by Jeff Cornell
As we have previously reported, Smokey Robinson will be honored with a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame tribute concert. The 20th annual Music Masters tribute concert will take place on Saturday, Nov. 7, at 7:30 pm at Playhouse Square’s State Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio.
The show will feature performances from Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees The Temptations‘ Dennis Edwards, Martha Reeves from Martha and the Vendellas and The Supreme’s Mary Wilson.
Tickets will on sale to general public beginning Sept. 18. For more information click here.
Adam Blackstone will serve as the tribute concert’s musical director for the tribute. The Trenton, New Jersey native is best known for his work with Rihanna, Janet Jackson, Maroon 5, Jay Z, Pharrell Williams, and Justin Timberlake.
Blackstone calls Smokey Robinson, “an iconic songwriter” and the “driving force that pushed America’s legendary soul music label, Motown, towards greatness.”
Robinson, who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987, will attend the tribute concert to accept the award, but is not scheduled to perform.
The tribute concert is just one part of a weeklong celebration, which begins on Monday, November 2. For more info click here.