NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 05: Charlie Wilson performs onstage at Barclays Center of Brooklyn on March 5, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for M2M Construction)
Photo: Stephen Lovekin
Photo: Stephen Lovekin

Funk and R&B legend headed to town for summer concert

Charlie Wilson — musician, singer, songwriter, producer and the former lead vocalist of The Gap Band — is coming to town for a summer concert at Fraze Pavilion.

Wilson will perform on Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets will go no sale Saturday, March 23, at 10 a.m. and will range from $49-$79. Ticket prices will increase $5 the day of show. Limit of four tickets per person the first day of sale. 

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Tickets can be purchased at the Fraze Pavilion Ticket Office (on show dates), Fraze FanFare Store located in Town & Country Shopping Center, www.fraze.comwww.etix.com or Charge-by-Phone at 1-800-514-3849.

Wilson and The Gap Band, including his brothers Robert and Ronnie, helped popularize funk music.

The group's songs such as “Outstanding”, "Party Train", "Yearning for Your Love", "Burn Rubber on Me", “You Dropped a Bomb on Me”, and “Oops Upside Your Head” are among their biggest hits. After 15 albums The Gap Band announced their retirement in 2010.

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As a solo artist, Wilson’s latest album, In It to Win It (P Music Group/RCA, Feb. 17 2017) includes a 2019 Grammy nomination for Best Traditional R&B Performance for the track “Made For Love,” a duet with Lalah Hathaway. In 2018 Charlie was also nominated for three 2018 NAACP Image Awards, Outstanding Male Artist, Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration and Outstanding Album. 

The set will include two number one singles which hit two different Billboard charts in April, 2018. “Chills” was #1 on the Adult R&B Songs chart and “I’m Blessed” ft. T.I. was #1 on the Hot Gospel Songs (and stayed in the top 5 for 65 weeks). This is the first time an artist has had two different #1 songs on these charts at the same time. “I’m Blessed” was also nominated for a 2018 Billboard Top Gospel song.

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Other concerts just announced:

Double Vision Revisited 

Featuring Bob James, David Sanborn & Marcus Miller with special guests Billy Kilson & Larry Braggs 

Friday, Aug. 16, 2019 - 7:30 PM 

Tickets go on sale Saturday 3/30/19 at 10 a.m.

Tickets $32 to $42

Dave Koz & Friends Summer Horns 

Featuring Gerald Albright, Rick Braun, Kenny Lattimore and Aubrey Logan 

Friday, Sept. 6, 2019 - 7:30 PM 

TICKETS GO ON SALE 

Tickets go on sale Saturday 3/30/19 at 10 a.m.

Tickets $44 to $64

WANT TO GO?

What: Charlie Wilson in concert

Where: Fraze Pavilion

When: Saturday, July 20, 2019, at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets: $49-79

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