Break out those stonewashed jeans, a ripped t-shirt, and fringed leather jacket and get ready for the night of your life! Melissa Etheridge: The Rock Show is coming to The Washington Center for the Performing Arts on July 17 at 7:30 p.m. Since 1988, when her self-titled debut album went double platinum, Melissa Etheridge has been entertaining fans with her raspy, soulful voice and high energy performances.

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Melissa Etheridge: The Rock Show is coming The Washington Center July 16. Photo credit: Paul Castro

This tour is an accumulation of Etheridge’s incredible, decades-long career. Rock out to familiar hits including Grammy-winning song “Ain’t It Heavy” and “Come to My Window,” which earned Etheridge her second Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Performance. You are guaranteed a good time with this award-winning performer, who is also an award-winning songwriter – Etheridge one Songwriter of the Year at the ASCAP Pop Awards in 1996 and an Academy Award for Best Song for “I Need to Wake Up,” written for the Al Gore documentary on global warming, An Inconvenient Truth.

In case that wasn’t enough to make you love Etheridge, she is not just a spectacular singer, songwriter and performer. Etheridge braved public opinion when she talked about her sexual orientation, back when it was not something others made known. To this today, she is a passionate supporter of LGBT civil rights. In June 2016, she release the song, “Pulse,” which was written in reaction to the mass shootings in Orlando Florida. All proceeds from the sale of the song went to Equality Florida, the state’s largest LGBT civil rights organization. She is also an outspoken breast cancer survivor, who showed the meaning of bravery when she performed a tribute to Janis Joplin at the 2005 Grammy awards after losing her hair.

Don’t miss the performer that Edge Media Network declared “a singer who can fire it up like Janis Joplin, touch the heart like Elvis Presley and steam up the windows like her musical hero, Otis Redding.”

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Etheridge had no need for tons of special effects, her performance stands on its own. Photo credit: Tarina Doolittle

The show is two hours of non-stop rock fun featuring Etheridge’s classics as well as some of her newer songs that are sure to become instant favorites. Concert goers are sure to get their money’s worth as the entire two hours is Etheridge, no openers. You won’t find a ton of special effects, but none are needed for this award-winning performer who dazzle audiences without all the fanfare.

Sponsored by Ascent Audiology & Hearing, Budd Bay Café, RadiantCare and ThurstonTalk, Melissa Etheridge: The Rock Show at The Washington Center on July 17, 2017 is sure to be the biggest rock out Olympia has ever seen. VIP tickets are already sold out for this fantastic show, so grab your tickets while you can! Prices start at $72 and you can purchase your tickets on The Washington Center for the Performing Arts website, in person at the box office, or by calling the box office at 360-753-8586.

Melissa Ethridge photo w_ Jerry by Kristine Wallace
Melissa Etheridge entertains her fans with her raspy voice and amazing stage presence. Photo credit: Kristine Wallace

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