One generation grew up with The Beatles and another had Elvis, but the tan types clutching surfboard types had the ever-loving Beach Boys on their eight tracks.
From shake-it-up-baby (“Surfin’ USA”) to slowing dancing (“Surfer Girl”) tunes, the Beach Boys were the California kings of music thanks to “I Get Around”, “Good Vibrations”, “Fun, Fun, Fun”, “California Girls”, “In My Room”, etc.
The Vogel Alcove’s 29th Annual Arts Performance Event Co-Chairs Scott Beck and Alex Holmes have surfed up and landed The Beach Boys** for an afternoon picnic on Saturday, May 1, at AT&T Performing Arts Center’s Annette Strauss Arts Square.
According to Vogel Alcove President/CEO Karen Hughes, “This event is different from past Arts Performance Events. It will be a casual outdoor affair at the AT&T Performing Arts Center Annette Strauss Artist Square off of Flora Street. There is plenty of room for social distancing according to CDC regulations, but seating will be limited.”
In addition to masks being required and temperatures being taken at check-in, “all seating is on the grassy area in front of the stage. The grass will be marked off in squares and there will be a comfortable chair in each square.”
While the in-person activities start at 5 p.m. with a reception, the stage action gets underway at 6 p.m. followed by an after-party from 7:30 to 9 p.m. To add to the festivities, the Wolfgang Puck Catering team will have picnic meals and an open bar for guests.
For those who are a wee bit tentative of putting their toe in the in-person get-together, they will able to be part of the fundraiser via livestreaming, plus a “party-in-the-box.
Sponsorships start at $1,000 for virtual sponsorships and $1,500 for in-person sponsorships.
* Photo provided by Vogel Alcove ** 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.