The Luckman Fine Arts Complex at Cal State LA celebrates the iconic, multi-Grammy Award-winning artist Chaka Khan on Saturday, January 27, at 8:00pm. Chaka Khan will be celebrating a milestone achievement – 50 years in the entertainment industry. 

The Luckman Chaka Khan

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Chaka Kahn; photo courtesy of The Luckman;

Chaka Khan’s iconic voice and musical style have defined pop, soul, jazz, as well as funk since she rose to stardom almost as soon launched her career. With music sales and streams exceeding 70 million, Aretha Franklin proclaimed Chaka as a “one-of-a-kind, premier vocalist.” Additionally, Prince, Whitney Houston, Erykah Badu, and Lizzo are just a handful of superstars who have called Chaka a major influence.  She’s released 21 studio albums, 10 of which were certified Gold and Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). On the Billboard charts, Chaka has racked up an impressive ten #1 singles.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Chaka Khan is the latest woman to be inducted into the coveted Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Class of 2023. She is a global music star that has served as an inspiration for generations of singers, songwriters, recording artists, storytellers, and also musicians.

Aside from being a singer, she is a distinguished songwriter, producer, visual artist, author, actress, humanitarian, activist, and mother. While her birth certificate may say Yvette Marie Stevens, in many ways, Chaka Khan is one of a kind. She is a trendsetter, a fighter, and a survivor. She redefined pop, soul, jazz, and funk, and has helped mold the contemporary music landscape into what it is today. Media partner: KCRW 89.9 FM


Tickets run from $135 – $260; Concert begins at 8:00pm. Doors open at 6:30pm; Purchase tickets at

Parking: Structure Lot C & Structure E at Cal State LA; Snacks, beer and wine will be available for purchase.

About The Luckman

The Luckman Fine Arts Complex at Cal State LA presents cutting-edge performances from around the world. The shows included professional music, dance, theatre, and visual arts. Located 5 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, the Luckman is also home to three unique spaces. 1. The Luckman Theatre offers a capacity of nearly 1,200; 2. The Intimate Theatre features modular seating of up to 300, and the Luckman Gallery is a 3,600 square foot gallery space.

What: 50 Years of Chaka Khan
Where: The Luckman Fine Arts Complex, 5151 State University Drive, LA, 90032
When: Saturday, January 27, 2024, 8:00pm

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