What You'll Get
Although attributed to the ’70s, arena rock began in Roman times when bands fought to the death with power ballads while roadies were fed to lions. Appease your inner emperor with this GrouponLive deal to see The Midwest Rock ‘n’ Roll Express: Styx, REO Speedwagon, and Ted Nugent at the First Niagara Pavilion on Sunday, May 19, at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. Choose between the following options:
- For $15, you get one G-Pass for the general-admission lawn (up to a $26 value, including all fees).
- For $25, you get one G-Pass for seating in sections 4–9 in the uncovered pavilion (up to a $40 value, including all fees).<p>
Because the ticket is a G-Pass, Groupon customers can use it to enter the venue directly; they will not need to redeem their Groupon at will call.<p>
The Midwest Rock ’n’ Roll Express smuggles arena legends Styx, REO Speedwagon, and Ted Nugent into the First Niagara Pavilion with an inestimable cargo of sing-along classics. Styx has sparked the third rail since 1972 with prog-rock sensationalism, bolstering lighter-fluid epics such as “Come Sail Away” and “Babe” with complex riffs from crystalline synthesizers intertwined with power-chord crescendos and noodling from guitar giant Tommy Shaw. With founding frontman and falsetto specialist Kevin Cronin at the helm, fellow Prairie State juggernaut REO Speedwagon fills the stage with passionate chartbusters that made waterbed salesmen rich, from romantic ballads such as “Keep on Loving You” to the spurned-lover kiss-off “Take It on the Run.” Kicking off the show, “Motor City Madman” and expert game hunter Ted Nugent revs his buzzsaw guitar through classics such as “Cat Scratch Fever” and “Stranglehold,” all while protecting the audience from wild boars.<p>
Styx performing “Blue Collar Man” from the Grand Illusion + Pieces of Eight- Live DVD
**REO Speedwagon** performing "Can’t Fight this Feeling" at Moondance Jam Minnesota
**Ted Nugent** performing "Free for All" at Motor City Mayhem
Warning: contains four-letter words shouted passionately
####First Niagara Pavilion Under the sprawling roof of First Niagara Pavilion, music greats such as Billy Joel, Rush, and Jimmy Buffett have all taken over the stage as fans throughout the giant amphitheater space watch, transfixed. Whether enjoying the show from the open-air pavilion or the verdant lawn, concertgoers demonstrate their love for the performers by dancing along to the music or holding up lighters engraved with the lead singer’s astrological sign.
Due to security restrictions, G-Passes must be printed out and presented in person at the event. They cannot be redeemed through Groupon's mobile app.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires May 19, 2013. Limit 8 per person. Valid only for option purchased. G-Pass not redeemable with mobile app. Use for admission at First Niagara Pavilion on 5/19. Must show valid ID matching name on Groupon. Refundable only on day of purchase. Must purchase together to sit together. Discount reflects Live Nation's current ticket prices - price may differ on day of event. Doors open 1 hour before showtime. Merchant reserves the right to substitute closer seat assignment For ADA seating, call box office promptly upon receipt of voucher - availability is limited. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About First Niagara Pavilion
Under the sprawling roof of First Niagara Pavilion, music greats such as Billy Joel, Rush, and Jimmy Buffett have all taken over the stage as fans throughout the amphitheater space watch, transfixed. Whether enjoying the show from the open-air pavilion or the verdant lawn, concertgoers demonstrate their love for the performers by dancing along to the music or holding up lighters engraved with the lead singer’s astrological sign.