Rock 'n' roll is one of two jobs in which you are encouraged to set your tools on fire when you're done with them—the other, of course, is dentistry. Hear hot licks with this GrouponLive deal.
- Admission to Hippiefest or Cheech and Chong’s Up in Smoke: The Tour
- Where: NYCB Theatre at Westbury
- Ticket values include all fees.
$25 for one G-Pass to Hippiefest (up to a $52 value) As of August 7, 2013, this event has been canceled.
$30 for one G-Pass to Cheech and Chong’s Up in Smoke: The Tour (up to a $62.50 value)
- When: Wednesday, August 14, at 8p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m.
- Seating: rows M–V of section B or D–F
- Click here to view the seating chart.
How G-Pass Works: Your G-Pass will be ready to print 48 hours after the deal ends. Print the G-Pass and use it to enter the venue directly; you won't need to redeem at will call. Due to security restrictions, G-Passes cannot be redeemed through the Groupon mobile app.
- Who you'll hear: Edgar Winter, Ten Years After, Canned Heat, Rick Derringer, and Pat Travers
- Edgar Winter's legacy: blurring boundaries of rock, blue-eyed soul, jazz, and blues since the '70s
- A few of the instruments Winter plays: piano, saxophone, guitar, vocal cords, and marimba
- Number of albums Ten Years After has had on the Billboard 200: 12 since 1960
- How Canned Heat got their name: a 1928 Tommy Johnson song
- How Rick Derringer got his name: as a guitarist, a collaborator with Edgar and Johnny Winter, and a member of The McCoys
- Derringer's biggest hit as a member of The McCoys: "Hang On Sloopy," an ode to zip lines
- How Pat Travers put Canada on the hard rock map: with bluesy guitar technique
Up in Smoke: The Tour
- The year Cheech & Chong started their act: 1971
- Numbers since then: 9 hit albums, 8 hit movies, and the suspicion of countless K-9 units
- Movie that launched them to fame: Up in Smoke
- What their live show contains: new material mixed with classic routines such as “Where’s Dave” and “Let’s Make a Dope Deal"
- Bits from Up in Smoke you might see live: the "Maui Waui by way of Labrador" scene, the pink tutu rendition of "Earache My Eye"
- Tower of Power's power: R&B with funky horns and syncopated beats
- Genres fused by War: rock, funk, Latin, R&B, jazz, and reggae
- Songs that War and Cheech and Chong might play together: "Mexican Americans," "Born in East LA," and "Earache My Eye"
NYCB Theatre at Westbury
More than half a century ago, three partners raised a vibrant, multicolored tent on an underdeveloped industrial site and established the Westbury Music Fair. It followed its first production, The King and I, with a decade of top-name talent and Broadway musicals. Then, recognizing its place on the theater scene was permanent, it planted its roots as a fully enclosed theater-in-the-round. Expanding its repertoire to match its new digs, the theater showcased performers such as The Who, Bruce Springsteen, and Julie Andrews. Today, past a lounge blazing in purple and red lights, guests find that same circular stage hosting equally great musical acts and musical theater.