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Grammy Award Winning Singer-Songwriter Melissa Etheridge Coming to Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady

News Release | Schenectady, NY Posted on 12.14.21

Grammy Award Winning Singer-Songwriter Melissa Etheridge Coming to Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady


Schenectady, NY (December 14, 2021) – One of America’s favorite female singer-songwriters, Melissa Etheridge, will be rocking the house at the Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady Event Center on Friday, June 17, 2022. Known for her confessional lyrics and raspy, smoky vocals, Etheridge is sure to thrill guests with her deep catalog of award-winning hits.


Following a special Fan Club pre-sale on Tuesday, December 14, tickets will go on sale to the general public this Friday, December 17 at 10 a.m. Tickets start at $45 and will be available at Doors open at 7 p.m. and the shows start at 8 p.m.


Melissa Etheridge stormed onto the American rock scene in 1988 with the release of her critically acclaimed self-titled debut album, which led to an appearance on the 1989 Grammy Awards show. Her popularity continued to grow over the next several years around such memorable originals as “Bring Me Some Water,” “No Souvenirs,” and the 1992 Grammy award-winning “Ain’t It Heavy”.


Etheridge hit her commercial and artistic stride with her fourth album, Yes I Am, in 1993. The LP featured the massive hits “I’m the Only One,” and “Come to My Window,” which brought Etheridge her second Grammy for Best Female Rock Performance. In 1995, Etheridge issued her highest charting album, Your Little Secret, with the hit single, “I Want to Come Over.” Her success led to Etheridge receiving the 1996 Songwriter of the Year honor at the ASCAP Pop Awards.


In 2007, Etheridge celebrated a career milestone with a victory in the “Best Song” category at the Academy Awards for “I Need to Wake Up,” written for the documentary, An Inconvenient Truth. In 2014, she released her critically lauded album, This Is M.E, and her 2016 follow-up, Memphis Rock & Soul, also received stellar reviews. Her next recording, The Medicine Show, came out in 2019, followed by her most recent release in September of this year, One Way Out, which features a collection of songs Etheridge wrote in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s.


The Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady Event Center is just steps away from the casino gaming floor and The Landing Hotel. For more details about upcoming entertainment, and to make reservations at The Landing Hotel, please visit


About Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady: Located at the picturesque Mohawk Harbor near the heart of downtown Schenectady, Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady features 1,150 slots, 67 live table games and a 16-table poker room and a live, in-casino luxury sportsbook lounge. The casino offers five distinctive restaurants—among them are Dukes Chophouse, Flipt, Johnny’s To-Go and Mian. Rivers features a multipurpose Event Center space, a lively entertainment lounge—Van Slyck’s, live music performances, free parking and daily promotions and giveaways. The Landing Hotel is a 165-room, six-story boutique hotel with riverfront views located adjacent to the Event Center. Rivers, which opened in 2017, employs approximately 1,000 team members and has been voted a great place to work in Schenectady. Rivers Casino & Resort Schenectady is owned and operated by Rush Street Gaming and its affiliates. For more information, visit     


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