Concerts, like dimly lit chandeliers, are more impressive outdoors and are more enchanting when adorned with strategically placed glow sticks. Catch alfresco excitement with this GrouponLive deal to the All Star Summer Concert at Water Works Park on Saturday, July 28, at noon. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Choose between the following options:
- For $23, you get one general-admission ticket (up to a $47.40 value, including ticketing fees).
- For $75, you get one VIP ticket (up to a $168.09 value, including ticketing fees) that includes:
- Preferred seating near the stage
- Six beverage tickets, good for water, soda, and beer
- Lunch of burgers, hot dogs, or pulled pork with sides
- Dinner of steak or fish with sides
- Access to VIP air-conditioned bathrooms
Sponsored by Star 102.5, the All Star Summer Concert takes over Water Works Park for a family-friendly celebration of music and food. Grammy-winning outfit Train, which rose to fame with such hits as the introspective "Drops of Jupiter" and the quirky love note "Meet Virginia," headlines the day’s performers. Rocketed back into the spotlight courtesy of 2009's Save Me, San Francisco and its bubbly, ukulele-inflected single "Hey, Soul Sister," the group tickles ears with infectious melodies and the endearingly navel-gazing lyrics of frontman Patrick Monahan. One of the most memorable contestants to grace the stage of American Idol, Adam Lambert thrills with his seductively fey rock-star persona and octave-smashing vocal range. His most recent album, Trespassing, shows off his performative chops, inspiring AllMusic.com to praise its "big, bright, insistent hooks." Also taking the mic, Neon Trees fill the air with effortlessly flowing pop backed by chirpy synth, evidenced in its ubiquitous single "Animal"; Mat Kearney philosophically explores his Christianity with reggae-tinged melodies and rap-inflected verse; and Hanson continues to set hearts ablaze with classic hits such as “MMMBop” and “Give a Little,” as well as tracks from the brothers’ latest effort, Shout it Out.
VIP customers receive exclusive access to the grass nearest the stage, lounging on blankets, lawn chairs, or friends on all fours who didn’t think through the consequences of saying, "I owe you one." Six drink tickets help quench thirst with water, soda, and a collection of brews, and lunch and dinner keep hunger pangs at bay throughout the day's festivities.