Live music is a huge improvement on canned music, which takes up valuable pantry space and often spoils into noxious free jazz. Keep it fresh with today’s GrouponLive deal to see Southside Johnny and The Asbury Jukes at Orlando Jai-Alai in Fern Park. For $31, you get one ticket for rear-orchestra seating (a $62.65 value, including all fees) and a $10 food voucher (value must be used in one purchase) for Thursday, February 16, at 8 p.m. (a $62.65 total value, including all fees).
Southside Johnny and The Asbury Jukes continue to squeeze the Jersey Shore's soulful, high-energy sounds from their amplifiers during a one-night concert at Orlando Jai-Alai. The modern-day incarnation of the bluesy ensemble is still captained by frontman John Lyon, whose five decades in music have been highlighted by a multitude of memorable concerts and secret handshakes performed alongside Bruce Springsteen. Backed by an impressive horn section that features Late Night with Conan O'Brien mainstay Mark Pender, the group will draw from its extensive discography and stockpile of hits, such as "I Don't Want to Go Home" and "Havin' a Party," which announced the band's surprise celebration to honor the 1979 solar eclipse. Special guests The Mighty Groove Machine add an extra dose of rock and soul to the evening, and concertgoers recharge their finger-snapping batteries with beer ($5), mixed drinks ($3.50+), hot dogs ($1.85+) and pizza ($2.50).