Rock 'n' roll is one of two jobs in which you are encouraged to set your tools on fire when you're done with them--the other, of course, is dentistry. Hear hot licks with this Groupon.
- $19 for one G-Pass to see Dickey Betts and Great Southern (up to a $44.15 value)
- When: Friday, August 30, at 8 p.m.
- Where: Carolina Theatre
- Sections: first or second balcony
- Door time: 7 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Click here to view the seating chart.
How G-Pass Works: Your G-Pass will be ready to print 48 hours after the deal ends. Print the G-Pass and use it to enter the venue directly; you won't need to redeem at will call. Due to security restrictions, G-Passes cannot be redeemed through the Groupon mobile app.
Dickey Betts and Great Southern
To define Southern rock without using words, all one has to do is hum the first few bars of Dickey Betts’s “Jessica” or “Ramblin’ Man.” A founding singer, guitarist, and songwriter of the Allman Brothers Band, Dickey’s history of hot licks has landed him in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and on Rolling Stone's list of 100 Greatest Guitarists. His style is bluesy, twangy, and jazzy, inspiring flashbacks to hot summer nights and long road trips taken while smuggling moonshine. His backup band, Great Southern, supports him throughout with speed and a ready-to-rumble flair. Live, Dickey and the band rouse fans with a stash of meaty hits and a jamming stamina that borders on superhuman.
One of the few original theaters in Durham to remain in operation, the Carolina Theatre has endured more than 85 years of history in its quest to entertain. The venue's main room, Fletcher Hall, rose in popularity during World War II, when soldiers from Camp Butner arrived by bus to watch films on its colossal screen. In the last three decades, ongoing renovations have restored the venue to its original glory while propelling it into contemporary times with the addition of modern accoutrements, including two upstairs movie screens, stage-level dressing rooms, and landing pads on the roof for skateboard hovercrafts.