Seeing one of your favorite bands is a transcendent experience, like seeing your favorite actor play your favorite president. Spoil your senses with this GrouponLive deal to the Rib Fest and Jason Michael Carroll concert on Saturday, June 23, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. at Norris Creek Outdoor Entertainment Complex in Louisburg. Choose between the following options:
- For $20, you get two general-admission tickets (up to a $50 value)
- For $39, you get four general-admission tickets (up to a $100 value)
Against a backdrop of clustered trees and rolling greenery, succulent ribs and six bands share the limelight during a full day of eats and tunes at Norris Creek Outdoor Entertainment Complex. First to the open-air stage is Al Batten & The Bluegrass Reunion, a quintet of veteran string-pluckers who lace lightning-quick cuts such as "Highway of Regret" with multilayered harmony. The musicians steady the pace during "The Old Crossroads," anchored by a standup bass line that plods along like a donkey walking down a halfpipe. After stirring sets by blues rockers Air Tite Alibi and lilting vocalist Jeanne Jolly, energetic troubadours The Rocky Cross Band put their own spin on classic country and Southern rock songs to the delight of swaying audience members.
With a voice soaked in grit and twang, the frontman of the Chris Lane Band fuses a rough and tumble aesthetic with rock-country hits such as "Let's Ride." Headliner Jason Michael Carroll, who parlayed his discovery at a talent competition into a full-fledged music career, brings his laidback swagger to the stage as he hits impressively low notes during "Meet Me in the Barn," "Ray of Hope," and "Don't Know Why."