Safely surfing USA with the iconic group in Ventura, California
By Patti Pietschmann
If you live in California or are visiting here's a way to forget the coronavirus for a while. Head over to the Ventura Co. Fairgrounds for a fabulous Beach Boys concert.
The event, which complies with official virus protocols, is scheduled for Friday, October 23 at 8:30 p.m. It includes a visual light show, multi-media entertainment and over-sized video screens to maximize viewing.
Tickets go on sale starting Friday, September 18 at 10 am PDT atwww.ConcertsInYourCar.com.
Curbside food pickup
While no food is available for purchase at the event, Concerts in Your Car has partnered with downtown Ventura restaurants that feature curbside pickup, with a list availablehere. With the fairgrounds just three blocks from the Ventura downtown district where many beloved local restaurants are located, the concert provides a much-needed boost to local eateries.
Beach Boys backstory
Since lead-singer Mike Love penned the lyrics to The Beach Boys’ first hit,“Surfin’”(1961), dozens of the bands chart toppers have become eternal anthems of American youth: “Surfin’ USA,” “Surfer Girl,” “Fun, Fun, Fun,” “I Get Around,” “California Girls,” “Help Me Rhonda,” “Barbara Ann,” “Good Vibrations,” “Wouldn’t It Be Nice,” “Rock and Roll Music” and “Kokomo.”T
Over 100 million records sold
The Beach Boys have sold over 100 million records worldwide and have received more than 33 RIAA Platinum and Gold record awards. The Rock And Roll Hall of Famers where also honored at the 2001 Grammy Awards with the Lifetime Achievement Award. With more than five decades of touring under their belts, The Beach Boys have performed more concerts than any major rock band in history.
Sounds Of Summer: The Very Best Of The Beach Boys, Capitol/EMI's 30-track collection of the band's biggest hits, has achieved triple-platinum success with sales of more than three million copies in the U.S. since its release.
The Beach Boys are led by Mike Love, who, along with longtime member Bruce Johnston, musical director Scott Totten, Brian Eichenberger, Christian Love, Tim Bonhomme, John Cowsill, Keith Hubacher and Randy Leago continue the legacy of the iconic band. This concert will not feature Brian Wilson, Al Jardine or David Marks.