There are really only a handful of singer-songwriters in the history music that made a long term impact on pop culture. Some of them being Bob Dylan, Bob Seger, Kurt Cobain, Bruce Springsteen and James Taylor.

Of course, another name that has to make the list is the one and only – Pat Benatar. Pat is one of the most influential songwriters of all time. I didn’t really appreciate her music until after she went into semi-retirement, but now looking back at her catalogue of music, I have a new found respect for it.

Although it's been quite a while since she has released any new music, I'm thankful that she's at least still touring. Pat Benatar will be coming to Minnesota – headlining the first day of the Grand Rocktember Music Festival on Friday, September 20th. She'll be performing with Neil Geraldo. Tickets are available online now.

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