- One G-Pass ticket to Sheila E.
- When: Friday, December 19, at 8 p.m.
- Where: Genesee Theatre
- Door time: 7 p.m.
- Full offer value includes ticketing fees.
- $23 for orchestra, rows P–DD (up to $43.15 value)
- $23 for mezzanine, rows J–P or balcony, rows Q–Z (up to $43.15 value)
- 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.
Sheila E. — “The Glamorous Life” live at the Java Jazz Festival
- Full name of Sheila E.: Sheila Escovedo
- Impetus for losing the “-scovedo”: Meeting Prince in 1983
- Hit singles: “The Glamorous Life” and “A Love Bizarre”
- Early television-related victory: becoming the first female bandleader in the history of late-night TV, on Magic Johnson’s The Magic Hour
- Recent television-related victory: Winning season three of CMT’s Gone Country, defeating up-and-coming reality TV hopefuls George Clinton and Micky Dolenz
Genesee Theatre began its life with a sellout. Opening its doors on Christmas Day 1927, it welcomed audiences to four sold-out movie screenings, but those flickering stories weren't the only attraction. A $25,000 pipe organ—and that's in old-timey dollars—immediately caught the eye, while Italian marble, a stunning chandelier, and the building's Spanish Renaissance–style architecture dazzled.
Over the years, many changes occurred, the glamorous quotient rising or dipping with the times and the theater closing altogether in 1989. But when it reopened again in 2004, it was back in full force. Antique chandeliers and fixtures of the period had been brought in from around the country, the luxe carpet had been re-created from a 1927 photograph, and all the dust bunnies had been sent packing with generous severance packages. Yet not all the updates were of the old-fashioned sort: the stage was doubled in size, and cutting-edge technology was brought in to give the theatre's high-voltage visitors, from comedians to musicians, the star treatment.