Playing at the Paramount This Week: Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy and Melissa Etheridge

Peekskill’s Paramount Hudson Valley theater will be hosting two music legends from different walks this week: Carl Palmer and Melissa Etheridge.

On June 16, Carl Palmer‘s ELP Legacy show will be paying tribute to former ELP bandmate Keith Emerson. Palmer’s original intent with this tour was to celebrate the music of the band he helped form, Emerson, Lake, and Plamer but soon after announcing the tour Emerson had passed away and the idea of the tour shifted from celebration to tribute. The ELP Legacy presents bold, new arrangements of ELP performed by a trio, sans the iconic keyboard sound that helped define ELP’s sound. Joining drummer Carl Palmer are Paul Bielatowicz on guitar and Simon Fitzpatrick on bass. [Tickets: $35/$45, Show: 8 p.m.]

Saturday June 18 brings Melissa Etheridge to the Paramount stage in a solo acoustic show. Etheridge first hit the scene in 1988 with her self-titled debut album and since then had won two Grammy Awards and an Acadamy Award for her work. Throughout the years she has been an advocate for the LGBT community and has penned a song in tribute to the victims of this past weekend’s events in Orlando titled “Pulse,” which can be heard on Rolling Stone’s website. [Tickets: $75/$90/$110, Show: 8 p.m.]