Wolf Creek Amphitheater Presents Gladys Knight Live in Concert with Special Guest Howard Hewett Opening Act; Milkshake | Print |

The Wolf Creek Amphitheater presents Gladys Knight, the “Empress of Soul”, in concert at the Wolf Creek Amphitheater on Friday, May 3, 2013.

The seven-time Grammy Award Winner and former lead singer of the legendary group Gladys Knight and the Pips will grace the stage at Wolf Creek singing many of her most popular hits.

Knight’s special guest for the evening will be Howard Hewett, singer/song writer and former lead vocalist of the hit R&B sensation Shalamar. This awesome night of entertainment kicks off the Wolf Creek Amphitheater 2013 Summer Concert Series.  

Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the evening will begin at 8:00 p.m. with the smooth sounds of well-known jazz trumpeter “Milkshake” Mayfield. Milkshake has performed on stages with national and international greats such as Dizzy Gillespie and his mentor Wynton Marsalis.

Tickets went on sale March 1, 2013 at www.TicketAlternative.com (877-725-8849).  Please visit the Wolf Creek Amphitheater website for any additional updates. The website address is www.WolfCreekAmphitheater.com.

The evening will be filled with music bringing back memories for many and simply captivate the concertgoer’s love for the best of R&B music.  Wolf Creek Amphitheater is located at 3025 Merk Road, Atlanta, GA 30349. Patrons may enter the venue from the Enon Road entrance as well.  Guests are allowed to bring their own food and beverages.  Parking at the venue is only $10.00.

 

About the Performers Below: (from their bios)

 

Gladys Knight – born in Atlanta, Georgia, began singing with her siblings and they called themselves “the Pips”.  The group opened for R&B legends in the 1950’s, then headed to Motown and crossed over to pop music.  As Gladys Knight and the Pips, the group recorded their signature song, “Midnight Train to Georgia” and “Neither One of Us Wants to be the First to Say Goodbye.” Gladys Knight and the Pips with their lush harmonies and smooth choreography, the group achieved icon status having recorded some of the most memorable songs of the 1960s, and 1970s and 1980s.  They also recorded hits like “Every Beat of My Heart,” “I Heard it Through the Grapevine” and “If I Were Your Woman.”  Knight left the Pips in 1989 and continued to perform and record as a solo artist.  In 1995, Knight earned her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and the next year, Gladys Knight and the Pips were inducted into the Rock “N” Roll Hall of Fame.  Knight is an eight-time Grammy Award winning artist for both her work with Gladys Knight and the Pips and for her work as a solo artist.   Today, Knight serves as the lead judge on the new singing competition series Apollo Live held at the infamous Apollo Theatre.  Knight a long-time resident of Las Vegas returned to the Strip this past year for a special engagement held in the newly named Gladys Knight Theater in the world famous Tropicana Hotel.   

 

Howard Hewett – grew up in Akron, Ohio and relocated to Los Angeles. He danced on Soul Train and became the lead singer of the dynamic group Shalamar with Jeffrey Daniel and Jody Watley.  The group had several big hits from 1979 to 1985 including “Make That Move”, “A Night to Remember”, “Dancing in the Sheets”, “This Is For The Lover In You”, and “The Second Time Around”.  These songs were on the R&B group’s album Big Fun.  The single “The Second Time Around” went on to be number one on the soul chart.  The song went on to be their most successful hit on the Hot 100 pop chart, reaching number eight in early 1980. Then went on to top the charts on the disco/dance chart in January of 1980. In 1985 Hewett departed from the group to start his solo career.  His single “Stay” also made the Top Ten. Today, Howard is known for many signature songs such as “I’m For Real” (R&B #2) and “Stay” (R&B #8). However, it was his gospel tune ”Say Amen” that became a surprise hit on the Gospel as well as the Urban charts that continues to move  the crowds.

 

Milkshake - has traveled around the world gracing national and international stages with some of the greatest “who’s who” among contemporary jazz giants such as: Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, Clark Terry, Wynton Marsalis, Frank Foster, Cab Calloway, Freddie Hubbard, Billy Taylor, and countless others. His astounding jazz portfolio includes performances/opening acts with the SOS band; Melba Moore; The Dells; Bobby Byrd & the JBs; Avery Fisher Hall (Washington, DC); Atlanta Montreux International Jazz Fest; Kool Jazz Fest (NYC); Carnegie Hall (NYC); trumpet tribute to the legendary Miles Davis and Louis Armstrong at the United Negro College Fund Benefit’s Salute to The Apollo (2004). Milkshake was also the opening act for the Michael Franks and Alex Bugnon Concert (2006). He was the featured guest artist in the Gospel musical “The Glory Road”, Morehouse College, by Unity Production Group, LLC (May, 2009). His music presentation carries on the legacy of the jazz greats.