Like a Smurf in camouflage, live music benefits from blue grass. Tune your ears to indigo foliage with today’s Groupon: for $39, you get one ticket to see Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers, presented by Red Mountain Entertainment, at The Woods Amphitheater at Fontanel on Friday, May 27 at 7 p.m. (a $63 value, facility fee included). This Groupon is valid for reserved seating in sections M, O, P, and R.
After a lifetime of conquering comedy and literature, renaissance man Steve Martin along with his crackerjack journeymen The Steep Canyon Rangers brings chart-topping bluegrass to The Woods at Fontanel. Steve Martin’s Grammy Award-winning banjo playing is paired with the smooth vocals, smart songwriting, ferocious instrumentals, and callused fingers of The Steep Canyon Rangers to promote their new album Rare Bird Alert, which debuted at number one on the Billboard Bluegrass Albums chart. The harmonious performance promises the highest-quality bluegrass available without dragging a time machine through an Appalachian hootenanny.
The cozy wooded setting of The Woods at Fontanel’s spacious, natural outdoor amphitheater suits Steve Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers’ show, as the open air, valley backdrop, and sterling sunset lend a fitting proscenium to the group’s high-lonesome sound.