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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Photo: 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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