Almost anything can be improved with music, as evidenced by tuba-accompanied balcony serenades, operatic State of the Union addresses, and yodeled bank statements. Tune your ears to the sweet sounds on stage with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get two tickets to see The Juice (a $30 value) at Alliance for the Arts’ Margaret Morrow Frizzell amphitheater in Fort Myers at 5 p.m on Sunday, May 1. Children 12 and younger admitted for free.
Performing for the Bruce T. Gora Sunday Sunset concert series, Bruce’s former band The Juice will musically dish out passionate compositions brimming with soul, rhythm, and blues influences led by the expressive voice of lead singer Lynn Richardson. Ears will naturally turn toward the bittersweet pitch of bluesy love songs and the sultry tones of soul music as the local festival favorites wrap up the 2011 outdoor series. Concert-goers can spread blankets on the grass to demarcate dance zones and better absorb the sweet, harmonic blend of jazzy saxophones, trumpet blasts, wailing guitars, and hand-tickled keys set to an energetic backbeat. Meanwhile, rhythmically plucked bass strings release the sonic jinn trapped inside and grant audiences three wishes, as long as those wishes are for more lively melodies to move their feet. Gates open for the concert at 4 p.m.
Alliance for the Arts
The Alliance for the Arts' concerts, exhibitions, and art classes have become a staple for the aesthetically inclined since the institution's founding in 1975. The center’s three art galleries elicit awe with ongoing exhibits, and its educational programs inspire students to express their feelings through painting and drawing. The Alliance’s schedule of events keeps fans of the performing arts intrigued with plentiful music festivals and dance recitals.