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Gladys Knight coming to Hoyt Sherman Place June 17

Seven-time Grammy winner Gladys Knight, who has had No. 1 hits in Pop, Gospel, R&B and Adult Contemporary during her 50-year career, will perform at Hoyt Sherman Place in Des Moines on June 17 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $79, $99, $125, and $140 and will go on sale Friday, March 6 at 10 a.m. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Hoyt Sherman Place Box Office, online at Ticketmaster.com, or by phone at 800-982-2787.

Knight first found prominence with Gladys Knight & The Pips who she teamed with to release their first album in 1960 when Knight was just 16 years of age. 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 such as “Every Beat of My Heart,” “Letter Full of Tears,” “I Heard it Through the Grapevine” and “If I Were Your Woman,” set the stage for an amazing run in the mid-1970s, with Top 10 gold-certified singles like “Neither One of Us (Wants to be the First to Say Goodbye),” “I’ve Got to Use My Imagination,” “Best Thing to Ever Happen to Me” and the No. 1 single “Midnight Train to Georgia.”

June 17 also marks a special occasion for Hoyt Sherman Place, as it will be the official grand opening of the venue’s new Center for Artists and Education. All ticket holders to the Gladys Knight concert will be invited to tour the new spaces after the concert and enjoy celebratory refreshments. Stay tuned for more details.