The UNCF Atlanta office announced today that four-time Grammy nominated R&B recording artist Johnny Gill will provide live entertainment for the 32nd Annual Mayor’s Masked Ball on Saturday, December 19, 2015 at the Marriott Marquis Atlanta Hotel.
The annual fundraising gala and premier social event of the holiday season will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a VIP Masked Award Reception, Silent Holiday Auction, Red Carpet Parade of Stars and Dignitaries, Elegant Dining, Parade of Masks, Dancing and Live entertainment by Johnny Gill.
Started by Billye Aaron along with former Mayor Andrew Young in 1983, the Ball is hosted by the city’s current Mayor and is largely supported by local corporate and civic entities. A much anticipated holiday event that raises unrestricted dollars for UNCF’s support for local students, the Ball attracts a diverse array of attendees from across the area, including local celebrities, dignitaries, civic and elected officials.
Johnny Gill’s new album, Game Changer, was released on his label, J Skillz Records in partnership with Caroline Music/Capitol Records. Game Changer features songs produced by GRAMMY®Award-winners Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Tony Dixon, Chuck Harmony, Claude Kelly, and Vidal Davis. The first single, “Behind Closed Doors,” peaked at No. 6 on Billboard’s Urban Adult Contemporary charts. His latest single, “Game Changer,” produced by Baby face and includes additional songwriting by Anthony Hamilton, is quickly risingup the charts, currently on Billboard’s Top 20.