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DETROIT, Mich. (February 18, 2016) – Bringing their unique and popular mix of  R&B, funk and pop to the MotorCity Casino Hotel Entertainment Stage, Morris Day and the Time will perform on Sunday, June 5 at the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix.

Adding a definite fun party vibe to the final day of Grand Prix activities, Morris Day and the Time will host a Sunday afternoon concert before the final race of an action-packed weekend.

With popular songs such as “Jungle Love,” “The Bird” and “Jerk Out,” Morris Day and the Time will give a special matinee performance prior to the final Chevrolet Dual in Detroit presented by Quicken Loans race, featuring the cars of the Verizon IndyCar Series. All fans attending the Grand Prix on Sunday are welcome to attend the concert at no extra cost. The MotorCity Casino Hotel Entertainment Stage will once again be located in the Meijer Fan Zone at Belle Isle Park. The concert announcement was made live this morning on 105.9 KISS-FM, a new Grand Prix media partner.

Morris Day will be grooving on the MotorCity Casino Hotel Entertainment Stage at the Chevrolet Belle Isle Grand Prix on Sunday (photo courtesy of Chevrolet Belle Isle Grand Prix)

Morris Day will be grooving on the MotorCity Casino Hotel Entertainment Stage at the Chevrolet Belle Isle Grand Prix on Sunday (photo courtesy of Chevrolet Belle Isle Grand Prix)

“We know our fans will love Morris Day and the Time as they will liven up the party on Sunday afternoon at the Grand Prix,” said Bud Denker, Chairman of the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix. “The MotorCity Casino Hotel stage will be the place to be and experience some great music before the final race of a terrific weekend in the Motor City.”

With Detroit’s own The Romantics performing on Saturday, June 4, and Morris Day and the Time on Sunday, June 5, the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix will feature a unique musical blend to match the diverse on-track action throughout the weekend. For a complete listing of all the entertainment at the Grand Prix, visit www.DetroitGP.com closer to race weekend.

Formed in 1981, Morris Day and the Time rose to superstardom in the mid 1980s and early 90s when Day played alongside Prince in the films Purple Rain and Graffiti Bridge. After early success with such hits as “Cool,” “Walk” and “777-9311,” the Time began to gain popularity with Day’s charisma and swagger leading the way. In 1984 the group released the album Ice Cream Castle featuring some of its most successful singles as “Jungle Love” and “The Bird,” became hits on both urban and pop radio.  In 1990, after a brief break up, The Time reunited and produced their first No. 1 R&B hit “Jerk Out” from their fourth album, Pandemonium. Always a popular draw whenever they play in the Motor City, Morris Day and the Time will return the first weekend in June to help Detroit start its summer right at the Grand Prix.

Tickets for the 2016 Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix are on sale now. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.DetroitGP.com or call 866-464-PRIX (7749).