A concert by a classic-rock band, much like having too many drinks at the company party and then falling asleep in the embossing machine, can make a lasting impression. Stamp your classic-rock passport instead with this GrouponLive deal to see Chicago and The Doobie Brothers at First Niagara Pavilion in Burgettstown. For $20, you get one G-Pass for general-admission to the lawn on Thursday, August 2, at 8 p.m. (up to a $37.50 value, including all fees). Doors open at 7 p.m. 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
The summer swirls with the sounds of the ‘70s as FM-ruling titans Chicago and The Doobie Brothers combine their hook-writing prowess and chart-topping powers for a 21-date U.S. tour. Known for its signature horn section, Chicago drenches its collection of 21 Top 10 hits in sunny brass that could topple the Wall of Jericho and replace it with a new wall built out of bricks and quarter notes. Lee Loughnane's playful trumpet refrain mingles with Robert Lamm's clear tenor and nostalgically tumbling piano during the intro of "Saturday in the Park," and James Pankow's trombone squonks its way into the bridge of "Old Days" amid a bubbling bass line as fans gaze on from the soft grass.
Backed up by some 40 million records sold, The Doobie Brothers bring their pristine vocal harmonies, guitar-driven melodies, and shaving-cream allergies to the tour. "Listen to the Music" demonstrates the band's adeptness with strings, flooding ear canals with a tapestry of acoustic strumming, bending guitar solos, and chipper banjo. In regard to the group's balance between touring and recording in the studio, founding member and axman Tom Johnston says, "The Doobies have always been about playing live." This commitment to performing ignites onstage chemistry in soulful tracks such as "Takin' It to the Streets" and "Long Train Running," which talks about love, talks about love, talks about what to eat for dinner, then talks about love. Throughout the show, both bands play an individual set from their own catalog of hits before uniting to play a grand-finale encore and an onstage game of touch football.
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.
First Niagara Pavilion
Under the sprawling roof of First Niagara Pavilion, music greats such as Billy Joel, Rush, and Jimmy Buffett have all taken over the stage as fans throughout the amphitheater space watch, transfixed. Whether enjoying the show from the open-air pavilion or the verdant lawn, concertgoers demonstrate their love for the performers by dancing along to the music or holding up lighters engraved with the lead singer’s astrological sign.