[Skip to Content]

Lionel Richie and Earth, Wind & Fire


Event Info

International superstar Lionel Richie boasts a discography of albums and singles second to none. With over 125 million albums sold worldwide, an Oscar®, Golden Globe®, and four Grammy Awards®*, Richie has been honored with distinctions including 2016 MusicCares Person of the Year, 2017 Kennedy Center Honors, and the 2022 Gershwin Prize for Popular Song by the Library of Congress. In 2022, he was both inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and received the 2022 American Music Awards Icon Award, his 18th AMA award. The legendary singer, songwriter, producer, and Tuskegee, Alabama native is a true music icon. 


Richie is known for his mega hits such as “Endless Love,” “Lady,” “Truly,” “All Night Long,” “Penny Lover,” “Stuck on You,” “Hello,” “Say You, Say Me,” and “Dancing on the Ceiling.” He co-wrote the 1985 song “We Are the World,” recorded by the history-making supergroup USA for Africa. Richie’s song catalog also includes his early work with The Commodores, where he developed a groundbreaking style that defied genre, penning smashes such as “Three Times a Lady,” “Still,” and “Easy.” Richie is one of only two solo songwriters who has written eight number one hits that made the Billboard Hot 100 chart.


Earth, Wind & Fire are a music institution. In 1969, music legend Maurice White birthed the music force named after the elements from his own astrological charts. Earth, Wind & Fire have scored eight number one hits and sold over 100 million albums worldwide. They’ve released 23 albums; eight went Double Platinum and hit the Top 10, making them one of the best-selling artists of all time. They've won an impressive nine GRAMMY® Awards including one for Lifetime Achievement (2012). In 2000, Earth, Wind & Fire was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, cementing their lasting impact on popular music and, in 2019, their contributions to arts and culture were acknowledged with Kennedy Center Honors.


From the funky and infectious “Let’s Groove” to the timeless dance classic “September” to the heartfelt “Reasons,” Earth, Wind & Fire’s catalog of hits has become the soundtrack to many lives; now, then and forever. 



TM Verified Tickets Logo.png  Exclusive partner Ticketmaster delivers Mobile Tickets as a SafeTix code.  SAVE TO YOUR APPLE WALLET or GOOGLE PAY IN ADVANCE!  Not valid printed on paper OR as a screenshot.  Don't have a smartphone? - bring your confirm email /photo ID to the Box Office the day of the event for assistance. 

The Schottenstein Center Ticket Office (Northeast corner of venue) is open weekdays from 9AM-4PM with extended hours on event days.  Email athletic.tix@osu.edu or call 1-800-GO-BUCKS (1-800-462-8257). 

CLICK HERE to rent a suite.
CLICK HERE to pre-purchase parking.
CLICK HERE for general Traffic & Parking info.