Last year, it was Kid Rock taking the field when the Detroit Lions and Houston Texans headed into the halftime locker room on Thanksgiving Day. Native Detroiter Eminem has seemingly been everywhere with his new album debuting this fall but don’t expect to see him on the halftime stage. In fact, the Lions won’t be welcoming any big stars this year.
Late last month the Lions announced a community-focused halftime show. Lions president Tom Lewand explained in a release:
“Civic responsibility is something we take very seriously. Displaying our efforts to improve health and wellness to a national audience is a great opportunity to leverage the value of the Lions and the NFL to raise awareness for a cause that impacts not just Detroit, but communities across the nation.”
Fox will air a video segment highlighting the some of the Lions’ initiatives within the city.
Fans inside the stadium will hear a performance by The Voice 2012 finalist Tony Lucca. Also featured will be the Walled Lake Central High School marching band. Fans will have a chance to get involved through a “One Detroit, One Pride” card stunt.