KX 93.5 presents its second annual Festival of Music featuring legendary Southern California band The Beach Boys at Irvine Bowl (Pageant of the Masters) on Sept. 27, 2014 at 7 p.m.
“We’re thrilled that the city has the confidence in us to make history by bringing a band as iconic as The Beach Boys to Irvine Bowl,” said KX 93.5 Founder and Program Director Tyler Russell. “There’s no band with better Southern California roots to bring multiple generations of Lagunans together in what should be a truly memorable night.”
Supporting acts will include Say Say, a Los Angeles indie/electronic duo, and 133, a local “super-group” featuring Steve Wood, Beth Wood, Jason Feddy, Nick Hernandez, Poul Pederson, Bob Hawkins, Drew Hester and Alan Deremo.
Presenting sponsors include Tuttle Click Automotive, Wilson Automotive and 133 FILMusic Group. All proceeds will support non-profits KX 93.5, Tony Hawk Foundation, SchoolPower, Mauli Ola Foundation and Surfrider Foundation.
Doors to the festival area open at 5:30 p.m. and the grounds will feature tasty dinner choices with food trucks, beverages and beach-themed cocktails. Beach Boys merchandise and sponsor activities will be offered at sponsor booths.
The Beach Boys are led by Mike Love and Bruce Johnston, who along with Christian Love, Randell Kirsch, Tim Bonhomme, John Cowsill and Scott Totten continue the legacy of the iconic American band.
Love’s role as the band’s front man sometimes overshadows his stature as one of rock’s foremost songwriters. “Surfin’,” The Beach Boys’ first hit came from his pen. With his cousin, Brian Wilson, Love wrote the classics “Fun, Fun, Fun,” “I Get Around,” “Help Me Rhonda,” “California Girls” and the Grammy-nominated “Good Vibrations.” Years later, he showed he still had the lyrical chops by co-writing the irresistible and chart-topping “Kokomo.”
Tickets start at $45. Special ticket packages that include the “KX 93.5 ‘Five Summer Stories’ VIP Pre-Party” with complimentary food and drinks, as well as an up-close screening of MacGillivray/Freeman’s 1972 surf classic “Five Summer Stories.” There are also a limited number of passes available for a “Club Kokomo” Meet ‘n’ Greet with Mike Love and The Beach Boys.
Founded Oct. 2012, KX 93.5 is Laguna’s only FM radio station. It’s a non-profit, non-commercial radio station, focused on the music, the listener, and the local community. The format is “Generational Alt Rock” from the 1960s until now, featuring public affairs, surf reports, sports broadcasts and more in Laguna Beach. The station provides a voice and a creative outlet for the hundreds of Laguna Beach musicians and beyond that are ignored by commercial radio.
LAGUNA BEACH SCHOOL POWER
The oldest, non-profit education foundation in Orange County, SchoolPower has raised money for Laguna Beach public schools since 1981. SchoolPower is governed by a board of parent trustees. SchoolPower’s success depends on a multitude of hard-working volunteers, a part-time and dedicated staff and a generous community.
THE TONY HAWK FOUNDATION
A charitable, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the Tony Hawk Foundation was established in 2002 by professional skateboarder Tony Hawk, to promote and provide funds for high-quality public skate parks in low-income areas throughout the United States by working with local officials and grassroots, community-based organizations. The Foundation has awarded $5,000,000 to over 550 communities in all 50 States.
THE MAULI OLA FOUNDATION
The Mauli Ola Foundation began as a group of surfers who banded together to introduce surfing as a natural treatment to people with Cystic Fibrosis. Since 2007, Mauli Ola has taken nearly 2,000 CF patients surfing at nearly 100 “Surf Experience Days” and has now expanded its reach with hospital visits and other activities that touch the lives of kids with cancer and a variety of other health challenges.
The Surfrider Foundation is a non-profit environmental organization that works to protect and preserve the world’s oceans, waves, and beaches. The Surfrider Foundation largely focuses its work on such issues as water quality, beach access, beach and surf spot preservation, and sustaining marine and coastal ecosystems.