Country music harks back to a more courteous era, when kids still called women "ma'am" and men "daddy ma'am." Tip your hat to the good ol' days with this GrouponLive deal to see Pat Green at the Buckhead Theatre. For $15, you get one G-Pass for standing-room-only general admission on Thursday, February 21, at 8:30 p.m. (up to a $31.60 value, including all fees). Doors open at 7:30 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.
When Pat Green’s career started taking off, his songs weren’t on the radio. There was no Internet, no viral videos, and none of the modern channels of spreading “buzz.” But there was a seemingly antiquated thing called “word of mouth” that got Texans hooked. Having recorded two independent records by the age of 18, the gifted singer-songwriter toughed it out at little gigs at Texas Tech, but was wary about making music his full-time career. Thankfully, his own stepfather stepped in and fired Pat from his day job as a fuel wholesaler, an act of paternal devotion that motivated Pat Green to stick to his music.
As Pat paid his dues across Texas honky-tonks, he spellbound listeners with his onstage charm, the kind where the word “affable” just doesn’t cut it. His instant sing-along songs––freewheeling country with a rock ‘n’ roll backbone––stuck with college kids, who circulated his tapes and flocked to his shows. By the time radio and major labels finally got around to Pat Green, he was too big for the bars. Mainstream, yet as underground as his kindred Texans Jerry Jeff Walker and Robert Earl Keen, Pat since has sold out countless shows, shared the stage with Willie Nelson, and moved more than 250,000 albums without a record contract or a trebuchet catapult.
After 10 albums, nearly 20 years on the road, and tours with the diverse likes of Kenny Chesney and the Dave Matthews Band, Pat continues to ride a brakeless gravy train fueled by a strange talent called “talent” and the storytelling skills of a straight-shooting Aesop. From massive hits such as “Wave on Wave” through his surplus of honky-tonk heartbreakers, keg-juggling anthems, and covers from his latest album, Songs We Wish We’d Written II, Pat instills audiences with permanent smile lines and Texas pride throughout his contagiously energetic live performances. Starting the show, steel magnolia Ashley Ray, who’s shared the stage with country stars such as Dierks Bentley and Miranda Lambert, warms up the audience with boot-scootin’ anthems about strength, sinnin’, and drinkin’.
Pat Green – “It Feels Just Like It Should” (Live at the Grand Ole Opry)
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.
Originally opened as a movie palace in the Jazz Age, the Buckhead Theatre has since become a cultural touchstone in the Atlanta arts scene. From showing a widely banned Mae West film in 1933 to hosting everyone from Indigo Girls to Mumford and Sons, the venue’s Spanish-baroque architecture and burgundy velour curtains have been privy to legendary entertainment, colorful history, and preshow bullfights in the aisles.