- $40 for one ticket to see Gladys Knight & The O’Jays (up to $98.50 value)
- When: Thursday, August 20, at 8 p.m.
- Where: Count Basie Theatre
- Seating: balcony
- Door time: 7 p.m.
- Click here to view the seating chart
Gladys Knight & The O’Jays
- Her nickname: the Empress of Soul
- 16: the age when she released her debut album with The Pips
- 7: the number of Grammy awards she’s earned
- Where you’ve heard her powerhouse voice: on the hits “I Heard It Through the Grapevine,” “Midnight Train to Georgia,” “Every Beat of My Heart,” and “That’s What Friends Are For”
- Where you’ve seen her: on your TV screen if you were watching her guest spots on A Different World, Living Single, or 30 Rock
- Her latest: 2014’s Where My Heart Belongs, on which the singer showcases her skill with both soul-gospel and traditional hymns
- Who The O’Jays are: Rock and Roll Hall of Famers and the living embodiment of classic Philly soul
- Their sound: a smooth melding of R&B and disco, made famous by songs such as “Love Train” and “Back Stabbers”
Count Basie Theatre
Upon entering the Count Basie Theatre, guests may feel as though they’ve slipped through a crack in time and ended up in the early 1900s. Opulent marble staircases and gold details grab the eyes of visitors, recalling the decadence of Hollywood’s history and gently pulling them to the auditorium. There, the acoustically pleasing construction wins out as sound spreads and funnels through a sunburst dome embellished with a dangling chandelier. Since opening in 1926, the Count Basie has earned numerous accolades, including a nod from Pollstar magazine, which listed it as one of the Top 100 Worldwide Theatre Venues.