Country music harks back to a more courteous era, when kids still called women “ma’am” and men “daddy ma’am.” Tip your hat to the good ol’ days with this GrouponLive deal to see Rodney Atkins at the Victory Theatre. For $23, you get one G-Pass for seating in the balcony or rows L–FF of the orchestra on Friday, March 29, at 7:30 p.m. (up to a $45.70 value, including all fees). Doors open at 7 p.m. Because the ticket is a G-Pass, Groupon customers can use it to enter the venue directly; they will not need to redeem their Groupon at will call.
Judged by his music, Rodney Atkins is a man’s man. He knows how to throw a punch and take a joke, and he can bond with his fellow fellows over the merits of John Deere tractors and stock-car races. But first and foremost, he’s a devoted father. As he warned, half-jokingly but not really, in one of his many No. 1 hits, when someone takes his daughter out on a date, Rodney will stay up waiting and “Cleaning This Gun.”
A proud country boy touting an east Tennessee twang thicker than a bucket of day-old gravy, Rodney Atkins chronicles Southern living throughout his multiplatinum selling discography. Although his career started slowly in the mid-‘90s, it reached a full boil in 2006 with his second album, If You’re Going Through Hell, which contained four consecutive No. 1 hit singles and led to Rodney’s Academy of Country Music Award for Best Male Vocalist. Now on the road touting his most recent album, Take The Back Road, Rodney jokes that he “lets his shadow come out to play” as he puts some rock to his country, unleashing a rowdy stage energy as he blazes through songs about what he sees as the simple things in life: “Friends, family, and the good Lord.” Starting the show, fellow country artist Josh Thompson pays tribute to the blue collar in top-40 hits such as “Beer on the Table” and “Way Out Here,” and Tyler Farr breaks out his rowdy singles “Hot Mess” and “Redneck Crazy.”
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Due to security restrictions, G-Passes must be printed out and presented in person at the event. They cannot be redeemed through Groupon’s mobile app.
When Victory Theatre opened in 1921 as part of the Main Street Hotel Sonntag complex, the denizens of Evansville were fed a daily diet of high-class vaudeville: a silent movie, comedy skit, organ music, and then a 10-piece orchestra. In 1928, that dependable formula changed when “talking” pictures arrived, and the venue remained a Loews movie theater until 1971. Having survived a late ‘70s stint as a teen-oriented nightclub and a site for Partridge Family reunions, the Victory emerged triumphant after an extensive 1999 renovation. Now with room for 1,900 audience members, the entertainment mecca hosts top-tier musical and comedic touring acts and plays home to the Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra.