Brantley Gilbert getting a little help from his friends at Chattanooga Unite benefit

FILE - This Jan. 10, 2014 file photo shows Trace Adkins at the All My Friends: Celebrating The Songs and Voice of Gregg Allman tribute in Atlanta. Adkinsí publicist confirmed to The Associated Press on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014 that the singer entered rehab after consuming alcohol during the Country Cruising cruise. The 52-year-old ìCelebrity Apprenticeî winner has canceled the remainder of his performances during the weeklong cruise that wraps up Sunday after stops in Jamaica, Grand Cayman and Mexico. (Photo by Dan Harr/Invision/AP, FIle)

If you go

* What: Chattanooga Unite: A Tribute on the River* When: 2-9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16* Where: Opening parade will travel along Broad Street beginning at M.L. King Boulevard and ending at Ross’s Landing on Riverfront Parkway* Admission: Free, but donations will be taken* Phone: 423-756-2211* Websites:,* Note: There will be free parking and a shuttle service originating at Finley Stadium

Interview with Samuel L. Jackson in tomorrow’s paper

Barry Courter spoke with actor Samuel L. Jackson, who will emcee the Chattanooga Unite event on Wednesday. Read in Wednesday’s Times Free Press what the former Chattanoogan has to say about the event, Chattanooga and being the highest-grossing film actor of all time.