Music is something that only humans make, unless you count the way birds snicker whenever we walk by. Hear soaring harmonies with this Groupon.
- $13 for one ticket to see Switchback (up to a $26.65 value)
- When: Saturday, September 21, at 8 p.m.
- Where: Athenaeum Theatre
- Door time: 7 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Main level
- Click here to view the seating chart.
Switchback performing "Wrong You Can Write"
- Who they are: Brian FitzGerald on mandolin, Martin McCormack on guitar, and an eerie hybrid of both on vocal harmonies
- What they'll be doing: showcasing 20 years of their eclectic musical explorations
- How they describe their style: "American roots and Celtic soul"
- How the Chicago-based band has proven its Celtic bonafides: clocking in multiple appearances on Ireland's Raidió Teilifís Éireann
- What AllMusic says makes their idiosyncratic style click: "an acute sense of what works, mixing various bits of traditional genres while sounding contemporary and highly original"
Art, dance, comedy, and theater come together in thrilling combinations inside the Athenaeum Theatre, one of the oldest continuously operating off-Loop theaters in Chicago. When the building flung open its doors in 1911 on the campus of St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, it was used as a community center to bolster artistic appreciation and education and introduce Chicago to the world's first music, Morse code. Today, single musicians and groups share their melodies and playwrights display their latest scripts in one of four theaters, entertaining up to 984 audience members at once. Funny-bone ticklers and lecturing speakers also enlighten moods and minds with shows inside a 55-person reception room.