Concerts and public buses are the only places where people can legally assemble to dance, sing, and scream into a PA system. Congregate with fellow merry music lovers with today's Groupon: for $24, you get one general-admission ticket and an invitation to a Groupon-exclusive preparty with a chance to win a backstage pass at the Montalvo Arts Center (up to a $49 value). Choose between the following concerts:
Smash Mouth and Drake Bell perform Thursday, July 7, at 7:30 p.m.
Vertical Horizon and Third Eye Blind's Kevin Cadogan perform Friday, July 15, at 7:30 p.m.
As part of a collaboration with the Sobrato Arts Foundation for Education and in support of arts education in Silicon Valley, the Montalvo Arts Center is conducting a summer concert series featuring Bay Area musicians returning for homecoming performances. On Thursday, July 7, watch Smash Mouth's ska-fused pop-rock storm the stage at the center's intimate Lilian Fontaine Garden Theatre. Carved onto a tree-dotted hill just behind the center's Mediterranean-style villa, the theater lies nuzzled against the Santa Cruz Mountains on the estate's 175 sprawling acres. The same night, witness the mercurial rise of nine-time Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award–winner Drake Bell, who will perform hits from his album It's Only Time while traveling at impossibly high speeds in a DeLorean. For the Friday, July 15 show, Kevin Cadogan—tri-ocular cofounder, writer, and guitar player of Third Eye Blind—shares the night's bill with the geographically improbable Vertical Horizon.
For Groupon customers only, exclusive preparties before both shows serve up wine (for ages 21+) and appetizers. Appearances by the bands add to the thrill factor, and a chance to win a backstage pass to the show looms overhead like a tantalizing bough of solid-gold apples.
Montalvo Arts Center
San Francisco mayor and US senator James Duval Phelan built the Villa Montalvo in 1912 as a bastion of art, hosting such writers as Jack London and Edwin Markham in conversation-filled luncheons and creativity-fueling vacations. After his death, Phelan bequeathed the house and grounds to the public, asking that they continue its role as an incubator of inspiration. Today, the center hosts artist residencies, gallery exhibitions, and educational opportunities for visitors. Surrounding the wealth of culture, the 175-acre grounds include miles of hiking trails through woodlands densely populated with muses, a meticulously manicured Italianate garden, and a picnic-ready Great Lawn.
15400 Montalvo Rd.
Saratoga, California 95070Get Directions