Seeing a time-honored musician can touch a sentimental nerve, evoking a simpler time when you didn't need a license to sell lemonade and robots held the door open like gentlemen. Turn back the clock to Country Standard Time with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get one general-admission standing-room-only field ticket to Willie Nelson’s Country Throwdown on Sunday, June 12, at 3:30 p.m. at Coolray Field in Lawrenceville (a $55 value before fees, or up to a $61.25 value online, including all Ticketmaster fees). Doors open at 3 p.m.
With three stages, 14 artists, and eight hours of music, Willie Nelson’s Country Throwdown pulls no punches as living-legend Willie Nelson and a posse of hit-making deputies coat eardrums in vibrant layers of pure country topped with authentic honky-tonk. Spearheading the celebration, Willie shares his swollen songbook, impeccable picking, and inimitable voice, crafting melodies that resonate through the antennae of music lovers of every ilk. The event’s aural buffet also features a diverse assortment of breakout jongleurs; artists who may be performing include Jamey Johnson, Randy Houser, and Lee Brice. In addition to the main-stage action, two supplementary stages—including the Bluebird Café stage, sporting half a dozen country singer-songwriters over the course of the event—fill empty earspace like a caulk gun filled with songs.
Nelson Field Laser Tag
All year round, Nelson Field Laser Tag's battle zones join forces to send warriors into simulated combat. A field peppered with camo forts and towers at the Green Bay location scintillates during winter months as groups of up to 16 players use the scopes on heavy-duty, military-grade laser guns to pick off opponents and point out mustard stains on a teammate's pants. Meanwhile, unfolding across outdoor combat arenas, paintball and airsoft squads dip, dash, and dive behind natural and manmade barriers. Seven woodball fields camouflage matches amid troves of trees, and on an urban combat field, shooters utilize 19 buildings and one rogue hot-dog cart as shelter. Upon striking a truce, friends can reconvene at Nelson Field's onsite sports bars.
Though Nelson Field Laser Tag sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.