Melissa Etheridge & Jewel

Melissa Etheridge & Jewel

Event Information

*ADD-ON: KBA EARLY ENTRY EXPERIENCE

A limited number of KBA Early Entry Experience passes will be available for this event. Look for the pop up box when you add tix to your cart to add this pass. The pass must be added at time of purchase. 

KBA Early Entry Experience Includes:

  • 30-minute early entry with required check-in at Gate 5
  • Heavy hors d’oeuvres served
  • Private area with bar service
  • Two (2) complimentary beverages of your choice

Know Before You Go information will be sent to you 3-4 days prior to the event. 

Disclaimer:

  • Early Entry allows purchaser access to the Kona Club location only. If bringing a lawn chair, chairs are not allowed to be setup before gates open to the public. Tables and chairs will be provided in the private space. 
  • There is NO artist involvement in this offer.
  • Pass does not include backstage access.
  • Pass must be added to your cart at the time of ticket purchase.
  • You must purchase a ticket to add this pass. 
  • No name changes will be allowed. 
  • If you miss early entry gate time you will be required to enter through the Main Gate with the general public. 
  • General parking is free of charge in the Amphitheatre owned lots. Parking passes are not included. You may purchase parking at the time you purchase your ticket or through the link under "Parking Information" on this page. 

PURCHASE

Additional Ticket Information

  • Koka Booth Amphitheatre is a cashless venue.  
  • Children 2 and under are free on the lawn for this event and do not need a ticket. 
    • All ages will require a ticket when sitting in Reserved Areas. 
  • Day of Event Box Office sales opens 1 hour prior to gate time and closes once the main act takes the stage.
    • Hours are subject to change. 
  • Taxes: Tickets for Koka Booth Amphitheatre events are subject to applicable taxes and fees. Taxes will be added on top of the posted ticket prices.
  • Fees:
    • When ordering Online or by Phone through Etix additional fees will be added on top of the ticket price. A $2.50 order fee will be added to each order.
    • When purchasing in person at the Box Office a 3% processing fee will be added to each order. 

All dates, times, acts & ticket prices are subject to change without notice.

Bag Policy

Koka Booth Amphitheatre has enhanced it's public safety policy to include a clear bag policy. 

Allowed:

  • Bags 6"x 8" or smaller are permitted.
  • Clear bag that does not exceed 12" x12" x 9".
  • Medical and parenting bags. 

All bags are subject to search. 

BIO: JEWEL

Jewel's unique story began on an Alaskan homestead- with no electricity- where her family survived off the land. Her New York Times best-selling memoir Never Broken chronicles how she used hard work, grit and grace to survive and thrive under extreme circumstances.

 

Jewel discovered a variety of mental health tools as a child living in adverse circumstances, helping her to go from homelessness to happiness. She has built her career sharing her wisdom through music, poetry, books and a wellness curriculum that inspires physical, emotional and mental health. Her lyrics calmed a generation of listeners with the phrase, "If I could tell the world just one thing, it would be that we're all ok.” And "worry is wasteful in times like these."

 

For over thirty years Jewel worked with the top psychologists, experts and practitioners to create her System which has 10 Pillars of Healing and Growth and 30 tools to inspire physical, emotional and mental health. Jewel’s System has been used to create curriculum and products for nonprofits, school districts, corporations and consumers.

 

For two decades, Jewel’s system and Inspiring Children Foundation (ICF) have been helping to revolutionize education with a cutting-edge model that completely transforms the lives of at-risk youth. By empowering children struggling with financial hardship, anxiety, depression and mental health challenges the program provides youth with the ultimate environment to survive, then thrive at the highest levels. The Foundation’s best in class student led mental health programming is informed by mindfulness, meditation, entrepreneurship, mentoring, project driven learning, athletics (tennis) and a special peer-to-peer support group and certification. The program uses aspects of Dialectic Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), trauma treatment, and group counseling.

