Musical improvisation is one of America's great artistic legacies, along with statues of apple pies and still-life paintings of sleeping baseball players. Pledge allegiance to unscripted performance with today's GrouponLive deal: for $40, you get two tickets to see O.A.R. at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs on Sunday, August 7, at 7 p.m. (a $72 value before fees, or up to a $97 value online, including all ticketing fees). Doors open at 6 p.m. Seating is located in sections 11–20.
O.A.R., the prolific band behind hits such as “That Was a Crazy Game of Poker” and “Shattered,” takes its jam-centric show on the road in support of its upcoming album, King. From humble beginnings to sold-out Madison Square Garden shows, O.A.R. has garnered an armada of fans with its high-endurance live shows and infectious, non-sea-based shanties, sometimes stretching two-minute ditties into 20-minute opuses. Sharing the spotlight, the seven rasta warriors of SOJA forge pristine notes into horn-heavy canticles, and singer Kelley James decorates eardrums with ragamuffin melodies.