Rock N Rides Royal Oak 2019

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Rock N Rides Royal Oak – 2019 info for Downtown Royal Oak Rock ‘N’ Rides, a block party to kickoff summer featuring live entertainment, carnival midway rides, a zipline, games, and plenty of food and drinks for purchase. This debut event begins Thursday, June 20, 2019 and runs through Sunday, June 23, 2019.

Rock ‘N’ Rides is hosted and produced by the same group that hosts Ford Arts, Beats, & Eats in Royal Oak. Portions of this event’s proceeds, like Arts, Beats & Eats, benefit local non-profits through ticket (rides, admission, and food) sales.


Rock N Rides Royal Oak 2019

Carnival Info / Parking Info / Admission Info

Tickets are available to purchase in advance online for $5 each (plus online processing fee) by visiting Children under 3 are free at all times.

Tickets purchased only online include admission to the festival – good for the entire weekend – and a discount of $5 off the cost of a single all-day unlimited rides carnival wristband. This is a $10 value for just $5 (plus online processing fee).

Festival entrance is free all day Thursday, June 20 and Friday, June 21, until 5p After that, the price is $5 and is good for the entire weekend.

Carnival ride wristbands can be purchased during the festival for $15 per person on Thursday, June 20 for Community Day and $25 from Friday, June 21 through Sunday, June 23. Individual tickets for rides will range from $3 to $6. The zipline will run Friday, Saturday and Sunday for $10 per person.

Royal Oak parking will operate as it normally does. The parking structures offer two hours of free parking before 5p, and are $.75 per hour after that with a flat rate of $5 after 5p.

Live Entertainment Schedule

Friday, June 21, 2019

2p-2:30p – Wood & Grain
3p-3:45p – Ameera and the Undertones
4:15p-5p – The Strangers
5:30p-6:30p – Christian Vegh
7p-8p – Dave Hamilton
8:30p-9:30p – Ulterior Motive
10p-10:30p – The Persuasion Band

Saturday, June 22, 2019

noon-1p – Banjoelectric
1:30p-2:30p – Wolfdarling
3p-4p – Rock Steady
4:30p-5:45p – Corktown Popes
6:15p-7:30p – Nina and the Buffalo Riders
8p-9:15p – The Ruiners
9:45p-11p – Stone Clover

Sunday, June 23, 2019

noon-1p – Al Bettis
1:30p-2:30p – Ali McManus
3p-4p – Maiyana Davis
4:30p-5:30p – Overdrive Orchestra
6p-7p – The Reefermen
7:30p-8:30p – Tavistock
9p-10p – The Gia Warner Band

The carnival, and all events associated take place in Downtown Royal Oak.

About Rock ‘n’ Rides Royal Oak
The kickoff to summer in downtown Royal Oak that celebrates community, family and fun. With more than 20 local nonprofits benefiting from the festival, attendees can feel confident giving back to the community, while having a good time enjoying music, food, a block party and carnival. The event is produced by Jonathan Witz & Associates. For additional information, visit

This page is intended to be used as a guide. Oakland County Moms does not endorse these events. Oakland County Moms is not responsible for changes to event descriptions, event times or details being altered without notice or cancellations.

See our Events / Things To Do tab for more events, activities and things to do in Oakland County and Metro Detroit Michigan.

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