3 November - 11 November


The Legend Returns

Ready to be transported? Jam out to the mellow vibes and melodic highs of certified R&B legend Brian McKnight! The platinum-selling, Grammy-nominated artist is coming to your base to soothe your soul and uplift your imagination with classic hits that made him famous and newer music inspired by a lifetime of experience. Discover new musical inspirations and fall back in love with your favorite classics.

Get ready for this incredible show as the legend returns to AFE. Bring your friends and be serenaded by the soulful hits of Brian McKnight as he brings the best of R&B to your base. This is one show you do not want to miss!

Fri 10 Nov 2023 CAMP ZAMA SHOW
Sat 11 Nov 2023 CAMP FOSTER SHOW
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  • Why do entertainers perform for the military?

    Performers need to perform. It's in their DNA. Plus, going on tour with Armed Forces Entertainment is an opportunity for artists to give back and honor the sacrifices deployed servicemembers and their families make on behalf of our country. For up-and-coming artists, touring with AFE is a great way to build an audience. For established artists, it's an up-close-and-personal way to say thanks to fans.

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  • Why are there occasional schedule changes?

    Sometimes emergencies and personal challenges pop up for scheduled artists. Add the uncertainty of world politics, and tour agendas inevitably shift. We rush the updates to the effected venue and make changes to the online show schedule as quickly as possible. It doesn't happen often, but it does happen, and we're sorry for the inconvenience.

  • Can I invite non-military people to AFE events?

    It depends on the rules of your installation. In general, yes, non-military guests are allowed at AFE shows. But military personnel are our priority.

Brian McKnight

Brian McKnight began his storied recording career in 1992 with his self-titled album. His firm sense of musical identity and knack for intimately engaging R&B drove his critically acclaimed debut on the Billboard Top 200 album chart and helped deliver his very first Top 20 single, “One Last Cry.” Since 1992, McKnight has charted dozens of albums and songs, including R&B classics “Anytime,” “Back at One,” “Shoulda, Woulda, Coulda,” and “Love Is.” On June 26th, 2020, his 20th album, “Exodus,” was released by the The SoNo Recording Group.

Over the course of 25 million albums sold worldwide, four Top Ten albums on the Billboard 200 album chart, 16 Grammy nominations, nine BET Awards nominations, American Music Awards and MTV Video Music Awards nominations, an NAACP Image Award ( named Outstanding Male Artist in 2000) and a Soul Train Music Award (Best R&B/Soul, Male, 1999), faithful fans and R&B music lovers have enjoyed a musical relationship with Brian McKnight that has resulted in platinum, double-platinum (“Anytime,” 1997) and triple-platinum ( “Back At One,” 1997) certifications and several Top 10 and Top 20 R&B/AC hits.

It was the music that shaped not only the artistic direction for his new album, EXODUS, but determined the path of McKnight’s career moving forward. After releasing several singles since his last album, McKnight had an epiphany fueled by his relationship with his wife Leilani. “When I released `When I’m Gone,’ I had a different idea of what the record was going to be,” Brian divulges. “That’s when I switched gears and came up with the idea of Exodus. Literally, I was sitting on the bed with my guitar, watching my wife doing her makeup about ten feet away from where I was sitting. I just look at her and I hear music playing. It may seem cliché, but clichés are clichés because they’re true. The sun shines a little brighter, the air is a little cleaner when she’s in my view . . . and since I met her it’s been that way.”

Summarizing his career, McKnight said, “I’ve never tried to follow a trend necessarily; I always wanted when my music came on that you knew exactly who it was. I think that’s what this is that I’m doing with Exodus. When you listen to it, the entire journey has to have a beginning and an end. I live my life kind of like average and I really try to do things on my own terms; I think I’ve done that almost since the beginning of my career. And I really want to get into this next chapter of my life, whatever that is in my life. So, I’m really looking forward to that.”