If you missed the lovey-dovey days of ’90s R&B, it was brought back to the island for one intimate night with the arrival of Brian McKnight.
Jack Event Group brought Grammy-nominated R&B singer-songwriter Brian McKnight to perform for a great cause at the Dusit Thani Convention Center on Saturday, Aug. 17.
A portion of the proceeds from the intimate concert will benefit the Guam Family Justice Center Alliance, which will support the non-profit organization’s mission to assist and provide services for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and other forms of violence.
At a press conference just a day before the big night, McKnight said that he is happy to be on Guam and to support the “enough is enough” movement.
“It’s great to be here not only for my music but also to be here for a cause which is near and dear to all who are here. So I’m working two-fold where we could have a show and we could have fun but to also bring awareness to something that is very very important. Like you said, soon enough could really be enough,” McKnight said.
On Saturday, the doors opened at 6:30 p.m. with an opening performance by local artist Ellery Sablan who performed a couple of her original songs.
Afterward, there was a performance from the visiting cast of Guam’s upcoming Mama Mia Production. Making the entrance of the year, McKnight strolled onto stage with his hypnotizing vocal riffs and gave the audience his biggest hit, One Last Cry.
McKnight stole the night away, and possibly even a few hearts, performing some of his major hits like “Back at One” and “Anytime.” He even took the crowd back in time performing impressions of Michael Jackson, Prince, and Whitney Houston.
Towards the end of the concert, the audience wanted more leading to a successful encore show. McKnight even invited fans up on stage as they sang and danced the night away.