Music is the soundtrack to our lives—from the ballad you slow-danced to at senior prom to the ballad you slowly walked home alone to. Remember the good times with this GrouponLive deal to see “70’s Soul, Pop, and Doo-Wop,” starring Harold Melvin’s Blue Notes, Blue Magic, and special guest Eban Brown of The Stylistics, at the Broome County Forum on Saturday, February 23, at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. Choose between the following options:
- For $21, you get one G-Pass for orchestra-level seating (up to a $42.25 value, including all fees).
- For $36, you get a VIP ticket package (up to a $72.25 value, including all fees), which includes:
- One G-Pass for premium orchestra seating
- Meet and greet with the artists
- Photo opportunity
- Commemorative laminate
- Intermission beverage<p>
Because the ticket is a G-Pass, Groupon customers can use it to enter the venue directly; they will not need to redeem their Groupon at will call.
Sharply dressed fellas decked out in matching suits, hot-stepping in synchronicity, and singing in celestial harmony about the ways of love—such is the old-school vision that “70’s Soul, Pop, and Doo-Wop” seeks to bring back to the stage for a night of vintage Philadelphia soul. Headlining act Harold Melvin’s Blue Notes carry on the legacies of bellowing soul men Harold Melvin and Teddy Pendergrass with a flair for showmanship and vocal accord. Featuring the warm baritone of Donnell “Big Daddy” Gillespie and the tender tenor of Rufus “Fuss” Thorne, the group salutes their namesake with ballads such as “The Love I Lost,” “Wake Up Everybody,” and the disco-era staple “Don’t Leave Me This Way.”
Fellow Philly soul machine Blue Magic takes it slow and sultry with smooth ballads such as “Sideshow” and “Three Ring Circus” as they make their captivating dance moves look easy. Special guest Eban Brown, lead singer of The Stylistics, shows off a falsetto that soars over clouds and shatters glass vases into perfectly formed diamonds as he revisits a string of his group’s ‘70s top-10 smashes, including “Betcha by Golly, Wow,” and “Stop, Look, Listen (To Your Heart).”
Harold Melvin’s Blue Notes – “Wake Up Everybody”
####Broome County Arena The result of a nationwide battle of blueprints by young architects, Broome County Arena is a geometric delight of levitating suites that often resembles the exterior of a movie spaceship. This entertainment mecca has kept the denizens of the greater Binghamton area flush with music and sports since 1973. The 17,000-square-foot arena floor hosts the Binghamton Senators hockey team, and in its 6,925 concert seats, fans have witnessed the likes of Bob Dylan, the World Wrestling Arena’s Raw, and two of the last ever performances by Elvis Presley before his cloning experiment went haywire and took over Las Vegas. Due to security restrictions, G-Passes must be printed out and presented in person at the event. They cannot be redeemed through Groupon's mobile app.