PERFORMANCES & TICKETS
Joan Jett and The Blackhearts
Sunday, August 27, 7:30 p.m. • 2017
TICKETS: Reserved $69 | Standing Room Only $69 | Lawn $39 | Child (1-12) Lawn $29
GATES OPEN: @ 5:45 Early Entry | 6:00 General Public
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Joan Jett is an originator, an innovator, and a visionary. As the leader of the hard-rocking Blackhearts, with whom she has become a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, she's had eight platinum and gold albums and nine Top 40 singles, including the classics "Bad Reputation," "I Love Rock 'N' Roll," "I Hate Myself For Loving You," and "Crimson and Clover."
She sits at the head of her own independent label, Blackheart Records. Jett has acted in movies and television, including 1987's Light Of Day, and in a Tony-nominated Broadway musical, The Rocky Horror Show. She has appeared on such acclaimed television shows as Oprah (the last season) and Law and Order.
As a producer, she has overseen albums by Bikini Kill, Circus Lupus, as well as the Germs' LA punk masterpiece, GI.
Her music has become a permanent force in mainstream culture. A version of "I Hate Myself for Loving You" has been NBC's Sunday Night Football, performed this past season by Carrie Underwood, and her music is heard in countless films and TV shows including Easy - A, Kick Ass, The Runaways, Shrek, Baby Mama, and many more.
Since co-founding the Runaways, the pioneering all-girl punk quintet, at age 15, Jett's determination and drive have kept her in the public eye. Jett was able to see her story told in The Runaways, the film based on (lead singer of The Runaways) Cherie Currie's book Neon Angel starring Kristen Stewart as Jett, and her fellow A-lister Dakota Fanning as Currie. Jett was close to the project: She served as an executive producer.
Jett and the Blackhearts released their latest record, 'Unvarnished,' in 2013 and continue touring the globe to throngs of adoring fans.
Joan Jett has spent her lifetime breaking barriers and challenging expectations - this is, after all, a woman who is both a spokesperson for PETA and a devoted supporter of the US Military. She's fought hard for all of her historic accomplishments, yet she remains humble and appreciative.
"I've had a blessed career," she says. "I consider myself so lucky to have been able to do things my own way."
Guest Artist: LEFT
LEFT is a gritty roots rock band from Southern Oregon created in 2010 around the songs of frontman and singer/songwriter/producer, Bret Levick, who’s unique and compelling songs can be heard in a plethora of films and TV shows including Sons Of Anarchy, Shameless, Lucifer, Underground and 2015 blockbuster film, The Call (Halle Berry).
Band members include seasoned musicians Bob Evoniuk (One Horse Shy, Siskiyou Summit, Foxfire Trio), Greg Frederick (Rogue Suspects), Don Harriss (Pat Travers, Ronnie Hawkins) and Matt Terreri (Funkamungus). LEFT’s sound falls somewhere between Tom Petty and Cake with the unique distinction of featuring Bob Evoniuk's lap steel in the place of the traditional electric guitar.
The band performs frequently and their first album is currently in production at Sylvia Massy’s Foundation Studio in Ashland, OR with Bret at the helm and will be released winter of 2017. Meanwhile you can check out Bret’s music at www.bretlevick.com.
Pre-concert music: The Sky System
Begins in the Britt Performance Garden at 6:00 p.m.