Tickets on sale April 21
A four-time Grammy winner, Pat Benatar opens at MontanaFair August 11th.
During the 1980s, Benatar had two RIAA-certified Multi-Platinum albums, five RIAA-certified Platinum albums, three RIAA-certified Gold albums and 19 Top 40 singles, including the Top 10 hits, “Hit Me With Your Best Shot”, “Love Is a Battlefield”, “We Belong” and “Invincible”. During the early days of MTV, Benatar was one of the most heavily played artists on the popular music channel. Her hits continue to be as unforgettable now as they were at the dawn of MTV.
Pat Benatar is acknowledged as the leading female rock vocalist of the ‘80s not only winning the Grammys but three American Music Awards. Long time musical director for Benatar, Neil Giraldo will join her for the MontanaFair appearance.
Opening the show on Sneak-A-Peek Night at MontanaFair is another Grammy Award winning female, Melissa Etheridge.
Melissa Etheridge stormed onto the American rock scene in 1988 with the release of her critically acclaimed self-titled debut album. For several years, her popularity grew around such memorable originals as “Bring Me Some Water,” “No Souvenirs” and “Ain’t It Heavy,” for which she won a Grammy® in 1992. Etheridge hit her commercial and artistic stride with her fourth album, Yes I Am (1993). The collection featured the massive hits, “I’m the Only One” and “Come to My Window,” a searing song of longing that brought Etheridge her second Grammy® Award for Best Female Rock Performance.
In 1995, Etheridge issued her highest charting album, Your Little Secret, which was distinguished by the hit single, “I Want to Come Over.” Her astounding success that year led to Etheridge receiving the Songwriter of the Year honor at the ASCAP Pop Awards in 1996.
MontanaFair runs August 11-19 at MetraPark. Tickets to the Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo and Melissa Etheridge concert along with all other individual shows at MontanaFair go on sale April 21. MontanaFair ValuPass, a pay one price admission ticket to the entire nine days of the fair, is on sale now.
MetraPark | 308 6th Avenue North, Billings, MT 59101