Evansville, IN - May 23, 2022 – Gladys Knight, known as the ‘Empress of Soul,’ is scheduled to take the Aiken Theatre stage this summer for an amazing show on July 31. The seven-time Grammy Award-winner is known for hits she recorded during the ‘60s, ‘70s, and ‘80s with her group The Pips, a group that included her brother Merald "Bubba" Knight and cousins William Guest and Edward Patten.
Knight has recorded two number-one Billboard Hot 100 singles, ‘Midnight Train to Georgia,’ and ‘That's What Friends Are For,’ eleven number-one R&B singles and six number-one R&B albums. She has won four Grammy Awards as a solo artist and three Grammy’s with The Pips. Two of her songs, ‘I Heard It Through the Grapevine,’ and ‘Midnight Train to Georgia,’ were inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame for ‘historical, artistic and significant’ value. She also recorded the theme song for the 1989 James Bond film License to Kill. Rolling Stone magazine ranked Knight among the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time.
In 1995, Knight earned her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and the next year, Gladys Knight & The Pips were inducted into the Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame. Knight published an autobiography, Between Each Line of Pain and Glory (a line taken from her million-selling recording ‘Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me’), and the next year, she and The Pips were presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Rhythm & Blues Hall of Fame. In 2004, Knight received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the annual BET Awards ceremony.
All told, Knight has recorded more than 38 albums over the years, including four solo albums during the past decade, Good Woman, Just for You, Many Different Roads, and At Last, showing the world she still has what it takes to record a hit album. Today, Knight and husband William, oversee her busy career from the Las Vegas headquarters of Shakeji, Inc., her personal entertainment corporation.
What: Gladys Knight
When: Sunday, July 31, 2022, at 8:00 PM
Where: Old National Events Plaza, Aiken Theatre
Tickets: Tickets start at $46.50 plus applicable fees and tax.
For more information about Gladys Knight, visit: www.GladysKnight.com
Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.com or the Old National Events Plaza Box Office.
For more information about the Aiken Theatre, visit: www.oldnationaleventsplaza.com
About JAC National Management Group
JAC National Management Group LLC brokers concerts, conventions, spectacle shows and sporting events for through subsidiary company, JAC Live. The core executive team, previously event promoters, lead JAC Management and offer expertise in making dynamic deals on behalf of clients. With a combined 15+ years in the concert industry JAC Management offers relationships with the world’s top agencies and artist management, routing entertainment icons such as Elton John, Barry Manilow, Tim McGraw, Motley Crue, Cirque Du Soliel, Earth Wind and Fire, Bob Dylan, and moreFor more information, visit www.jacmg.com.
About Old National Events Plaza
Old National Events Plaza, managed by ASM Global, is Evansville, Indiana’s premier convention center and largest live entertainment theatre. Housing a spacious 2,500-seat theatre, 38,000 square- feet of column free exhibit space, a beautiful 14,000 square-foot ballroom, and 12,00 square-feet of meeting space, Old National Events Plaza hosts a variety of events. The venue offers easy scheduling, one-stop-shop services, and in-house catering and audio-visual services. For more information and a complete schedule of events, please visit www.oldnationaleventsplaza.com.
About ASM Global
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