- One ticket to see Jeff Bridges & The Abiders (up to $75.82 value)
- When: Saturday, August 23, at 8 p.m.
- Where: Pabst Theater
- Door time: 7 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees
- $38 for the main floor, back of the first floor, or front of the second floor (up to $75.82 value)
- $24 for the balcony, back of the second floor, or the third floor (up to $64.26 value)
- 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. Discount reflects the merchant’s current ticket prices - price may differ on day of event.
Jeff Bridges & The Abiders
- How you know Jeff Bridges: as the Dude, Obadiah Stane, Rooster Cogburn, and Kevin Flynn
- How you first heard Jeff Bridges sing: his 2000 debut album, Be Here Soon, which featured guest spots by Michael McDonald, Chris Pelonis, Bryan Ferry, and David Crosby
- How you first heard Jeff Bridges sing if your mom won’t let you go to the record store: in his Oscar-winning performance as aging country star Otis “Bad” Blake in 2009’s Crazy Heart
- How you can hear him sing now: with his band, The Abiders, who favor a leathery brand of pop-rock with shades of country and blues
- His most recent release: 2011’s Jeff Bridges, which was named after his favorite actor
Captain Frederick Pabst contributed to Milwaukee’s status as a cultural landmark of the upper Midwest by building Pabst Theater, formally known as Das Neue Deutsche Stadt-Theater, in 1895. According to legend, when he was informed that his theater had burned to the ground, the brewing magnate interrupted his European vacation to wire home the order to “Rebuild at once!”—and 11 months later, the stage was completed anew. Where the old theater honored German artists by having their names inscribed along the cornice of the auditorium, the new building featured an international consortium of cultural notables. The theater’s globe-spanning influences were made even more apparent with the installation of an Austrian crystal chandelier and an Italian marble staircase.
As vaudeville heaved its last breaths in the late 1920s, RKO’s Riverside Theater opened in 1928 and served as a performance hall for just a few years before Warner Brothers took it over to screen their films. Decades of neglect followed, reaching a nadir in 1966 when a carelessly tossed cigarette butt incinerated the proscenium’s drapery, prompting the cash-conscious owners to replace the opulent teal velour with workmanlike duvetyn. A slated demolition in 1982 nearly replaced the theater with a shopping mall before a coalition of citizens convinced philanthropist Joseph Zilber to save the space. In the subsequent renovations, craftsmen installed plush red drapery, overhauled the obsolete lighting, and repainted the faded French Baroque gilding of the auditorium, restoring the elegant space to its former glory and inspiring it to get back out on the theater dating scene.
The Pabst Theater
144 E Wells St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202