Jennifer Hudson to Shine at Detroit Auto Show Charity Preview

The Detroit Auto Show made an electrifying announcement today that Jennifer Hudson, a distinguished artist and recipient of all four major American entertainment awards, will command the spotlight on Friday, September 15th, at the highly anticipated Detroit Auto Show’s signature Black-Tie Charity Preview. The event will take place at the exquisite Huntington Place in Detroit and is set to contribute to the betterment of six children’s charities in Southeast Michigan.

Thad Szott, the Chairman of the Detroit Auto Show, expressed his exhilaration about the upcoming performance, stating, “It’s a thrill to have such an incredible talent, especially one who portrayed the Detroit music legend Aretha Franklin, grace our auto show stage on a night that celebrates everything great about this city.”

Tickets for this remarkable evening can be acquired through The Official Television Partner for the event is WXYZ-TV Channel 7.

A Legacy of Giving: The Charity Preview Background

With a rich history of giving back, the Charity Preview has garnered more than $100 million in support for children’s charities in Southeastern Michigan over the last 25 years alone. Since its inception in 1976, the event has accumulated a staggering total of over $123 million. This year’s beneficiaries include notable organizations such as:

– Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan
– The Children’s Center
– The Children’s Foundation
– Detroit Auto Dealers Association Charitable Foundation Fund, a subsidiary of the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan
– Detroit PAL
– University of Michigan Health C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital

A Glance at the 2023 Charity Preview Schedule

The evening of the 2023 Charity Preview promises a series of captivating events that unfold as follows:

– 5 – 6 p.m. – Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony in Huntington Place Atrium
– 6 – 9 p.m. – Auto show floor open for exploration
– 7:45 – 8:45 p.m.- Jennifer Hudson’s live performance on the main show floor

The Detroit Auto Show stands as one of the most influential annual automotive gatherings worldwide, celebrated as a platform for emerging technologies and innovation. This iconic event offers a glimpse into brand-defining vehicles, product ride-and-drives, and immersive experiential activities.

Public Show opens Saturday, September 16 – Sunday, September 24. For further information about this noteworthy event, visit

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