Live music is a huge improvement on canned music, which takes up valuable pantry space and often spoils into noxious free jazz. Keep it fresh with today’s GrouponLive deal to see two evenings of live music from Buncearoo Presents, at the Franklin Park Arts Center in Purcellville. Tickets are valid for both of the following concerts:
- Brendan James, Chris Ayer, and Adam Barnes on Friday, March 16, at 7 p.m.
- The Alternate Routes and Bronze Radio Return on Saturday, June 9, at 7 p.m.<p>
Choose between the following ticketing options: * For $15, you get one general-admission ticket for both shows (a $36.40 value). * For $35, you one VIP meet-and-greet ticket for both shows (an $80.60 value).<p>
Buncearoo Presents brings national touring acts to the post and beam architecture of its pastoral venue in Western Loudoun County, giving audiences the DC live experience without the lengthy drive. On March 16, pop and folk fans get their fix in an intimate triple-header headlined by Oakland-based singer-songwriter and pianist Brendan James. A journeyman who wears his heart on his sleeve and his toes in his socks, Brendan handcrafts introspective pop songs that have been heard in TV shows such as Bones and Private Practice. Chris Ayer, Winner of the 2006 John Lennon Songwriting Award, serenades audiences with his melodic folk-pop arrangements that take inspiration from writers such as Ralph Waldo Emerson and songwriters such as Leonard Cohen. Filling the rest of the March 16 bill, U.K. musician Adam Barnes uses his crystalline tenor and acoustic guitar as a sonic butterfly net, catching colorful emotions and jarring them in ears.
June 9 showcases the explosive live performance of seasoned Connecticut rockers The Alternate Routes, whose jet-engine sonics have led to an appearance on Late Night with Conan O’Brien and recording with members of My Morning Jacket. Ratcheting up the raucous night, revival-rock sextet Bronze Radio Return riles up audiences with roots-fueled tunes reminiscent of the days when radios still had knobs. With the VIP option, fans are welcome to meet all the performers after each show for photo opportunities, rock-paper-scissors competitions, and autographs.