Beach Boys set to take the Wellmont stage.
If you’re looking for an easy-going night on the town featuring a classic artist, look no further than the Wellmont Theater. The Beach Boys are coming to town on Sunday, April 19, alongside the rock band America.
The Beach Boys are a rock band formed in California in 1961. The group’s original lineup consisted of brothers Brian, Dennis and Carl Wilson, their cousin Mike Love and their friend Al Jardine. The band’s early music gained popularity for their distinct vocal harmonies and lyrics reflecting a southern California youth culture of surfing, cars and romance.
In 1966, the Pet Sounds album and the “Good Vibrations” single featured an intricate and multi-layered sound that represented a departure from the simple surf rock of the Beach Boys’ early years. The group had over 80 songs chart worldwide, 36 of them United States Top 40 hits.
America is rock band formed in 1970 Dewey Bunnell, Dan Peek and Gerry Beckley, who first met in London and began performing live together. America gained popularity in the 1970s, and was famous for the trio’s vocal harmonies and light acoustic sound. This popularity was confirmed by a string of hit albums and singles, many of which found airplay on pop stations.
If you’re looking for a bite to eat before of after the show, be sure to get there early to see everything that Montclair has to offer! The Wellmont Theater is located right off of Bloomfield Avenue and offers many options for food and drinks. Check out one of the local favorites, Cuban Pete’s, for the perfect outdoor island vibe with a BYO-alcohol policy and hugely talked about Sangria.
Beach Boy tickets start at $80 and are available online at livenation.com or at the Wellmont Theater box office. The Wellmont Theater is located right off of Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair. Parking is available across from the venue, but is limited. Concert-goers are encouraged to arrive early for a spot, but additional parking is also available on the side streets and along Bloomfield Avenue. The show starts at 8 p.m. but doors open at 7:30 p.m., so be sure to get there early!