The Parade Company, which puts on Detroit’s annual Thanksgiving parade and summer fireworks show, is holding its main fundraiser at Ford Field.
R&B sensation Shontelle will headline this year’s black-tie gala that’s to get under way at 6:30 p.m. Saturday and run through 10:30 p.m. Tickets cost between $350 and $1,000.
Organizers say Hob Nobble Gobble is “a one-of-a-kind evening of live entertainment, fabulous food, rides, games, giveaways.”
“Being at Ford Field, this year, has given us an opportunity to really step up our game for our biggest fundraiser of the year,” said Tony Michaels, President & CEO, The Parade Company, in a statement. “In addition to all the new activities, rides and games we’re going to have on the field, we’re looking forward to hearing Shontelle ‘wow’ the crowd and fill the stadium with her absolutely amazing voice.”
Shontelle’s performance at Hob Nobble Gobble is courtesy of WWJ’s sister station 98.7 AMP Radio Detroit.
Also set to appear are actress Jana Kramer who has appeared in Entourage and 90210, 2010 Silver Medal Ice dancers Meryl Davis and Charlie White and 2008 gold medalist swimmer Peter Vanderkaay.
The Thanksgiving Parade begins Thursday at 9:20 a.m. at Woodward Avenue and Mack and ends at Woodward and Congress in downtown Detroit.
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