Without concerts, humans would only be able to enjoy live music by spying on opera singers, humpback whales, and sentient karaoke machines. Avoid risky bouts of barfly espionage with today's Groupon: for $20, you get one ticket to the second annual Tributefest from Drink Eat Play on Saturday, May 7 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Central Park in Santa Clarita (a $40 value).
Tributefest brings together the forces of eight thunderous tribute bands, each raucous ensemble paying tune-covering homage to the legendary rock acts that came before them. Bob your head to the dub stylings of Sublime-friendly 40oz To Freedom (12 p.m.–1 p.m.) before marveling at the replicated mop tops of Beatles outfit Paperback Writer (3:45 p.m.–4:45 p.m.).
Petty Cash (2:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m.) unleashes a two-headed rock hydra by covering both Johnny Cash and Tom Petty, and Joshua Tree (8:45 p.m.–10 p.m.) satisfies U2 fans by playing U2 classics and teaching them how to glaze their own purple sunglasses. Other famous strummer sounds covered will include Elton John, The Police, Dave Matthews, The Who, Journey, and select songs from Raffi's death-metal album.
Free parking allows over-rocked souls to retire to their cars for a much-needed smooth-jazz break before heading back into the action. Though not included with this Groupon, a dozen tasty Los Angeles food-truck options reboot head-bouncing functions with culinary quarter notes, and a variety of rotating beers on tap hydrates throats sore from shouting lyrics.