Becoming a rock legend requires instrumental mastery, extensive touring, and a team of roadies comprised of giant lumberjacks. Delight in music of near-mythic proportions with today's GrouponLive deal: for $30, you get one ticket to see Carlos Santana, with special guests Michael Franti and Spearhead, at the Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion on Sunday, September 18, at 7:30 p.m. (a $51.50 value before fees, or up to a $64.50 value online, including all ticketing fees). Doors open at 6 p.m. Seating is located in sections 202 and 204.
Carlos Santana, commonly lauded as one of the greatest guitarists of the era, philosophizes with his faithful six-string as he ushers in the Sound of Collective Consciousness tour. Born with a guitar in one hand and a fedora in the other, Santana pioneered the fusion of acid rock and samba with the virtuosic string tickling that made him eponymous. Known for early hits such as “Black Magic Woman” and later smashes including “Smooth,” Santana’s solos soothe like a sonic chiropractor. Adding ultraviolet energy to Carlos’s conga line, reggae/hip-hop/funk/folk fusionists Michael Franti and Sprearhead sing songs of hope and love, generating green music and recyclable vibes by spinning their dreadlocks like turbines.