Like a toddler with a brand-new megaphone, the widespread appeal of country music is hard to miss. Amplify your appreciation for country with this exclusive GrouponLive deal to see Dierks Bentley at Taste of Chicago, presented by Bud Light and the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events at the Petrillo Music Shell in Grant Park on Sunday, July 15. Lindi Ortega opens at 3:30 p.m. Choose between the following options:
- For $25, you get one ticket for guaranteed general-admission seating.
- For $25, you get one ticket for guaranteed accessible seating.
At this year's Taste of Chicago, fans can get close to the music with tickets for the Petrillo Music Shell seating area offered exclusively through Groupon. Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Dierks Bentley defines crossover appeal with a mien that's half genteel charmer, half small-town troublemaker. From his first No. 1 single—rollicking story-song "What Was I Thinkin'"—to his ninth—the title track of new album Home —his toe-tapping tempos, acoustic/electric toggling, and down-to-earth lyricism have inspired do-si-dos and treaties between country and city mice. He's also one of the few performers who can command respect at both Lollapalooza and the Grand Ole Opry, where he stands as the third-youngest artist ever to be inducted.
Sharing Bentley's love of old-fashioned country yarns, singer-songwriter Lindi Ortega starts the show with a huge voice steeped in vintage-1967 heartbreak. It's carried her from gigs opening for Kevin Costner and his band and singing with The Killers' Brandon Flowers on his solo tour to forging a distinguished solo career of her own. The San Francisco Examiner declared her "one of the most important new artists of the year," possessing "the down-home trill of early Dolly Parton, the rockabilly wallop of vintage Wanda Jackson and the rustic lyrical outlook of prime Gillian Welch" in 2011.
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