Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady Event Center will have an opportunity to host legendary R&B singer Keith Sweat on June 14, 2019. Tickets will go on sale starting this week, and the starting price will be $40. People interested to see this amazing performance will be able to obtain tickets either online or at the Proctors Theater Box Office in Schenectady. The doors will open at 7 pm, and the show will begin at 8 pm. If you have a trip planned in June and Rivers Casino is nearby, make sure to buy tickets for you and your loved ones as Keith Sweat will make you fall in love with music all over again.
Who is Keith Sweat?
Keith Douglas Sweat is a singer and songwriter from the US who also had an opportunity to work as an actor and record producer. Some of his most popular hits include songs “Make It Last Forever,” “I Want Her,” “Get Up on It,” “Make You Sweat,” “Nobody,” and many others. He has released a total of 13 solo albums and was a member of LSG, which was an R&B supergroup.
Keith had a very interesting life that started in Harlem, New York, where he spent his childhood being exposed to various musical influences. He showed his determination in the jobs he did before he became a musician, working his way up from a night stock boy at Macy’s to a brokerage assistant in the New York Stock Exchange in just a couple of years.
But it seems that Sweat’s first and primary love was for music. He started performing as a member of a band called Jamilah in 1975, where he learned a lot about performances and music in general while performing all over the tri-State area. Nine years after that, he decided to leave the group and start his solo career when things finally kicked off for him. After performing at nightclubs in NYC, he finally managed to land a record deal for Stadium Records, recording “My Mind Is Made Up.”
His career continued going upwards after Vincent Davis discovered him and offered him a deal that included recording an album at Vintertainment Records. Sweat finally released his first solo album called Make It Last Forever which was sold in three million copies. “I Want Her” instantly became a huge hit and topped the R&B chart. Some of the songs from the album were also nominated and won a couple of awards.
At this point, it was clear what an undeniable talent Keith was, and he decided to record another album which also turned out to be a chart-topper. From that point on, everything went upwards for him, and Sweat managed to gain thousands of fans all over the US, actively touring the states.
Sweat also had a very interesting contribution to music by being one of the pioneers of the new jack swing, which is a fusion genre of music which was popular back in the 80s.
Finally, Sweat also managed to discover two groups called Kut Klose and Silk. He produced one of Silk’s albums and even helped them with singing and songwriting, creating their famous hit “Freak Me.”
His achievements also include winning the American Music Award (AMA) in the category of Favorite R&B/Soul Artist back in 1997. Furthermore, he received AMA’s Soul Train Lifetime Achievement in 2013 and is currently a radio personality, hosting a show called “The Keith Sweat Hotel.”