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 see the Rick Dees Party Jam at Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal CityWalk, featuring The Commodores, Evelyn “Champagne” King, GQ, JoJo, Johnny Kemp, Oran "Juice" Jones, Sly Slick and Wicked, and Vaughan Mason & Crew. For $20, you get one ticket for seating in upper-orchestra sections 10–23 on Saturday, May 19, at 7:45 p.m. (up to a $57.85 value, including all fees).
DJ Rick Dees and his fellow funk preservationists at Hot 92.3 throw a carnival of still-grooving '70s and '80s soul sounds at the Rick Dees Party Jam. Motown marvels The Commodores wouldn't need to tour to maintain the earworm-ready currency of massive chart-toppers such as “Brick House” and “Nightshift," but the band still gamely commands live dance parties with its brassy anthems. Originally headed by Lionel Richie, the modern-day trio's exuberant "love of the songs and performing more than make up for some of the missing players," according to Examiner.com.
Elsewhere on the jam agenda, Johnny Kemp exults in the universal satisfaction of finally leaving behind a college internship with “Just Got Paid.” Memories of mirror balls spin in the air as Grammy-winning diva Evelyn “Champagne” King and '70s Bronx funk machine GQ turn the amphitheater into a laid-back disco before Vaughan Mason & Crew conjure up a roller rink with “Bounce, Rock, Skate, Roll.”