Eat to the Beat is Virtual in the Southfield City Centre

Eat to the Beat is Virtual in the Southfield City Centre

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 COVID-19.

On Thursday, June 11, everyone can tune in to the first virtual Eat To The Beat in the Southfield City Centre.

“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,” says Terry Croad, director of planning for the City of Southfield, in a recorded introduction to the virtual Eat To The Beat events.

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.

Eat To The Beat VIRTUAL on June 11 will feature Alise King & the Pure Nastiness Band, recorded live at Aretha’s Jazz Cafe in Detroit and Angela Davis, recorded “up close and personal,” from her studio.

Here’s how it works:

Between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 11, grab some lunch or snacks and tune in to Eat To The Beat VIRTUAL through one of these methods:

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.