 

Jewel founded Jewel Inc., which is a holding company for all her passions and work in music, TV, film and entrepreneurial endeavors. Jewel has co-created human development, education and mental health programs in hopes of helping more people to become whole humans by partnering with existing delivery systems. The curriculum has been repurposed to scale Jewel’s System into music and wellness festivals, online summits, K-6 Curriculum for schools, consulting and programming for corporations.

 

Most recently Jewel co-founded and is the Chief Strategy Officer of Inner.World. Innerworld is a virtual community where members can work through mental health challenges safely and anonymously. It’s a peer-led model where people can teach each other the tools of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (the gold standard of therapy) Cognitive  and a proprietary Cognitive Behavioral Immersion. This is Jewel’s latest project in her mission to scale wisdom.

 

To marry her music with her passion for mental health Jewel also co-founded The Wellness Experience, a music-food & wellness festival with almost 500 brands to bring physical, emotional and mental health to the masses.

 

Jewel’s free mindfulness and mental health websites help high performing students, executives, parents, athletes and artists. To this end Jewel is partnering with some of the world’s most innovative companies like Kroger, Johnson & Johnson, P&G, Zappos, Car Saver, WeWork and Saks Fifth Avenue to help deliver happiness into people's everyday lives at work and at home.

Jewel's System and curriculum is designed to help people gain tone and strength in all areas of their lives and most importantly as friends, associates and contributors to society. She has authentically become one the most notable spokespersons and advocates for the modern-day wellness, mental health and mindfulness movement. Jewel has used her platform to advocate for mental health and to encourage organizations to “invest in human capital” at some of the most prestigious conferences in the world including SALT Hedge Fund conference, Fortune's Most Powerful Woman, Wisdom 2.0 and The Wellness Experience.  As Founding partner and curator for the Scale Global Conference in Las Vegas Jewel is helping to bring the world's top leaders in finance, policy, tech, and the arts together to find common ground and ways to scale successfully as a society.

BIO: MELISSA ETHERIDGE

Melissa Etheridge stormed onto the American rock scene in 1988 with the release of her critically acclaimed self-titled debut album, which led to an appearance on the 1989 Grammy Awards show. For several years, her popularity grew around such memorable originals as "Bring Me Some Water," "No Souvenirs" and "Ain't It Heavy," for which she won a Grammy® in 1992. Etheridge hit her commercial and artistic stride with her fourth album, Yes I Am (1993). The collection featured the massive hits, "I'm the Only One" and "Come to My Window," a searing song of longing that brought Etheridge her second Grammy® Award for Best Female Rock Performance. In 1995, Etheridge issued her highest charting album, Your Little Secret, which was distinguished by the hit single, "I Want to Come Over." Her astounding success that year led to Etheridge receiving the Songwriter of the Year honor at the ASCAP Pop Awards in 1996.

Known for her confessional lyrics and raspy, smoky vocals, Etheridge has remained one of America's favorite female singers for more than two decades. In February 2007, Melissa Etheridge celebrated a career milestone with a victory in the "Best Song" category at the Academy® Awards for "I Need to Wake Up," written for the Al Gore documentary on global warming, An Inconvenient Truth. As a performer and songwriter, Etheridge has shown herself to be an artist who has never allowed "inconvenient truths" to keep her down. Earlier in her recording career, Etheridge acknowledged her sexual orientation when it was considered less than prudent to do so. In October 2004, Etheridge was diagnosed with breast cancer, a health battle that, with her typical tenacity, she won. Despite losing her hair from chemotherapy, Etheridge appeared on the 2005 Grammy® telecast to sing "Piece of My Heart" in tribute to Janis Joplin. By doing so she gave hope to many women afflicted with the disease.

On October 7, 2016 Melissa Etheridge released Memphis Rock & Soul, her first album since 2014's critically lauded This Is M.E. Recorded at Royal Studios in Memphis, the album received stellar reviews from the likes of Entertainment Weekly, Parade, Rolling Stone, American Songwriter and more. She followed that up with the release of The Medicine Show in April, 2019. For The Medicine Show, Melissa reunited with celebrated producer John Shanks and sounds as rousing as ever, bringing a new level of artistry to her 15th studio recording. The Medicine Show deals with universal themes of renewal, reconciliation, reckoning, compassion and, most profoundly, healing.

