Beginning in the late 1960s, the arrival of women as singers and recording artists began to change the course of rock and roll music. The musical influence of artists such as Janis Joplin, Tina Turner, Carole King and Aretha Franklin, later joined by Pat Benatar, Joan Jett and Heart, launched a movement that still is felt today.
The songs originally written or performed by legendary women of rock are coming to West Michigan for the third week of the Grand Rapids Symphony’s D&W Fresh Market Picnic Pops.
Women Rock featuring songs made famous by 10 women will be at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday on July 27-28 at Cannonsburg Ski Area, 6800 Cannonsburg Rd NE. Guest conductor Robert Thompson leads the Grand Rapids Pops in concerts underwritten by Bank of America and Miller Johnson as Benefactor Sponsors. Grand Rapids Symphony is only the second orchestra in the United States to present the brand new show created by Grammy Award-winning arranger Jeff Tyzik.
Single tickets for all concerts in the D&W Fresh Market Picnic Pops are on sale. Call the Grand Rapids Symphony at (616) 454-9451 ext. 4 during business hours or (616) 885-1241 evenings or go online to PicnicPops.org