What You'll Get
- One G-Pass to see Legends of R&B and Hip Hop
- When: Saturday, April 26 at 8 p.m.
- Where: Detroit Opera House
- Door time: 7 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
- $40 for the mezzanine (up to $74.55 value)
- $30 for the side balcony (up to $54.05 value)
- Click 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.
Legends of R&B and Hip Hop
- The legends: Case, Next, Total, DJ Quik, Doug E. Fresh, and Jalil & Exstacy
- The vibe: old school
- How Case got his start: singing backup for Usher and other R&B luminaries
- Why hearing him may call to mind the faces of Eddie Murphy, Jackie Chan, or the cashier at the local VHS outlet: Case appears on the soundtracks for Nutty Professor II: The Klumps and Rush Hour, among others
- DJ Quik: West Coast rapper and beat maker who has also had success as an artist and producer
- Some of his high-profile collaborators: Jay-Z, Talib Kweli, 2Pac, Ludacris, and Tony! Toni! Toné!
- Rapper who pioneered the art of beatboxing: Doug E. Fresh
- His stone-cold classic record: The World’s Greatest Entertainer, whose album art inspired the cover of Ghostface Killah’s Pretty Toney Album
- Essential tracks from R&B trio Next: “Butta Love,” “Too Close,” “Wifey”
- What Total’s blend of hip-hop, soul, and funk was often called: “New Jill Flava”
- Jalil & Exstacy, in fractional terms: 2/3 of the hip-hop trio Whodini, who helped usher in in the era of New Jack Swing and the trend of misspelling the names of famous escape artists
Detroit Opera House
The Detroit Opera House sprawls across an entire city block, its imposing size and elegant design belying its circuitous history. Originally opened in 1922 as a vaudeville palace—and designed by the renowned architect behind the city’s Fillmore and Fox theaters—the space played host to live music and recorded films. But despite the venue’s remarkable acoustics and cheery demeanor, it sat abandoned for long stretches of time over the next few decades. Luckily, fate intervened in 1988 when the opera acquired the building, starting an ambitious remodeling project that culminated in an opening gala featuring Luciano Pavarotti. The opera house’s modern iteration mimics the design of Europe’s greatest performance spaces, with an the ornate main hall adorned with vaulted ceilings and sumptuous red curtains.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Apr 26, 2014. Limit 8 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Use for admission at Detroit Opera House on 4/26. Refundable only on day of purchase. Must purchase together to sit together. Doors open 1 hour before showtime. Merchant reserves the right to substitute closer seat assignment. For ADA seating, call box office promptly upon receipt of voucher - availability is limited. Holder assumes all risk in connection with the event and releases Groupon, Ticketmaster, the venue and their affiliates from any related claims. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.