Without drumlines, marching bands would be rhythm-less messes—performing free jazz and marching into whichever stadium, shopping mall, or ice-cream parlor they pleased. Enjoy the rigidity of rhythm with today's Groupon: for $25, you get one second- or third-tier ticket (a $42 value) to DRUMLine Live at the Mississippi State University Riley Center on Thursday, January 27, at 7:30 p.m.
DRUMLine Live transports the African-American marching-band tradition to the vaunted theatrical stage of the Riley Center. An armada of musicians culled from historically black colleges gathers in a vibrant stage show, with vivid, drum-filled musical selections illustrating the drumline's artistic lineage in African culture through classic Earth, Wind & Fire cuts and chart-busting top 40 hip-hop hits. While dazzlingly complex drum cadences fill the audience's ears, choreographed dance routines keep their eyes from the temptation to turn into a second set of ears. This Groupon nets a single seat for the January 27 performance. Tickets can be redeemed at the Riley Center box office Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and should be redeemed at the same time, for those who would like to sit together. Seats based on availability and are gallery level or better.
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