Sat Mar 04

Stephanie Mills & Will Downing

R&B’s Biggest Night

Sensational R&B, soul, and gospel artist, Stephanie Mills is bringing you her signature sounds to DPAC on March 4, 2017, along with the Prince of Sophisticated Soul - Will Downing, and North Carolina based special guest, Yolanda Rabun.  Don’t miss this night - The Feel the Fire Tour.

Stephanie Mills is one of the most distinctive voices in contemporary music whose onstage energy and power inspires standing ovations wherever she performs. She is a legendary Grammy® and America Music Award winning recording artist with five best-selling albums and ten Billboard #1 singles.

Over the span of 35 years of her illustrious career, Stephanie Mills has distinguished herself as an actress and performer.  Stephanie‘s critically acclaimed appearances in shows like the four-time Tony Award -winning “The Wiz” have assured her of a consistent and loyal fan base. 

“Mr. Will Downing’s music has stood the test of time and over the course of a 27- year career he has unquestionably become a living example of the absolute best that smooth R&B and Soul has to offer.  He became a fixture at the top of the contemporary jazz charts, courtesy of a number of solid releases. He has a Grammy® nomination and continues to give back to his community through charities dear to his heart.

Yolanda Rabun's recent release of her self-titled project, Yolanda is making waves on the UK Soul Top 30 chart and Billboard's Smooth Jazz Most Adds Chart among others.  The album made the 59th Annual Grammy Nominations First-Round Ballots!  A skilled singer with a natural storytelling instinct, Yolanda Rabun is a must have artist for your music collection.

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Sat, Mar 4, 2017 • 8:00 PM


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  • Prices include 7.5% sales tax.
  • Visit our Where to Buy page for The Ticket Center at DPAC address and hours.

IMPORTANT ALERT: There is a ticket delay on this event. All delivery, including print-at-home tickets will be delayed until 72 hours before the show.

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Age Restriction

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.

Camera Policy

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.

Event Schedule

7:00pm- Lobby Doors & Seating Area Open
8:00pm- Performance Begins

*Please note all times are approximate and subject to change.

Video Screens

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.

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 by 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].

Weather Policy

All performances scheduled at DPAC normally take place as planned. For more information on our inclement weather policy please visit INCLEMENT WEATHER FAQ.