Gladys Knight, the “Empress of Soul” will be headlining this year’s Homecoming Spectacular at Brigham Young University on Saturday, October 15. The performances will be at the Marriott Center on BYU Campus at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
The Georgia-born soul/R&B artist began performing when she was 16. Knight has garnered seven Grammy Awards and has had several #1 hits on the R&B and pop charts. Besides her music career, Knight is a humanitarian and philanthropist for the American Diabetes Association, American Cancer Society and the Minority AIDS Project. Knight has also been honored by the NAACP and the Congress of Racial Equality.
Tickets for the BYU Homecoming Spectacular go on sale on July 11 as part of the BYU Arts Pass and on July 18 for the general public. Tickets are available atbyutickets.com and range from $10-38.
Also joining Knight are singers Peter Hollens and Lexi Mae Walker and BYU groups Vocal Point, Noteworthy, Young Ambassadors, the Cougarettes, Theatre Ballet, Synthesis and members of the Men’s and Women’s Choruses.