Albany Municipal Auditorium

February 11th 2023 // 8:00pm

A Valentine’s Day Weekend Celebration with Rickey Smiley and Friends

Event Details


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

December 21, 2022 

 

RICKEY SMILEY IS COMING TO THE ALBANY MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM ON SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2023 

  

Tickets On Sale Friday. December 23, 2022! 

 

Albany, GA (Dec. 21, 2022) – Flint River Entertainment Complex is pleased to welcome A Valentine’s Day Weekend Celebration with Rickey Smiley and Friends to the Albany Municipal Auditorium on Saturday, February 11, 2023, at 8:00PM.???  

 

Comedy legend and entertainment mogul Rickey Smiley is a television host, actor, and top rated nationally syndicated radio personality, and has become one of the entertainment industry’s most celebrated performers. Most recently, his memoir Stand by Your Truth And Then Run for Your Life was released by Gallery Books, he joined the Martin Lawrence 2018 LIT AF nationwide tour as well as the Mike Epps Platinum Comedy Tour, and he co-hosted the Black Music Honors for the second time. In 2017, the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) recognized Rickey's excellence in broadcasting and awarded him the Marconi Award for Network/Syndicated Personality of the Year.

 

He is known for having made millions laugh for over 27 years. As a celebrated comedian, television host and top-rated nationally syndicated radio personality, Rickey has earned a reputation for delivering to audiences both on and off stage. With the distinct ability to take everyday observations and turn them into comedic gold, Rickey is one of the few “clean” comics amongst the upper echelon of contemporary comedians.

 

At any given performance, audiences are treated to such original characters as “Mrs. Bernice Jenkins,” “Lil’ Daryl,” “Joe Willie” and “Beauford.” In addition, his comedy shows often include a live band, which he accompanies (he is an accomplished pianist and organist).

 

Rickey has recorded eight best-selling albums, including iTunes #1 best-selling comedy album, “Rickey Smiley: Prank Calls Number 6.” Smiley has hosted BET’s “Open Casket Sharp” and “Comic View,” and has appeared on “Showtime At The Apollo,” “Uptown Comedy Club,” HBO’s “Def Comedy Jam” and “Snaps.” In addition to being featured on DISH NATION, his nationally syndicated morning radio show can be heard in over 60+ markets.

 

Rickey hails from Birmingham, Ala. He graduated from Woodlawn High School and went on to attend college at Alabama State University in Montgomery, Ala.

 

Rickey joined forces with Radio One owned television network, TV One, as the star, executive producer and namesake of his own top rated docu-series, “Rickey Smiley For Real.” In its 5th season now, the amusing series features the balancing act of a working radio host, comedian, business mogul, and philanthropist with the joys and pains of being a single father of four.

 

Continuing to grow his fan base, Rickey’s arresting natural talent is best demonstrated in his major feature film roles in urban classics including “All About the Benjamins” and “Friday After Next,” along with his most recent starring turn in the hit romantic comedy “Baggage Claim.”

 

Rickey also is an esteemed and honored member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, and Kappa Kappa Psi National Band fraternity.

 

Tickets on sale Friday, December 23, 2022, at 10:00AM.

 

 

Show: A Valentine’s Day Weekend Celebration with Rickey Smiley and Friends

Show Date: February 11, 2023 

Show Time: 8:00PM 

Price: $98.00, $78.00, $68.00

Public On Sale: Friday, December 23, 2022

Event Page: A Valentine’s Day Weekend Celebration with Rickey Smiley and Friends

Media Contact:       Chantryce Boone  

Director of Marketing  

229.301.1409 

Chantryce.Boone@oakviewgroup.com 

 

 

 

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About Flint River Entertainment Complex 

Flint River Entertainment Complex is owned by the City of Albany and is operated by OVG360. Located in Albany, Ga., Flint River Entertainment Complex is comprised of three venues- the Albany Civic Center, Albany Municipal Auditorium and Veterans Park Amphitheatre. Hosting live spectator events, banquet, meetings, trade shows, conference, concerts and more, Flint River Entertainment Complex prides itself on bringing quality entertainment to southwest Georgia. For a full list of events please visit www.flintriverentertainmentcomplex.com

 

About OVG360  

OVG360, a division of Oak View Group, is a full-service venue management and hospitality company that helps client-partners reimagine the sports, live entertainment, and convention industries for the betterment of the venue, employees, artists, athletes, and surrounding communities. With a portfolio of more than 200 client-partners spanning arenas, stadiums, convention centers, performing arts centers, cultural institutions, and state fairs around the globe, OVG360 provides a set of services, resources and expertise designed to elevate every aspect of business that matters to venue operators. Service-oriented and driven by social responsibility, OVG360 helps facilities drive value through excellence and innovation in food services, booking and content development, sustainable operations, public health and public safety and more.