- $7 for one G-Pass to The Rubber City Beatlefest (up to $19.35 value)
- When: Saturday, February 1, at 6:45 p.m.
- Where: Akron Civic Theatre
- Seating: rear orchestra or balcony
- Door time: 5:45 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Click here to view the seating chart.<p>
How G-Pass Works: Your G-Pass will be ready to print 48 hours after the deal ends. Print the G-Pass and use it to enter the venue directly; you won’t need to redeem at will call. Due to security restrictions, G-Passes cannot be redeemed through the Groupon mobile app.<p>
The Rubber City Beatlefest
- What it is: a photo and memorabilia exhibit featuring a concert by three Beatles tribute bands
- Who is behind the exhibit: collectors Steve Madonna, Jim Hoffert, and Lawrence Puljic; painter Billy Nainiger; and rock photographer George Shuba, who shot some of the best-known images of the Fab Four on their very first US tour
- When does the concert start: 8 p.m.
- Who’s playing: The Fantom 4, featuring Jim Bonfanti of The Choir and The Raspberries; The ReBeats, who focus on the post-Revolver era; and Hard Days Night, who recreate the set list from the Ed Sullivan Show appearance 50 years ago
- How close the musicians of Hard Days Night come to the real deal: they even play the exact same instruments—Paul’s Höfner bass, George’s Rickenbacker guitar, Ringo’s Ludwig drums, and John’s Gretsch harmonica<p>
Akron Civic Theatre
The medieval carvings, European antiques, and Italian alabaster sculptures at the Akron Civic Theatre absorb the ascending harmonies of symphony concerts and heavy rock ‘n’ roll alike. Built in 1929 to resemble a Moorish castle, the venue has maintained much of its historic charm, including the exceedingly rare atmospheric ceiling, in which stars twinkle and clouds float by as mesmerizingly as the last few corn flakes atop a bowl of milk.
E.J. Thomas Hall
Since 1973, The University of Akron's E.J. Thomas Hall has been the center of Akron's performing arts scene. The three-level facility, which occupies three acres of The University of Akron campus, boasts a massive, 44-ton movable ceiling that can shift to enclose the first or second levels. The position of the ceiling has a dramatic effect on the hall's volume and acoustics, so it is controlled by a computer precisely managing 27 counterweights. The hall's ability to transform from an intimate one-level performance space to a vast three-level concert hall allows it to host performances of a variety of sizes and styles by university students and faculty as well as the Akron Symphony Orchestra, the Tuesday Musical Association, the Children’s Concert Society, and the Akron Youth Symphony.