Capitol Theatre

Charlie Wilson

8:00 PM
Location:  Capitol Theatre

FIM presents

To say that Charlie Wilson is an icon does not fully capture or do justice to the musical power contained within the celebrated and renowned superstar whose vocal prowess began as founding member and lead singer of the legendary Gap Band. Wilson gained international superstardom with funk staples and influential smash hits like “You Dropped the Bomb on Me,” “Party Train,” and “Burn Rubber on Me” during his time with the Gap Band, though his once-in-a-generation talent has only grown since he first hit the music scene and gained the attention of the entire industry in the early 1970s.

As a solo artist, Wilson has topped the R&B charts with 13 No. 1 hit singles, garnered 13 Grammy® nominations, authored a New York Times and Washington Post best-selling memoir, I Am Charlie Wilson, received a BET Lifetime Achievement Award, a Soul Train Icon Award, a Soul Train Certified Soul Award, and an award from the NAACP. He was also recently honored with the 2,770th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in January earlier this year, after being presented with a star on the Black Music & Entertainment Walk of Fame in 2022. Charlie was twice named Billboard’s Top Adult Male R&B Artist and named Billboard’s Top Adult R&B Male Artist with the most No. 1 hit songs in three decades.

Over the past seven years, Wilson has performed on the critically acclaimed Culture Tour with New Edition and Jodeci, sold out two solo headlining arena tours – Forever Charlie, and In It To Win It – and joined Bruno Mars on one of the single highest-grossing concert tours of all time, the 24K Magic Tour, which grossed nearly half a billion dollars over the course of its run.

Now affectionately known to younger generations as “Uncle Charlie,” the lovable nickname bestowed upon him by Snoop Dogg, Wilson still manages to be one of the most sought-after voices in music today. He has collaborated with acclaimed and innovative artists, including Bruno Mars, Pharrell Williams, Kanye West, Justin Timberlake, Nas, and Tyler, The Creator – just to name a few.

In the years between his time with the Gap Band and his solo success, Wilson has survived drug and alcohol addiction, homelessness and prostate cancer, emerging victorious. Now sober for nearly three full decades, “Uncle Charlie” says, “I wouldn’t have believed I’d be where I am right now… I thank God for allowing me to be here.”

Runtime: Approximately 1 hour

Genesee County residents receive 30% off – discount applied at checkout. 

  • Age Recommendation

    Recommended for 13+.

  • Recording Devices

    Unauthorized cameras and recording devices are not allowed inside the lobby or theatre at any time (this does not include mobile phones).

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  • Accessible Seating Areas

    The beautiful and historic FIM Capitol Theatre presents some unique accessibility challenges. It is strongly recommended that you discuss your accessibility needs with your Patron Services Representative prior to purchasing your ticket. Capitol Theatre balcony is NOT accessible by elevator. Wheelchair and walker accessible seating is on the Main level only. The balcony is up two flights of stairs (21 steps), with an additional 15 steps down to the seating area.

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    All patrons regardless of age, must have a ticket to enter the building.

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  • No re-entry

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  • Smoke/vape free zone

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  • Weapon free zone

    Weapon-Free Zones. Firearms and weapons of any kind, including concealed weapons and pocket knives are prohibited.

  • Assistive Listening Devices

    Assistive listening devices are available at no charge. These devices are available from the FIM Capitol Theatre Main Bar. A driver’s license, state-issued ID card or another form of security deposit is required.

  • Familiarization Tours

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