Concerts are meticulously coordinated events, with dedicated roadies ensuring that each instrument is tuned and that each baby knows when it’s time to crawl onstage. See a seamless show with this GrouponLive deal to the Outlaw Roadshow Featuring Counting Crows with Special Guests at Lifestyle Communities Pavilion. For $21, you get one general-admission pit ticket on Saturday, June 23, at 7 p.m. (up to a $42.50 value, including all Ticketmaster fees). Doors open at 6 p.m.
With a career stretching back two decades, Grammy-nominated alt-rock royalty Counting Crows takes to the road in support of its new album of cover songs, Underwater Sunshine (Or What We Did On Our Summer Vacation). According to SoundSpike, guitarist Dan Vickrey "said that part of the joy of covering other bands' relatively unknown material is giving new audiences a connection to artists they might never otherwise experience," thus helping showgoers get to know other groups without forced playdates. Songs such as The Romany Rye's "Untitled (Love Song)" and Coby Brown's "Hospital" allow the Crows to pay tribute to musicians they respect, interweaving the program with classics from their extensive back catalog such as "Round Here" and "Mr. Jones."
Also filling the airspace with melodies, Good Old War's acoustic guitar buoys sing-along-friendly folk pop energized by humming, multipart harmonies. Fresh-faced duo Foreign Fields fills the venue with dreamy songs that seem to float through seas of echoing piano notes, finger-picked guitar strings, and middle-school hallways full of cotton candy. Chicago wunderkinds Filligar fill out the roster, continuing a meteoric rise that has seen them open for The Black Keys and My Morning Jacket.