A music festival lets fans hear songs from a variety of artists without having to buy tickets to separate concerts or wiretap every shower in an apartment complex. Hear songs sung outside of the shower with this GrouponLive deal to KFOG Presents Harmony by the Bay at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View on Saturday, September 29, at 2 p.m. Gates open at 1:30 p.m. Choose between the following options:
For $25, you get one general-admission G-Pass for the lawn (up to a $39.50 value, including fees)
For $35, you get one general-admission G-Pass for the 200 level (up to a $62.50 value, including 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.
At the daylong KFOG Presents Harmony by the Bay festival, famished ears gorge on a veritable feast of tunes delivered by a smorgasbord of musical acts spanning multiple genres. The Shins rocketed to indie stardom when Scrubs star Zach Braff featured their music in his 2004 film, Garden State, and started regularly inviting them to his pool parties. After their 2007 album, Wincing the Night Away, frontman James Mercer shuffled his supporting cast, and reaffirmed his status as a playful lyricist and deft orchestrator in this year’s Port of Morrow. Pitchfork praised the album as "one of 2012's best-sounding records thus far” and lauded Mercer's songwriting gift of "spinning gold from the sounds of the past." The band now tours in support of the new collection of songs, which includes the shimmering guitars that break through waves of fuzz in the track “Simple Song” and the gnomic, introspective lyrics of “September.”
Identical twins Tegan and Sara Quin get feet moving with quirky pop that blends bouncy melodies with ethereal singing. Their song "Hell" emanates driving, singsong vocals layered over churning drums and gossamer guitar solos, and the punchy synth in "Alligator" adds color to syncopated singing and bright piano. With her backup band Union Station, bluegrass singer and fiddler Alison Krauss continues to show off the talent that has garnered her 26 Grammys over two-and-a-half decades of lonesome singing. Dobro guitar master Jerry Douglas takes a featured role in Krauss’ supporting band, laying into his resonator guitar, weaving melodic tapestries, and scaring werewolves with his metallic finger picks.
Other acts include world-fusion newcomers Beats Antique, reggae rapper Matisyahu, and jazzy-pop vixen Kimbra. Between sets, festivalgoers can meander through the Shoreline Amphitheatre's grounds, which will feature a world marketplace with 50 vendors, a yoga stage, and delicious food-truck fare from throughout the Bay Area.
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.