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.
- $22 for Mark Chestnutt Concert for Two (up to a $45 value)
- When: Friday, May 31, at 8 p.m.
- Where: Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks
- Seating: general admission
- Door time: 7:30 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.<p>
Must be 18 years of age or older to attend.
Mark Chestnutt performing “Old Flames Have New Names” in Kansas City in 2012
Eschewing excessive glamour and razzmatazz, Mark Chestnutt offers a refreshingly undiluted, no-frills, traditional brand of pure country. A troubadour in the vein of George Jones and Waylon Jennings, Mark writes songs soaked in heartbreak and beer that sound like they’re plucked from a ‘50s honky-tonk jukebox. Ever since his independently released 1988 debut, Doing My Country Thing, the songwriter has amassed a devoted fan base due to his heartland-tugging tunes, incessant touring schedule, and free samples of lemonade. Once the major labels took notice, Mark charted more than thirty singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts. His eight No. 1 singles include gems such as “I’ll Think of Something,” “It Sure is Monday,” and his moving take on “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” from the movie Armageddon. Having come full circle back to his independent roots, Mark has just released a stunning new ode to his wife, entitled “When the Lights Go Out (Tracie’s Song),” and continues to play more than 100 shows a year.
Borderline Bar and Grill
A honky tonk oasis for those who prefer cowboy boots and ten-gallon hats, Borderline Bar and Grill is as close as the West Coast gets to Texas. Most evenings feature live bands playing country music hits, as well as early lessons to prepare fledgling two-steppers and line-dancers for the bar’s sprawling hardwood dance floor. For the country-averse, the club features Monday night West Coast swing-dance lessons, and Tuesday nights are typically dedicated to salsa dancing. Visitors can fuel up their feet with southern-style appetizers, entrees, and libations found on the fully loaded menu.