The best live bands have honed their chemistry through hours spent rehearsing in the studio, improvising onstage, and playing games of MASH on the tour bus. Get out of the shack and pile all eight kids into the Ferrari for this GrouponLive deal to see the Summer Music Festival, with Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City. For $35, you get one ticket for rear upper-orchestra or mezzanine seating on Saturday, August 11, at 7:15 p.m. (up to an $80.45 value, including all fees). Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
The Summer Music Festival's lineup of R & B legends delights fans with silky-smooth melodies and sultry vocals. Headliner Maze featuring Frankie Beverly continues a tradition of stellar music-making that spans more than three decades and draws on a deep catalog of chart-toppers, such as "Back In Stride" and "Can't Get Over You." The band's swinging melodies tickle ears while cradling frontman Frankie Beverly's soulful crooning like a bassinet made of honey.
Also lighting up the stage, Grammy winner Patti LaBelle shows off the soaring vocals that cemented the popularity of her disco anthem, "Lady Marmalade," and R & B singer and producer Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds earns his sobriquet with his preternaturally youthful features and sleek falsetto. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for such Billboard–topping hits as "Love Train," The O'Jays use their intricate harmonies and colorful suits to keep the good vibes flowing without building a metaphysical aqueduct. And special guest Tank keeps the smooth songs flowing straight into the future.
One of California’s largest and most renowned venues, Gibson Amphitheatre lives up to its stellar reputation as a go-to entertainment destination by corralling sought-after acts into its sprawling confines. More than 6,000 seats on two levels angle toward the stage, granting visitors easy, unobstructed views. A state-of-the-art sound system, meanwhile, allows event goers to rock out to dynamic tunes or hear even the softest whispers between an encouraging roadie and a nervous guitar making its debut performance.