Actor Keegan-Michael Key named co-grand marshal of 2016 "America's Thanksgiving Parade"

By John Steckroth - Editor

DETROIT - Emmy-winning comedian Keegan-Michael Key was named as co-grand marshal of the 2016 "America's Thanksgiving Parade presented by Art Van."

Key will be leading the parade with U.S. Appeals Court Judge Damon Keith.

The parade is Nov. 24 and will air on Local 4 and be live streamed on ClickonDetroit.com

Key and Keith will be joined by U.S. Olympic athletes Allison Schmitt, Aly Raisman and April Ross, singer and songwriter Mike Posner, Motown singer Martha Reeves of Martha and the Vandellas, and the Broadway cast of Motown the Musical.

Also joining the parade is the Yankee Air Museum Rosie the Riveter Tribute Corps including two original riveters.

“We are thrilled to have these celebrities join us in participating in the 90th "America’s Thanksgiving Parade presented by Art Van," which marks a major milestone year for us” said Tony Michaels, president & CEO, The Parade Company. “We are very excited to have such a talented and distinguished group including U.S. Olympians, performers and stars, many of whom have Detroit or Michigan roots, celebrate with us this year.”

The Parade Company will host the annual Hob Nobble Gobble presented by Ford Motor Company on Nov. 18 at Ford Field with a performance by award winning hip hop artist Flo Rida.

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