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 for one G-Pass to see Chicago and The Doobie Brothers at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. For $30, you get one G-Pass for seating in orchestra sections 11–14 or in balcony sections 18 and 19 on Tuesday, August 21, at 7:30 p.m. (up to a $60 value, including fees). Doors open at 6:30 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 US tour. Known for its signature horn section, Chicago drenches its collection of 21 Top 10 hits in sunny brass. As fans gaze from beneath the amphitheater’s canopy, they’ll hear Lee Loughnane's playful trumpet refrain mingle with Robert Lamm's clear tenor and nostalgically tumbling piano during the intro of "Saturday in the Park," and James Pankow's trombone squonk its way into the bridge of "Old Days" amid a bubbling bass line.
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. During 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.
Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Originally conceived as a summer residence for the New York Philharmonic, the Saratoga Performing Arts Center took shape in the bustling '60s, eventually evolving away from its intentions and becoming the residence for the Philadelphia Orchestra and the New York City Ballet. Set amid the 2,400-acre Spa State Park, which is rife with pines, hiking trails, geysers, and mineral springs, the 10-story amphitheater acts as a fitting haven for the arts. Before or after a show, guests can traverse the grounds to enjoy fresh air and a break from the city's frequent giant-lizard attacks or stop by the Jazz Bar for a drink.
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.