Nile Rodgers.

dR Daily 1/17-18: $20 tickets to Nile Rodgers & CHIC

Aaahhhh….. Freak OUT! The Mahaffey has announced a flash sale for two days only on tickets to Friday night’s 8 p.m. concert by Niles Rodgers & CHIC. Tickets are just $20 from now until 11:59 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17 on selected seats*. 

Don’t know ’bout you, but just the list of CHIC hits — “Le Freak”, “I Want Your Love”, “Everybody Dance”, “Dance, Dance, Dance, “My Forbidden Lover,” and “Good Times,” among others — makes me wanna dance, or at the very least makes me wanna point out that Nile Rodgers was and is a phenomenon. Because not only did he put down some of the most indelible riffs in the history of dance pop, he has kept on keeping on as a prolific and influential producer, working with everyone from Diana Ross to Daft Punk, from Madonna to Lady Gaga. And now he and CHIC are back in the spotlight with a terrific new studio album, their first in more than 26 years (aptly titled It’s About Time), which made a Top 10 debut on the UK album charts. 

So about those $20 tix: The clock keeps turnin’, why hesitate?

Nile Rodgers & CHIC: Fri. Jan. 18, 8 p.m., Duke Energy Center for the Arts/The Mahaffey, 400 1st St. S., St. Petersburg, 727-300-2000 or

*Ticket offer not valid on previous purchases. Cannot be combined with other offers. Valid on select seats only. Additional fees may apply. No refunds or exchanges.