DETROIT (CBS Detroit) — Consider the first images that come to mind when you think about the historic Detroit Symphony Orchestra: White gloves, tuxedoes, gleaming instruments, perhaps?
Now, sprinkle in a little “Bawitdaba” and “Cowboy, Baby” because Kid Rock’s unique charitable partnership with the symphony happens Saturday. The DSO hopes to raise $1 million with a Kid Rock musical event at the Fox Theatre that includes Rock’s Brown Tucker Band and an 80-piece orchestra.
Tickets start at $100, though VIP tickets fetch as much as $1,500 and include an afterparty with the man of the hour himself.
Rock is donating his services as is DSO Music Director Leonard Slatkin and the musicians.
The proceeds will bring music into the community by helping to pay symphony musicians for community outreach and education.
“As a musician, and of course a Detroiter, I am proud to be supporting this longstanding cultural institution,” Rock said in a press release. “And while I know these ticket prices are more than what my fans are used to paying, I am confident that whatever happens when we put the Twisted Brown Trucker Band, a 80 piece orchestra, and ‘Bawitdaba’ together will be well worth the price of admission.”