Tribute concerts are a way to get a taste of 1960s entertainment for those who weren’t born yet or those who were too busy attending ragtime tribute concerts the first time around. Catch a ghost of the zeitgeist with this GrouponLive deal to see The Legendary Drifters and The Broadway Rat Pack at Excalibur in River North. For $29, you get an outing for one (a $58 value), which includes:
- One general-admission ticket (a $46 value)
- One drink ticket (a $12 value)<p>
Choose from the following shows:
- Friday, March 16, at 8 p.m.
- Saturday, March 17, at 7:30 p.m.
- Friday, March 23, at 8 p.m.
- Saturday, March 24, at 7:30 p.m.
- Friday, March 30, at 8 p.m.
- Saturday, March 31, at 7:30 p.m.<p>
Decades of perpetual popularity have seen The Drifters—creators of timeless ’50s and ’60s hits including “This Magic Moment,” “Up on the Roof,” and “Under the Boardwalk”—inspire generations of doo-wop musicians, including the tuneful quartet composing The Legendary Drifters. Its members have acquired their authoritative stage presence through decades in the music industry, including work with The Turks and The Emotions. As the performers take the stage, the turrets and stone façade of River North’s landmark Excalibur club fade into the swank Vegas nightclubs of decades past.
A faux Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis Jr. croon hits and crack wise in The Broadway Rat Pack, a tribute show that slips guests into the classic cool of the ’60s. Once Otto surrenders the mic, the trio digs into legendary routines while wrapped in the era’s tuxes, bow ties, scotch, Brylcreem, and ever-present underlying sadness at having only a single flavor of corn chip. Dakota Horvath, who once performed for Sinatra himself and has shared stages with Tony Bennett and Natalie Cole, inhabits Ol’ Blue Eyes in tunes such as “My Way” and “The Lady Is a Tramp,” Denny Myles keeps up with Dean-O’s comedic timing, and Kenny Davis shares the surname, charm, and surprising passion for Delft pottery of Sammy Davis Jr.