Country music harks back to a more courteous era, when kids still called women "ma'am" and men "daddy ma'am." Tip your hat to the good ol' days with this GrouponLive deal to see Kenny Rogers at the Arena Theatre. For $75, you get two tickets for reserved seating in rows S–U on Friday, October 12, at 8 p.m. (up to a $162 value, including all fees). Doors open at 7 p.m.
The intimate, in-the-round space of the Arena Theatre becomes a well of melodious charm as one of the most esteemed acts in country-music history graces October with homespun hits and old-fashioned showmanship. Legendary Grammy-winning crooner and beard-of-all-trades Kenny Rogers shares his noble, husky yogurt voice and earnest gait in a showcase celebrating his half-century tenure in music. With 24 No. 1 hits and volumes of platinum- and diamond-selling albums under his buckle, Kenny is one of the rare artists to succeed in every genre he steps into. From the heady rock days of The First Edition to his decades-long reign over the country, pop, and gospel charts, audiences have flocked to his effortless charisma and penchant for timeless melodies. Mixing more than 50 years of timeless classics with powerful gospel tracks from his recent album The Love of God, Kenny plays masterful raconteur to generations of fans with songs such as “Lucille,” “The Gambler,” and “Islands in the Stream” that hold up like bomb shelters built out of diamonds.
At Arena Theatre, nobody sits farther than 60 feet from the show. Most concertgoers who’ve squinted their ways through major concerts at other venues can attest that the in-the-round seating arrangement and revolving stage are causes for celebration. And the stars have noticed. Since the 1970s, the state-of-the-art venue has attracted a long list of legendary performers including Willie Nelson, Tom Jones, and Aretha Franklin. While their golden vocal chords ring through the stellar acoustics, fans sink into comfy seats, savor a flashy light system, and discard their unnecessary opera glasses.