About This Event

Like a comet that burns far too brightly to last, Janis Joplin exploded onto the music scene in 1967 and, almost overnight, became the queen of rock & roll. The unmistakable voice, filled with raw emotion and tinged with Southern Comfort, made her a must-see headliner from Monterey to Woodstock. Now, Spokane is invited to share an evening with the woman and her musical influences in the hit musical A Night with Janis Joplin. Fueled by such unforgettable songs as Me and Bobby McGee, Piece of My Heart , Mercedes Benz, Cry Baby and Summertime, this sensational show is a musical journey celebrating Joplin and her biggest musical influences – icons like Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Odetta, Nina Simone and Bessie Smith, who inspired one of rock & roll’s greatest legends. The New York Times raved that A Night With Janis Joplin “rocks the house” and Variety called it “electrifying.”

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