Beach Boys bring summer sounds to The Fred


It’s a great weekend of rock and roll hits at The Fred! From the Eagles “Hotel California” to the Beach Boys “Surfin’ USA,” The Fred will be cranking out the hits from two mega groups from the past July 11 with Hotel California and Saturday, July 12 with the Beach Boys. And to add even more excitement to the night, actor and ex-teen idol John Stamos will be joining the Beach Boys on stage on July 12.

Hotel California, the original tribute band of The Eagles, takes the stage on Friday and reserved tickets are a reasonable $30 per seat and picnic tables ($210) and gold tables ($240) are also still available for purchase.

This is the second year the group has played The Fred, and will perform all of the Eagles big hits with their iconic harmonies. They have been enjoyed by audiences at festivals and concerts around the world, and have shared the stage with the Doobie Brothers, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Styx, REO Speedwagon and many others.

The opening act for Hotel California is singer/songwriter Winston Slade. He will take the stage at 8 p.m., with Hotel California performing at 9 p.m.

On Saturday night, The Beach Boys along with special guest John Stamos will hit the stage at 8 p.m. There is no opening act so make sure you make plans to arrive early!

What better way to spend a hot summer night than grooving to all of the beach tunes you know so well?

The Beach Boys first rode the waves of success in 1961 with their regional debut hit ‘Surfin.” By 1966 they had emerged as one of America’s top pop groups by releasing eleven top-10 singles in five years. They were made popular with hits like “Fun, Fun, Fun,” “I Get Around,” “Help me Rhonda,” “California Girls” and “Good Vibrations.”

The Beach Boys didn’t stop there. They released 29 full-length albums between 1962 and 1977, a dozen compilations and boxed sets, and numerous singles into the 90’s. The band’s biggest selling hit didn’t come until 1988 with “Kokomo.” The period between its release and the band’s first major album release “Good Vibrations” in 1966 is the longest span of time between number one records of any artist in history.

The Beach Boys were recently honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2001 Grammy Awards and by VH-1 which named 1966’s “Pet Sounds” as the No. 3 album in the Top 100 Albums in Rock n’ Roll History.

Tickets for this concert are extremely limited and range from $55-$75. All tables are sold out. For ticket information, call the Fred Box Office, 770-631-0630 or online at The Box Office is open M-F from 9 a.m – 5 p.m., and day of show beginning at 3 p.m.