The board of directors of A Night to Remember have announced Grammy Award-nominated R&B artist Charlie Wilson will be the featured performer for their 27th annual event. The show begins at 8 p.m., Saturday, April 12, at the Chattanooga Convention and Trade Center.
Tickets go on sale Tuesday, Oct. 29, at the Bessie Smith Cultural Center and online at www.anighttoremember.org. This annual event raises funds to help support urban youth organizations in Chattanooga.
Review for Charlie Wilson:
The Natural. This simple phrase eloquently captures the essence of Charlie Wilson. That essence is currently commanding center stage with the sparkling ballad “My Love Is All I Have” which has already reached number one on the Billboard Urban Adult Contemporary chart. No one slam-dunks a ballad like Wilson, the Grammy-nominated multi-talent behind the 15-week Billboard UAC chart-topper “You Are.” And that truth remains undisputed with “My Love Is All I Have” from Wilson’s fourth solo album Love, Charlie through P Music/RCA Records. The set — released on Jan. 29, Wilson’s birthday, debuted number one on the Billboard R&B chart and number four on the Top 200.
This year has been a phenomenal year for Charlie Wilson. He was honored with the 2013 BET Lifetime Achievement Award at the BET Awards. The musical tribute honoring Charlie will long be remembered as one of the finest tributes ever paid to a legend.
In 26 years A Night to Remember has raised over $4 million. Some of the past grant recipients included Ballet Tennessee, Boys Leadership Summit, Bessie Smith Cultural Center, 100 Black Men of Chattanooga, Chattanooga Girls Leadership Academy, NAACP-ACTSO, Boys Scouts of America and the Kappa Foundation of Chattanooga.
“Many organizations are struggling to obtain the necessary funding to keep their youth programs up and running," said Irvin Overton, chairman of the Board of Directors. "A Night to Remember wants to help ease that burden and provide grants to support these programs and to impart a positive influence in the lives of Chattanooga’s youth.”