A great live performance is something you'll be able to describe to your kids someday, unlike the way they looked midbirth. Scream along to your favorites with this GrouponLive deal to see Lynyrd Skynyrd at the Congress Theater. For $40, you get two tickets for general admission on Friday, March 15, at 8 p.m. (up to an $81.60 value, including all fees). Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
As American as a Statue of Liberty on cinder blocks, Southern rock legends Lynyrd Skynyrd harness pride that has been ripening beneath the Mason-Dixon Line, regaling crowds with a catalog of hits permanently bricked into the national lexicon. From "Sweet Home Alabama" to "Free Bird," the memorable songs of Skynyrd have permeated generations of radio waves, homecoming parades, and rural moon landings. The band tours behind their most recent album, Last of a Dyin’ Breed, which sizzles with fresh cuts such as “Good Teacher” that sound just as rascally and familiar as fan favorites “That Smell” and “What’s Your Name.” Longstanding core members Johnny Van Zant, Gary Rossington, and Rickey Medlocke lead the charge while welcoming former Black Crowes bassist Johnny Colt into the Skynryd family fold.
Lynyrd Skynyrd—“Sweet Home Alabama” (Live 2011)
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.
2135 N Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60647