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The Beach Boys aim to ‘catch a wave’ during May 24 show
Thursday, 25 May 2023 21:26

From Staff Reports

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. — The Beach Boys, known as “America’s Band,” will perform at 7:30 p.m. May 24 in Niswonger Performing Arts Center, 212 Tusculum Boulevard, here. 

As for the iconic group, a promotion noted, “The Beach Boys are led by Mike Love, who, along with long-time member Bruce Johnston, musical director Scott Totten, Brian Eichenberger, Christian Love, Tim Bonhomme, John Cowsill, Keith Hubacher and Randy Leago, continue the legacy of the iconic band. This concert will not feature Brian Wilson, Al Jardine or David Marks.” 

The promotion added, “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 — who have become synonymous with the California lifestyle and an American icon, are bringing their shows to fans around the world.

“Since the band’s co-founder, lead-singer and chief lyricist 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.’

“The Beach Boys have sold over 100 million records worldwide and have received more than 33 RIAA Platinum and Gold record awards. The Rock And Roll Hall of Famers were also honored at the 2001 Grammy Awards with the Lifetime Achievement Award. With more than five decades of touring under their belts, The Beach Boys have performed more concerts than any major rock band in history.”

For tickets, which are $75-$95 (plus applicable fees), visit online at, or call (423) 638-1679.

Bill Haley Jr. & the Comets to ‘rock the joint’ in salute to his dad’s group
Thursday, 25 May 2023 21:25

From Staff Reports

FRANKLIN —  Bill Haley Jr. and the Comets will perform in concert at  7:30 p.m., June 1 in tthe Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, 1028 Georgia Road, here. 

The tribute band will pay tribute to his father’s pioneering band, Bill Haley and the Comets. 

An event promotion stated, “Now his son, Bill Haley Jr. & The Comets, recapture the heyday of his famous father and The Comets and carry on the tradition his father started. 

“Re-creating the music, the feel, the excitement, the authentic stage costuming and the energy, Bill Haley Jr. & The Comets will have the audience on their feet, dancing in the aisles and singing along to every song as they are transported back to the very beginning of rock ‘n’ roll!”

For tickets, vist online at



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