Family-friendly concerts are among the few cultural experiences parents can share with kids that don't end with histrionic arguments about Shakespeare's true identity or the nature of art. Preserve household tranquility with today's Groupon: for $16, you get one ticket to see Miranda Cosgrove, with Cody Simpson and Greyson Chance, at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel on Saturday, July 23, at 6 p.m. (a $25 value before fees, or up to a $32 value online, including ticketing fees). Doors open at 5 p.m., and parking is included.
Chanteuse and actress Miranda Cosgrove pied-pipers her adoring droves of devoted fans with her electrifying and family-friendly brand of pop. The breakout star of Nickelodeon's iCarly, Cosgrove has been a seasoned showbiz pro since before her baby teeth could crawl and has compiled a songbook featuring singles such as "Dancing Crazy" and the recently released "High Maintenance." For her July 23 concert, Cosgrove shares billspace with crooner, dancer, and Australian import Cody Simpson, as well as effervescent troubadour Greyson Chance, creating a youthful stew of dulcet melodies sure to soothe the most savage beast or most irascible mail carrier.
All seating is in the terrace level in sections 401–405 of the spacious and scenic PNC Bank Arts Center. The venue is outdoors, ensuring ample supplies of oxygen to fuel the full-throated cheers all performers rely upon for sustenance.