Music achieves its full emotional effect only when performed live, just as great literature becomes comprehensible only when screamed aloud in a crowded subway train. Enjoy public performance with today's GrouponLive deal to a concert at the Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown, valid for section A seating. Section A is composed of orchestra rows U–Z and balcony rows C–E. The valid seats appear in red on the venue’s seating chart. Choose from the following performances:
- For $21, you get one ticket for a seat in section A to see Yo La Tengo on Saturday, September 24, at 8 p.m. (a $42 value).
- For $18, you get one ticket for a seat in section A to see Dead On Live on Saturday, October 8, at 8 p.m. (a $37 value).
- For $18, you get one ticket for a seat in section A to see Kings of Salsa on Sunday, October 9, at 3 p.m. (a $37 value).
The Mayo Performing Arts Center continues its 17th season of entertaining, enriching, and educating Northern New Jersey with a trio of musical performances. Hoboken-based Yo La Tengo graces stages with an eclectic fusion of indie rock, melodic pop, and remixed sonar pings, electrifying audiences with its ambitious soundscapes. Dead On Live devotes its aural endeavors to honoring The Grateful Dead’s seminal 1970 albums Workingman’s Dead and American Beauty, homes to such classics as “Casey Jones” and “Sugar Magnolia.” An extensive band of seasoned musicians harnesses the rock, bluegrass, and folk influences that helped define the albums with a note-for-note tribute. Kings of Salsa features a host of dancers from some of Cuba’s premier companies while the nine maestros behind Cuba Ashire orchestrate a complex sonic backdrop for the show. The distinctive choreography incorporates contemporary Afro-Caribbean dance into traditional mambo, rumba, and hopscotch steps.
Mayo Performing Arts Center
The Mayo Performing Arts Center straddles time. While one foot is planted in the old-fashioned charm of the 1930s movie-palace golden age, the other is firmly in the tech-savvy modern day. Between is a stretch of history that saw the theater fall into disrepair and then resurrect itself to its star-studded heyday thanks to volunteers. Since its 1994 rebirth, the center has welcomed everyone from the Kirov Orchestra of St. Petersburg to Ringo Starr and Aretha Franklin. But, if the Mayo Center were a tripod, its third foot would certainly reach toward the future—a suite of education studios is on site to cultivate the next generation of performers.