Harry Connick, Jr. Joins Chattanooga Unite:
Award winning entertainer Harry Connick, Jr. will perform during the benefit ceremony and concert for the victims of the July 16th tragedy. The star of stage and screen will perform with his band, and will be joined by a Tennessee string orchestra and choir at the September 16th tribute.
The free concert will be part of a day-long celebration that will begin with an Armed Forces Parade at 2PM. The parade route will travel down Market Street to Aquarium Way to Chestnut Street ending at Ross’s Landing. Emceed by Chattanooga native Samuel L. Jackson, the tribute will include a memorial ceremony. Harry Connick, Jr. will perform around 4:45PM. The night will conclude with a performance Brantley Gilbert and a fireworks celebration.
In lieu of ticket fees, donations are encouraged through collection bins placed throughout the event. Funds collected will benefit The National Compassion Fund. Online donations can be made directly at www.chattanoogaunite.org. Check the site for benefit updates as well.
Recognized for his live and recorded musical performances, and for his achievements on screens large and small, as well as on the Broadway stage, Harry Connick, Jr. has exemplified excellence in every aspect of the entertainment world. The foundation of Connick's art is the music of his native New Orleans, where he began performing as a pianist and vocalist at the age of five. To date, Connick has released 29 albums, won three Grammy Awards and two Emmy Awards, and garnered sales of over 28 million albums. His next release "That Would Be Me" is scheduled to hit the stores on October 23, 2015.