'Empress of Soul' Gladys Knight to perform at EKU Center May 20

Monday, February 6, 2017

Seven-time Grammy winner and film and television sensation Gladys Knight is coming to EKU Center for the Arts in Richmond, Kentucky, on Saturday, May 20 at 7:30 PM. Knight is an icon of the golden Motown era of the 1960s, charting hit after hit, including "I Heard It Throughthe Grapevine" (1967), "The Nitty Gritty" (1969),"Friendship Train" (1969), "If I Were Your Woman" (1970), "I Don't Want To Do Wrong" (1971), the Grammy winner "Neither One of Us (Wants to Be the First to Say Goodbye)" (1972), and "Daddy Could Swear (I Declare)" (1973).

In addition to enchanting audiences with decades of memorable hits, Knight has been a guest judge and performer on American Idol and a contestant on Dancing with the Stars. She appeared in the Tyler Perry film, I Can Do Bad All By Myself, and opened the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City with "This is Our Time." She has earned a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and Gladys Knight & The Pips were inducted into the Rock ‘N Roll Hall of Fame in 1996.

The success of Gladys Knight & The Pips continued even after they left Motown in 1973 with hits such as the Grammy-winning "Midnight Train to Georgia", "I've Got to Use My Imagination", and "Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me." This famous union eventually ended, and Knight toured and recorded as a solo artist after the Pips retired in 1988.

Tickets range from $65 to $110 and can be purchased online at EKUCenter.com, by calling Etix at 800.514.3849, or in person at 1 Hall Drive in Richmond, on the campus of Eastern Kentucky University.