SOURCE: P Music Group

P Music Group

July 02, 2012 11:48 ET

Grammy-Nominee Charlie Wilson Set to Perform at the 2012 Essence Music Festival

Wilson Has Partnered With Essence and Will Feature Exclusive Merchandise and His "Uncle Charlie" Hat Line

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 2, 2012) - CA Grammy-nominated R&B icon, Charlie Wilson, will make his headlining appearance at the upcoming Essence Music Festival in New Orleans on Friday, July 6, 2012. Wilson, whose appearances have been critically acclaimed throughout the United States and UK, will perform on the Festival's main stage at the Louisiana Superdome.

In addition to his performance, Wilson will showcase his new "Uncle Charlie" hat collection at the Festival. "Uncle Charlie" will make an appearance and sign autographs at the following times:

"Uncle Charlie" Booth Number 4 in Celebrity 200 Appearance Times
Saturday, July 7th - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm CST
Sunday, July 8th - 11:00 am - 12:00 Noon CST

Essence Booth
Saturday, July 7th - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm CST
Sunday, July 8
th - 12:00 Noon to 1:00 pm CST

Wilson has also partnered with Essence to create exclusive festival merchandise available at the Essence merchandise booth in the Morial Convention Center. 

Personalized items designed especially for the festival include T-shirts, tote bags and coffee mugs. The Essence merchandise booth will also have select styles for sale from the new and fashionable "Uncle Charlie" hat collection.

For information and the latest news about the ESSENCE Music Festival, visit

In addition to his current U.S. Tour, Wilson is also participating in educational events in multiple cities as part of the Janssen Biotech Making Awareness a Priority (M.A.P.) program. This program is designed to raise awareness among African-American men and their families about prostate cancer and its disproportionate impact on the African-American community. The next M.A.P. event is scheduled to be held at Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago on Saturday, July 28th. For more information and to register please go to

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