Summer music festivals allow fans to see many of their favorite bands in one place without having to fill a swimming pool with smelly beer. Catch an all-star lineup with this GrouponLive deal.
- $35 for one G-Pass to the Under the Sun Tour Featuring Smash Mouth, Sugar Ray, Gin Blossoms, Vertical Horizon & Fastball (up to a $60.50 value)
- When: Sunday, July 28, at 7 p.m.
- Where: Echo Beach
- Seating: General admission
- Door time: 6 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.<p>
How to use your G-Pass: you can enter the venue directly without redeeming your Groupon at will call. Due to security restrictions, G-Passes must be printed out and presented in person at the event. They cannot be redeemed through Groupon’s mobile app.
Mixing 1960s garage rock and contemporary pop, Smash Mouth has concocted chart-topping singles that conjure the carefree merriment of a beachside party. Though known for the ’90s radio hits “All Star” and “Walkin’ on the Sun,” the group also scored a top-five chart spot in 2001 with a cover of the Monkees classic “I’m a Believer.”
Heartthrob TV host Mark McGrath oozes charisma while performing summertime staples “Every Morning” and “When It’s Over,” occasionally pausing to politely pry fans from his ankles. Along with his bandmates, McGrath has been inciting cheery head-bopping since Sugar Ray’s breakout 1997 hit “Fly,” which features the group’s seamless blend of pop, funk, and alternative rock.
####Gin Blossoms Also joining the nostalgic party is ‘90s alternative megagroup Gin Blossoms, who conjure up memories of college romances gone awry in hits such as “Hey Jealousy” and “Found Out About You,” which meld jangle-pop hooks and unabashed pangs. **“Found Out About You”**
####Vertical Horizon Washington DC alternative band Vertical Horizon incorporates its sing-along classics such as “Everything You Want” and "You’re a God” with deep cuts and new tracks in its live performances. The group, fronted by lead singer and songwriter Matt Scannell, courts fans with cross-stitching harmonies, melodic strategy, and the energy of lightning bolts striking a Mountain Dew dispensary. ####Fastball Rounding out the bill, alternative power pop band Fastball delights concertgoers with hits such as “The Way,” “Sooner or Later,” and “’Til I Get It Right” from their critically acclaimed career that’s spanned almost two decades. **“The Way”**