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A night of classic R&B grooves coming to Golden 1 Center

Nile Rodgers is co-founder and lead guitarist of Chic, which will join Earth, Wind & Fire on the bill Thursday, July 13, at Golden 1 Center.
Nile Rodgers is co-founder and lead guitarist of Chic, which will join Earth, Wind & Fire on the bill Thursday, July 13, at Golden 1 Center. Associated Press file

Golden 1 Center will be ground zero for “Good Times” this summer.

Earth, Wind & Fire and Chic featuring Nile Rodgers are set for Golden 1 Center on Thursday, July 13, a night that’ll likely turn the home of the Sacramento Kings into a giant dance party.

Earth, Wind & Fire are more than four decades into their career, with a catalog of such R&B classics as “September,” “Shining Star” and “Boogie Wonderland.” Chic are most synonymous with the disco era through the hits “Le Freak” and “Good Times,” a song that’s also sampled as the backbone of the formative hip-hop hit “Rapper’s Delight.”

Chic circa 2017 also features Rodgers, its lead guitarist and co-founder, who’s also produced some of pop music’s biggest names, including Madonna, David Bowie and Duran Duran.

Tickets for the show cost $39.50, $69.50, $89.50 and $125.00 – plus service charges.

Presale tickets for American Express cardholders go on sale Monday, April 24, at 10 a.m. Tickets for the general public will be released on Friday, April 28, at 10 a.m.

For more information: www.ticketmaster.com or www.golden1center.com.

Chris Macias: 916-321-1253, @chris_macias

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