Vancouver

Summer Night Concerts at the PNE Fair: Smokey Robinson

  • August 23, 2019
  • Times: Friday, August 23rd 2019 at 8:30pm
  • Location: PNE Amphitheatre
  • Address:
  • 2901 East Hastings Street
  • Vancouver, BC

Once pronounced by Bob Dylan as America’s “greatest living poet,” acclaimed singer-songwriter Smokey Robinson’s career spans over 4 decades of hits. He has received numerous awards including the Grammy Living Legend Award, NARAS Lifetime Achievement Award, Honorary Doctorate (Howard University), Kennedy Center Honors and the National Medal of Arts Award from the President of the United States. He has also been inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters’ Hall of Fame.

Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Robinson founded The Miracles while still in high school. The group was Berry Gordy’s first vocal group, and it was at Robinson’s suggestion that Gordy started the Motown Record dynasty. Their single of Robinson’s “Shop Around” became Motown’s first #1 hit on the R&B singles chart. In the years following, Robinson continued to pen hits for the group including “You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me,” “Ooo Baby Baby,” “The Tracks of My Tears,” “Going to a Go-Go,” “More Love,” “Tears of a Clown” (co-written with Stevie Wonder), and “I Second That Emotion.”

Friday, August 23rd 2019 at 8:30pm

PNE Amphitheatre, Vancouver BC

For more information and tickets, visit here

Summer Night Concerts at the PNE Fair: Smokey Robinson
2901 East Hastings Street