Band: Smokey Robinson
Date: Saturday, May 13, 8 p.m.
Venue: Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, 875 Beach Blvd., www.beaurivage.com
Tickets: $59.95-$75.95, available through Ticketmaster
Singer-songwriter and record producer Smokey Robinson, 77, will take his Biloxi audience on a musical tour through modern music history. Robinson’s legacy begins with Motown legends The Miracles, who ruled the airwaves during the ‘60s with hits such as “Shop Around,” “Tracks of My Tears” and “Tears of a Clown.”
As the ‘70s arrived, Robinson began working on a successful solo career, maintaining his audience with the singles “Baby That’s Backatcha” and “Cruisin’.” Thanks to ‘80s hits “Being with You” and “Just to See Her,” his acclaim as a solo artist continued.
Throughout his 50 years of making music, Robinson has inspired a number of artists ranging from The Beatles to The Rolling Stones, both of which covered his songs. Bob Dylan even named him America’s “greatest living poet.” In addition, Robinson’s satiny vocal work has earned him multiple Grammys as well as awards from BET and Soul Train.