By Tommy Mann Jr.

The Record

A legendary R&B artist will be appearing in concert this fall in Southeast Texas.

Smokey Robinson, 77, will perform in concert at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 28, inside the Beaumont Civic Center in downtown Beaumont.  Tickets for the event, billed as “An Evening with Smokey Robinson,” are $45 – $125 each and go on sale at 10 a.m., Friday, June 9, at all Ticketmaster outlets, including the Beaumont Civic Center box office.

Robinson, who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987, began his music career in 1955 with The Miracles. He released his first solo album on the Motown label in 1973 and released 15 albums over the course of two decades.

As a member of The Miracles, Robinson and his bandmates released several popular songs over the course of the group’s career, including tracks such as “I Second That Emotion,” “You Really Got a Hold on Me,” “Shop Around, “Ooo Baby Baby” and “Tears of a Clown.”

Best known for his solo songs such as “Being With You,” “Cruisin’,” “Get Ready,”  “Just to See Her,” and “One Heartbeat,” Robinson’s most recent album was release was “Smokey &  Friends” in 2014. The album peaked at number 12 on the Billboard Top 200 albums chart and featured numerous recordings with guest vocalists such as Elton John, John Legend, Steven Tyler, Cee Lo Green, Mary J. Blige and others.

As talented as Robinson is as a vocalist and solo artist, he is a renowned songwriter with numerous hit songs to his credit, including tunes such as “The Way You Do the Things You Do,” “My Girl,” “Get Ready,” “My Guy,” “Two Lovers,” and many others.

For more information on Robinson and his upcoming tour visit www.smokeyrobinson.com and for information on this event and others in the City of Beaumont visit www.discoverybeaumont.com