Melissa Etheridge established herself as a popular and influential rock performer after the release of her debut recording in 1988, and since then she won two Grammy Awards and an Oscar, performed on Broadway, and earned a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Known for hit singles such as “Bring Me Some Water,” “I’m The Only One,” “Come To My Window,” and “Ain’t It Heavy,” she continues to explore new boundaries with her latest musical foray honoring the artists of Stax Records with the album Memphis Rock And Soul.
Numerous musicians cite Etheridge for the inspiration her music has had on the direction of their careers. Locally, blues guitarist and band leader Sonny Hess is one of those. In Etheridge’s honor, she has collected a group of the region’s finest female artists to hold a tribute show at McMenamin’s Mission Theater on Saturday, August 19. Those musicians taking part along with Sonny Hess will be LaRhonda Steele, Lisa Mann, Leah Hinchcliff, Ward Griffiths, Kathryn Grimm, and Nayibe Rojas.
Show time for the Melissa Etheridge Tribute Night will be 8:00 pm. The Mission Theater is located at 1624 NW Glisan Street. This is a 21 and over event. Tickets can be purchased through CascadeTickets.com for $22.00 advance, or $25.00 at the door day of show.