New Orleans' almost impossibly soulful crooner Aaron Neville makes a very special appearance at a dinner event this Friday, Dec. 11 in Clinton Township. It's not cheap, but it is a fancy fundraiser for a great cause. And actually, $100 for a dinner and show is not very much money at all (add another $50 and you can participate in a "meet and greet.")
Both Neville and the Habitat for Humanity program are as close to beyond reproach as you can get. Tickets are available here, and here is the full press release in case you want to get the full scoop on the thing:
On Friday, December 11, 2015 the Macomb County Habitat For Humanity (MCHH) will bring down the house at their signature fundraiser, Home For the Holidays: An Evening of “Amazing Grace” with Aaron Neville at The Mirage Banquet Center. Patrons will enjoy dinner, live and silent auctions and a private concert by Aaron Neville. Fox 2 Detroit’s Roop Raj will emcee the VIP gathering and Detroit News Columnist Neal Rubin is emcee for the dinner and program.
Guests will have a great opportunity to further their support of MCHH by bidding on silent and live auction items including: a Concourse-level suite for a Piston game, life-size children’s playhouse, Tango lessons, 1-week in New Smyrna Beach condo and tickets to a number of shows and experiences. All proceeds from the event will benefit the home building programs at MCHH.
The dinner program will celebrate two charitable companies with MCHH’s Spirit Award. The Spirit Award is given to companies that have demonstrated outstanding philanthropic leadership and a commitment to preserving and enhancing the quality of life for Macomb County citizens and MCHH’s partner families.
Aaron Neville started his career as a member of the legendary recording group The Neville Brothers. Over his 45-plus year career, Neville has produced four #1 Billboard songs and won four Grammy awards.
Tickets are $100 for the main event and VIP tickets for $150. VIP tickets include a private reception and exclusive “meet and greet” with Aaron Neville from 5-6pm. To purchase tickets visit www.macombhabitat.org, or call 586-263-1540.
Metro Times music editor Mike McGonigal has written about music since 1984, when he started the fanzine Chemical Imbalance at age sixteen with money saved from mowing lawns in Florida. He's since written for Spin, Pitchfork, the Village VOICE and Artforum. He's been a museum guard, a financial reporter, a bicycle...