Detroit's Alto Reed to perform National Anthem at Thanksgiving game

Posted Nov 19, 2012

DETROIT — The Detroit Lions announced today that current and founding member of Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band sax man Alto Reed will be performing the national anthem prior to the Lions’ 73rd Thanksgiving Day Classic November 22 vs. the Houston Texans.

Reed, who will be featured at Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit’s Rock for Jobs concert, is a native Detroiter and legendary sax man. His most recognizable performances include the soulful introduction to "Turn the Page" and the saxophone solo in "Old Time Rock and Roll". Reed has also performed with Foghat, Grand Funk Railroad, Dan Aykroyd, Jim Belushi, The Blues Brothers and The Ventures among others.

On Friday, November 23, Alto Reed’s AllStars with special guests rock n’ roll icon Mitch Ryder and former Grand Funk Railroad frontman Mark Farner, will perform at The Fillmore Detroit for the Rock for Jobs concert. Proceeds will support Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit programs that help unemployed Metro Detroiters earn jobs.

The Detroit Lions are a presenting sponsor for the concert along with 104.3 WOMC. The Lions’ support is an extension of their entirely new community and philanthropic initiative, Living for the City which supports organizations that pursue integrated approaches to community health, wellness and development, including aligned workforce opportunities.

Tickets start at $10 and are available through Live Nation. Gold Main Floor Reserved premium seating is available. The Fillmore Detroit is located at 2115 Woodward Avenue, next to The Fox in the heart of the theatre district. Doors open at 6 PM with the concert beginning at 7 PM. Rock for Jobs is presented by The Detroit Lions and WOMC, with generous support provided by Comcast, Happy’s Pizza, Motor City Casino, Whoop Ass Can Company and