Seeing one of your favorite bands is a transcendent experience, like seeing your favorite actor play your favorite president. Spoil your senses with this GrouponLive deal to the Freedom Fire Celebration Featuring Kansas at Utah State University's Romney Stadium on Tuesday, July 3, at 7 p.m. Gates open at 6 p.m. Choose between the following options:
For $32, you get a ticket package for two (a $64.30 total value) that includes:
- Two tickets for red-section seating (a $28.15 value each, including taxes)
- Two large soft drinks in Utah State souvenir cups (a $4 value each)
For $64, you get a ticket package for four (a $128.60 total value) that includes:
- Four tickets for red-section seating (a $28.15 value each, including taxes)
- Four large soft drinks in Utah State souvenir cups (a $4 value each)
With a career spanning more than four decades, five platinum albums, and a handful of Top 40 hits, Kansas has rightfully become an omnipresent staple of classic-rock radio with soaring guitar solos and infectious harmonies that are still enshrined in the nation's collective memory bank. Whisking ears back to the '70s––the era of bell-bottom jeans and sideburns fashioned out of tumbleweeds––the five-piece ensemble soulfully plucks through the strains of “Dust in the Wind,” joined halfway by the steady peals of Dave Ragsdale’s violin. The immortal hit, “Carry On Wayward Son,” thrills crowds to a fever pitch with its chugging guitar and bass foundation interspersed with intricate piano work, a lengthy solo breakdown, and the seemingly impossible spectacle of a man playing guitar and singing at the same time.
Before Kansas proceeds to rock socks off at the Freedom Fire Celebration, a special performance by America Sings! showcases the skills of 500 young singers and dancers, accompanied by another 500 Boy Scouts who tie the entire audience's shoelaces together as a metaphor for unity. The 250-strong American Festival Chorus lends its formidable pipes to the night’s proceedings, along with the American Festival Orchestra, which is composed of USU music faculty members, students, and local musicians.