The Beach Boys headed to Lima in October


By Amy Eddings - [email protected]



Tickets for The Beach Boys concert Oct. 18 at Veterans Memorial Civic Center go on sale Sept. 11.

Tickets for The Beach Boys concert Oct. 18 at Veterans Memorial Civic Center go on sale Sept. 11.


Submitted photo

BEACH BOYS IN LIMA

Who: The Beach Boys

Where: Veterans Memorial Civic Center

When: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18

Price: $97, $77, $57 and $37

Tickets go on sale Sept. 11

Info: 419-224-1552 or www.limaciviccenter.com

LIMA — The hazy, lazy days of summer are waning, but Veterans Memorial Civic Center just gave you a way to keep the mood going well into the fall.

The Beach Boys will play the Civic Center on Oct. 18. It’s the iconic band’s first show at the Civic Center, although it appeared at the Allen County Fairgrounds in the 1980s.

“I had them in Fort Wayne (Aug. 2) for the second time in less than 12 months,” said promoter Peter Kerans of Pacific Coast Concerts. “I know they draw a little from across Ohio. I thought the Civic Center was a good venue.”

Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Sept. 11 at the box office at 7 Town Square downtown or by calling 419-224-1552. Tickets can also be purchased at www.limaciviccenter.com. Ticket prices are $97, $77, $57 and $37. Showtime is at 7:30 p.m.

Cindy Wood, CEO of the Civic Center, said she and her staff are looking forward to seeing fans’ reactions when the band launches into “Fun, Fun, Fun” and other rock classics.

“We have a lot of fun watching community come in for a memorable experience,” she said.

Keran said fans can expect all their favorites, plus some of their lesser-known songs. “They’re going to do two sets in Lima, with no opening band, so that really gives The Beach Boys a chance to stretch out.”

He said he traditionally sends out for burgers for the band, and he’s promised Mike Love a Kewpee.

Brothers Brian, Carl and Dennis Wilson, their cousin Mike Love and their friend Al Jardine — a Lima native — formed the band in suburban Los Angeles in 1961. Their songs about surfing, cars and girls quickly gained popularity. Within a year, they had reached No. 14 on the Top 40 charts with “Surfin’ Safari” in May 1962. In all, the band racked up 36 Top 40 singles, including “Surfin’ USA,” “Surfer Girl,” “Little Deuce Coupe,” “I Get Around,” “God Only Knows” and “Wouldn’t it Be Nice.” “Kokomo,” released in 1988, was their last big hit, reaching No. 1. Their distinct vocal harmonies and lyrics celebrating California’s youthful beach culture made them the vanguard of what became known as the “California Sound.”

Today, the band is made up of lead singer/songwriter and band leader Mike Love and keyboard player/singer Bruce Johnston, who joined The Beach Boys in 1964. The two other remaining founding members of the band, Brian Wilson and Al Jardine, recently announced they’ll perform together in St. Petersburg, Florida, on Nov. 17. Dennis Wilson drowned in L.A. in 1983 and Carl Wilson died of cancer in 1998.

Tickets for The Beach Boys concert Oct. 18 at Veterans Memorial Civic Center go on sale Sept. 11.
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By Amy Eddings

[email protected]

BEACH BOYS IN LIMA

Who: The Beach Boys

Where: Veterans Memorial Civic Center

When: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18

Price: $97, $77, $57 and $37

Tickets go on sale Sept. 11

Info: 419-224-1552 or www.limaciviccenter.com

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