To land high-profile outdoor gigs, musicians must prove their ability to perform in unpredictable environments by auditioning during thunderstorms and inside gradually deflating bounce houses. See who made the cut with today's Groupon: for $6, you get two passes to BB&T's Party in the Park, hosted by EventZone, on Thursday, June 16, in Roanoke's Elmwood Park from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (a $12 value; kids under 12 are free).
EventZone's Party in the Park summer concert series at Elmwood Park helps Thursday ditch its weekday persona and get loose with food, drinks, fun events, and a different musical headliner every week. On June 16, hips wiggle, toes tap, and fingers form synchronized kick-lines to the southern-rock sounds of Jim Quick & Coastline. The festival's more than 13,000 frolickers can unwind with a Budweiser or glass of Gallo wine ($4 each), or indulge in a guilt-free splurge on festival cuisine and soda, knowing that part of Party in the Park's proceeds go to local nonprofit organizations. With Parrothead Night as the theme of the evening, Jimmy Buffet fans and their exceedingly loyal spouses can feel free to don Hawaiian garb and warm up their margarita hands for the slushy merriment ahead, and Davidson's Clothing for Men takes over the stage at band intermission to give away free T-shirts ideal for hiding malfunctioning coconut bikinis.
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