Singer Melissa Etheridge to perform September 19 in Grass Valley

Melissa Lou Etheridge, the American rock singer-songwriter, guitarist, and activist, is going to perform at the Veterans Memorial Building in Grass Valley on Friday, September 19.

Tickets go on sale as early as July 7 for VIP packages but later in the month for the general public, according to her website. Etheridge is performing in Grass Valley as part of her national “This is ME” tour. She will appear with the San Francisco Symphony at Davis Symphony Hall later this month, for example. Her foothills performance is being presented by The Center for the Arts in Grass Valley.

Etheridge’s latest studio album “This is ME” is set for release on September 30th and will be the debut album for ME Records. The first single off the album, “Take My Number” became available on iTunes on July 1st. (See video below).

“I enjoy doing the solo shows not only get to ready for a new album, I also love to dive into my catalog of songs and bring a new freshness to my older material. It is such an intimate experience with the audience, and it is truly one of my favorite ways to perform,” Etheridge states on her website.

The Academy Award winning, Multiple Grammy Winning, Melissa Etheridge needs little introduction. Her raspy vocal style and riveting stage presence has been captivating audiences for more than three decades.

Her hit songs include “I’m the Only One” and “Come to My Window.” “I Need to Wake Up” is a song by Melissa Etheridge, written for the 2006 documentary film, An Inconvenient Truth.

She also is a breast cancer survivor. “It was the way I chose to look at it, I think,” she told More magazine in explaining her recovery. “And of course my friends and family and my loved ones were just incredible. They didn’t treat me like I was contagious. They just supported me.”

Throughout her illustrious career (which includes 12 studio albums), Etheridge has topped the Billboard charts, won an Academy Award, written multiple Platinum certified records, become a leading voice for the LGBT community and done so with incredible poise and grace.Etheridge has also received numerous other awards including a Juno Award, ASCAP’s Songwriter of the Year Award, ASCAP’s Founders Award, a GLAAD Media Award and 13 additional Grammy nominations.

For more information, visit The Center for the Arts.


Here’s Melissa performing her new song “Take My Number”:

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