CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Neighborhood Theatre in Charlotte's NoDa neighborhood will be rocking in the name of Autism Speaks on Saturday night.
Jim Quick & Coastline will headline a benefit concert and Christmas Party. The night will also include food from Amelie's French Bakery and Spice South Indian Cuisine. There will also be a silent auction.
Former Carolina Panther Brenston Buckner will serve as celebrity host. He appeared on WBTV News First at 4 to talk about the event. Buckner has been a supporter of autism related causes because of his friendship with former Panthers quarterback Rodney Peete. Peete and his wife Holly Robinson Peete have a young boy on the autism spectrum.
Proceeds from Saturday night's event go to Autism Speaks. The organization funds research into the causes, prevention, treatments and cures for autism. The disorder affects one in 110 children.