It’s often said that what matters is the singer, not the song, which is why music fans are still moved by Bing Crosby’s rendition of “99 Bottles of Beer.” Savor a voice that could sing the phone book with this GrouponLive deal to the Labor Day Music Festival, featuring Fantasia, at Wolf Creek Amphitheater on Saturday, September 1, at 6 p.m. Doors open at 4 p.m. Choose between the following options:
- For $26, you get one ticket for general-admission lawn seating (up to a $52.35 value, including all fees).
- For $46, you get one general-admission ticket package (up to a $67.35 total value), which includes:
- One ticket for general-admission lawn seating (up to a $52.35 value, including all fees)
- One commemorative T-shirt (a $15 value)
As a young girl growing up in North Carolina, Fantasia Barrino could be heard belting out songs of praise from her hometown church, where she began stirring emotions with her soulful, passionate crooning. Years later, her unmistakable voice, which has been described as a mix of Aretha Franklin and Macy Gray, earned the talented singer top honors as the winner of American Idol's third season, leading to her Billboard-topping debut single, "I Believe." Building a ladder to superstardom, Fantasia has since released three studio albums, starred in the Broadway musical The Color Purple, and won a Grammy for Best Female R & B Vocal Performance, all the while enrapturing audiences with her energetic performances. Her publicized struggles have often endeared fans to her tenacious spirit, and her re-interpretations of renowned songs such as "Summertime" and Elton John's "Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word" have earned her myriad accolades.
Accomplished R & B singer-songwriter and producer Joe complements Fantasia's set with his own golden vocals and gospel-inspired lyrics. In concert, Joe churns out heartfelt ballads from his extensive repertoire, often performing crowd pleasers such as the Top 40 single “Don't Wanna Be a Player” and his slow-beat groove, “I Wanna Know.” Late-'90s vocal group Dru Hill, helmed by founding member Sisqó, rounds out the set with their upbeat hip-hop, preceded by Tony Terry, a man with a voice silky enough to turn crunchy peanut butter smooth.