Almost anything can be improved with music, as evidenced by tuba-accompanied balcony serenades, operatic State of the Union addresses, and yodeled bank statements. Tune your ears to the sweet sounds on stage with today’s Groupon: for $6, you get one general-admission ticket to RiverFrontFest (a $12 value). The fest will be held on the waterfront adjacent to The Yards Park on Saturday, October 9, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The inaugural RiverFrontFest is an all-day music, food, and art exposition aimed at pleasing the ears, stomachs, and eyes of its attendees. With a ticket to the event, you'll have access to a three-stage line-up of live music performances, including the folk-rock styles of Wes Tucker & the Skillets and the haunting sounds of Koshari, whose beautifully layered rhythms hit like a wedding cake shoved into your ears. Food vendors will be on hand to peddle pabulum, and beer and wine merchants will keep taste buds cooled and cozy. A diverse gathering of artisans and artists will also be assembled to showcase their products and their performance abilities. Head-spinning and high-flying highlights will include a breakdance competition and the most exciting live trapeze demonstration since Bronson Pinchot appeared on Circus of the Stars in 1987.
Besides swinging their spotlights in the direction of starving artists and musicians, RiverFrontFest will donate proceeds from the event to help keep nonprofits such as Earth Conservation Corps and Living Classrooms from being swallowed up by the mires of fiscal insolvency. Round up the family—kids age 12 and under get in for free—and help launch a new annual tradition at the inaugural RiverFrontFest.
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