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 $250, you get a season pass to Capitol Federal Park at Sandstone in Bonner Springs (a $500 value).
An open-air venue with room for 18,000 spectators, Capitol Federal Park at Sandstone welcomes more than 50 bands at five events during the summer months of 2011. Rock Star season-pass holders can spend the warm months tapping their toes, snapping their fingers, and dancing with the fervor of a gleeful water spider as they attend to up to five musical events. The harmonious happenings range from the punk rockery of the Unity Tour, with headliners 311 and Sublime, to the beachy rhythms of tribute bands paying homage to Jimmy Buffet, the Beach Boys, and Bob Marley and the Wailers at the Parrot Party. Throughout the summer, big-name tunesmiths such as Kings of Leon, Band of Horses, and Less Than Jake will take their turns upon the amphitheater's stage, helping ears become the envy of their friends when they return to school next fall.
Season-pass holders receive advanced entry to every show as well as access to the VIP Club, and their four-wheel friends can compare subwoofers in the auto-friendly confines of the VIP parking lot.