DETROIT -- The annual Detroit auto show Charity Preview -- among the largest annual single-night fundraisers in the world and often referred to as the city's "car prom" -- is set for Jan. 18.
The 2019 event is an opportunity for local auto dealers, automaker executives, business leaders and the curious to get a peek at the North American International Auto Show the night before it opens to the public while sipping Champagne and rubbing shoulders with a Who's Who in Detroit.
The Charity Preview runs 6- 9 p.m. at Cobo Center. Entertainment will follow from 9-11 p.m. with Your Generation in Concert band performing in the Atrium.
Tickets to the black-tie event are $400 each, $390 of which is tax deductible, and available at naias.com.
The Detroit Auto Dealers Association produces the show. Axalta Coating Systems is the presenting sponsor for the fourth consecutive year.
Last year's event, which was headlined by the Four Tops, drew almost 13,000 people and raised nearly $5.1 million to benefit local children's charities, organizers said. Since 1976, the Charity Preview has raised nearly $118 million for Southeast Michigan children's charities.
The auto show will be open to the public Jan. 19-27. Media and industry preview days begin Jan. 14.