Musical improvisation is one of America's great artistic legacies, along with statues of apple pies and still-life paintings of sleeping baseball players. Pledge allegiance to unscripted performance with today's Groupon: for $26, you get one ticket to see O.A.R. at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel on Saturday, July 9, at 7 p.m. (a $39.75 value before fees, or up to a $52.10 value online, including all ticketing fees). Doors open at 6 p.m. Seating is located in sections 401–405 and is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis upon ticket pickup at will call. In order to sit together, groups must redeem their Groupons together. Parking is included with this Groupon.
O.A.R., the prolific band behind hits such as “That Was a Crazy Game of Poker” and “Shattered,” takes its jam-centric show on the road in support of its upcoming new album, King. From humble beginnings to sold-out Madison Square Garden shows, O.A.R. has garnered an armada of fans with its high-endurance live shows and infectious, non-sea-based shanties, sometimes stretching two-minute ditties into 20-minute opuses. Sharing the spotlight, SOJA and singer Kelley James decorate eardrums with ragamuffin melodies.