Best known for her smooth voice, lyrical acoustic guitar and long list of hit singles such as “Bubbly” and “Hold On,” two-time Grammy Award winner Colbie Caillat will headline StarNight 2014 on Saturday, August 16 at the Chattanooga Convention Center.
Colbie Caillat has proven herself to be one of the most talented stars making music today, organizers stated. She burst onto the scene in 2007 with the double-platinum album CoCo, then followed up with radio-friendly hits "Bubbly" and "Realize" before recording the Grammy winning duet "Lucky" with Jason Mraz. Ms. Caillat’s second album, Breakthrough, was nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album at the 2010 Grammy Awards and she was part of the group that won Album of the Year at the 2010 Grammys for her background vocals and writing on Taylor Swift's album Fearless.
Her latest album, All of You, debuted in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 featuring the hits “Favorite Song,” and “I Do.” Ms. Caillat has sold over six million albums and over 10 million singles worldwide.
“We are so excited to have Colbie Caillat headline this year’s event,” said John Farrimond, president and CEO of the Institute. “StarNight is one of Chattanooga’s most anticipated nights of entertainment and having Colbie Caillat perform this year is certain to make it one of summer’s hottest ticket once again.”
StarNight, an annual fundraiser now in its 52nd year, benefits children with special needs and their families who are served by the Institute through its four centers focused on education, outreach, developmental behavioral pediatric health care and research.
Charles and Betty Lebovitz are this year’s StarNight co-chairs. “Charles and I are privileged to play a leadership role in such a celebratory event as StarNight,” said Betty Lebovitz. “It is a unique opportunity for us to show our support for the invaluable services that the Institute provides for children and families.”
More than a half century ago, two Chattanooga businessmen, brothers Mose and Garrison Siskin, devoted their lives to helping people with disabilities. StarNight originated over 50 years ago as a fundraiser for the Siskin Memorial Foundation’s 365 Club and over the years has evolved into a premier Chattanooga black-tie event.
StarNight 2014 opens with a cocktail reception, beginning at 6 p.m., and a formal dinner followed by Colbie Caillat’s performance. An after-party with dancing and music from one of Chattanooga’s DJ's will round out the night.
Guests can attend the full black-tie gala, including cocktail reception, dinner, dessert, musical performance and the after-party, for $250 per person. Eight-person tables start at $2,000. For tickets, visit www.siskin.org/starnight or call 423.648.1707.