JUST ANNOUNCED: Motown legend Smokey Robinson to perform in Dayton

Kettering Health Network has announced Motown sensation Smokey Robinson will perform in Dayton this fall.

Robinson will perform at Kettering Medical Center Foundation’s Heart to Heart charity event on Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 8 p.m. at the Benjamin and Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center in Dayton.

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In 1960, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles recorded their and Motown’s first million selling hit, "Shop Around.” Between 1960 and 1970, Robinson would produce 26 top 40 hits with the Miracles including several top 10 hits such as "You've Really Got a Hold on Me," "I Second That Emotion" and the group's only No. 1 pop hit, "The Tears Of A Clown". Other notable hits include, "Ooo Baby Baby” and “The Tracks Of My Tears."

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Credit: Manuel Bautista-Macias

Credit: Manuel Bautista-Macias

For three decades, Heart to Heart has focused regional attention on Kettering Medical Center's benchmark cardiovascular program and has raised over $7.5 million for advanced medical technology, patient-centered education and recovery, community cardiac and stroke screening and outreach, and advanced caregiver training.

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Concert tickets go on sale Monday, Aug. 5 at 10 a.m., and can be purchased at ticketcenterstage.com or by calling Ticket Center Stage at 937-228-3630.

Tickets range from $50 - $125.


2018 — The Beach Boys

2017 — The Commodores

2016 — Clint Black

2015 — Marie Osmond, w/David Osmond

2014 — Martina McBride

2013 — Sarah McLachlan

2012 — Vince Gill

2011 — Gladys Knight

2010 — Diana Ross

2009 — The Rat Pack Encore

2008 — Carole King

2007 — Al Jarreau & George Benson 2006 Trisha Yearwood

2005 — Michael McDonald

2004 — Patti LaBelle

2003 — Tony Bennett

2002 — Willie Nelson

2001 — Olivia Newton-John

2000 — Kenny Rogers

1999 — Kenny G

1998 — Bill Cosby 1997 Kathleen Battle

1996 — Itzhak Perlman

1995 — Ben Vereen

1994 — Tony Bennett

1993 — Michael Feinstein

1992 — Judy Collins

1991 — The Canadian Brass

1990 — Roberta Peters

1989 — Steve Allen


What: Smokey Robinson at Kettering Medical Center Foundation's Heart to Heart

When: Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 8 p.m.

Where: Schuster Performing Arts Center, 1 W. 2nd St., Dayton

Cost: Tickets range from $50 - $125.

More info: Website 

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