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Cedric "The Entertainer" Set to Play DeVos Performance Hall

Live on Saturday, September 7th

For Immediate ReleaseContact: Hilarie Carpenter (616) 742-6397

June 11, 2019

Cedric “The Entertainer” Set to Play DeVos Performance Hall on September 7

Tickets for the Hilarious Actor/Comedian Go on Sale Friday, June 14 at 10 AM

Grand Rapids — Charismatic actor and comedian Cedric “The Entertainer” is best known for his crowd-pleasing performances in hit films and television shows such as Barbershop, Be Cool, and Madagascar, and now he’s bringing his talents to Grand Rapids for a show at SMG-managed DeVos Performance Hall on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 8:00 PM.

Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, June 14 at 10:00 AM. Tickets will be available at the DeVos Place® and Van Andel Arena® box offices and online at See for all current pricing and availability.

Cedric’s universal appeal, versatility and tremendous career success spanning film, live performances and television have solidified his standing as one of the premier entertainers in the world. In July of 2018, Cedric received a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Other notable accolades Cedric has been honored with are The AFTRA Award of “Excellence in Television Programming,” the NAACP Image Award for “Outstanding Supporting Actor” for The Proud Family, record-breaking four consecutive NAACP Image Awards for “Outstanding Supporting Actor” for The Steve Harvey Show, and The Richard Pryor “Comic of the Year Award.”

On the big screen, the multi-talented funnyman has consistently co-starred alongside some of the most renowned film actors. He was most recently seen in the comedy features Why Him?, Barbershop: The Next Cut, Top Five, and many more. Additionally, Cedric has displayed tremendous voiceover talent in the beloved family features Disney’s Planes, Charlotte’s Web, Madagascar and various sequels. Currently, Cedric co-stars with Tracy Morgan and Tiffany Haddish in the new hit TBS comedy series, The Last OG., as well as The Neighborhood, a new TV comedy series on CBS.

As a philanthropist, Cedric founded The Cedric the Entertainer Charitable Foundation, which provides college scholarships and outreach programs to enhance the lives of inner-city youth and their families in his hometown of St. Louis, Missouri. The foundation has awarded hundreds of scholarships and countless incentives and plans to extend its reach to a national level.

About SMG

DeVos Performance Hall is managed by SMG. Founded in 1977, SMG provides management services to 243 public assembly facilities including convention and exhibition centers, arenas, stadiums, theaters, performing arts centers, equestrian facilities, science centers and a variety of other venues. With facilities across the globe, SMG manages more than 19 million square feet of exhibition space and more than 1.5 million sports and entertainment seats. As a recognized global industry leader, SMG provides venue management, sales, marketing, event booking and programming, construction and design consulting, and pre-opening services for such landmark facilities as McCormick Place & Soldier Field in Chicago, Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, Houston’s NRG Park and the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. SMG also offers food and beverage operations through its concessions and catering companies, currently serving more than 140 accounts worldwide. For more information visit


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