In June of 2020, Etheridge launched her own live streaming subscription and single ticket concert platform, Etheridge TV and has done over 200 live streams in 2020.

On September 17, 2021, Melissa released a new album called One Way Out. The 9-track album is a collection of songs Etheridge wrote in the late '80s and early '90s that never made the cut….until now! The time is finally right, and fans will finally get a deeper glimpse to who Melissa was then.

October 2022 saw Melissa's return to the theatre with her one woman show, My Window — A Journey Through Life. The critically acclaimed, sold-out run premiered at New World Stages on October 13 and will open at Circle In the Square Theatre on Broadway in September 2023.

Food & Beverage

Outside Food & Beverage are not allowed for this event.  You are allowed to bring one factory-sealed plastic bottle of water (1 per person). No glass/cans/flavored water. 

Our Concession stands will be open selling a variety of food and beverages. Check out the menu ahead of time HERE.   

Restaurant partners will be available to pre-order food and have ready upon your arrival. Order from one of our Picnic in the Park partners.  Please note that each restaurant may require different cut off times to place your order. 

Items Allowed

We pride ourselves on bringing a wide variety of events to Cary, NC. What our guests are allowed to bring into each event varies from event to event.   Please review the event page you are attending for specific information regarding that event. 

Guests can bring the following items to Concerts:

  • Bags 6"x 8" or smaller are permitted.
  • 12" x12" x 9" Clear bags only.
  • Factory-sealed plastic bottles of water (1 per person). 
    • No glass/cans/flavored water.
  • Empty reusable non-glass water bottle up to 1 Liter. 
    • Water Fill Stations located in the Cobblestone Courtyard.
  • Lawn chairs: Please remove chair from bag at security checkpoint. 
    • No Footrest, Canopy, Lounge, Tri-Fold or Swinging Chairs.
  • Rain Coats.
  • Ponchos.
  • Strollers (allowed on the lawn only).

All small clutches & clear bags are subject to search.

Items Prohibited

Prohibited items MUST be returned to guests’ vehicle before entering.  

Please leave the following items at home:  

  • Alcohol
  • Audio & Video Recording
  • Bags  (Unless clear & approved size)
  • Backpacks
  • Balloons, Banners & Signs
  • Blankets, Towels, Mats of any kind including Yoga Mats
  • Brochures/Stickers/Handouts
  • Confetti/Glitter
  • Coolers
  • Drones
  • Fireworks
  • Food & Beverages
  • Go Pros, Audio or video recorders
  • Grills & Open Flames
  • Hula Hoops
  • Illegal Drugs
  • Laser Pointers
  • Noise Makers
  • Pets of any kind (excluding service animals)
  • Professional cameras with detachable lenses
  • Selfie Sticks
  • Sporting Equipment
  • Tables of any size
  • Tablets of any kind
  • Tarps & Plastic sheeting
  • Tents/Staking
  • Umbrellas of any size
  • Wagons/Carts
  • Weapons of Any Kind (Include but not limited to knives, guns, tasers, chains, mace, studded/spiked jewelry)

Parking Information

PREMIERE PARKING: A limited number of Premiere Parking will be available for $25 in advance and will be sold at the event, if spaces are available. Parking spaces will be held closest to the Main gate. Pass entitles 1 car to cark in Premiere Parking section in the FRONT of the Preferred Lot.

PURCHASE PREMIERE PARKING

PREFERRED PARKING: A limted number of Preferred Parking will be available for $20.00 in advance and will be sold at the event, if spaces are available. Parking spaces will be held across from the Main gate. Pass entitles 1 car to park in the Preferred Parking section in the BACK of the Preferred Lot.

PURCHASE PREFERRED PARKING

  • Parking passes may be purchased at the box office in person, by phone through Etix or online at etix.com.  

