The annual gala will be held Jan. 15 at Cobo Center downtown.
The charity preview supports a dozen Detroit-area children's charities. Tickets are $250 each.
The public can attend the auto show from Jan. 16-24.
The Romantics gained fame in the 1980s with such hits as "What I Like About You" and "Talkin' in Your Sleep."
Guitarist/vocalist Wally Palmar said in a statement Tuesday that the pop group is "proud to take part in this charitable event."
Past performers at the charity preview include the Barenaked Ladies and Celine Dion.