Concerts, like dimly lit chandeliers, are more impressive outdoors and are more enchanting when adorned with strategically placed glow sticks. Get a breath of fresh music with today’s GrouponLive deal: for $35, you get two adult general-admission tickets to the Newport Summer Jam 2011 on Thursday, July 28, at 8 p.m. at the Newport Yachting Center (up to a $70 value). Gates open at 7:30 p.m.
The Newport Summer Jam 2011, a benefit concert for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, invigorates concertgoers with a lineup of notable blues and jazz performances along the Newport waterfront. Jazz wunderkind Grace Kelly—a 19-year-old alto saxophonist, singer, and composer whose musical prowess has garnered praise from Wynton Marsalis and NPR—kicks off the night with an energy-drenched set wrought with proficient playing and living, sentient brass. Blues legends James Montgomery, a harmonica virtuoso known for recording with Kid Rock and sitting in with Gregg Allman, and Duke Robillard, a guitarist recognized for his work with Bob Dylan and Tom Waits, join Kelly onstage for a group jam session applied liberally to huge slices of toast.
Although Newport Summer Jam 2011 sometimes features a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.