Without music, concerts wouldn't exist and funk would just be the smell emanating from an old sock filled with corn. Lend an ear with this GrouponLive deal to see Badfish: A Tribute to Sublime at J.D. Legends in Franklin. For $15, you get two general-admission tickets for the show on Saturday, June 9, at 7 p.m. (up to a $34 value, including all fees). Doors open at 5 p.m.
Since the untimely death of Sublime’s lead singer, Bradley Nowell, in 1996, fans have flocked to Badfish's show to hear faithful live renditions of tracks from the ska-punk legends' three-album catalog. The group has mastered Sublime's good-time essence, creating a fan base that fills arenas while scoring praise from Spin and Rolling Stone, who heralded them as “one of the most successful tribute bands out there.” Live, they enthrall audiences with upstroke guitar, undulating bass, and copious genre-bending as they plow through the scratches and folkish acoustic plucking of "What I Got" as well as deeper cuts from lo-fi fan favorite Robbin' the Hood. Onstage charisma floats into the crowd as lead singer Pat Downes delivers a spot-on imitation of Nowell by mimicking a soulful warble that launches into a punk-tinged bark at the drop of a guitar pick.
J.D. Legends nourishes entertainment-hungry families with a massive facility stocked with bowling, a restaurant offering Southern-style fare, a bar, and a night club. The 24-lane bowling alley features a new-and-improved scoring system to better capture lane-skipping curveballs and light-speed strikes. During open-play hours, shoes gently cradle the feet of their temporary masters as lanes brace themselves for the hurtling of bowling balls down their slender midsections. The lanes frequently host themed parties and events, including cosmic bowling every Friday and Saturday night.
The facility’s art-deco carpeting and citrus-colored decorations invigorate bowlers with game-enhancing visions of early 20th-century French heydays and afternoons spent lazing about under yellowed skies.
65 Millard Dr.
Franklin, Ohio 45005