The Beach Boys — surfin’ on into the S.D. State Fair

COURTESY PHOTO The Beach Boys, one of the top concert acts in the world, will play a show Friday, Aug. 30, at the grandstand for the S.D. State Fair.

HURON — The South Dakota State Fair announced Tuesday that The Beach Boys, one of the preeminent concert groups in the U.S., will play a show at the South Dakota State Fair Grandstand on Friday, Aug. 30.
As The Beach Boys mark more than a half century of making music, the group continues to ride the crest of a wave unequalled in America’s musical history The Beach Boys have become synonymous with the California lifestyle and have become an American icon to fans around the world.
“The State Fair is a staple of summer in South Dakota, and The Beach Boys are a staple of summer music!” said Peggy Besch S.D. State Fair manager. “We can’t wait to bring them together. They are true legends. There is ‘no time like fair time’ to catch The Beach Boys!”
The Beach Boys have sold more than 100 million records worldwide and have received more than 33 RIAA Platinum and Gold record awards. Sounds Of Summer: The Very Best Of The Beach Boys, Capitol/EMI’s 30-track collection of the band’s biggest hits, has achieved triple-platinum success with sales of more than three million copies in the U.S. since its release.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Famers were also honored at the 2001 Grammy Awards with the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Since lead-singer man Mike Love penned the lyrics to The Beach Boys’ first hit, “Surfin’” (1961), dozens of the bands chart toppers have become eternal anthems of American youth: “Surfin’ USA,” “Surfer Girl,” “Fun, Fun, Fun,” “I Get Around,” “California Girls,” “Help Me Rhonda,” “Barbara Ann,” “Good Vibrations,” “Wouldn’t It Be Nice,” “Rock and Roll Music” and “Kokomo.”
With more than five decades of touring under their belts, The Beach Boys have  performed more concerts than any major rock band in history.
The Beach Boys are led by Mike Love and Bruce Johnston, who along with Jeffrey Foskett, Tim Bonhomme, John Cowsill, Keith Hubacher, Scott Totten and Christian Love continue the legacy of America’s iconic band. This concert will not feature Brian Wilson, Al Jardine or David Marks.
A pre-sale on VIP tickets will begin May 21, followed by backrest holders on June 3 and  June 6 for Friends of the Fair. General public ticket sales will begin June 10.
The 2019 South Dakota State Fair will run from Thursday, Aug. 29, through Monday, Sept. 2. This year’s theme is  “There’s No Time Like Fair Time.”
For more information on State Fair events, contact the Fair office at 800-529-0900, visit or find them on Facebook or Twitter.


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