Melissa Etheridge to Perform with the Columbus Symphony at Picnic with the Pops June 25
Known for her confessional lyrics and raspy, smoky vocals, Oscar and Grammy Award-winning American singer/songwriter Melissa Etheridge will perform her rock megahits including “I’m the Only One,” “Come to My Window,” “I Want to Come Over,” and more.
The Columbus Symphony presents Melissa Etheridge at the Columbus Bicentennial Pavilion in the Columbus Commons (160 S. High St.) on Saturday, June 25. Gates open at 6pm, and the concert will begin at 8pm.
General admission tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for children aged 3-14. Children under 2 are free. Tickets can be purchased at the gate on the night of the show or in advance by phone at 614-469-0939, online at www.PicnicWithThePops.com or www.ticketmaster.com, in person at the CAPA Ticket Center (39 E. State St.), or at central Ohio Kroger Ticketmaster locations.
Center stage tables are available for purchase at each concert. Tables are sold in parties of 8 or 10, and range from $304-$830. Catering for the table is available at the discretion of the purchaser. For more information or to purchase a table, call 614.469.0939.
Single Table Seats
Single table seats can be purchased in any quantity and are $40-$85 per seat. Catering is not included. Table seats can be purchased by phone at 614.469.0939, online at www.ticketmaster.com, or in person at any central Ohio Kroger Ticketmaster location or the CAPA Ticket Center.
About Melissa Etheridge
Melissa Etheridge stormed onto the American rock scene in 1988 with the release of her critically acclaimed self-titled debut album, leading to an appearance on the 1989 Grammy Awards. For several years, her popularity grew around such memorable originals as “Bring Me Some Water,” “No Souvenirs,” and the Grammy-winning “Ain’t It Heavy.”
She hit her commercial and artistic stride with her fourth album, Yes I Am (1993). The collection featured the massive hits “I’m the Only One” and “Come to My Window,” a searing song of longing that brought Etheridge her second Grammy Award.
In 1995, she issued her highest charting album, Your Little Secret, distinguished by the hit single, “I Want to Come Over.” Her astounding success that year led to Etheridge receiving the 1996 Songwriter of the Year honor at the ASCAP Pop Awards, and she has remained one of America’s favorite female singer/songwriters for more than two decades.
In 2007, Etheridge celebrated a career milestone with a victory in the Best Song category at the Academy Awards for “I Need to Wake Up.”
In 2004, Etheridge was diagnosed with breast cancer, a health battle she won with her typical tenacity. Despite losing her hair from chemotherapy, she appeared on the 2005 Grammy telecast to sing “Piece of My Heart” in tribute to Janis Joplin. By doing so, she gave hope to many women afflicted with the disease.
Etheridge is currently recording a new album scheduled to be released in 2016. Her first album since 2014, the ambitious new release will honor Stax Records, featuring interpretations of classic songs from the legendary Stax catalog, as well as original material. Celebrating the vital role Stax Records played in the Civil Rights Movement, the album will be engineered by Lawrence “Boo” Mitchell, son of famed music producer Willie Mitchell, and will include a number of top Memphis musicians including the Hodges Brothers.
The Columbus Symphony 2016 Picnic with the Pops presents MELISSA ETHERIDGE
Saturday, June 25, 8pm
Columbus Bicentennial Pavilion in the Columbus Commons (160 S. High St.)
Known for her confessional lyrics and raspy, smoky vocals, Oscar and Grammy Award-winning American singer/songwriter Melissa Etheridge will perform her rock megahits including “I’m the Only One,” “Come to My Window,” and “I Want to Come Over.” Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for children aged 3-14. Children under 2 are free. Tickets can be purchased at the gate on the night of the show or in advance by phone at 614-469-0939, online at www.PicnicWithThePops.com or www.ticketmaster.com, in person at the CAPA Ticket Center (39 E. State St.), or at central Ohio Kroger Ticketmaster locations.
All programs and artists are subject to change.
The Ohio Arts Council helped fund this program with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, education excellence, and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans. The CSO also appreciates the support of the Greater Columbus Arts Council, supporting the city’s artists and arts organizations since 1973, and the Sayre Charitable (Huntington), Martha G. Staub, Kenneth L. Coe, and Jack Barrow funds of The Columbus Foundation, assisting donors and others in strengthening our community for the benefit of all its citizens.
About the Columbus Symphony Orchestra
Founded in 1951, the Columbus Symphony is the only full-time, professional symphony in central Ohio. Through an array of innovative artistic, educational, and community outreach programming, the Columbus Symphony is reaching an expanding, more diverse audience each year. This season, the Columbus Symphony will share classical music with more than 200,000 people in central Ohio through concerts, radio broadcasts, and special programming. For more information, visit www.columbussymphony.com.