Country music is the perfect soundtrack to Independence Day because of its deep American roots and frequent lyrical attacks on monarchical systems of government. Savor the twilight’s last gleaming with this GrouponLive deal for one G-Pass to the Independence Day Music Festival starring Miranda Lambert and Darius Rucker at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick in Scottsdale. For $17, you get one G-Pass for reserved upper-bowl seating in the 200 sections on Tuesday, July 3, at 5:30 p.m. (up to a $35 value, including all fees). 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. Gates open at 5 p.m.
The Independence Day Music Festival lights up the skies and the outdoor stage with the valley’s biggest fireworks show and performances by some of country music’s biggest stars. Grammy-winner and the Academy of Country Music’s reigning female vocalist of the year Miranda Lambert lends virtuosic singing and guitar playing to her ballads and high-energy tunes alike. Since capturing the public eye as a finalist in the 2003 season of Nashville Star, the Longview, Texas, native has become one of country music’s most beloved success stories, raking up a score of platinum albums and No. 1 hits such as “The House That Built Me” and “Heart Like Mine,” and making hubby Blake Shelton cancel his Match.com account. She comes to the stage touting songs from her recent ACM Album of the Year Four the Record, which contains the hit singles “Over You” and “Baggage Claim.”
Singer-songwriter Darius Rucker continues to crest on award-laden waves of crossover success. Known for his pivotal role as Hootie of Hootie & the Blowfish, Darius Rucker has long since eclipsed his past to craft a winning career in country music. On the heels of his chart-topping sophomore album Charleston SC, 1966, Darius brings his winsome baritone voice, edible baseball cap, and trunk of hits to the stage, riling audiences with sentimental ballads, uplifting anthems, and a bottomless trough of twang. Charming Arkansas trio Edens Edge starts the celebration with homespun ditties woven with spirited harmonies, dobros, and mandolins.
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.