The great ones endure, and Gladys Knight 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, R&B and Adult Contemporary, and has triumphed in film, television and live performance.
This spring, Knight – a longtime Las Vegas resident – returns to the Strip for a “Welcome Home” special engagement at the famed Tropicana Hotel beginning April 5th. Produced by Freestyle Mac, the show will take place in the newly named Gladys Knight Theater (fka Tiffany Theater), where she’ll showcase fan favorites and newer hits alongside an 11-piece band and her always entertaining brother Bubba, one of the original Pips. An incredibly popular hometown performer, Knight was a top draw at the Flamingo for five years in the early 2000s, where her show was repeatedly named the Las Vegas Review Journal’s “Show of the Year.” The Tropicana shows can be seen Tuesday through Thursday at 8pm, and Friday and Saturday nights at 9pm.
A tireless humanitarian, Knight is an iconic supporter of the Boys & Girls Club of America. She just recently donated a Randy Jackson-produced song, “The Dream,” to motivate youths to fulfill their dreams, raise awareness of the need for BGCA, as well as create a way to support the non-profit through iTunes purchases. In the song itself, the choir singing along with Knight was comprised of members of the Bronx-based Kips Bay BGC, the same one that superstar and BGCA national spokesperson Jennifer Lopez grew up in.