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The Beach Boys Choose St. Augustine Amphitheatre for Nationally Aired Program

The live concert at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre marks the popular rock band’s 50th anniversary tour to film.

2012 has been a busy year for the St. Johns County Cultural Events Division. In addition to a first class lineup at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre and Ponte Vedra Concert Hall including visits from legendary artists, national touring acts, community events and a speech by a former President, filming location can now be added to the list.

The Beach Boys and their management have selected the St. Augustine Amphitheatre and theSt. JohnsCountycommunity as the location for their upcoming concert special. The “Live from the St. Augustine Amphitheatre” footage will be part of the Beach Boys special planned to be nationally syndicated and aired on PBS as part of the new series entitled “Front Row Center” presented byWNETin New York.

Film scouts toured various locations ranging from the Hollywood Bowl, the Greek Theatre, the Chicago Theatre, Red Rocks Amphitheatre and many more, to find the perfect filming locations for their special. After narrowing it down to the top 4, the St. Augustine Amphitheatre was chosen as one of the 2 venues used for filming.

A full 12 piece camera crew will be present next week to document The Beach Boys (Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston and David Marks) around town and at the Amphitheatre.

For five decades, America’s first pop band to reach the 50 year milestone has recorded and performed the music that has become the world’s favorite soundtrack to summer.  The Beach Boys continue to hold Billboard / Nielsen SoundScan’s record as the top-selling American band for albums and singles, and they are also the American group with the most Billboard Top 40 chart hits with 36.  Sounds Of Summer: The Very Best Of The Beach Boys is fast approaching triple-Platinum sales status, and The SMiLE Sessions, released to worldwide critical acclaim in November, has been heralded as 2011’s #1 Reissue of the Year by Rolling Stone magazine.

Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988 and recipients of The Recording Academy’s Lifetime Achievement GRAMMY Award, The Beach Boys are an American institution that is iconic around the world.

A limited number of tickets are still available for purchase to this monumental event at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre and Ponte Vedra Concert Hall box offices, findmytix.com, all Ticketmaster outlets, or by phone at 800-745-3000.

**Please note that due to the filming, no personal cameras will be permitted inside the venue.


Show:            The Beach Boys 50th Anniversary Tour

Venue:          St. Augustine Amphitheatre

Date:              Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Time:            Doors 6:00pm / Show 7:00pm

Ticket Prices: Seated Pit: $99.50

100 and 200 Level $89.50

300 Level and Partially Obstructed $69.50; Fully Obstructed $49.50

Contact: Natacha McLeod / Marketing &Community Relations Manager / nmcleod@sjcfl.us

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