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Melissa Etheridge to perform at Chumash Casino Resort on March 24 | Entertainment

1990s rock icon and Grammy Award winner Melissa Etheridge will perform at the Chumash Casino Samala Showroom stage at 8 p.m. on Thursday March 24.

Etheridge is about to bring it One way tour in the Santa Ynez Valley as part of his 38-city North American tour for his 16th studio album.

Known for her confessional lyrics and raspy, smoky voice, Etheridge has continued to perform and make music since her 1988 self-titled debut album, “Melissa Etheridge,” which peaked at No. 22 on the Billboard 200. The first single from the career-defining album, “Bring me Some Water” was nominated for a Grammy Award – the first of 15 Grammy nominations.

It was 1993 when Etheridge landed on the map, winning her first Grammy for the single “Ain’t it Heavy.” Later that year, she released her best-selling album to date, “Yes I Am”, which went six times Platinum. The album included two popular songs, “I’m the Only One” and “Come to my Window”. Both songs reached the top 30 in the United States, with “Come to my Window” earning him a second Grammy.

Since then, she has released a new album every three years on average.

In 2005, she released a compilation album, titled “Greatest Hits: The Road Less Traveled”, and won an Oscar for the song “I Need to Wake Up”, in 2007, which she wrote for the movie ” An Inconvenient Truth”. ”

In 2019, Etheridge released her 15th album, “The Medicine Show”.

Tickets for the show are $59, $64, $69, $79 and $89 and are available at the CLUB in Chumash or online at The resort is a 21+ venue.

Chumash Casino Resort will require ticket holders to show proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 48 hours of the show for a PCR test or within 24 hours of the show for an Antigen test.

The resort uses Health Pass by CLEAR, which provides secure digital proof of COVID-related health information through the free CLEAR mobile app. Ticket holders can complete their health screening with Health Pass by CLEAR in advance for expedited registration at Samala Showroom events. Customers can download and register at

The Chumash Casino Resort is located at 3400 CA-246 in Santa Ynez.

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Lisa André covers lifestyle and local news for Santa Ynez Valley News and Lompoc Record, editions of the Santa Maria Times.