Country musicians often sing about persevering through hard times, whether growing up poor, tussling in bars, or fighting society's bias against wearing ten-gallon hats to the movies. Savor the sweet sounds of tough luck with this GrouponLive deal to Country Throwndown, featuring Gary Allan, Rodney Atkins, and Josh Thompson at Toyota Park in Bridgeview. For $25, you get one G-Pass for general-admission seating on Saturday, June 30, at 3:30 p.m. (up to a $50.50 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. This Groupon does not cover the cost of parking, which is $20 at the stadium; guests are welcome to bring folding chairs but may not bring blankets.
For the third year in a row, Country Throwdown stampedes into wide-open outdoor venues with a dream team of current and future country-music superstars. With 7 million records sold and a stable of top-10 hits, rowdy honky-tonk wrangler Gary Allan headlines the festival with raucous energy. Firing off hits such as “Tough Little Boys” and “Get Off the Pain,” Allan allures with outlaw swagger and a voice as deep and rugged as Sam Elliott’s wallet. Rodney Atkins, known for monster-truck hits such as “Watching You” and “Cleaning This Gun,” performs with an everyguy grin that could charm the britches off a clothesline.
Rising stars and harmonic raconteurs Josh Thompson, Sunny Sweeney, and Eric Paslay fill up the Throwdown’s two main stages. Meanwhile, a crop of acoustic singer-songwriters occupies the Bluebird Café Tent in intimate sets throughout the day.
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.