Being the lead singer of a famous band requires nerves of steel, a surplus of swagger, and the patience to endure Cleveland's rambling, uncomfortably personal answer to "How you doin' tonight, Cleveland?" Catch master showmen in their element with this GrouponLive deal.
- $13 for one ticket to see Montgomery Gentry (up to a $31.75 value)
- When: Friday, May 31 at 7:30 p.m.
- Where: Congress Theater
- Section: general admission
- Door time: 6:30 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
Montgomery Gentry performing “One in Every Crowd” at the Grand Ole Opry
It’s been a hard couple of years for Eddie Montgomery and Troy Gentry. In September of 2010, the Kentucky country duo parted ways with their longtime label, Sony Music Nashville, and in December, Eddie underwent surgery for prostate cancer. Later that month, his wife of 20 years filed for divorce. But they soldiered on. Bloodied but unbeaten, the good ol’ boys came roaring back on a brand new label with their 2011 album, Rebels on the Run. “Where I Come From” kicks off with a snarling challenge: “Don’t you dare go runnin’ down my little town where I grew up,” sings Montgomery in his twanged baritone, emphasizing the twosome’s unwavering values of God, country, and tractors that run on barbecue sauce. With acoustic guitar in hand, Gentry lends his clear tenor to backing harmonies and his own leads while his cowboy-hatted partner lifts, spins, and leans on the mic stand.
With its gargantuan ballroom space, the Congress Theater is just as much a feast for the eyes as it is for the ears. The former movie palace, which boasts a curved upper deck lined with red-velvet seats, beckons concertgoers to its lushly vintage confines for country-music shows, bluegrass festivals, and electronic-music performances. Regardless of the act, audience members revel beneath an ornately decorated domed ceiling that's perfect for jetpack escapes when the dance floor gets too crowded. The theater also is branching out into its surrounding neighborhood by filling attached storefronts with restaurants, small grocers, and other community partners.