Melissa Etheridge has established herself as a popular and influential rock performers since the release of her debut recording in 1988. Since then she has won two Grammy Awards and an Oscar, has performed on Broadway, and was awarded 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.
Numerous musicians cite Etheridge for the inspiration her music has had on the direction of their own 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 Friday, February 10. Those musicians taking part along with Sonny Hess will be LaRhonda Steele, Lisa Mann, Leah Hinchcliff, Kathryn Grimm, Beth Willis, and Nayibe Rojas.
Show time for the Melissa Etheridge Tribute Night will be 7:00 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.