What You'll Get
The thrill of seeing one’s favorite musicians in concert often alleviates the stress of modern life and the sweaty delirium from contracting Beatlemania. Enjoy an aural antidote with today’s deal: for $80, you get a VIP three-day pass to the Heineken City Arts Festival, held October 20–22.
During the three-day Heineken City Arts Festival, more than 170 imaginative minds will storm the city as bands, actors, artists, and poets grace 20 eclectic venues. The weekend’s artistic wizardry begins Thursday at The Paramount, where visual and performance artists regale guests with private art experiences before the stage lights up with the energetic pop of Robyn, whose album Body Talk Pt. 1 was given an 8.5 rating by Pitchfork media. Friday brings the Grammy-nominated lyricism of alt-country rocker Ryan Adams, backed by Rebecca Gates of The Spinanes, and Saturday’s Latino-funk-hip-hop amalgam of Ozomatli merges musical elements from around the globe like a UN mosh pit. Once aural cavities have had their fill of rhythm, they can drink in the spontaneous stylings of their favorite musical artists at the Celebrity Karaoke Party or give their own pipes a workout during Grease, Purple Rain, and Hedwig and the Angry Inch movie sing-alongs. A range of poets, performance artists, and local artisans will also unfurl a range of innovation. The Genre Bender showcase puts disparate artistic dimensions on a creative collision course as artists from a range of disciplines merge their expertise to create innovative new projects, such as food poetry, dance films, and finger paintings that sing “MacArthur Park” in falsetto.
VIP-pass holders bask in velvet-rope treatment as they sidle up to the front of every line and crowd-surf every restroom waiting area. The lucky few also get a range of festival extras, such as a private opening-night party on October 19, which fills Union Station with musical guests, art installations, and a hosted bar, and a closing-night party on October 22, which wraps up the cultural smorgasbord. VIP-only areas let festivalgoers try on their favorite snooty accents, and a festival swag bag brings exclusive goodies and concert memories home for safekeeping.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Oct 23, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 4 per person. Redeem on days of festival for a wristband at Fred Wildlife Refuge. Must show valid ID matching name on voucher\. Must provide first and last name at checkout, which will be provided to Fred Wildlife Refuge. City Arts Festival is the issuer of tickets. Refundable only on day of purchase. Discount reflects City Arts 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.