Like Capulets and Montagues, rock and country music crave each other with an intensity that defies parents, perplexes horses, and enthralls CliffsNotes authors. Give your ears a pop quiz in happiness with today’s Groupon: for $79, you get four general-admission lawn tickets to Kid Rock featuring Sheryl Crow at First Niagara Pavilion in Burgettstown on Wednesday, July 6, at 7 p.m. (a $102 value before fees, or up to a $168 value online, including all ticketing fees). Doors open at 6 p.m.
Kid Rock struts the stuff that has made him one of America’s most prominent crossover artists, teaming up with celebrated chanteuse Sheryl Crow for the sonic joyride of his liberating Born Free tour. Kid Rock’s communal country/rock/hip-hop combo seamlessly blends disparate genres, earning the devotion of fans across the musical spectrum. Supporting his sixth platinum album, Born Free, Kid Rock takes to the stage armed with the monster hits and tender soliloquies that have made his name a popular battle cry during street rumbles between rival record executives.
The other half of the smash duet “Collide,” Sheryl Crow, augments the aural offerings, pampering eardrums with a songbook replete with Grammy-winning favorites such as "All I Wanna Do" and "Steve McQueen." With four lawn tickets, friends, close-knit cousins, and rival teams of tandem cyclists can sprawl among the seatless as Kid Rock and Sheryl Crow celebrate love and liberty like a pair of untamed Harleys cruising down a freeway of good vibes. Fans can bring lawn chairs—provided they are no higher than 9 inches off the ground—or rent a chair from the Pavilion for a $5 fee.
First Niagara Pavilion
Under the sprawling roof of First Niagara Pavilion, music greats such as Billy Joel, Rush, and Jimmy Buffett have all taken over the stage as fans throughout the amphitheater space watch, transfixed. Whether enjoying the show from the open-air pavilion or the verdant lawn, concertgoers demonstrate their love for the performers by dancing along to the music or holding up lighters engraved with the lead singer’s astrological sign.