Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo and Melissa Etheridge – Interlochen Arts Festival – August 9, 2016
Benatar is one of the most popular female rock vocalists in history, with four Grammy awards, five top-ten hits, and seven platinum-selling albums. The first female artist to be featured on MTV, Benatar is best known for hits such as “Hit Me with Your Best Shot,” “Love is a Battlefield,” “Heartbreaker” and “We Belong.” Benatar is joined by Neil Giraldo, her longtime guitarist and husband. Giraldo has lent his talents on guitar not only to his wife, but to other artists including Rick Springfield and Kenny Loggins. Today, Giraldo splits his time between touring with Benatar and composing film scores.
The equally-decorated Etheridge is a talented singer-songwriter known for her mix of personal lyrics, pop-based folk rock and smoky vocals. Etheridge has won Grammy awards for “Ain’t it Heavy” and “Come to My Window”; Etheridge’s other hits include “Bring Me Some Water,” “I’m the Only One” and “Piece of My Heart.”
August 9, 2016 – 8:00pm