- $49 for one ticket to Linda Ronstadt: Living with Parkinson’s Disease (up to $95.50 value)
- When: Monday, April 13, at 7:30 p.m.
- Where: Seawell Grand Ballroom
- Seating: orchestra
- Door time: 6:30 p.m.
- Full offer value includes ticketing fees
Linda Ronstadt: Living with Parkinson’s Disease
When the Stone Poneys released their first hit, “Different Drum,” in 1967, the words “country” and “rock” were rarely compounded. But when Linda Ronstadt’s voice flew out of the speakers and ran off with your heart, you knew she was going to change the landscape of popular music.
Linda ventured out as a solo artist in the ’70s—backed by fellas who later became the Eagles—and the notorious boys club of rock ‘n’ roll had to amend its exclusive rules. The newly crowned “Queen of Rock” became the first female artist ever to rack up consecutive platinum albums and sell out stadiums to tens of thousands of fans. Rolling Stone declared her to be “Rock’s Venus” and put her on the cover six times. The accolades kept coming: 11 Grammys, 1 Emmy, an induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and President Barack Obama honoring her with the National Medal of Arts.
But in 2012, it was an unwelcome surprise when Linda was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. Although those pipes, which scaled octaves sometimes in a single breath and can be heard on more than 120 albums, have now been stifled, she still has a voice to raise on her mission to promote awareness about the disease. In this special and rare event, she opens up to audiences by sharing stories of courage and perseverance, some of which appear in her recent memoir, Simple Dreams.