ATLANTIC CITY — Platinum Productions will present the fifth annual Mother’s Day Music Festival Weekend Saturday and Sunday, May 11-12. The main event is the Mother’s Day concert at Boardwalk Hall Saturday, May 11, starting 7pm.
This year’s concert will feature Charlie Wilson (pictured left), Jaheim, Freddie Jackson and El Debarge. Seating is priced at $45, $65, $80 and $95, and a VIP package has been added for $125 that includes premium seating, after-party tickets and a $10 voucher for Boardwalk Hall concession stands. Tickets can be purchased at the Boardwalk Hall Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, at Ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-800-736-1420. Tickets are on sale now.
The festival also has an after-party scheduled at Trump Plaza on Saturday, May 11, immediately following the concert, and on Sunday, May 12, an all-you-can-eat Sunday Jazz Brunch will be hosted at the Trump Plaza (11am-2pm, $40) featuring a live jazz band. The Mother’s Day Music Weekend Festival will culminate with an up-close-and-personal concert featuring the legendary Whispers (right) at Caesars Circus Maximus Theater on Sunday starting 6pm. Tickets are $55 to $75.
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Charlie Wilson was the lead singer for the Gap Band and sang on four number-one R&B hits: “Burn Rubber (Why You Wanna Hurt Me).” “Early in the Morning,” “Outstanding” and “Addicted to Your Love.” After a long hiatus, Wilson returned in 2000 with Bridging the Gap, an album that became an R&B hit, and the 2005 LP Charlie, Last Name Wilson hit the Top 10 thanks to the success of the title track and “Magic.” Uncle Charlie followed in 2009 and Just Charlie released in 2010. Last month he released With Love Charlie and the first single entitled “My Love.”