Gladys Knight, Trace Adkins to perform on Carnival ships

Carnival Cruise Line released the initial set of artists that will perform in its Carnival Live program of ship concerts for next year.

Shows will kick off in February in St. Thomas with R&B legend Gladys Knight. Other artists that will give shows include the rock band Journey, country star Trace Adkins and disco icon KC & the Sunshine Band.

Carnival Live performances will be offered on cruises departing from eight U.S. ports with concerts taking place while vessels are docked in Cozumel, Nassau and St. Thomas.

Ticket prices for next year’s concerts will range from $40 to $75 for general admission. VIP tickets are available for $150 to $250 and offer seating in the first four rows, a photo opportunity with the artist and a commemorative concert pass.