Concerts allow fans to see art in action, unlike premade creative expressions such as books, paintings, and ballet dancers frozen in carbonite. Escape artistic stasis with today's Groupon: for $24, you get a ticket in sections 101–103 or the forward rows of sections 202–206 to see the Doobie Brothers and special guest War at the Sleep Country Amphitheater on Sunday, July 10, at 7:30 p.m. (a $40 value before fees, or up to a $48.50 value online, including all Ticketmaster fees). Doors open at 6 p.m.
Vocal Group Hall of Famers the Doobie Brothers have bedazzled eardrums with a potent mélange of rock, country, and bluegrass for more than 30 years. With a packed song roster including such hits as "Black Water" and "What a Fool Believes," the Doobie Brothers' ever-evolving style has lent the group an onstage versatility matched only by 1920s vaudeville acts and bass-playing chameleons. Fans lend ears to the band's eight regular concert members as they construct complex, multipart harmonies and innovative instrumental combinations that stimulate the brain's song-liking region. Special guest War adds its funky piece to the concert puzzle, breaking down beats like an acrophobic bird's sanity.
The open-air Sleep Country Amphitheater seats fans under a protective awning, protecting tune-absorbing heads from rain, sun, and laser-pointer-wielding airline pilots. Seating will be assigned on a first-purchased, first-served basis upon online purchase, with tickets available for pickup at will call.