WHAT: The installation for the "D" will begin Saturday, Dec. 27 at 10:30 AM before hundreds of thousands of Michiganders watch it make its descent starting at 11:59 p.m. December 31 in Detroit’s Cadillac Square. Handmade in Detroit by the Nordin Brothers, this glittering starburst sculpture, emblazoned with a D, will descend twice on NYE – once for a Kids’ Drop at 6:30 p.m., and again for the official drop at 11:59 p.m.

WHO: Organizers and performers from the fifth-annual Motor City New Year’s Eve (NYE) event – The Drop – which will be hosted from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. in Campus Martius, with an expanded footprint encompassing Cadillac Square.

The free community event is loaded with fun outdoor activities for children and adults. New this year, take shelter inside a massive heated tent and also enjoy a full second stage of entertainment.

Please call to book on location or in-studio interviews:
Tony Piraino, co-founder
Jerrid Mooney, co-founder
Multi-media Host and Entertainer Ashley Elyse, emcee Motor City NYE
Party band Cast Iron Cornbread
DJ Tom, Detroit dance scene legend
Detroit songstresses Angela Davis
Tosha Owens, Detroit-based singer
Ayla Stackhouse, who has appeared on Broadway and American Idol, will perform “Light Up Detroit,” an original song
DJ Escalade
Singer Mark Reitenga
Top 40 band Priceless Live
Please call Kathleen at 313.418.4898 to schedule interviews

WHERE: Detroit's Cadillac Square, next to Campus Martius Park at 800 Woodward Ave., Detroit.

WHEN: "D" installation best photographed between 11-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 27.

WHY: Help generate excitement for Detroit's largest and free New Year's Eve celebration.

For more information on Motor City NYE, The Drop, please visit www.MotorCityNYE.com or call 313-355-0413. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MCNYE, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/motorcitynye. Please use hashtag #mcnye.

For interviews, talent appearances, artwork and for more information, please contact Kathleen Kennedy Ferris. Thank you!
(Photos by Tracey Mooney)


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