Friday night, we crossed our fingers that the rain would stay away from Gladys Knight’s performance at Wolf Creek Amphitheater. The weather held out for opening acts: Milkshake and Howard Hewett, and they both livened up the crowd with fun and danceable tunes. The VIP reserved tables became the ultimate dance party. Cocktails were flowing, fans were dressed to the nines, and everyone was feeling good- it looked like a commercial for a spirits company. Monica Pearson hosted the evening and it was nice to hear that familiar voice once more.
Unfortunately, the rain moved in, but like true music fans, the Atlanta crowd broke out their umbrellas and danced in the rain. Gladys Knight hit the stage, and she looked stunning. Dressed in a sparkly red number, Gladys was a show-stopper. At almost 69 years old, Ms. Knight is drinking from the Fountain of Youth! She looked flawless and fit. She sounded young and fresh. The seven-time GRAMMY award-wining artist is a legend for obvious reasons. She danced across the stage while belting out favorite hits and it looked effortless. They certainly don’t call her the “Empress of Soul” for nothing! Her voice is so smooth and so strong and it has an energy that singers strive to achieve.
While Wolf Creek Amphitheater is one of Atlanta’s newer venues, you can immediately tell that the staff is well-seasoned in hospitality. Friendly-faces lit up the venue and it was one of the most welcoming experiences that I’ve had in a while. This summer, Wolf Creek is hosting Mint Condition (June 1st), K-Ci & JoJo (August 3rd), and Avant (September 7th). Be sure to pack your coolers, this venue allows you to bring your own alcohol and snacks!