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Gladys Knight to headline fundraiser for Madam Walker Legacy Center

Knight will perform at the 2nd annual Legacy Fest on Friday, June 13, 2023.
Credit: AP Photo/Susan Walsh
Gladys Knight performs in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2022, during the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit dinner.

INDIANAPOLIS — The “Empress of Soul” Gladys Knight will headline a fundraiser for the Madam Walker Legacy Center.

Knight will perform at the 2nd annual Legacy Fest on Friday, June 13, 2023.

Legacy Fest is held on Juneteenth weekend and helps support the organization's year-round programming, which includes entrepreneurship, women’s equity, social justice and arts programming.

This year's theme for the Legacy Ball and Concert is Roaring '20s | The Harlem Renaissance Continues. It will be a black-tie affair.

We are honored to host a musical icon such as Gladys Knight at the Madam Walker Legacy Center,” stated MWLC President Kristian Little Stricklen. “Her successful career in the music business is a great testament to her talent. But as a philanthropist and humanitarian, she also embodies the spirit of our founder, and we’re proud to present her on the stage that Madam Walker built."

The organization said additional Legacy Fest performers and details will be announced soon.

A limited number of concert-only tickets will go on sale for the public, Tuesday, March 21 at noon at madamwalkerlegacycenter.com and the Walker Theatre box office.    

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