Seeing one of your favorite bands is a transcendent experience, like seeing your favorite actor play your favorite president. Spoil your senses with this GrouponLive deal to the Mother's Day Music Fest, featuring Charlie Wilson, Jaheim, Freddie Jackson, and El DeBarge, at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. For $27, you get one ticket for seating in sections 209–217 on Saturday, May 11, at 7 p.m. (up to a $55.75 value, including all fees). Doors open at 6 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.
Wilson first ignited dance floors and gave men the confidence to unbutton one more shirt button with funk outfit The Gap Band, who authored hits "You Dropped a Bomb on Me" and "Burn Rubber." Recent years have found him collaborating with and revered by a newer generation of musicians such as Snoop Dogg, Kanye West, and the Black Eyed Peas. He's also stayed busy crafting solo albums, including the Grammy-nominated Uncle Charlie and 2010's Just Charlie.
Charlie Wilson – "Life of the Party" (Live)
Growing up in the New Jersey housing projects, Jaheim turned to music early as a source of comfort and joy. His grandfather—who sang with such legendary R & B groups as The Drifters—helped guide him into the fraternity of crooners, leading to three wins at the Apollo Theater's talent show by the time he was 15. Praised by Allmusic.com for "his tough-yet-smooth Teddy Pendergrass-meets-Luther Vandross voice," Jaheim credits the latter with inspiring his own musical career. “If it wasn’t for Luther’s voice, I would probably be in the hood right now,” Jaheim claims on his webpage.
Jaheim – "Put That Woman First"
Holder of 16 Billboard R & B Top-10 hits, such as "Have You Ever Loved Somebody," Freddie Jackson sets hearts aflutter with his seductive falsetto. Dominating the charts in the 80s with unabashedly romantic tunes, Jackson continues to deliver heart-melting melodies to ears that just need some lovin' that doesn’t involve candy and roses shoved in them.
Freddie Jackson – "You Are My Lady"
Flanked by his siblings in the 80s R & B group DeBarge, El ensnared hearts with a shimmering falsetto and an passionate voice. After the group split, he struggled with addiction and disappointing record sales for years before bursting back on the scene with 2010's Second Chance. Humbled by his experiences, DeBarge has lost none of his poignant vocal powers, imbuing his soaring songs with hard-earned feeling.
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.
Under a 137-foot-high, barrel-vault ceiling, Boardwalk Hall's floor has played host to historic Garden State moments for more than eight decades. The longest clear-span space in the world when it opened in 1929, the venue has seen the nation's first indoor football game, the first indoor helicopter flight, and performances by such luminaries as the Beatles, Frank Sinatra, and Louis Armstrong. A $90 million renovation completed in 2001 ushered the space into the new millennium, updating the lighting, improving the acoustics, and roping off a section of seats for time-traveling audience members.
Atlantic City, New Jersey 08401