Rock concerts feature pyrotechnics more often than aquatechnics, mostly due to the danger of electrocution and the water solubility of drummers. Stay abreast of modern stage strategies with today’s GrouponLive deal: for $20, you get one general-admission ticket to the WRFX Jingle Bell Rock featuring Eddie Money, Lou Gramm, and Mickey Thomas at The Fillmore Charlotte on Tuesday, December 6, at 8 p.m. (up to a $39.50 value, including all fees). Doors open at 7 p.m.
The WRFX Jingle Bell Rock affirms the arrival of the holiday season by unwrapping a multistop tour featuring a trio of music legends. Leading the way, Eddie Money, an iconic rock ‘n’ roll powerhouse and permanent fixture of American radio waves, unpacks a bevy of beefy hits laced with contagious showmanship during a gripping live performance. Since his eponymous 1977 double-platinum debut album, the singer has stockpiled music history with raucous, seductive anthems that shake and sizzle like an old clothes dryer filled with bacon. Former lead man of Foreigner, Lou Gramm, further douses the audience with rock, channeling the same vocal savvy that has graced Top 40 charts with tunes such as "Cold as Ice," "I Want to Know What Love Is," and "Double Vision." Rounding out the star-studded bill, Starship's Mickey Thomas belts out ballads that have the power to turn squads of bashful trigonometry teachers into impenetrable cheerleading pyramids.
Modeled after the legendary San Francisco venue of the same name, The Fillmore encourages spirited sock sliding with its red-oak floors and rapid ceiling swinging with chandeliers throughout. Stadium-style tiers ensure optimal sight lines for general-admission audiences, allowing them to fully make out every guitar solo and shuffleboard game being played by roadies in the wings.
The Fillmore Charlotte
The Fillmore Charlotte models itself on the iconic San Francisco venue. Once a textile mill, the open space follows the original Fillmore’s signature decor, from red-oak hardwood floors to glimmering chandeliers to stadium-style tiers that result in pristine sightlines for attending fans.