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Southfield City Centre’s Eat to the Beat concert series kicks-off virtual season June 11


(SOUTHFIELD, Mich.) – Eat To The Beat, the Southfield City Centre’s signature summer food truck and live music monthly event will take on a different look this summer in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The first virtual Eat to the Beat concert will kick-off on Thursday, June 11 from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. featuring Alise King & the Pure Nastiness Band that was recorded live at Aretha’s Jazz Cafe in Detroit as well as Angela Davis recorded “up close and personal,” from her studio.


To view, simply tune in to City Cable 15 (in Southfield) or log on to anywhere! Eat to the Beat will also be available on the Southfield City Centre Facebook page.


“We recognize that everybody wants to enjoy themselves outside, listening to great music and sharing some great food with friends, family and coworkers. That’s why we are making our Eat To The Beat events virtual for the summer schedule,” commented  City Planner Terry Croad.


This creative effort was pulled together in record time in response to the rapidly changing environment surrounding stay-at-home orders in Southfield and across the state of Michigan.


“With the stay at home order, we have been trying to figure out a way to bring music to residents and those who work in the City Centre. Originally, we didn’t want to promote live gatherings so we came up with the idea to do a virtual Eat To The Beat experience and premier it on Facebook as if it is live, without it being live,” explains Samantha Jenkins, recreation programmer for Southfield Parks and Recreation.


Take advantage of beautiful almost-summer weather while working at home or wherever you might be, and join in June’s Eat to the Beat virtual in the Southfield City Centre.


Planning is in the works for a summer drive-through food truck event, so watch for additional information to follow. Eat to the Beat is sponsored by the City Centre Advisory Board in partnership with the city of Southfield.




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