A Night To Remember Announces Opening Acts

Monday, February 3, 2014

A Night to Remember, set for Saturday, April 12, announced Volkswagen Chattanooga is this year’s Presenting Sponsor.  Since coming to Chattanooga five years ago, Volkswagen Chattanooga has been the Presenting Sponsor for the annual event.   

“A sense of community and a desire to invest in our future unites us all,” said Chairman Irvin Overton, “and we cannot thank Volkswagen Chattanooga enough for being our presenting sponsor.” 

Review for the music performers:

Starting off the evening of music will be international jazz saxophone sensation Joe Johnson.  Joe has opened national concerts for or shared the stage with a “Who’s Who” of musical mega stars such as: Aretha Franklin, Anita Baker, Sade, Vanessa Williams, Gerald Levert, and Jamie Foxx just to name a few.  Following Joe Johnson will be R&B group “After 7” who will be opening up for the headliner Charlie Wilson.  Best known for their elegant vocal style, “After 7” very quickly emerged as one of the premier groups on the Pop and R&B music scene. With an array of smash hits, “After 7” established a reputation for live performance as an emotionally charged vocal powerhouse with sexy, suave and debonair moves. 

The past year has been a phenomenal one for Charlie Wilson. He was nominated for a Grammy award for Best Gospel Song for “If I Believe.” He was also honored with the prestigious 2013 Black Entertainment Television Lifetime Achievement Award.   

Once again, a sell-out is expected.  A Night to Remember is an annual event whose mission is to raise funds to help support urban youth organizations in Chattanooga.

In 26 years, A Night to Remember has raised over $4 million.  Some of the past grant recipients include 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.   

The show begins at 8 p.m., Saturday, April 12, at the Chattanooga Convention and Trade Center. Tickets are on sale now at the Bessie Smith Cultural Center, Mary’s Lounge, Mocha Restaurant and Music Lounge, by phone at 266-8658 and online at www.anighttoremember.org.  Corporate sponsorships are available by calling 463-0687.


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