Seeing live music can be a transcendent mind-body experience, akin to getting a tattoo underwater or making out during an eclipse. Transcend boredom with today's Groupon to the 2011 Blues, Brews, and BBQ Festival, featuring B.B. King and Buddy Guy, at the Charter Amphitheatre at Heritage Park in Simpsonville. The show starts at 4 p.m., and gates open at 3 p.m. Choose between the following options:
- For $34, you get two lawn seats (a $50 value before fees, up to a $66.80 value online, including all Ticketmaster fees).
- For $48, you get two floor seats in floor levels 4–7 (a $79 value before fees, up to a $96.80 value online, including all Ticketmaster fees).
The 2011 Blues, Brews, and BBQ Festival nourishes audience members with a red-hot menu of living legends. Unstoppable at the age of 85, B.B. King extracts heart-bending notes from his famous six-string, Lucille, with the buttery ease and soulful virtuosity of a master sculptor whittling a balsa-wood action figure. Sharing the stellar show bill of musical immortals, fellow blues master Buddy Guy defies the laws of dexterity with his legendary and highly influential ax skills. Mac Arnold & Plate Full O' Blues, Chris Watson Band, and other tunesmiths add their own aural ingredients to the melodious mix to help slather eardrums in raucous, 12-bar sauce. Lawn seaters are welcome to bring along lawn chairs and blankets to avoid having to sit on the grass like a common golf ball.