Smokey Robinson, one of the most iconic figures in American R&B, is set to make his triumphant return to DPAC for an intimate, one-night engagement. The Motown legend and pioneer will perform at DPAC on Sunday, April 29, 2018.
Once pronounced by Bob Dylan as America’s “greatest living poet,” acclaimed singer-songwriter Smokey Robinson’s career spans over 4 decades of hits. Smokey Robinson is responsible for much of what is known as the ‘Motown sound,’ having written, produced and performed a vast number of the label’s signature hits. Over his five decade career, Smokey founded the Miracles, scouted talent like the Supremes for Motown, and he helped define pop-oriented soul with his smooth tenor voice, impeccable timing and profound sense of lyric.
With over 4,000 songs to his credit, Smokey’s many Motown hits include his solo classics like “Cruisin’” and “Being With You”; the Miracles’ “Ooo Baby Baby,” “Going to a Go-Go,” “Tears of a Clown,” and “The Tracks of My Tears”; the Temptations’ “My Girl” and “Get Ready”; Mary Wells’ “My Guy”; Marvin Gaye’s “I’ll Be Doggone” and many more. Covered by the Beatles (“You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me”), The Captain & Tennille (“Shop Around”) and Ella Fitzgerald (“The Hunter Gets Captured by the Game”), Smokey was deservedly awarded the Kennedy Center Honors in 2006.
Robinson has received numerous other awards including the Grammy® Living Legend Award, NARAS Lifetime Achievement Award, and an Honorary Doctorate from Howard University and the National Medal of Arts Award from the President of the United States. He has also been inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters’ Hall of Fame.
|Sun, Apr 29, 2018 • 7:30 PM|
-In Person: 123 Vivian Street, Durham, North Carolina 27701
|See Tickets and Pricing|
Please note that all guests require a ticket, regardless of age. Children under the age of 6 are not allowed at this performance. Children must be able to sit quietly in their own seat without disturbing other guests.
Photography and Video Recording is prohibited. All electronic devices (cell phones, smart phones, tablets, digital cameras) must be turned off before entering the seating area. Cameras with detachable lens are not allowed into the building.
Our lobby doors open 60 minutes prior to show time.
6:30pm- Lobby Doors & Seating Area Opens
7:30pm- Performance Begins
* Please note all times are approximate and subject to change without notice.
Safety First - Bag Check
For your safety, all guests and their bags are subject to inspection before entry. This inspection may include the use of metal detectors. Restricted items include, but are not limited to, Alcohol, Cameras, Glass Bottles, and Weapons of any kind. In addition, we will also now restrict backpacks and any oversized bags larger than 12 inches x 12 inches x 10 inches (about the size of a standard milk crate). Safety first is our goal. Please let us know if you have any questions or feedback at [email protected].
Currently, this event has not approved using our video screens. Please feel free to check back closer to the event for updates. If approved, we will post notice here.
For many concert, comedy, and special events at DPAC, we offer added views of the stage with two big screens (size: 16’ x 9’) hung to the sides of the stage or above the stage. These big screens can add to the visual experience of our concert, comedy, and special events and give guests seated farther from the stage what we like to call “a tenth row view”. Approval to use these screens always rests with the visiting show and about half of all concert and comedy events do use these screens.
The VIP Ticket Package includes seating in the first 10 rows and a photo with Smokey Robinson. Further details will be emailed closer to show date.
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