Seeing live music can be a transcendent mind-body experience, akin to getting a tattoo underwater or making out during an eclipse. Transcend boredom with today's Groupon: for $15, you get one general-admission standing-room-only ticket to see Phil Vassar at the Rapids Theatre on May 20 at 8 p.m. (up to a $30 value). Located in Niagara Falls, the Rapids Theatre is a handicap-accessible facility.
Phil Vassar, two-time ASCAP Songwriter of the Year, delights listeners with an R & B–infused, piano-based style of country music. In addition to penning six No. 1 hits for other country stars, the songwriter boasts three self-crooned chart-toppers, including "Last Day of My Life," "In a Real Love," and "Just Another Day in Paradise," which documents a weekend he spent at Sea World. Recorded with his road band, Vassar's sixth album Traveling Circus combines funky grooves with poignant nostalgia, featuring songs such as "Save Tonight for Me" and "Where Have All the Pianos Gone?". On May 20, Vassar shares the stage with special guest Cody McCarver, a former member of Confederate Railroad.
Originally constructed in 1921, the newly renovated Rapids Theatre accommodates up to 1,700 entertainment enthusiasts or 3,400 stacked children in trench coats. The handicap-accessible facility slakes sing-along induced thirst with two fully stocked bars.
The planned May 20 show has been postponed to November 11, 2011.