July 14, 2021

Gladys Knight, Pat Metheny Coming to State Theatre NJ

Two concerts have been added to the fall schedule of State Theatre New Jersey in New Brunswick. Gladys Knight appears November 6, and Pat Metheny Side-Eye is November 12. Visit STNJ.org for tickets.

Gladys Knight

Seven-time Grammy Award-winner Knight has had No. 1 hits in pop, gospel, R&B, and adult contemporary. Known as the “Empress of Soul,” Knight’s hits include “I Heard it Through the Grapevine,” “Midnight Train to Georgia,” and “That’s What Friends Are For.” Knight’s TV and movie credits include Dancing with the Stars, I Can Do Bad All By Myself, Empire, Lifetime’s Seasons of Love, Holidaze, and Hollywood Homicide. The Gladys Knight concert is part of State Theatre New Jersey’s Centennial Series, celebrating its 100th anniversary in the newly renovated theater.

Twenty-time Grammy Award-winner Metheny returns to the State Theatre for his Side-Eye tour with pianist James Francies and drummer Joe Dyson. The jazz guitarist and composer is best known for hits such as “As It Is,” “Bright Size Life,” and “Are You Going with Me,” and covers of “And I Love Her,” and “Don’t Know Why.” Metheny’s musical style blends progressive, contemporary jazz, and Latin jazz. In addition to being the only artist to win a Grammy in 10 different categories, he has earned three gold records, and is a member of the DownBeat Hall of Fame, the Royal Swedish Academy of Music, and the Missouri Music Hall of Fame.

Pat Metheny

Other recent shows added to State Theatre’s 2021 lineup include Foreigner on October 29; two-time Emmy-nominated performer Randy Rainbow on November 5 as part of The Pink Glasses Tour; and a special tribute concert to the late John Prine featuring Prine’s brother Billy Prine and the Prine Time Band on December 11.

State Theatre also recently announced its 2021-22 Reopening Broadway Season, featuring 10 shows including Summer: The Donna Summer Musical on November 26-28; Anastasia on December 3-5; An American in Paris on February 25-27; Waitress on April 14-16; and Hairspray on April 29-May 1. Season tickets are now on sale. For more information visit STNJ.org/SeasonTickets.