Hard Rock Cafe Detroit (HRCD) will host two events for each of four different Detroit charities, Covenant House Michigan, Detroit Dog Rescue, The Greening of Detroit and the Detroit Tigers Foundation, in hopes of raising a total of $40,000.
The kick-off 40th anniversary event, set for May 18 at 7 p.m., is Covenant Idol. Participants in Covenant Idol include at-risk young adults ages 16 – 22 from Covenant House Michigan, Covenant House Academics and other alternative charter high schools in Detroit. This event will give one talented individual the chance to perform at the Stars and Stripes Festival in Mount Clemens this summer.
HRCD will also host a scavenger hunt inspired by Detroit rock history. The grand prize winner will receive a trip for two to London and tickets to see Hard Rock Calling 2011 at London’s Hyde Park. The hunt starts at HRCD on May 21 and will run from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Clues will be posted on HRCD’s Facebook Fan Page leading participants on a trail through Detroit rock history.
A gigantic 40th anniversary bash – details to be announced soon – will be held on June 10 in the atrium of the Compuware building, and will be held in conjunction with Metromix Detroit’s 3rd birthday. Tickets for the event will be $15 pre-sale and $10 at the door.
A portion of the proceeds for all of the events held during the “40 Days that Rock” will go to Covenant House Michigan, Detroit Dog Rescue, The Greening of Detroit and the Detroit Tigers Foundation.