Like a comet that burns far too brightly to last, Janis Joplin exploded onto the music scene in 1967 and, almost overnight, became the queen of rock & roll. The unmistakable voice, filled with raw emotion and tinged with Southern Comfort, made her a must-see headliner from Monterey to Woodstock. Now, Portland is invited to share an evening with the woman and her musical influences in the hit musical A Night With Janis Joplin.
Fueled by such unforgettable songs as “Me and Bobby McGee,” “Piece of My Heart,” “Mercedes Benz,” “Cry Baby” and “Summertime,” this sensational show is a musical journey celebrating Joplin and her biggest musical influences—icons like Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Odetta, Nina Simone and Bessie Smith, who inspired one of rock & roll’s greatest legends.
The New York Times raved that A Night With Janis Joplin “rocks the house,” Variety called it “electrifying,” The Los Angeles Times said “A Night With Janis Joplin will rock your world!” and The Washington Post proclaimed it “Exhilarating … Remarkable … A joyful ruckus.”
First scheduled for this past October, A Night With Janis was postponed to the current Sunday, February 11 date at The Keller Auditorium, 222 SW Clay Street. The original tickets sold will be honored for the new date. Tickets are available at Ticketswest.com ranging from $35.00 – $65.00. Show time is 7:30 pm.