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Rapier Family Foundation Presents

The Beach Boys under the Big Sky

A benefit for Morningstar Learning Center

Wednesday, July 3rd

5pm Doors/6pm show time

Big Sky Town Center

Tickets on sale May 1st at: www.ticketriver.com

Cactus Records (Bozeman), Cave Spirits and Gifts (Big Sky)

Tickets $50 in advance/kids 12 & under free with adult

**All Proceeds will benefit Morningstar Learning Center.  A MT 501c3?

NO OUTSIDE FOOD OR DRINK

Chairs and Blankets allowed

General Admission - Rain or Shine?

 

You can capsulize most pop music acts by reciting how many hits they’ve had and how many millions of albums they’ve sold.  But these conventional measurements fall short when you’re assessing the impact of The Beach Boys.  To be sure, this band has birthed a torrent of hit singles and sold albums by the tens of millions.  But its greater significance lies in the fact that it changed the musical landscape so profoundly that every pop act since has been in its debt.

      Happily for us all, The Beach Boys continue to create and perform with the same bold imagination and style that marked their explosive debut 50 years ago. And now in 2012, their 2003 Capitol Records release, Sounds of Summer (RIAA certified double platinum with over two million in sales and climbing), and it’s 2007 companion The Warmth of the Sun marks a resurgence in Beach Boys interest that has again rocked the world.

      Even more than the Beatles, The Beach Boys found through their music the key to unfading youth—and they made copies for everyone. To these guys, the beach isn’t just a place where the surf comes to play—it’s where life is renewed and made whole again.

     Captained by Mike Love, The Beach Boys play an astoundingly busy schedule of concerts, averaging 150 shows a year, ranging from sundrenched summer festivals to gala New Year’s celebrations and special events worldwide.   In 1974 Mike Love’s concept album Endless Summer ignited a second generation of Beach Boys fans and stirred a tempest that rocked the music world.

     Grammy-winning songwriter Bruce Johnston, [Barry Manilow’s “I Write the Songs”], joined The Beach Boys in 1965, replacing Glenn Campbell, who filled-in for Brian Wilson, on vocals/bass, when he retired from touring.  Highly regarded as a singer-singer, Johnston’s vocal work with such legendary artists as Elton John and Pink Floyd firmly established him among rock’s elite artists. 

    The Beach Boys are led by Mike Love and Bruce Johnston, who along with Christian Love, Randell Kirsch, Tim Bonhomme, John Cowsill and Scott Totten continue the legacy of the iconic American band. This tour will not feature Brian Wilson, Al Jardine or David Marks.

     Few, if any, acts can match The Beach Boys’ concert presence, spirit and performance.  They were center-stage at Live Aid, multiple Farm Aids, the Statue of Liberty’s 100th Anniversary Salute, the Super Bowl and the White House. On one day alone—July 4, 1985—they played to nearly 2 million fans at shows in Philadelphia and Washington, D. C.

     Love’s role as the band’s front man sometimes overshadows his stature as one of rock’s foremost songwriters.  “Surfin’,” The Beach Boys’ first hit came from his pen.  With his cousin, Brian Wilson, Love wrote the classics “Fun, Fun, Fun,” “I Get Around,” “Help Me Rhonda,” “California Girls” and the Grammy nominated “Good Vibrations.”  Years later, he showed he still had the lyrical chops by co-writing the irresistible and chart-topping “Kokomo.”

In addition to founding Beach Boy Mike Love (lead vocals) and Beach Boy-vet Bruce Johnston (vocals/keyboards)--Christian Love (guitar/vocals), Randell Kirsch (bass/vocals), Tim Bonhomme (keyboards/vocals), John Cowsill of The Cowsills (percussion /vocals) and Scott Totten (guitar/vocals) round out the band. This concert will benefit Morningstar Learning Center in their mission to fill a critical void in Big Sky’s basic community infrastructure by providing accessible, affordable early education childcare services. Currently Morningstar Learning Center is the only full time licensed daycare or preschool in the community.

For more info contact Tracy@BigSkyElectrician.com  or  406-577-6000

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