Gladys Knight: Command Performance 2018

The Carolina Theatre presents the
7th Annual Command Performance Benefit Gala featuring
GLADYS KNIGHT

*Command Performance is the Carolina Theatre’s annual gala and fundraiser. Proceeds provide additional operating funds for the 90-year-old theatre, Downtown Greensboro’s original performing arts center.

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The great ones endure, and GLADYS KNIGHT, the Empress of Soul, has long been one of the greatest. Very few singers over the last fifty years have matched her unassailable artistry. This seven-time Grammy winner has enjoyed #1 hits in Pop, Gospel, R&B and Adult Contemporary, and has triumphed in film, television and live performance.

Knight began performing gospel music at age four. Three years later, she won the grand prize on TV’s “Ted Mack’s Amateur Hour,” and the following year, her mother created a group with Gladys, her brother Bubba, sister Brenda and cousins William and Elenor Guest. They called themselves The Pips in honor of their cousin/manager, James Pip Woods. Brenda and Elenor left the group, replaced by cousin Edward Patten and friend Langston George. The group was renamed Gladys Knight & The Pips, and following George’s departure in 1962, the classic line-up was in place.

The group debuted their first album in 1960, when Knight was just sixteen. With Knight singing lead and The Pips providing lush harmonies and graceful choreography, the group went on to achieve icon status, having recorded some of the most memorable songs of the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. All told, Knight has recorded more than 38 albums over the years, including four solo albums.

A humanitarian and philanthropist, Knight has also devoted herself to a number of causes, including the American Diabetes Association as national spokesperson, the American Cancer Society, the Minority AIDS Project, amFAR and Crisis Intervention, and The Boys and Girls Club. She has been honored by NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Congress of Racial Equality, B’Nai Brith, and is a recent recipient of BET’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

Today, Knight is a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, performer, restaurateur, and entrepreneur with a spiritual outlook on her life. Her faith has been the driving force behind all of Knight’s endeavors, guiding her through her many successes.

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Command Performance tickets levels include:

Gala and Concert – $300
Cocktails in the Carolina Theatre’s elegant lobby followed by a gourmet dinner in the Renaissance Room overlooking the lobby, or in The Crown on the third floor, with premium seats at the benefit concert; full tables are also available in six, eight, or ten seat arrangements

Premium Orchestra Pit Seating – $175
Exclusive seating in the Carolina Theatre’s orchestra pit for the Gladys Knight performance

• Concert-Only Tickets – $95, $75, $55 or $25, depending on location

A $3 Theatre Facility Fee and sales tax will be added to concert-only tickets. (Gala tickets include taxes and fees.)

Online orders for this show are limited to six tickets per person/household. Larger groups should contact the Carolina Theatre Box Office in person or at 336-333-2605.

Please note: There is an additional $3.50 per ticket web fee for Internet purchases; call the Carolina Theatre Box Office at 336-333-2605 to avoid those charges. Guests can opt to have tickets mailed for a $1 postage fee, or can pick up tickets in will call for no additional charge.