Concerts give music lovers the chance to gather together to hear their favorite artist and share one giant, meaty party sub. Share a moment with this GrouponLive.
- $23 for one G-Pass to see David Sanborn (up to $47.35 value)
- When: Saturday, August 23, at 8 p.m.
- Where: Akron Civic Theatre
- Seating: rear orchestra
- Door time: 7 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
- 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.
- How Allmusic.com's Scott Yanow describes David Sanborn: "the most influential saxophonist on pop, R&B, and crossover players of the past 20 years."
- Although he's a smooth player and a jazzy player: don't call his music smooth jazz—it's more a fusion of jazz, funk, soul, blues, pop, and rock
- His track record: 6 Grammy Awards and 24 albums, 8 of which were certified gold and 1 that went platinum
- Why he first started playing the sax: polio
- Really?: Yep, Sanborn had polio at the age of three, and took up the sax upon doctor's advice to strengthen his weakened chest muscles and improve his breathing
- How he got his start in the industry: he played with blues greats such as Albert King and Little Milton when he was only 14, which lead to his career as a sought-after session player
- That awesome sax solo that kicks off David Bowie's "Young Americans": pure Sanborn
- The theme to L.A. Law: pure Sanborn again
- A few more artists he has collaborated with: The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, Stevie Wonder, Paul Simon, Elton John, Billy Joel, and The Eagles
- So basically: if there was a sax solo in a hit song in the past few decades, there's a good chance it was played by David Sanborn
- Opening act: Grammy winning singer-songwriter and former Semisonic frontman Dan Wilson, who might dare convention by playing his hit "Closing Time" when it's actually opening time
Akron Civic Theatre
The medieval carvings, European antiques, and Italian alabaster sculptures at the Akron Civic Theatre absorb the ascending harmonies of symphony concerts and heavy rock ‘n’ roll alike. Built in 1929 to resemble a Moorish castle, the venue has maintained much of its historic charm, including the exceedingly rare atmospheric ceiling, in which stars twinkle and clouds float by as mesmerizingly as the last few corn flakes atop a bowl of milk.
E.J. Thomas Hall
Since 1973, The University of Akron's E.J. Thomas Hall has been the center of Akron's performing arts scene. The three-level facility, which occupies three acres of The University of Akron campus, boasts a massive, 44-ton movable ceiling that can shift to enclose the first or second levels. The position of the ceiling has a dramatic effect on the hall's volume and acoustics, so it is controlled by a computer precisely managing 27 counterweights. The hall's ability to transform from an intimate one-level performance space to a vast three-level concert hall allows it to host performances of a variety of sizes and styles by university students and faculty as well as the Akron Symphony Orchestra, the Tuesday Musical Association, the Children’s Concert Society, and the Akron Youth Symphony.