$40 for Chicago Bluegrass & Blues Festival Outing for Two on January 21 ($79 Value)

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Fourth-annual roots music festival features opening-night performances by Dave Grisman, Del McCoury, Joe Purdy & more

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Promotional value expires Jan 21, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person. Valid only on 1/21/12. Redeem starting 11/23 for admissions at box office. Must show valid ID matching name on Groupon at Auditorium Theatre. Must provide first and last name at checkout, which will be provided to Auditorium Theatre. Refundable only on day of purchase. Must redeem together to sit together. Discount reflects Chicago Bluegrass & Blues Festival current ticket prices-price may differ on day of the event Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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: for $40, you get two admissions to the opening-night performance of the Chicago Bluegrass & Blues Festival at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University on Saturday, January 21 (a $79 value). Groupon buyers will be seated in the first balcony, second balcony, and gallery sections on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Chicago Bluegrass & Blues Festival celebrates its fourth year of roots music and culture with performances by 35 bands at three venues throughout the city. Kicking off the sonic jubilee is a set from the festival's founder, Dave Grisman, who has collaborated with Jerry Garcia and has a stockpile of guitar strings made from black licorice. Grisman will be joined by his own quintet of string pluckers in addition to the Del McCoury Band, performing twangful tunes and shaking up dueling banjos traditions by hurling mandolins at one another. Other bands on the playlist include Joe Purdy, Bluegrass Ball featuring The Travelin' McCourys with to-be-named special guests, Giving Tree Band, Henhouse Prowlers, and Majors Junction.

Registered as a National Historic Landmark by the U.S. Department of the Interior, the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University is home to the legendary Landmark Stage. Upon entering the performance hall, audiences can marvel at its opulent design, counting the number of dazzling light bulbs on the proscenium's multitiered arches or grabbing fistfuls of cartoon grass from the Spring Mural on the wall.

Customer Reviews

Absolutely awesome festival with a great crowd! I think it's great Groupon works with this green festival to allow more people to attend. Finances can be tough in this economy and I think the crowd was really diverse this past year which shows that people were giving it a chance even though it might not have been their thing. Lots of great artists, good vendors and some awesome people. Thanks Groupon, hope you sell it again this year!
Ashley H. · January 22, 2012
Nice job with the porta johns this year, you need more water stations.
Jonathan S. · September 8, 2012
Best Groupon deal ever.
Michael H. · September 5, 2012

By purchasing this deal you'll unlock points which can be spent on discounts and rewards. Every 5,000 points can be redeemed for $5 Off your next purchase.
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