When touring stopped, Melissa Etheridge was one of the first artists to start live streaming from her home and has since become Bandsintown’s Rising Act of the Year, having performed more live streams than any other artist this year. Just because the year is ending, doesn’t mean Etheridge will stop streaming. In fact, she’s decided to help her fans start their New Year’s Eve parties a bit early by expanding her usual hour-long “Mama’s Choice” to a special 90 MINUTE concert on December 31, 2020. Beginning at 3pm PST/6pm EST, fans can tune in to EtheridgeTV.com to not only hear songs Melissa has chosen to perform, but a ton of her biggest hits. Single tickets are available for $10 at Etheridge TV and anyone with a monthly subscription will also have access to this special extended performance.
Since launching Etheridge TV in June, Melissa has sold over 3,000 single show tickets, has over 1000 subscribers, and has had nearly 10,000 user profiles created. She is also selling merchandise through the site including t-shirts, mugs, bags, and more, including her “Choose Only Love” facemasks. The singer, who had been performing for fans daily via her Facebook page for a total of 58 shows, took some much-needed time off before returning on June 20 with her Heal M.E. concert, her first one for Etheridge TV. Etheridge now goes live five days a week for her fans, each day offering something different. On Tuesday, she’s covering her favorite songs. On Wednesday, her wife, Linda Wallem, joins her for a chat and Q&A. Thursday is Mama’s Choice with Etheridge going deep into her lengthy catalog of music and jamming out via added loops, layers of percussion, keyboard and more. Friday she will share some never-before-seen video footage from rehearsals and early concerts, as well as behind the scenes clips. To wrap up the weekly performance schedule, she’ll give fans a one-hour concert special on Saturday. Every performance begins at 6pm EDT/3pm PDT.