Legendary singer-songwriter Chubby Checkers will perform at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, Nov. 2. Showtime is set for 7:30 p.m. and tickets start at $28 each.
Ernest Evans was born in Spring Gulley, S.C., but grew up in South Philadelphia, where he lived with his parents and two brothers. When he was a small boy, his mother took him to see Sugar Child Robinson, a child piano prodigy and also the famous country singer Ernest Tubb. Young Evans was so impressed, that he vowed to someday enter show business. When he was only 11 years old, he formed a street corner harmony group.