Seeing music live is a great way to really feel the music, especially when you position yourself directly between the cymbals. Be at the center of it all with this Groupon.
- $30 for two tickets to see Vienna Teng (up to a $62.50 value)
- When: Wednesday, October 9, at 7:30 p.m.
- Where: Musikfest Café at SteelStacks
- Seating: reserved and assigned upon redemption
- Door time: 6 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Click here to view the seating chart.
- Where you may have seen Vienna Teng: on Late Show with David Letterman; opening for India.Arie, Shawn Colvin, or Sarah Harmer
- How she describes the sound of her music: chamber folk with "elements of classical, folk, pop, jazz, [and] Americana"
- How she describes the feel of her music: "...like a good dinner party, the kind where conversation stretches ’til 2 in the morning and years later you still remember every flavor and color and sound and gesture, or at least you wish you could"
- First keyboard she learned: the piano when she was five
- Second keyboard she learned: the QWERTY kind when she was a Computer Science major at Stanford University
- What kind of songs does a musically minded computer geek compose?: songs like "Level Up" from her most recent album, Aims, which underscores a "love as fantasy RPG" subtext with the kind of bright, chirpy synths you only hear when tickling the underside of a Super Nintendo
- Is she in it for the money?: Vienna left a lucrative job as a software engineer at Cisco Systems to focus on her music, so probably not
- Who was happy with this life decision?: the vox populi of the Independent Music Awards, who provided Vienna with a best Folk/Singer-Songwriter Album award for 2009's Inland Territory
- Who wasn't?: her grandmother, whose reaction provided most of the lyrics to that album's "Grandmother Song"