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- $20 for one G-Pass to see Marty Stuart (up to a $49.15 value)
- When: Sunday, September 15, at 7 p.m.
- Where: Akron Civic Theatre
- Seating: Front orchestra
- Door time: 6 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Click here to view the seating chart.<p>
How G-Pass Works: Your G-Pass will be ready to print 48 hours after the deal ends. Print the G-Pass and use it to enter the venue directly; you won’t need to redeem at will call. Due to security restrictions, G-Passes cannot be redeemed through the Groupon mobile app.<p>
Stuart performs "Freight Train Boogie" on The Marty Stuart Show “If it’s the chart or heart, choose the heart. It’ll take you to the right place,” Marty Stuart recently told the Wall Street Journal. The sentiment may as well be a mantra for the legendary honky-tonker and guitar and mandolin virtuoso. They're the words of a man on a mission—a mission to preserve the spirit of traditional country music. Stuart continues this lifelong quest with his latest album, Nashville Volume 1: Tear the Woodpile Down. It's a record that hearkens back to “the Old Testament days” of country, when musicians broke speed limits with their mandolins and Telecasters doubled as flamethrowers. Stuart is joined by His Fabulous Superlatives, a backup band built for endless hoedowns and hayrides, and together they keep the tunes chugging with expert musicianship, dueling twang, and intertwining harmonies. Fans can also expect to see hits from Stuart's solo career, such as “Hillbilly Rock” and “The Whiskey Ain’t Workin'." When delivered with his trademark charisma and talent, each song proves why he's scored both five Grammys and membership in the Grand Ole Opry and played with the likes of country icons such as Johnny Cash and Lester Flatt of The Foggy Mountain Boys. ####Pam Tillis Pam Tillis is the daughter of "Coca-Cola Cowboy" Mel Tillis, but she made it into the Grand Ole Opry on her own merits. Starting out in the early '80s, she worked her way up from a demo and session singer to a frontwoman in her own right. Fans may best recognize her as the sassy-smooth voice and writing talent behind number-one 1995 hit "Mi Vida Loca (My Crazy Life)." On her latest album, she celebrates Nashville glitz and grit with the appropriately titled Rhinestoned.
E.J. Thomas Hall
Since 1973, The University of Akron's E.J. Thomas Hall has been the center of Akron's performing arts scene. The three-level facility, which occupies three acres of The University of Akron campus, boasts a massive, 44-ton movable ceiling that can shift to enclose the first or second levels. The position of the ceiling has a dramatic effect on the hall's volume and acoustics, so it is controlled by a computer precisely managing 27 counterweights. The hall's ability to transform from an intimate one-level performance space to a vast three-level concert hall allows it to host performances of a variety of sizes and styles by university students and faculty as well as the Akron Symphony Orchestra, the Tuesday Musical Association, the Children’s Concert Society, and the Akron Youth Symphony.