- $17 for one ticket to see Chubby Checker & The Drifters (up to $45 value)
- When: Thursday, August 27, at 7 p.m.
- Where: Schermerhorn Symphony Center
- Seating: orchestra or balcony
- Door time: 6 p.m.
- 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. Discount reflects the merchant’s current ticket prices - price may differ on day of event.
- His real name: Ernest Evans, but the nickname of “Chubby” stuck at an early age; “Checkers” is a play off Fats Domino
- His method: a contagiously gleeful voice that immediately rallies listeners to follow his every command
- Things Chubby Checker did that most singers only dream of: he started a nationwide dance craze, got adults to listen to teen music, and landed the biggest hit of the 1960s with “The Twist,” according to Billboard magazine
- What might surprise you: at the age of 73, Chubby Checker still has the moves
- Hits that’ll have you twisting in the aisles: “The Twist,” the smash-hit followup “Let’s Twist Again” and its counterpart, “Slow Twistin’”
- The Duprees: with barbershop harmonies and old-fashioned showmanship, the Jersey quartet struck gold in 1962 with the pop ballad “You Belong to Me.”
- Charlie Thomas’ Drifters: this singer of famed American doo-wop and R&B vocal group The Drifters joined in 1958, then formed his own version of the group in subsequent years, performing doo-wop staples such as “Under the Boardwalk” and “There Goes My Baby”
Schermerhorn Symphony Center
Even though it opened in 2006, Schermerhorn Symphony Center looks like it's been a part of the landscape for centuries. That's because the center, which is named for Nashville Symphony's late maestro Kenneth Schermerhorn, took its design cues from famed European concert halls. Its classic appearance is enhanced by 30 soundproof windows, which allow natural sunlight or unnatural spaceship lights to stream in. A custom-built organ rings out through the hall, and a convertible seating design allows the hall to morph into a ballroom floor for cabaret shows or weddings.