CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) – Grammy-winning performer Anthony Hamilton stood on stage in his traditional hat on Saturday afternoon in the heart of his hometown.
The singer, songwriter and producer headlined the Novant Health Welcome Back festival in Romare Bearden Park.
The celebration was not just about celebrating the fight against COVID-19, it was also about honoring our healthcare workers.
Last December, Hamilton faced his own struggle after contracting the virus.
“I had COVID pretty bad in December and was in the hospital for two weeks,” Hamilton told WBTV. “Novant protected me, with God and the right team, I’m right here, so thank Novant.”
The artist took the stage in Uptown Charlotte to perform some of his hits and thanked the health care workers who were on the forefront of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hamilton said he practically appeared a few times during the pandemic, but the Saturday appearance was his first live appearance in Charlotte since the pandemic began.
“It was my first time at home in front of a live audience, saw some of my friends, some people I grew up with, and the people who helped me get where I am, so it felt like good at, ”said Hamilton. “And it was for a good cause, Novant, frontline people, getting people back to normal lives.”
Novant’s “Welcome Back” celebration was organized to reunite our communities.
There was music, food and an added appreciation for our frontline staff who worked tirelessly to keep us healthy.
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