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Gladys Knight and The O'Jays

Jun 27 , 2013 · BELK THEATER at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center

Prices begin at $39.50

Family Reunion 2013

The Empress of Soul with America’s Treasured R&B Trio Rock and Roll Hall of Famers with Five Decades of Smash Hits. Come Join Our Family Reunion!

The great ones endure, and Gladys Knight and The O'Jays have long been two of the greatest. The labels ‘icon’ and ‘legend’ are often overused, but no truer words have been spoken about these two performers. Both are Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees, multiple Grammy® nominees and staunch humanitarians.

Eight-time Grammy® winner Gladys Knight has enjoyed #1 hits in pop, R&B and Adult Contemporary including her mega-hits “Midnight Train to Georgia” and "Neither One of Us (Wants to Be the First to Say Goodbye)." She has triumphed in film, television and live performance. Following her successful run competing on Dancing With the Stars, Knight found herself again on stage with the currently syndicated sitcom, The First Family, where she plays the mother of President William Johnson. Coming fall 2013, Knight will lend her musical expertise to Centric’s original series Apollo Live.

The O'Jays--Eddie Levert, Sr., Walter Williams, Sr. and Eric Nolan Grant--have amassed 24 Top Ten smashes and 59 total charted songs and 50-plus years making such international hits as "Back Stabbers," "For The Love Of Money," "Love Train," "I Love Music" and "Use Ta Be My Girl." The O'Jays are light years away from easing up on the gas. Like fine wine, The O'Jays just get better with time.

Part of PNC Bank Celebrity Series

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Parking and Directions

A special preferred parking rate of only $5* is available for our patrons in our designated garage.
Bank of America Center Parking Garage
Entrances at:   150 N. College St.
                      290 E. 5th St.

The $5 rate is applicable when parked in the garage after 5pm on weekdays, Mon – Fri. If parked in the garage before 5pm, the $5 rate is void. There is no time restriction for the weekend, Sat & Sun.

Getting and Using Your Parking Pass When You Arrive

  1. Pull the garage entry ticket when you arrive at the designated garage. You will need this to exit!
  2. Purchase a $5 Blumenthal exit pass at the theater or click here to purchase in advance online. If you would rather purchase by phone, please call 704.335.1010*

When You Exit

  1. Insert your garage entry ticket into the yellow slot. Amount due will display on the screen.
  2. Insert your Blumenthal exit pass in the same yellow slot, with arrow pointing at slot.
  3. Gate arm will rise and screen will display “drive safely.”

*Pre-paid parking is not available day of show.

CLICK HERE to Purchase your Parking Exit Pass in Advance

CLICK HERE for parking information for Spirit Square events. (McGlohon Theater, Duke Energy Theater)

CLICK HERE for parking information for Knight Theater events.

Accessibility

Advance reservations for Patron Assistance are encouraged to ensure the best possible experience!

  • Infrared listening system for people with hearing impairments
  • Wheelchair accessibility
  • Wheelchair seating
  • Limited booster seats available at Belk Theater.

Wheelchair access
All of our theaters and classrooms are accessible to patrons who use wheelchairs. Most restrooms and water fountains in all facilities are wheelchair accessible, and restrooms are equipped with strobe-light as well as audio alarm systems. A wheelchair accessible "unisex" restroom on the Belk Theater's Grand Tier level accommodates persons who may need assistance from a spouse or companion of the opposite sex. Ask an usher for the location.

Entry and exit assistance
For performances in the Belk Theater, an usher can meet patrons who need assistance at the corner of Tryon and 5th Streets or valet parking on Tryon. If you wish to receive this service, please contact the Box Office at least 2 days prior to the performance to make these arrangements.

SERVICES FOR THE VISUALLY-IMPAIRED

Audio Description
Certain performances will be audio described for the blind or visually impaired. The Box Office will provide a schedule of these performances upon request. Audio description provides an on-going oral description of the action, sets and costumes during the performance. Each participant wears a headset, and no other patrons are able to hear the descriptions. For Belk Theater performances, patrons can pick up headsets at the coat check in the Grand Tier Lobby.

Large Print Programs
Large print programs are available for patrons at many performances. At Belk Theater, assistance is available at the coat check in the Grand Tier Lobby.

Service Animals
If you or someone in your party plans to attend an event with a service animal, please inform the Box Office when purchasing your tickets so that we may arrange for an aisle seat.

SERVICES FOR THE DEAF AND HARD-OF-HEARING

Interpreting
Certain performances at the Performing Arts Center will be interpreted for the hearing impaired. The Box Office will provide a schedule of these performances as requested. There will be one Sign Interpreted and Audio Described performance in each Broadway Lights engagement on a Sunday at 2pm.

Assistive Listening Devices
In Belk Theater, headsets may be checked out from the coat check located in the Grand Tier and Mezzanine.

Communication Devices
TTY/TOO is available on the Mezzanine Level of the Belk Theater near the entrance from Founders Hall.

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