Melissa Etheridge is one of rock music’s great female icons. Her critically acclaimed eponymous debut album was certified double platinum and her popularity was built around such memorable songs as “Bring Me Some Water,” “No Souvenirs,” and “Ain’t It Heavy,” for which she won her first Grammy for Best Female Rock Vocal. Etheridge hit her commercial and artistic stride with her fourth album, “Yes I Am,” featuring the massive hits “I’m the Only One” and “Come to My Window,” a searing song of longing that brought her a second Grammy.
The six times platinum album spent more than two and a half years on the album chart. In 2007, Etheridge won an Oscar for Best Original Song and in 2011, she made her Broadway debut as St. Jimmy in Green Day’s rock opera, “American Idiot,” where she replaced Billie Joe Armstrong for one week. She recently released "The Medicine Show," which is an album of renewal, of reconciliation, of reckoning, of compassion and, most profoundly, of healing. More information on Melissa Etheridge is available at www.melissaetheridge.com.
Known for his outspokenness, impassioned live show and Outlaw Country tunes, Aaron Lewis is back with a new album, the Buddy Cannon-produced “State I’m In.” Lewis wrote six of the 10 tracks, which also features cuts by acclaimed songwriters Dan Tyminski and the late Keith Whitley, among others. “State I’m In” is the follow-up to “Sinner,” which went number one on Billboard’s Top Country Albums, Top 200 Albums, and Top Digital Albums Charts upon release. Lewis, who fronted the wildly-successful rock group Staind, has sold 15 million albums worldwide and four consecutive top three debuts on Billboard’s Top 200, including the single “It’s Been Awhile,” which remains the most-played rock song of the decade. Lewis is currently headlining the State I’m In Tour that spotlights his outlaw Country roots. More information on Aaron Lewis is available at www.AaronLewisMusic.com.
Dave Hiltebrand is an innovated musician, composer, and singer based in Chicago. When he is not composing and performing he enjoys being a bassist for the world-renowned Chicago Children's Choir and working with Kidbilly Music.
PS Dump Your Boyfriend (aka Pfreak Show) has been knocking the socks, shoes, pants and halter-tops off midwest club goers for the past 5 years with no real end in sight. This multimedia show is woven into a rambunctious cocktail shaker of psychedelic rock, spaced-out funk, hardcore rock, freestyle disco rap and everything else under the sun up to, and including the proverbial kitchen sink.
Taking Southwest Michigan by storm, the four-piece band, Big Ben and the Burly Boys perform their versions of current dance hits to 60’s rock ‘n roll classics.