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 a ticket to Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank at 8 p.m. on Saturday, January 29. Choose one of the following ticket options:
- For $19, you get one orchestra seat ($39.50 value).
- For $14, you get one balcony seat ($29.50 value).
Staging numerous musical, dance, and theatrical performances each year, the landmark Count Basie Theatre welcomes the soulful stylings of Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings to its award-winning, 1,500-seat venue. Sharon Jones's robust timbre and emotive crooning harkens back to the heyday of songstresses such as Tina Turner and Mavis Staples with a career that boasts collaborations with the likes of Rufus Wainwright and Lou Reed. The soul-steeped inflections of the eight-piece Dap-Kings has been showcased on award-winning albums by Al Green and Amy Winehouse, and like an eight-track in the microwave, this powerful partnership will infuse audiences with the sounds of a bygone era tinged with the harmonious ingenuity of today.
More than 44,900 Facebookers are fans of Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings. Nine Yelpers give the Count Basie Theatre a four-star average: