Rock fans traditionally hold up lighters at concerts during ballads so that heartbroken moths know where they can go and, for once, not be judged. Get drawn in with this GrouponLive deal to see a Rock at the Top concert at Mount Baldy Ski Lifts. For $20, you get two tickets for general admission and a roundtrip ride on the chairlift (up to a $60 value). Concerts take place Saturdays at 8 p.m. Choose from the following shows:
- Toomstone on August 18
- JFK Band on September 1
- Shari Puorto Band on September 15
- The Dogs on September 22
- D’Santi on September 29
Rock at the Top concerts start unlike any others. Instead of milling around in front of the venue, attendees ride a chairlift to Mount Baldy’s Top of the Notch restaurant—more than 7,000 feet up. There, they can spot the Mojave Desert, the Pacific Ocean, and the practice Mount Rushmores carved into the other peaks of the San Gabriel Mountain range while they dance to rock and blues. After a 20-year hiatus, the concert series breaks its silence with bands such as Toomstone, which stirs blues, funk, and soul stylings together with spinning drum solos. Two weeks later, the eponymous songstress of the Shari Puorto Band brings an aggressive edge to her brand of blues, letting her smooth vocals deconstruct into a roaring growl that smacks of love-sickness, bitterness, and redemption. The Dogs use electric riffs in place of defibrillators to revive rock and folk classics by such greats as Bob Dylan, Frank Zappa, and The Allman Brothers Band, whereas the soulful brothers of D’Santi close out the series by breaking into funky guitar solos backed by the thudding beats of congas.