Sitting on a lawn normally provides views of mailmen delivering mail, neighbors mowing petunias, and a dog bathing in a driveway oil slick. Spruce up your view from the lawn with today's Groupon: for $15, you get two lawn tickets to singer-songwriter Lizz Wright's performance at the Wilson Center for the Arts on July 24 in Brookfield's beautiful Mitchell Park (a $30 value). Gates open at 5:30 p.m. for the 7 p.m. performance, rain or shine.
Lizz Wright is a gospel-trained contralto, born in Georgia and now based in New York. As Stephen Holden of the New York Times articulates, "Her voice, luminous and smoky and perfectly pitched, is one of the most wondrous rhythm-and-blues instruments of our time." Lizz wrote the majority of her latest album, Orchard and, like her other releases, it's as smooth and mysterious as butter melting over butter. Equally as impressive are her interpretations of classics including Patsy Cline's "Strange," Ike and Tina Turner's "I Idolize You," and Led Zeppelin's Korean Conflict protest ballad, "Thank You." Mitchell Park, which allows Lizz Wright's sultry vocalizations to float to lawn-lounging ears unimpeded, also features sustenance options from Haute Taco, North Star American Bistro, Loaf & Jug, and Bella Caffe.
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