Being the lead singer of a famous band requires nerves of steel, a surplus of swagger, and the patience to endure Cleveland's rambling, uncomfortably personal answer to "How you doin' tonight, Cleveland?" Catch master showmen in their element with this GrouponLive deal to a concert at Arena Theatre. Choose between the following shows:
- For $35, you get two tickets to see Bebel Gilberto on Saturday, February 23, at 8 p.m. (up to a $73.50 value, including all fees). Seating is in rows S–U.
- For $42, you get two tickets to see Don Williams on Sunday, February 24, at 8 p.m. (up to an $88.50 value, including all fees). Seating is in sections 3, 4, and 6–13, rows T and U.
Doors open one hour before the performance.
The daughter of bossa nova legend Joao Gilberto, Bebel Gilberto is the heiress apparent to the musical tradition of Brazil. She lends her airy pipes to everything from genre standards to her father’s songs and her own releases. Besides recording updated versions of classics such as “Bim-Bom,” “So Nice (Summer Samba)” and Carmen Miranda’s “Chica Chica Boom Chic,” Gilberto features prominently on numbers from dance-floor specialists such as Thievery Corporation and DJ Towa Tei.
“So Nice (Summer Samba),” first published in 1966 by Marcus Valle.
Country Music Hall of Famer Don Williams, affectionately called “The Gentle Giant,” touches listeners’ hearts with his leather-textured baritone and sweet, simple ballads. Over a career that spans nearly half a century, the troubadour has sung a total of 17 No. 1 hits, including “Lord I Hope This Day Is Good,” “Till the Rivers All Run Dry,” and “That’s the Thing About Love.” Williams returned to music in classic style with last year’s And So It Goes, singing about hard work, traditional values, and the wisdom that comes with age. At 73 years old, Williams is far from being eclipsed in his field—as Steve Morley of Country Weekly noted, “Guest spots from Alison Krauss, Keith Urban, and Vince Gill are, for the most part, surprisingly understated… ol’ Don can, and does, hold his own on this outing, perhaps his strongest set in the last 20 years.”
“My Heart To You”
At Arena Theatre, nobody sits farther than 60 feet from the show. Most concertgoers who’ve squinted their ways through major concerts at other venues can attest that the in-the-round seating arrangement and revolving stage are causes for celebration. And the stars have noticed. Since the 1970s, the state-of-the-art venue has attracted a long list of legendary performers including Willie Nelson, Tom Jones, and Aretha Franklin. While their golden vocal chords ring through the stellar acoustics, fans sink into comfy seats, savor a flashy light system, and discard their unnecessary opera glasses.
Tips from Groupon Customers
“Great small, intimate venue!”
“There is no bad seating in the entire area. A++”
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