Cover bands look and sound just like the real thing, unlike cover audiences, who are just used mannequins holding up lighters. See the real almost-real thing with this GrouponLive deal to see Hotel California: A Salute to the Eagles during The Good Life Festival at Encanterra. For $15, you get one general-admission ticket—which includes three 2-ounce beer samples—on Sunday, November 18 (a $30 value). Beer tastings begin at 1 p.m., and the concert runs from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
A dream team of rock ’n’ roll impressionists descends upon the sprawling acres of Encanterra, stirring up nostalgia with an energetic set list of sing-along classics. Founded to continue the Eagles’ legacy after the band’s 1982 disbandment, Hotel California faithfully renders their catalog of classic rock. Dressed in the styles of the 1970s’ wild rock 'n' roll west, the quintet keeps its chops and its chemistry in top form by playing 150–200 tour stops a year. Band members have shared the stage with superstars such as Boston, Van Halen, and The Commodores, and along with typical rock instrumentation, they flesh out the Eagles’ big, smooth sound with mandolin, pedal steel, banjo, and harmonica. At any given show, they might evoke the lonesome harmonies of their namesake song, the soulful cowboy strains of “Desperado,” and the retinal afterburn of “Tequila Sunrise.”
Before the show, guests sample sips of craft beers and mosey about Encanterra, where ravishing vistas and a 60,000-square-foot golf club complement the sweet fragrances emitted by happy residents of the environmentally friendly gated community. This concert is part of The Good Life Festival, an ongoing exploration of gourmet food and drinks, spa and golf demonstrations, and other little necessities.