Country music hearkens back to a more courteous era, when kids still said “ma’am” and “sir” and men would throw their horses over puddles for ladies to cross. Tip your hat to the good ol’ days with this GrouponLive deal: for $20, you get one general-admission ticket to see Darius Rucker at the Lifestyle Communities Pavilion on Thursday, August 23, at 7:30 p.m. (up to a $40 value, including all ticketing fees). Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Singer-songwriter Darius Rucker continues to crest on award-laden waves of crossover success, filling the country-starved ears of country-music fans on his latest tour. Known for his pivotal role as “Hootie” on the seminal sitcom Hootie & the Blowfish, Darius Rucker has long since eclipsed his puffer past, leaving his old gang of tetraodontidae to craft a winning career in country music. On the heels of his chart-topping sophomore album, Charleston, SC 1966, and his tour with superstars Lady Antebellum, Darius brings his winsome baritone voice, edible baseball cap, and trunk of hits to the outdoor stage, riling audiences with sentimental ballads, uplifting anthems, and a bottomless trough of tangy twang. Starting the show, Maggie Rose, the chanteuse behind the recent hit “I Ain’t Your Mama,” continues her rise to fame in a spunky set of swinging two-steppers and catchy tell-offs that make the world’s bad boyfriends hang their heads.