Going to a concert is the only way to listen to music in public without having to put your mouth around a discman to catch its sound vibrations. Enjoy easier listening with this GrouponLive deal to see Steve Winwood at McCaw Hall. For $37, you get one G-Pass for seating in the gallery or first tier on Monday, November 12, at 8 p.m. (up to a $75.24 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.
Multiple Grammy winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Steve Winwood has left his stamp all over the lexicon of popular music with his generation-spanning catalog of chart-toppers, including “Gimme Some Lovin’,” “The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys,” and “Higher Love.” Steve was only a lad when he led The Spencer Davis Group across the pond to help the British Invasion dethrone King Elvis, after which he continued his musical conquest in seminal bands such as Blind Faith and Traffic before settling into an incredibly successful solo career. His affable and malleable tenor burns like a night-train smoke stack but can turn to pure silk on a dime, leading him to a watershed of top-10 classics and a spot on _Rolling Stone_’s list of the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time. Behind the keys of his trusty Hammond organ, Steve acts as a human jukebox that contains 50 years' worth of hits and the ability to digest quarters, as fans sway to feel-good classics such as “Back in the High Life” and “Valerie.”
On this tour stop, openers The Wood Brothers draw on their sibling-duo vocal chemistry and a propulsive backing mix of guitar, standup bass, and harmonica. Though they've existed as a band for less than a decade, they play with the confidence of improvisers who have proven their chops many times over. It's an attitude they've earned—Chris may be better known as the bassist of legendary jazz group Medeski Martin & Wood, and Oliver spent two years on the road with blues great Tinsley Ellis. Together, they build spacious grooves that nod to a high-lonesome bluegrass sound while leaning into the influence of the decades of roots music since it blew in from the prairies.
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.
One glimpse of the Marion Oliver McCaw Hall tells patrons where the $127 million in renovations went. A marriage of architectural adventurousness, landscaping, and functionality, the structure smacks of elegance apropos for the grandiose home of the Pacific Northwest Ballet and Seattle Opera. Before guests enter the spacious lobby, lined by glass walls that reach to five stories high, they saunter through the Kreielsheimer Promenade–a 17,800-square-foot public plaza of striking symmetry. Here, a warm kaleidoscope of fluctuating colors constantly changes the shades of the space, bathing attendees in a variety of chromatic moods. Artwork from a variety of practitioners spans McCaw’s corridors, from a suspended sculpture of found objects by Sarah Sze on the north end to the Japanese imagery of Roger Shimomura on the south end. Inside Susan Brotman Auditorium, 2,900 plush green seats make for prime viewing of the impressive stage, where musical acts such as Michael Bublé, R.E.M., and Bill Clinton have sent notes soaring across the acoustically sound structure.