KIXI welcomes pop music legends The Beach Boys to The Washington State Fair
Thursday, September 14
Pop music sensations The Beach Boys will take the Washington State Fair Grandstand Stage, Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017. The Beach Boys continue to create and perform with the same bold imagination and style that marked their explosive debut more than 50 years ago.
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 Glen Campbell, who filled-in for Brian Wilson, on vocals/bass, when he retired from touring. Highly regarded as a singer-songwriter, Johnston’s vocal work with such legendary artists as Elton John and Pink Floyd firmly established him among rock’s elite artists.