Chrysler Group Celebrates Detroit by Showcasing Motown and the Motor City

Stevie Wonder to Headline Homecoming Concert



Apr 17, 2001, 01:00 ET from Chrysler Group

    AUBURN HILLS, Mich., April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Chrysler Group announced
 today its sponsorship of the Celebrity Homecoming Concert featuring music
 recording star Stevie Wonder on July 21, 2001, at Hart Plaza in downtown
 Detroit.  The free concert is part of a year-long celebration of Detroit's
 300th birthday.
     According to Jim Schroer, Chrysler Group's Executive Vice President of
 Sales and Marketing, the festival captures the legacy of both the Motor City
 and Motown.  "We are the city that put the world on wheels.  Over the past
 one-hundred years, the proud people of Detroit created an industrial dynasty
 unmatched anywhere else in the world," Schroer said.
     "Additionally, Detroit's Motown sound is one that reverberates around the
 world.  You hear it every day, in every place on earth with a radio station,
 tape deck or CD player," he said.
     Schroer said the concert represents Chrysler Group's long-standing
 commitment to Detroit as a responsible corporate citizen and as one of the
 area's largest employers.  The concert and the subsequent celebration was
 announced today by Detroit Mayor Dennis Archer, Edsel Ford and Jim Schroer.
     Themed to celebrate Detroit's "Historic Past. Proud People. Shining
 Future," the Wonder concert will highlight a weekend of music that will also
 feature jazz and gospel performances.
 
 

SOURCE Chrysler Group
    AUBURN HILLS, Mich., April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Chrysler Group announced
 today its sponsorship of the Celebrity Homecoming Concert featuring music
 recording star Stevie Wonder on July 21, 2001, at Hart Plaza in downtown
 Detroit.  The free concert is part of a year-long celebration of Detroit's
 300th birthday.
     According to Jim Schroer, Chrysler Group's Executive Vice President of
 Sales and Marketing, the festival captures the legacy of both the Motor City
 and Motown.  "We are the city that put the world on wheels.  Over the past
 one-hundred years, the proud people of Detroit created an industrial dynasty
 unmatched anywhere else in the world," Schroer said.
     "Additionally, Detroit's Motown sound is one that reverberates around the
 world.  You hear it every day, in every place on earth with a radio station,
 tape deck or CD player," he said.
     Schroer said the concert represents Chrysler Group's long-standing
 commitment to Detroit as a responsible corporate citizen and as one of the
 area's largest employers.  The concert and the subsequent celebration was
 announced today by Detroit Mayor Dennis Archer, Edsel Ford and Jim Schroer.
     Themed to celebrate Detroit's "Historic Past. Proud People. Shining
 Future," the Wonder concert will highlight a weekend of music that will also
 feature jazz and gospel performances.
 
 SOURCE  Chrysler Group