Music is a force powerful enough to calm a baby, soothe a wild beast, or compel the two to dance with each other. Be overcome by this GrouponLive deal.
- $24 for one G-Pass to Oscar D’León (up to a $47.99 value)
- When: Thursday, August 1, at 8 p.m.
- Where: Bayou Music Center
- Section: general-admission standing
- Door time: 7 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Click here to view the seating chart.<p>
How G-Pass Works:</b>Your G-Pass will be ready to print 48 hours after the deal ends. Print the G-Pass and use it to enter the venue directly; you won’t need to redeem at will call. Due to security restrictions, G-Passes cannot be redeemed through the Groupon mobile app.
Oscar D'Leon performing "Llorarás" at The Conga Room
If there's a fountain of youth, it can be heard bubbling in Oscar D'Leon's music. Onstage, the 69-year-old Venezuelan legend sings, shimmies, and shakes maracas, practically levitating with an excitement that belies his age. Such exuberance has earned him the nicknames "The Devil of Salsa," "The Pharaoh of Salsa," and "That Guy Who is Really Good at Salsa." He first earned these monikers as the singer for the influential '70s group La Dimensión Latina, with whom he helped escort salsa into the American mainstream via the immortal hit "Llorarás." Later, Oscar's gripping voice led to solo stardom in the international Caribbean music scene. Live, the entertainer casts his festive tenor over the crowd with gusto, using the microphone more as a prop than a necessity. While he breaks away from the stand to dance and extinguish his shoes, his backing band sizzles with bursts of horns, percussion, and piano. Audience members often execute their own fancy footwork, helping to build a sense of kinship among themselves. Also contributing to the communal atmosphere is the performance's part in Bud Light's ambitious "50/50/1" concert series, in which the magnate sponsors 50 concerts in 50 states, all in one day.
Bayou Music Center
Part arena, part club, and all about the music, Bayou Music Center has catered to listeners of all tastes since it opened in 1997. James Brown, Steely Dan, Nickelback, and Etta James have all graced the spacious stage, drawn to its dazzling light displays and high-tech audio equipment. The facility also has various bars throughout, from an industrial taproom with corrugated steel walls to a lounge with neon drapery, oriental rugs, and cushy sofas.