Michael Bolton to perform at Clinton fundraiser

Chad Livengood
Detroit News Lansing Bureau

Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton’s supporters will be serenaded by singer Michael Bolton next Tuesday night at a Clinton campaign fundraiser in downtown Detroit.

The Clinton campaign sent a solicitation email Tuesday evening saying that the Grammy Award-winning singer will make a “special performance” during a fundraising event at an undisclosed downtown Detroit location.

Tickets start at $300, while a $1,000 contribution to Clinton’s White House war chest will get a “preferred viewing” seat. Supporters who make a $2,700 maximum individual contribution will get their photo taken with Clinton, according to the campaign.

The campaign email said attendees would be informed of the event’s location once they make a reservation. The event begins at 6:30 p.m., according to the Clinton campaign website.

The Clinton campaign hasn’t announced any other events while the former secretary of state is in Michigan on Tuesday.

Bolton’s scheduled appearance at the Clinton event comes after the pop singer has spent the better part of four years producing a documentary about Detroit and the city’s revival.

In October, Bolton screened excerpts of his Motor City documentary, “Gotta Keep Dreamin,” at the Fox Theatre before a crowd of local dignitaries.

Clinton was last in the state for a $2,700-a-ticket fundraiser in July at the Grosse Pointe home of Democratic political strategist Jill Alper and her husband, David Katz. She also made a stop at Sweet Potato Sensations bake shop in Detroit’s Old Redford neighborhood before the fundraiser.

In October, former President Bill Clinton headlined a fundraiser for his wife’s presidential campaign at the Bingham Farms home of Doreen Hermelin.


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