Fri, Jan 25 at 8:00 PM @ Ruth Eckerd Hall
Multiple GRAMMY®-winner Gladys Knight returns to Ruth Eckerd Hall for one night only! 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. In 2014, Gladys released Where My Heart Belongs, which won an NAACP Image Award for “Outstanding Gospel Album”.
Georgia-born, Knight began performing professionally at the age of four. In 1959, she and her brother Bubba formed the group, The Pips and in 1960, the group debuted their first album. The group was renamed Gladys Knight & The Pips in 1962 and the classic line-up was in place. 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. Top 20 hits, like 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 #1 smash Midnight Train to Georgia established Gladys Knight and The Pips as the premiere pop/R&B vocal ensemble in the world. The party kept rolling with hits like On and On from the Academy Award® nominated soundtrack of Curtis Mayfield’s Claudine, the 1974 comedy about love in the inner city. Knight enjoyed another #1 hit in 1985 when she teamed up with Stevie Wonder, Elton John and Dionne Warwick on That’s What Friends Are For.
A humanitarian and philanthropist, Knight has devoted to various worthy causes, including the American Diabetes Association, for which she is a 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 numerous organizations as well, including the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), B’Nai Brith and is a recipient of BET’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
Tickets are *$150, $99.25, $69.25, $49.25, and $39.25.
*$150 Pre-show Party Package includes a premium seat, access to party lounge including high-end appetizers, dessert & coffee, plus one beer, wine or soda, beginning 2 hours prior to show time. Artist does not appear at party.
Enjoy an exclusive Pre-show Party in our Dimmitt Lounge including high-end appetizers, create-your-own action or carving station, dessert & coffee, plus your choice of one beer, wine, single liquor drink or soda ($10 value) for only $25 per person (includes tax and gratuity). Doors open two hours prior to the performance. Due to limited capacity, we suggest advance purchase.
Pre-Show Party Menu:
Fried Green Tomato Crustini w/ Pimento Cheese and candied Jalapeno
Jerk Chicken Eggrolls w/ cilantro lime sauce
BBQ Pulled Pork w/ Squash Slaw
Dessert – Chef’s Choice
Peach Cobbler w/ whipped cream
Please note, this is a heavy appetizers dining experience, not full course dinner meal experience. Does not include admission to the show. Show ticket is required for entry. Artist does not appear at dinner. Group discounts available for parties of 15 or more by calling (727) 712-2717. Menu items subject to substitutions without notice.
Parking & Directions
Ruth Eckerd Hall
1111 McMullen Booth Rd
Clearwater, FL 33759
Ruth Eckerd Hall is located one mile north of the Bayside Bridge (SR 611) and the Courtney Campbell Causeway (SR 60).
On-site parking is available free of charge. Valet services are also available for most performances.
From St. Petersburg – Head north on I-275 towards Roosevelt Blvd (SR 686); head west and follow signs to St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport. Cross the Bayside Bridge. SR 686 becomes McMullen Booth Rd. Turn right onto Ruth Eckerd Hall Dr.
From Tampa – Head west on the Courtney Campbell Causeway (SR 60) towards Clearwater Beach. Turn right (heading north) onto McMullen Booth Rd. Turn right onto Ruth Eckerd Hall Dr.
From Tarpon Springs/Palm Harbor – Head south on East Lake Rd (SR 611). East Lake Rd becomes McMullen Booth Rd. Turn left onto Ruth Eckerd Hall Dr.
Ruth Eckerd Hall is committed to providing an accessible building and pleasurable performance experience to every member of our audience and staff.
Special accommodations (ie. aisle seats, ramp access, space for a service dog, etc.) should be requested at time of purchase. Wheelchair locations with companion seats are available for all performances. Limited availability. Please order early.
Accessible Parking & Entry
On the Ruth Eckerd Hall campus, disabled parking places are located around the facility on a first come - first served basis. They are clearly marked; for additional assistance, please ask a parking lot attendant for direction. There are designated drop-off points at each entrance for easy access to the lobbies.
At the Capitol Theatre, the City of Clearwater provides public parking on the street and in local lots in the area. Patrons are welcome to use valet service when available at 50% off by presenting their disabled parking permit.
Elevators are available at the ground level accessing the Ruth Eckerd Hall upper lobbies, the Margarete Heye Great Room, the Dimmitt Atrium Lounge, the Hoffman Dress Circle Room and the Marcia P. Hoffman School of the Arts. The Capitol Theatre elevator is located on the west side of the building.
Sign Language Interpretation
If you require a sign language interpreter, please submit a written request to the Patron Services Manager at least four (4) weeks prior to the event date. Mail requests to: Patron Services Manager, Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater, FL 33759. For more information, call Patron Services at 727.712.2707.
Hearing Assistance System
Patrons with a hearing disability may enjoy use of our state-of-the-art infrared Assistive Listening Device system free of charge. Listeners use a compact, portable receiver and earphones to hear clearly and easily from anywhere in the seating area. Please note, you will need to leave a driver's license or a credit card until the listening device is returned. Please speak to an usher at the Information Station to request an Assistive Listening Device.
Accessible restrooms are located near all event spaces, classrooms and administrative offices.
For more information or to schedule a tour of the facility, please call Patron Services at 727.791.7060 ext 4104.