Music is the soundtrack to our lives—from the ballad you slow-danced to at senior prom to the ballad you slowly walked home alone to. Remember the good times with this GrouponLive deal for one G-Pass to see An Evening with Smokey Robinson with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra at the DTE Energy Music Theatre on Saturday, September 15, at 8 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. 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. Choose between the following reserved-seating options:
For $28, you get one G-Pass for seating in sections LT6–LT8, RT6–8, LTC8–LTC9, or RTC8–RTC9 (up to a $56 value, including all fees).
For $38, you get one G-Pass for seating in sections LT4–LT5, RT4–RT5, LTC5–LTC7, RTC5–RTC7, or CTR7 (up to a $76.40 value, including all fees).
There wouldn't be a Motown sound without Smokey Robinson. Movie soundtracks would consist of gusts of wind. Nobody would understand why a clown would cry or how somebody could have sunshine on a cloudy day.
Before he was inducted into both the Rock and Roll and Songwriters Hall of Fame, bestowed with the Grammy Living Legend Award, and handed a National Medal of Arts award by the president of the United States, Smokey Robinson crafted more than 4,000 songs. With his seminal group The Miracles, he not only inspired the creation of Motown Records and gave the famed label its first No. 1 R & B hit "Shop Around," but also laid down the blueprint for modern soul music. His inimitable tenor—earnest and angelic—made ditties such as "You've Really Got a Hold on Me" and "Ooo Baby Baby" required listening for slow-dancers. In addition to his own stacks of hits with The Miracles, Smokey's compulsive pen gave The Temptations "My Girl," Mary Wells "My Guy," and Marvin Gaye "Ain't That Peculiar."
Looking deceptively youthful with his thousand-yard smile, Smokey Robinson treats his hometown to an evening of timeless hits and impeccable showmanship. His classics are sure to snap, pop, and hypnotize with all of the layered nuances of the original Motown recordings when backed by the gifted tunesmiths of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. As Smokey melts hearts with his durable croon, the phalanx of brass, woodwind, and strings gives hits such as "The Tracks of My Tears" proper melancholic weight and adds ample grandeur to upbeat showstoppers such as "I Second That Emotion" and "Get Ready."
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.
Smokey was good as I remember him in the 1960's brought back some great memeories, 2+ hours of pure entertainmentjosiesguy, Ticketmaster, 9/3/12
The orchestra was superb and the music was lovely.bogartis, Ticketmaster, 8/1/10
DTE Energy Music Theatre
7774 Sashabaw Rd.
Clarkston, Michigan 48348