July 3 at 3:00 PM on the Crossroads Stage
July 3 at 6:00 PM on Buick GMC of Beaverton Blues Stage
Celisse is a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, performer and spoken word artist. Her deep and varied career has seen her in concert with such artists as Mariah Carey, Graham Nash, Melissa Etheridge and is a founding member of Trey Anastasio’s Ghosts of the Forest.
In addition to her time on tour, she has performed alongside Kesha at the 60th annual GRAMMY Awards, Jon Batiste on NPR’s Tiny Desk concert series, and played lead guitar for Lizzo on Saturday Night Live. Celisse has also starred in the recent revival of Godspell at Circle in the Square Theater and the Broadway national tour of Wicked. On television, Celisse has appeared on PBS’s The Electric Company, 30 Rock, Rescue Me, The Big C, White Collar and more.
But it’s her prodigious talents as a singer-songwriter and musician that have defined Celisse the most as an artist. Her original music, powered by her soulful voice, is hard-rocking and blues-tinged with infectious hooks that stay with you.
Celisse plays through Benson guitar amps, hand-made here in Portland.