In the realm of guitar-playing techniques, “pickin’ and grinnin’” is the undisputed favorite, usurping the traditionalism of “strummin’ once and weepin' bitterly on stage for an hour.” Savor instinctual guitar mastery with today's GrouponLive deal: for $24, you get a ticket in sections 101–103 (rear rows) or 202–206 (front rows) to see the Steve Miller Band at the Sleep Country Amphitheater on Sunday, July 17, at 7:30 p.m. (a $40 value before fees, or up to a $48.50 value online, including all Ticketmaster fees). Doors open at 6 p.m. Parking is included.
The Steve Miller Band touches down on its 2011 tour to entreat fans to a flock of new and future classics. Known to fans as “The Space Cowboy,” “The Gangster of Love,” and “The Stenographer,” Steve Miller’s universal appeal and unflappable playing has kept the band on top of the charts longer than the letter E in an optometrist’s office. For the 2011 tour, the invigorated band abracadabras a sturdy setlist of seasoned classics about rocking, loving, and creating neologisms, peppered with fresh cuts from its acclaimed newborn album Let Your Hair Down. Opening the show, Grammy-winning Texas tone-ranger Eric Johnson uses all of his 14 fingers to drill-sergeant the guitar, pushing the boundaries of playing over the “Cliffs of Dover.”
The open-air Sleep Country Amphitheater allows fans to enjoy aural delights and stage-bound antics under an open sky and the jealous gaze of music-loving clouds. Seating will be assigned on a first-bought, first-served basis upon online purchase, with tickets available for pickup at will call.
17200 NE Delfel Rd.
Ridgefield, Washington 98642