- $16 for one G-Pass to see Lock 3 Live Presents Richard Elliot and Paul Brown (up to $32.05 value)
- When: Friday, August 14, at 7 p.m.
- Where: Akron Civic Theatre
- Seating: front orchestra or front balcony loge
- Door time: 6:30 p.m.
- 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.
Lock 3 Live Presents Richard Elliot and Paul Brown
- Richard Elliot’s sound: smooth tenor sax that glides through melodies
- Songs where that’s apparent: “In the Groove,” Percy Sledge’s “When a Man Loves a Woman,” and Luther Vandross’s “Here and Now”
- Where else you’ve heard him: in songs by Tower of Power, Elliot’s former funk band
- Where to start: 2014’s Lip Service
- Paul Brown’s weapon of choice: guitar—a 1963 Gibson Johnny Smith L-5, to be precise
- How he uses it: to churn out R&B-driven urban jazz—both as a solo artist and with a pack of top-tier collaborators—and to win Grammys
- Some of those collaborators: Dave Koz, Larry Carlton, and Richard Elliot
- Number of those Grammys: 2
E.J. Thomas Hall
Since 1973, The University of Akron's E.J. Thomas Hall has been the center of Akron's performing arts scene. The three-level facility, which occupies three acres of The University of Akron campus, boasts a massive, 44-ton movable ceiling that can shift to enclose the first or second levels. The position of the ceiling has a dramatic effect on the hall's volume and acoustics, so it is controlled by a computer precisely managing 27 counterweights. The hall's ability to transform from an intimate one-level performance space to a vast three-level concert hall allows it to host performances of a variety of sizes and styles by university students and faculty as well as the Akron Symphony Orchestra, the Tuesday Musical Association, the Children’s Concert Society, and the Akron Youth Symphony.