During concerts, a musician's wild side emerges, such as when a guitarist destroys an amplifier or a singer eats a zebra. Observe untamed talent with this GrouponLive deal to see the 103.7 Summerfest featuring Huey Lewis & the News and Joe Cocker at Sleep Train Pavilion in Concord. For $20, you get one G-Pass for seating in sections 201–209, rows A–M, on Saturday, August 18, at 8 p.m. (up to a $36 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.
As hardworking as ever after 32 years in the business, multiplatinum outfit Huey Lewis & the News made its name with blues-tinged pop-rock riffs backed by a bold brass section. Though based in San Francisco, the band exploded out of the London pub-rock scene in 1982 with its breakout album, Picture This, and its hit single, “Do You Believe in Love.” Over the next five years the rockers produced such anthems as "Hip to be Square," "The Power of Love," and "Workin' for a Livin'," adding their musical stylings to the 1985 blockbuster Back to the Future. In recent years, the troubadours have paid tribute to the bands that inspired them, recording versions of R & B hits on 1994's Four Chords & Several Years Ago, and some of the more obscure songs of Memphis soul superstars such as Isaac Hayes and Steve Cropper on 2010's Soulsville.
With a voice able to make a rusty gutter weep, Joe Cocker joins the fun-loving rockers with a selection from his four decades of charting hits. Perhaps best known for his cover of "With a Little Help from My Friends," used as the theme song for The Wonder Years, Cocker was named one of the world's 100 Greatest Singers by Rolling Stone for his ability to cover tunes "as if they were R & B classics,” adding, “And once he was done with them, that's what they were." To this day, he is known to intersperse fan favorites such as "You Can Leave Your Hat On" and "Unchain My Heart" with songs off his new album, Hard Knocks, leaving audiences as satisfied as an abacus in a blackout.
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.