Nothing can match the thrill of seeing a concert in person, not even watching it on a high-definition Blu-ray or listening to it on a high-definition parrot. Get out of your cage with this GrouponLive deal to see the Robert Cray Band at the Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway on Friday, June 15, at 8 p.m. Choose from the following seating options:
- For $19, you get one ticket for mezzanine seating (a $39 value).
- For $24, you get one ticket for loge seating (a $49 value).
- For $29, you get one ticket for orchestra or center-loge seating (a $59 value).
As a five-time Grammy winner and member of the Blues Hall of Fame, Robert Cray has proven himself both as a solo act and opener for legends such as Eric Clapton. With support from his band, Cray pours out tunes that bridge blues influences and rock. Commenting on his eclectic style, Cray says, “When I first started playing guitar, I wanted to be George Harrison—that is, until I heard Jimi Hendrix. After that, I wanted to be Albert Collins and Buddy Guy and B.B. King." Clutching his Stratocaster tightly and turning its strings into molten lead, he wails through stories of broken relationships in the funky, synth-heavy “I Guess I Showed Her,” recounts his regrets in “Right Next Door,” and dives into extended, high-register solos during “Smoking Gun.”
Before Robert Cray takes the stage, Michael Hill's Blues Mob riffs through heartfelt stories brought to life with passionate vocals, fast-picking guitar-work, the warm hum of a harmonica, and a wish on a shooting star. The bands will sprinkle their blues on crowds in the recently restored Union County Performing Arts Center, which was built in 1928 as a vaudeville and silent-movie palace and boasts a 500-pipe Wurlitzer organ; 1,300 seats; and rich, red drapes.
they never fail to thrill. Flawless performance, great interaction with the audience and that great music. What an entertainer!Raptorhaven, Ticketmaster, 2/26/12
The Robert Cray band put on a great show! He really kept it moving and had a great interaction with the audience. Got people up and dancing.chicomom, Ticketmaster, 8/14/11
Union County Performing Arts Center
1601 Irving St.
Rahway, New Jersey 07065Get Directions