Many iconic rock 'n' roll moments involve the destruction of instruments, such as Jimi Hendrix setting his guitar on fire or Bob Dylan eating a harmonica. Feel the music inside you with this GrouponLive deal.
- $19 for one G-Pass to Rock 'N' Blues Fest (up to a $38.05 value)
- When: Friday, August 16, at 8 p.m.
- Where: Bergen Performing Arts Center
- Seating: orchestra or mezzanine
- Door time: 7 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Click here to view the seating chart.
How G-Pass Works: 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.
Rock 'N' Blues Fest
- Who you'll hear: Edgar Winter, Ten Years After, Canned Heat, Rick Derringer, and Pat Travers
- Edgar Winter's legacy: blurring boundaries of rock, blue-eyed soul, jazz, and blues since the '70s
- A few of the instruments Winter plays: piano, saxophone, guitar, vocal cords, and marimba
- Number of albums Ten Years After has had on the Billboard 200: 12 since 1960
- How Canned Heat got their name: a 1928 Tommy Johnson song
- How Rick Derringer got his name: as a guitarist, a collaborator with Edgar and Johnny Winter, and a member of the McCoys
- Derringer's biggest hit as a member of the McCoys: "Hang On Sloopy," an ode to zip lines
- How Pat Travers put Canada on the hard-rock map: with bluesy guitar technique
Bergen Performing Arts Center
In 2004—on a mission to bolster its community’s wellspring of creativity and education—the nonprofit Bergen Performing Arts Center took over the former John Harms Center, an art-deco-style movie and vaudeville palace built in 1922. Today, in the same antique theater where Frank Capra screened his first car chase, the venue hosts 150 yearly events that bring dance, music, and theatrical productions to an estimated 250,000 annual audience members. Networks such as HBO, PBS, and MTV all have filmed international broadcasts on the stage, which has seen the likes of Diana Krall, Heart, and ZZ Top.