After three sold out Beatles tribute events, benefit concert producers The Wild Honey Foundation and a bevy of local musicians are switching gears this year to present a deep playlist of Beach Boys’ songs—brought to you by a star-studded house band and guest singers. (The theme is decidedly apropos considering the foundation takes their name from the classic 1967 Beach Boys album.)
The concert, which takes place Saturday, February 13 at 8p.m. at the historic Alex Theatre in downtown Glendale, is a celebration of the band’s post Pet Sounds work—from 1967’s Smiley Smile through the underappreciated Love You from 1977. Beach Boys fans can look forward to more than 30 songs from this special era backed by the Wild Honey Orchestra and special guests including original Beach Boy Al Jardine, Micky Dolenz of the Monkees, Debbi Peterson of the Bangles, Steve Wynn of Dream Syndicate, Susan Cowsill, Carla Olson, Syd Straw, and a slew of other talented locals. Hearing these incomparable performers play these songs will be like hearing the real thing all over again.
As with past shows, the concert will benefit the Autism Think Tank, a non-profit that brings together a team of top autism specialists to help tackle problems faced by children and young adults with autism. The event will also benefit the Children’s Music Fund, a national charity that provides music therapy and instruments to kids and young adults with chronic or life-altering illnesses.