$25 for Outing to Chicago Bluegrass & Blues Festival at Auditorium Theater of Roosevelt University on January 21 ($59.50 Value)

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Fourth-annual roots-music festival features opening-day performances by David Grisman, Del McCoury, Joe Purdy & more

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Promotional value expires Jan 21, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 6 per person. Redeem starting 1/20 for a ticket at Auditorium Theatre box office. Must show valid ID matching name on Groupon at Auditorium Theatre. Must provide first and last name at checkout, which will be provided to Auditorium Theatre. Refundable only on day of purchase. Must redeem together to sit together. Discount reflects Chicago Blues & Bluegrass Festival's current ticket prices-price may differ on day of the event. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Seeing live music can be a transcendent mind-body experience, akin to getting a tattoo underwater or making out during an eclipse. Transcend boredom with today's GrouponLive deal to the Chicago Bluegrass & Blues Festival at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University. For $25, you get one ticket to the festival's opening-day performance on Saturday, January 21 (a $59.50 value). Groupon buyers will be seated in the orchestra and first balcony on a first-come, first-served basis. The first performance of the festival begins at 2 p.m.

The Chicago Bluegrass & Blues Festival celebrates its fourth year of roots music and culture with performances by 35 bands at three venues throughout the city. Kicking off the sonic jubilee is a set from the festival's founder, David Grisman, who has collaborated with Jerry Garcia and has a stockpile of guitar strings made from black licorice. Grisman will be joined by his own quintet of string pluckers in addition to the Del McCoury Band, performing twangful tunes and shaking up dueling-banjos traditions by hurling mandolins at one another. Other bands on the playlist include Joe Purdy, Bluegrass Ball featuring The Travelin' McCourys, Giving Tree Band, Henhouse Prowlers, and Majors Junction.

Registered as a National Historic Landmark by the U.S. Department of Interior, the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University is home to the legendary Landmark Stage. Upon entering the performance hall, audiences can marvel at its opulent design, counting the number of dazzling light bulbs on the proscenium's multitiered arches or grabbing fistfuls of cartoon grass from the mural of spring on the wall.

Customer Reviews

Nice job with the porta johns this year, you need more water stations.
Jonathan S. · September 8, 2012
Best Groupon deal ever.
Michael H. · September 5, 2012
Excellent festival, and I love being able to get my tickets through Groupon. I've been going to the fest all 3 years, and every year, it's one of my favorite weekends of summer. Thank you for the experience and for providing a great deal through Groupon!
Clarissa D. · September 4, 2012

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