Enjoying a concert amid throngs of excited fans provides a joy and spontaneity that can never be equaled by staying at home and listening to CDs, mp3s, or imprisoned bands playing under duress. Revel in unchained melodies with today's Groupon: for $24, you get a ticket in sections 101–103 (rear rows) or 202–206 (forward rows) to see An Evening with The Monkees—The 45th Anniversary Tour at the Sleep Country Amphitheater on Saturday, July 9, at 7:30 p.m. (a $40 value before fees, or up to a $48.50 value online, including all Ticketmaster fees). Doors open at 6 p.m.
TV stars and pop-rock paragons The Monkees have tickled eardrums and enchanted fans with catchy melodies and clever, sophisticated songwriting for four decades. Celebrating the 45th anniversary of the band's genesis, three of the original four Monkees—Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, and Peter Tork—have reunited for the first time in a decade to resurrect such hits as "I'm a Believer," "Last Train to Clarksville," and "Daydream Believer," as well as tunes from their cult-classic film Head. Like a scratch-and-sniff oil painting, the evening promises to be a multisensory experience, as a mélange of Monkees covers, rarely heard tunes, and video clips weaves a tapestry of entertainment.
The open-air Sleep Country Amphitheater allows fans to enjoy aural delights and stage-bound antics under an open sky and the jealous gaze of music-loving clouds. Seating will be assigned on a first-purchased, first-served basis upon online purchase. Tickets will be available for pickup at Will Call.