Beach Boys to perform at SD State Fair

As The Beach Boys mark more than a half century of making music, the
group continues to ride the crest of a wave unequaled 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 Beach Boys will pull into town to perform on
Friday, Aug. 30 at the SD State Fair.


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.”


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.


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 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. Channel Seeds Preview night will be Wednesday, Aug. 28. 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