Seven-time Grammy Award Winner Gladys Knight to Play at Foellinger Theatre, August 17

General and in-person sales begin Friday, May 17, at 10:00a.m.  

 Fort Wayne, Ind. –Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation announces that the Foellinger Theatre will host multi-genre artist Gladys Knight on Saturday, August 17, 2024 at 7:30 p.m.


The great ones endure, and Gladys Knight has long been one of the greatest. Very few singers over the last sixty years have matched her unassailable artistry. This seven-time GRAMMY Award winner has enjoyed #1 hits in Pop, Gospel, R&B, and Adult Contemporary, and has triumphed in film, television, and live performance. 

All told, Knight has recorded more than 38 albums over the years, including four solo albums: “Good Woman” (1991); “Just for You” (1994); the inspirational “Many Different Roads” (1999); and “At Last” (2001).  “At Last” showed the world that she still has what it takes to record a hit album, employing the talents of contemporary producers like Randy Jackson.

Knight has continued to spread her acting wings, making a guest star appearance in the FOX hit show “Star” and appearing in the film “Almost Christmas” in 2016, both which were produced and directed by Lee Daniels.  She appeared on ABC’s 14th season of “Dancing with The Stars” in 2012. In 2019, she competed on the inaugural season of “The Masked Singer” and sang the National Anthem at Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta.  Knight sang the National Anthem on yet another major sports stage at the 2021 NBA All-Star Game. This past 2022 holiday season she starred in “I’m Glad It’s Christmas” on Great American Family and received the 45th Kennedy Center Honors for Lifetime Artistic Achievements along with George Clooney, Amy Grant, Tania Leone and U2 in December.  In addition, this past March she received the National Medal of Arts along with Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Bruce Springsteen, Jose Feliciano and Mindy Kaling. This year she will be honored as a 2024 Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award Honoree.

Her involvement in other creative undertakings, business ventures and humanitarian activities has been extensive, and has brought her honors from industry and community alike. In 2015, A portion of Atlanta’s State Route 9 from Peachtree Street to 14th Street was officially named Gladys Knight Highway.

Local pre-sale tickets will be available from 10:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 16, with code SUMMER at

All general and in-person sales at the Parks and Recreation Department (705 East State Blvd.) begin Friday, May 17, at 10:00 a.m. For more information, visit and click on Purchase Theatre Tickets.

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