April 29 & 30
Skagit Valley Casino, Bow
Melissa Manchester’s career is remarkable not only for its longevity and accomplishments, but for its versatility. Following her stint as a founding member of Bette Midler’s Harlettes, Melissa’s tremendously successful solo career brought her critical and commercial acclaim. She earned her first Grammy nomination for Best Pop Female Vocal Performance in 1979 with “Don’t Cry Out Loud.” Four years later, she won the award in the same category with the song “You Should Hear How She Talks About You.” Today, she teaches music at the University of Southern California, where her students encouraged her to record her current studio album that was financed by a fan-based campaign.