Country music, like an apple pie filled with baseballs or a Thomas Jefferson action figure, is a distinct part of Americana. Salute the timeless sounds of steel guitars and sentimental lyrics with today's Groupon: for $50, you get two general-admission lawn tickets (a $110.70 value) to see the JCPenney Presents Rascal Flatts Nothing Like This Tour show on Friday, Oct. 1, at 7:30 p.m. at the outdoor Cricket Wireless Pavilion. Your Groupon also includes two regular hot dogs and two regular fountain sodas, an $18 value.
Rascal Flatts have sang and twanged their way to the top of the country-music scene, winning multifarious music awards, releasing numerous multi-platinum albums, and scoring a plethora of number-one singles, as well as a pending star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. On the Nothing Like This Tour, the group is joined by Kellie Pickler of American Idol fame and Chris Young, the winner of season four of Nashville Star. After the opening performances, Rascal Flatts will take the stage to emit their chart-smashing melodic transmissions, with hits such as “Here,” “These Days,” “Bless the Broken Road,” and “What Hurts the Most” providing for far more pleasant ear-candy than your neighbor's backyard pen of howler monkeys.
Cricket Wireless Pavilion is ideal for a country-music concert, with the freedom and openness that a citified roof would never allow. Lawn seating gives you the option to sit back and relax in low-profile chairs (seats no higher than 9”—bring your own or rent them at the venue) or simply roam about like a concert-going Johnny Appleseed, peppering the landscape with applause and unsolicited song requests after each bravado Rascal Flatts performance.
This Groupon must be redeemed at the West Side box office.