- $13 for one G-Pass to see America – 45th Anniversary Greatest Hits with Pacific Symphony (up to $29.48 value)
- When: Thursday, July 16, at 8 p.m.
- Where: The Pacific Amphitheatre
- Seating: terrace
- Door time: 7 p.m.
- A special pre-fair concert - all tickets include Free OC Fair admission after July 17th
- 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.
America – 45th Anniversary Greatest Hits with Pacific Symphony
- Where they met: in a London high school
- Why they formed: to pay tribute to the folk music of their fathers’ homeland, as two of the three members were American, not British
- When they graduated: 1970
- When they hit the top of the international charts: 1971, with “A Horse With No Name”
- What made that song special: surreal imagery and the meditative vocals of co-frontman Dewey Bunnell, which sent Neil Young on a mission to find his long-lost twin
- Other hits that soundtracked countless road-trips of the ’70s: “Ventura Highway,” “Tin Man,” and “Sister Golden Hair”
- How the trio became a duo: Dan Peek parted with the band back in 1977, and tragically passed away in 2011 before a rumored reunion could come to fruition
- How Burnell and other other surviving member Gerry Beckley soldiered on: by teaming up with Adam Schlesinger of Fountains of Wayne and James Iha of the Smashing Pumpkins for a new album in 2007 and another in 2011, Back Pages, which finds them covering Fountains of Wayne, Paul Simon, and, of course, Neil Young
- What they’re doing these days: releasing their latest album, 2015’s Lost & Found, and celebrating their 45th anniversary
- Accompanying them: Pacific Symphony, which has twice won an ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming (of which this concert is proof)