What You'll Get
- One G-Pass to An Evening with Chaka Khan
- When: Saturday, August 9, at 8 p.m.
- Where: The Chicago Theatre
- Door time: 7 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees
- $55 for rows M–R of the balcony (up to $73.31 value)
- $70 for rows A–L of the balcony (up to $93.83 value)
- $89 for rows B–Q of the main floor (up to $118.41 value)
- 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 mobile app. Discount reflects the merchant’s current ticket prices - price may differ on day of event.
An Evening with Chaka Khan
- Tell me something good: thanks to the Music Is My 1st Love charitable platform this concert benefits The Red Pump Project, a nonprofit that raises awareness about the impact of HIV/AIDS on women and girls
- Tell me something better: hometown hero Chaka Khan headlines, sharing the hits that earned her 10 Grammys and her crown as The Queen of Funk
- Tell me something questionable: The Queen of Funk’s only power is to levy taxes on righteous solos
- Tell me something biographical: born Yvette Marie Stevens, Kahn’s iconic status began in 1974 when her single with Rufus, “Tell Me Something Good,” hit the airwaves; her solo career produced hits such as “I’m Every Woman,” “I Feel For You,” and “Don’t Talk 2 Strangers”
- Tell me something enticing: Grammy-nominated singer/actress Syleena Johnson and the 12-piece funk machine of ZZAJE bring extra soul to the affair
- Tell me something funny: comedian Damon Williams and Windy City Live co-host Val Warner emcee the event
The Chicago Theatre
The beaming vertical letters of “C-H-I-C-A-G-O” ascend six stories high on a sign that seems to be the establishing shot for any movie set in the Windy City. Tourists and natives often stand outside snapping pictures of the marvelous marquee, where the biggest names in music, theatre, and comedy are writ large under a miniature replica of Paris’s Arc de Triomphe. The Parisian aesthetic continues inside The Chicago Theatre’s grand lobby, which recalls the Royal Chapel at Versailles with its gallery promenades. The staircase ascending to the Grand Balcony resembles that of the Paris Opera House, rounding out a French Baroque architecture that would cause Louis XIV to do a spit-take. Inside the seven-story-high, 3,600 seat auditorium, terra-cotta tiles, crystal chandeliers, and luxurious drapes give audiences visual overtures before every show.
As vital to Chicago as hot dogs and mustard fire hoses, The Chicago Theatre was America’s first munificent movie palace upon its 1921 unveiling, where it was declared “The Wonder Theatre of the World.” Beyond its silver screenings, the theatre became a beacon for live entertainment, as artists such as John Phillip Sousa, Duke Ellington, and Benny Goodman filled its first 40 years with oompah and swing. After a multi-million dollar restoration in 1986, the landmark venue remains the heart of art in the city, attracting the world’s most popular entertainers to its stage almost every evening of the year.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Aug 9, 2014. Limit 4 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Use for admission at The Chicago Theatre on 8/9. Refundable only on day of purchase. Must purchase together to sit together. Doors open 1 hour before showtime. Merchant reserves the right to substitute closer seat assignment. For ADA accommodations, call box office immediately after purchase - availability is limited. Holder assumes all risk in connection with the event and releases Groupon and its affiliates, Ticketmaster, the venue and their affiliates from any related claims. Not redeemable on mobile app. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.