Like an eccentric uncle, the holidays often sneak up on people and leave tinsel wherever they go. Deck the halls with today's GrouponLive deal: for $25, you get one reserved-seating ticket to The Wave’s Winter Wonderland, featuring Brian McKnight, El DeBarge, and Johnny Gill, at Gibson Amphitheatre at Universal CityWalk on Saturday, December 3, at 8:15 p.m. (up to a $57.85 value online, including all Ticketmaster fees). Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Seating will be located in loge sections 18–23, rows T–W, and in mezzanine sections 24–28, rows A–G.
94.7 The Wave, the aural masseuse of Southern California radio, gathers three of R & B’s sultriest singers to spread soulful Christmas cheer at the inaugural Winter Wonderland concert. With a voice so buttery it can sing its way out of a straitjacket, headliner Brian McKnight boasts smooth, spreadable hits that have consistently coated the adult-contemporary R & B charts for nearly 20 years. For this Yuletide celebration, Brian infuses original and traditional holiday songs with mellow honeydew and new jack swing, turning classics such as “Silent Night” and “Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer” into amorous ditties. Sharing in the festivities, fellow caroler El DeBarge, known for hits such as “Rhythm of the Night,” charms with his chandelier-stroking falsetto, and Johnny Gill from New Edition one-ups howling coyotes with his seamless crooning. Ambitious singers are also invited to enter The Wave’s Holiday Choir Competition.
One of California’s largest and most renowned venues, Gibson Amphitheatre lives up to its stellar reputation as a go-to entertainment destination by corralling sought-after acts into its sprawling confines. More than 6,000 seats on two levels angle toward the stage, granting visitors easy, unobstructed views. A state-of-the-art sound system, meanwhile, allows event goers to rock out to dynamic tunes or hear even the softest whispers between an encouraging roadie and a nervous guitar making its debut performance.
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