When musicians play acoustically, audiences get to revel in music free of studio trickery and needless Wilhelm screams. Hear the singing without the ringing with this GrouponLive deal to see your choice of concerts at State Theatre in New Brunswick.
- For $19, you get one ticket for reserved gallery seating (up to a $38 value, including all fees).
- For $21, you get one ticket for reserved mid-balcony seating (up to a $43 value, including all fees).<p>
Choose the following reserved seating option to see Brian McKnight perform a special Mother’s Day solo acoustic show on Sunday, May 13, at 6 p.m. * For $21, you get one ticket for reserved mid-balcony seating (up to a $43 value, including all fees).<p>
For Mother’s Day weekend, State Theatre treats music fans and matriarchs to a wealth of tender melodies with two intimate acoustic performances by Grammy-winning artists. Country chanteuse LeAnn Rimes (May 11) aims her ballyhooed voice straight for the heartstrings in her very first performance at State Theatre. The ingénue first grabbed the nation’s attention and inspired Ed McMahon to pirouette when she won Star Search at the age of 8 and conquered the charts at 13 with her hit single “Blue.” Years later, with a trove of chart-topping records and music awards, an acting career, and a new album called Spitfire on the way, the singer refuses to peak. In a laid-back acoustic set, Rimes churns out aural lemonade such as “How Do I Live” and “Something’s Gotta Give,” turning State Theatre’s lofty stage into one big porch swing.
Sultry R&B singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Brian McKnight induces swooning with his special Mother’s Day performance on May 13. Known for a masterful balance of crooning melisma and lotion-like falsetto, Brian has been a fixture of the airwaves for more than two decades. Stripped down to a guitar and a piano for an intimate set of songs about intimacy, the gifted Grammy winner unleashes seductive hits such as “Back at One” and “My Kind of Girl” with the grace of a gondolier and the passion of a matador cuckolding a gondolier.
State Theatre New Jersey
The State Theatre New Jersey was saved, as its website states, from "the ravages of time." Built in 1921 as a vaudeville and silent-film palace, the venue fell on hard times in the 1970s. In 2003, however, a $3 million renovation restored the State Theatre New Jersey to much of its original glory, as crews painstakingly rehabbed the ornamental plaster, terracotta exterior, and actor holding cells. Inside the theater, a stunning chandelier sparkles more brightly than ever below the venue's signature dome.