

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM: Jibs Brown & The Jambros (Bluesy Rock)

3:00 - 4:00pm: IS Evolution (Rock)

5:00 - 6:00pm: Mac Saturn (Rock ‘n’ Roll)

7:00 PM  - 8:00 PM: Damon Terrell (Funk Rock/Latin Jazz

9:00 PM - 10:00 PM: The Reefermen (Rock)

Sunday, June 20th:

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM: Lilly MacPhee (Singer/Songwriter)

12:45 PM - 1:30 PM: Wiltsie’s Songwriters (Singer/Songwriter)

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM: Detroit Trouble (Blues Rock)

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM: Frame 42 (Rock/Classic Rock)

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Corktown Popes (Caledonian Rock & Soul)

8:00 PM - 9:00 PM: Cast Iron Cornbread (Rock)

What are some of the food options during the festival?

Each day will feature various food trucks. You can enjoy Mexican food, great BBQ, smoothies, deep fried festival favorites and more.

Rock 'N' Rides really does have it all. Here is to a great kick off to summer 2021.

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