The Woodland Park Zoo concert series – ZooTunes – is back for 2012! With the tagline of “See Concerts. Save Animals.” you’ll be surrounded by good karma and music to boot.
The Seattle Lesbian favorite picks of the season are as follows: k.d. lang and the Siss Boom Bang July 3, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals July 18, Melissa Etheridge August 12, and Rosanne Cash/Madeleine Peyroux August 29.
Performer bios via ZooTunes:
Sing it Loud is k.d. lang’s first record made entirely with a band of her own since the pair of albums with the Reclines that launched her career more than 20 years ago. lang has won four Grammy Awards, eight Juno Awards, a BRIT, an AMA, a VMA, and four awards from GLAAD. In 1996, she received Canada’s highest civilian honor, the Order of Canada.
Grace Potter & The Nocturnals are like a modern-day version of Tina Turner stroking the microphone in a spangled mini-dress while fronting the Rolling Stones circa Sticky Fingers.
Considered by many to be one of the greatest all-time female rock icons, Melissa Etheridge is also a mother and a cancer survivor. She is an outspoken cultural, political and human rights activist, a thought-provoker and a longtime truth-seeker.
Rosanne Cash has recorded 11 No. 1 singles, blurring the genres of country, rock, roots and pop. In 1985 she won the Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance for “I Don’t Know Why You Don’t Want Me,” and has received 10 other nominations.
Jazz singer-songwriter Madeleine Peyroux is in the midst of her journey. Renowned for her interpretive song skills, the vocalist delves deeper into her reinvention, writing the bulk of the songs on her latest album, Standing On the Rooftop, pushing past any preconceived notions about her music and daring herself to expand her sonic template.
The full talent lineup is available here.