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R&B singer Brian McKnight is back at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on May 11

R&B singer Brian McKnight is back at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on May 11
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From a press release:

It was announced today that Grammy-nominated R&B singer/songwriter and producer Brian McKnight will be returning to the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Thursday, May 11 at 8 p.m.

Tickets, which are $39.50, $49.50, and $59.50, plus applicable fees, go on sale this Friday, Feb. 3 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased at, the Event Center box office (77 Sands Blvd., Bethlehem),, all Ticketmaster outlets, or by phone at 800-745-3000.

As an artist who needs no introduction, Brian McKnight has earned himself a spot in contemporary music history. He has released 15 albums to date, with several going 2-3x platinum, and he has sold over 25 million albums worldwide. In addition to being a singer, songwriter, and producer, McKnight is also a multi-instrumentalist who plays nine instruments, including piano, guitar, bass, drums, percussions, trombone, tuba, flugelhorn, and trumpet.

In an industry known for a constantly revolving door of artists, McKnight has easily established himself with an enviable record of chart consistency, has toured successfully for over a decade, and has collaborated with performers across every genre, including Quincy Jones, Justin Timberlake, Mariah Carey, Diddy, Christina Aguilera Rascal Flatts, Nelly, Vanessa Williams, Willie Nelson, and Kenny G.

Born in Buffalo, New York, McKnight’s musical career began in childhood when he became a member of his New York church choir and a bandleader for his high school, Sweet Home High School. By the age of 19, he signed his first recording deal with Mercury Records. In 1992, his self-titled album “Brian McKnight” was released, followed by “I Remember You” (1995) and “Anytime” (1997). “Anytime” sold over two million copies and was nominated for a Grammy. In 1999, McKnight released “Back at One” on Motown Records, which sold over three million copies.

Along with several Grammy nominations, McKnight has been the recipient of American Music Awards, Soul Train Awards, NAACP Image and Blockbuster Awards, and Billboard “Songwriter of the Year.” He has crossed the boundaries of every medium. He has hosted “Soul Session Countdown with Brian McKnight” on BETJ. In addition, “The Brian McKnight Morning Show” on KTWV, the Wave Smooth Jazz radio station, was a Top 5 rated show for two years running. In 2009, he started hosting his own radio show, “The Brian McKnight Show,” which ran in over 60 markets and was syndicated through ABC Radio. He also hosted his own nationally syndicated TV show, “The Brian McKnight Show.”

McKnight has also used his vast industry knowledge as a red carpet host for “Extra!” and, in 2007, he stepped into Broadway with a successful run as Billy Flynn in “Chicago.” He was also a contestant on the Donald Trump hit show “Celebrity Apprentice” and is currently touring nationwide in the JeCaryous Johnson play “Cheaper to Keep Her” with Vivica A. Fox.

His latest studio album, “Better,” was released in early 2016 and was followed up by “An Evening with Brian McKnight,” a live CD, DVD, and Blu-ray in September of 2016.