Melissa Etheridge - The Medicine Show
  • Melissa Etheridge - The Medicine Show
  • at Cowlitz Ballroom
  • Wednesday, July 31st 2019
  •   8:00pm

Melissa Etheridge - The Medicine Show

Wednesday, July 31st
Cowlitz Ballroom

Tickets: $35 & $55
On sale:

Join Melissa Etheridge for an evening of unforgettable songs and new music from her latest album, The Medicine Show.

With this, her 15th studio album, she brings it all to new levels of artistry. The songs of The Medicine Show are inspired by acts of kindness, love, resilience and bravery on all levels. “Human Chain,” with its Memphis Soul vibe, is of people coming together to help one in need. The album-closing “Last Hello” draws on the incredible strengths and courage shown by the survivors of the Parkland school shootings. Other songs take a look-in-the-mirror stance about overcoming a wide range of challenges and adversities, of rising above with equal measures of love and fortitude.

Renewed and recharged, Etheridge dove into creating new songs, holing up in a Nashville basement studio owned by her friend, bassist David Santos. Working alone, she created music for 11 tracks, then went home and wrote lyrics — “pages and pages, the way I always do” — and the songs came into shape. Through the songs she processed the deep fears and hurting she saw in the nation on collective and personal levels (“Shaking” about the national anxiety, “Here Comes the Pain” personalizing the opioid crisis) and the hope for healing she embraces so deeply (the unifying “Human Chain,” the rocking, anthemic “Love Will Live”) with the empathic depths for which she’s known, framing it all with songs as intimate as she’s ever written. 


Strobe lights, lighting effects, and theatrical fog may be in use in Cowlitz Ballroom during musical concerts.  If you have health or physical problems that could be affected by strobe lighting, lighting effects, or theatrical fog, including but not limited to photosensitive epilepsy, asthma or breathing problems, you should not enter Cowlitz Ballroom.