Tribute bands pay respect to musicians by recreating their music rather than sending fan letters or writing premature obituaries. Witness timely praise with this GrouponLive deal to Jack FM's Throwback Largest Tribute Spectacular at Gexa Energy Pavilion. For $6, you get one general-admission lawn G-Pass for Saturday, June 30, at 6 p.m. (a $12 value). Doors open at 5 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.
Jack FM's Throwback Largest Tribute Spectacular treats fans to the dulcet notes of 14 cover bands playing on three stages for an evening of time-traveling musicality. The event launches into the realm of classic tunes with a boost by The Police Experience, whose recreation has won the approval of longtime Police manager Miles Copeland. In fact, during a concert, he joined them onstage to celebrate their faithfulness to the original band’s sound and take advantage of the only unoccupied chair. Depeche Mode tributeers Strangelove keep heads bobbing, buttressing each song with 60–100 hours of backtrack recordings to faithfully recreate the sonics of their inspiration. The Sheagles put an XX-chromosomed twist on Eagles tunes. Praised by Examiner.com for its ability to persuade fans to "fist bump their way back in time," AC/DC–mimicking act Back in Black punctuates the evening by precisely recreating the hard-rocking Australian band’s soaring sound and refusal to take sides in the 19th century War of Currents.