Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo and Melissa Etheridge
Pat Benatar’s staggering vocals and take-no-prisoners attitude, along with Neil Giraldo’s trailblazing artistry as a guitarist, producer and songwriter, forged the undeniable chemistry and unique sound that created some of rock’s most memorable hits including “We Belong,” “Hit Me With Your Best Shot,” “Love Is A Battlefield,” “Promises In The Dark” and “We Live For Love.” Together Benatar and Giraldo have created two multi-platinum albums, five platinum albums and three gold albums, as well as 19 Top 40 hits. They have sold over 30 million records worldwide and have won four consecutive Grammy awards. Benatar and Giraldo have been married since 1982, and this summer they will celebrate the 40th anniversary of their musical career.
Melissa Etheridge is one of rock music’s great female icons. Her critically acclaimed eponymous debut album was certified double-platinum. Etheridge’s popularity grew 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. Her fourth album, Yes I Am, brought her a second Grammy and featured one of her biggest hit songs, “I’m the Only One.” This six-time platinum album spent more than two and a half years on the charts. Etheridge’s latest release was 2016’s Memphis Rock and Soul, and she is ready to rock the Amphitheater and help Chautauqua celebrate summer on this season’s closing night of popular entertainment.