The best singers can move audiences to tears with their voices, just like the worst singers. Cry tears of joy with this GrouponLive deal for one G-Pass to see Aretha Franklin, part of the 17th annual N’Digo Foundation gala at the Arie Crown Theater. For $52, you get one G-Pass for reserved main-floor seating on Saturday, June 30, at 7 p.m. (up to a $105.05 value, including all fees). Because the ticket is a G-Pass, Groupon customers can use it to enter the venue directly; they will not need to redeem their Groupon at will call.
Aretha Franklin, the indisputable Queen of Soul, blesses audiences with her magical, goose-bump-inducing voice as she headlines the 17th annual N'Digo Foundation gala. A persevering gem as rare as a hard-boiled Fabergé egg, Aretha topples audiences with hits that make microphones beg for mercy. With empowering Atlantic Records anthems such as "Chain of Fools," "Respect," and sonic valentines from her Arista years such as "Freeway of Love," and "Love All the Hurt Away," the 70-year-old siren exercises her soulful sovereignty to the delight of love-struck fans. The gala, which benefits Chicagoland students, starts off with a swooning performance by local legends The Impressions. The doo-wop, gospel, and soul trio, best known for the 1965 hit "People Get Ready," shows off intricate harmonies that have ensconced them in the Grammy, Rock and Roll, and Vocal Halls of Fame.
Due to security restrictions, G-Passes must be printed out and presented in person at the event. They cannot be redeemed through Groupon's mobile app.
Arie Crown Theater
The Arie Crown Theater—named after Lithuanian-native business tycoon, Arie Crown, and Theater, his loyal shar pei—has been a Chicago staple since 1960. Although its home at McCormick Place caught fire in 1967, somehow the theater was spared. It emerged from the smoke to welcome the biggest names in entertainment to its stage, acts including the Rolling Stones, the Temptaitions, the Bolshoi Ballet, and Jerry Seinfeld as well as stagings of Hello Dolly with Carol Channing and The King and I with Yul Brenner.