May just be THE BIGGEST SAX IN THE CITY!!!
”ALTO REED “ALL-STAR” CONCERT ROCKS THANKSGIVING!
BOB SEGER “SAX-MAN” HEADS TEAM OF STARS TO SUPPORT
METRO DETROIT UNEMPLOYED
Alto Reed/Mitch Ryder/Mark Farner/Martha Reeves/Jeff Daniels Set To “Rock For Jobs!!”
DETROIT – Farmington Hills, Mich.-based TGIF Entertainment Group today announced details of “Alto Reed’s AllStar Thanksgiving Celebration” concert scheduled for Friday, Nov. 26, 2010 at The Fillmore Detroit (formerly the State Theatre). A portion of the proceeds from the event will support Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit programs that help unemployed Metro Detroiters earn jobs. “Events like this help Goodwill continue leading the way in the fight against Metro Detroit unemployment,” said Mark Lane, director of public relations and special events for Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit.
Goodwill Industries is the only organization in Southeast Michigan solely dedicated to helping local individuals overcome employment challenges.
TGIF Entertainment Group worked with legendary SaxMan Alto Reed, founding and current member of “Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band,” to assemble a star-studded roster of Detroit’s top talent for this celebration of the Motor City’s rich music legacy. “This concert is about gathering musicians together rooted in Detroit history to give back and address a major crisis for the region,” said Reed.
Concert line-up features Rock ‘n Roll icon Mitch Ryder, Mr. Grand Funk Mark Farner and Motown great Martha Reeves plus Very Special Guest Jeff Daniels.
Martha Reeves, a lover of live instrumentation, is delighted to participate in a live concert with live music that helps the jobless, one her biggest causes. Ryder believes the concert is a very worthy cause since jobs must to be the #1 priority. He says that Detroiters have to be the ones to raise awareness. Mark Farner immediately came on board and Jeff Daniels grabbed his guitar on got on the "Detroit Train".......
Concert goers will enjoy all the ingredients for a stellar night of Rock ‘n Soul in the “D” with Reed’s “Special Friends” including Muzik Mafia member Cowboy Troy, fresh from Nashville.
Detroit area “A” list musicians “Rockin' for Jobs” include Alto Reed’s Motor City All-Stars featuring:
The Groove Council
The Howling Diablos with Jimmie Bones
The Brothers Groove
The Motor City Horns
Julianne and the Rogues
Victoria Reed, Jill Jack
Michael Brock and more
WCSX on-air personality, Doug Podell will be featured as the event emcee.
“Alto Reed’s All-Star Thanksgiving Celebration” is presented by TGIF Entertainment Group, WCSX and Live Nation. Tickets start at $10, available through Live Nation www.livenation.com. Platinum Mezzanine and Gold Main Floor Reserved premium seating available. The Fillmore Detroit is located at 2115 Woodward Avenue, next to The Fox in the heart of the theater district. Doors open at 6:00 PM. Concert is 7:00 PM.
About Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit
Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit provides people who have disabilities and other employment challenges with opportunities to become independent, self-supporting citizens through training, work experience and employment in the community. Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit is a Michigan Works! affiliate and is funded in part by the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Growth and Detroit Workforce Development Department. Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Program. For information, visit www.goodwilldetroit.org.