  • Parking lots open 1 hour before venue gates open.
  • Purchasing a Parking Pass is NOT a ticket for the event, and is not valid for entry into the event.
  • Please present your Parking Pass upon arrival. 

GENERAL PARKING: Koka Booth Amphitheatre has approximately 1500 free spaces available.  Parking is free of charge in Amphitheatre-owned lots. Some local businesses may charge a fee for parking in their lots.

ACCESSIBLE PARKING: A limited number of accessible parking spaces are available on a first-come-first-served basis with the proper hang tag or license plate.

DROP OFF & PICK-UP LOCATION: If using a taxi, Uber, etc please follow the signs & our Parking Staff to the pick-up & drop-off area.

VIP Package: Melissa Etheridge

Melissa Etheridge: VIP Merchandise Package

VIP Package Includes:

  • General Admission Ticket to the Concert* 
  • Early Entry merch shopping**
  • Exclusive VIP Merchandise Item*** -Commemorative VIP Laminate & Lanyard***

*Ticket location chosen at time of purchase
**When and where available
***VIP Merchandise Item shipped after the show plays; laminate distributed on
site

 

Melissa Etheridge: VIP Meet & Greet - SOLD OUT!

Package includes:

  • Reserved or General Admission Ticket to the Concert* 
  • Individual Meet & Greet with Melissa Etheridge 
  • Individual Photograph With Melissa Etheridge
  • Early Entry merch shopping**
  • Exclusive VIP Merchandise Item***
  • Commemorative VIP Laminate & Lanyard***

*Ticket location chosen at time of purchase
**When and where available
***VIP Merchandise Item shipped after the show plays; laminate distributed on site

 

You will receive an email 2-3 days prior to the performance date with instructions on how to redeem your VIP Experience. Additional communication regarding your purchase may be sent via SMS text message to the phone number you provided during the purchase process. VIP programming may take place up to 3-4 hours before show time. Check-in details will also be posted HERE when confirmed.

 

Exclusive VIP merchandise items will be shipped directly to the address you provide with your order or distributed on-site at the VIP event. If the merchandise is distributed on-site, we cannot ship your items if you choose not to pick them up. Shipped merchandise is not guaranteed to arrive before your show date. By purchasing a VIP package, you agree to share your information with the VIP provider in order to receive communications regarding your VIP experience and to receive VIP merchandise by mail. Any shipped merchandise not claimed within 90 days is subject to availability.

VIP Package: Jewel

JEWEL: VIP PACKAGE 1

  • Limited Autographed Guitar Bundle
  • 1 Reserved Ticket to the Concert*
  • Taylor Guitar GS Mini AUTOGRAPHED by Jewel (not show played)
  • Specially designed and numbered AUTOGRAPHED tour poster
  • Jewel VIP Exclusive Merch bundle
  • Exclusive VIP Merchandise Item**
  • Commemorative VIP Laminate & Lanyard**

*Ticket Location chosen at time of purchase

**VIP Merch items shipped after the show

 

JEWEL - LIMITED MERCH BUNDLE

  • General Admission Ticket to the Concert*
  • Specially designed and numbered JEWEL poster
  • Jewel VIP Exclusive Merch Bundle
  • Commemorative VIP Lam and Laminate

*Ticket Location chosen at time of purchase

**VIP Merch items shipped after the show

 

 

You will receive an email 2-3 days prior to the performance date with instructions on how to redeem your VIP Experience. Additional communication regarding your purchase may be sent via SMS text message to the phone number you provided during the purchase process. VIP programming may take place up to 3-4 hours before show time. Check-in details will also be posted HERE when confirmed.

 

Exclusive VIP merchandise items will be shipped directly to the address you provide with your order or distributed on-site at the VIP event. If the merchandise is distributed on-site, we cannot ship your items if you choose not to pick them up. Shipped merchandise is not guaranteed to arrive before your show date. By purchasing a VIP package, you agree to share your information with the VIP provider in order to receive communications regarding your VIP experience and to receive VIP merchandise by mail. Any shipped merchandise not claimed within 90 days is subject to availability.

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