Al Jardine, founding member of the Beach Boys, to perform benefit concert for Tennis Hall of Fame
Before summer slips away, the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum invites the public to savor one last summer night with a concert by Al Jardine, a founding member of the Beach Boys, and his Endless Summer Band in the Casino Theatre on Sunday, September 18 at 5:30 p.m. All proceeds of the concert will benefit the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum. Tickets went on sale on Wednesday, August 17 and a discount is available for Hall of Fame Members. Click to see photos from the show!
“We look forward to welcoming music fans, tennis fans and area residents and visitors for an enjoyable summer night of great music for a great cause, in a distinctly Newport setting– the historic and beautiful International Tennis Hall of Fame,” said Mark L. Stenning, CEO of the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum. “The summery California surf sounds of Al Jardine’s music are the perfect way to top off a fantastic season. We are grateful to Al and his band of music all stars for generously performing this show to support the Hall of Fame, and we look forward to welcoming them to Newport.”
After performing with the Beach Boys for more than 35 years, Al Jardine will release his first full-length solo album on August 29. A Postcard from California features contributions from fellow Beach Boys Brian Wilson, Carl Wilson, Bruce Johnston, David Marks, and Mike Love, along with guest appearances from Neil Young, Steve Miller, Gerry Beckley, Dewey Bunnell (members of the band America), Alec Baldwin, and Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers). In addition to being the rhythm guitarist for the Beach Boys, Jardine sang harmony vocals and was lead vocalist on select tracks, including the band’s No. 1 hit, “Help Me, Rhonda” and other popular songs such as "Christmas Day" and "Then I Kissed Her." He also wrote or co-wrote a number of songs for the band, most notably "California Saga: California" from the Holland album, which charted in early 1973. Jardine was inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988.
The show will be in the historic Casino Theatre, with tickets available in three sections. A limited number of tickets are available in the Front Orchestra section for $100 which will include an exclusive post-show meet and greet with Al Jardine and the band. A discount is available for Hall of Fame Members - $80 for the Front Orchestra, $40 for Rear Orchestra, and $20 for Balcony Seats. To purchase Member discount tickets, Members should call 401-324-4074.
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All proceeds of the concert will benefit the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum to support the mission of preserving the history of tennis, inspiring and encouraging junior tennis development, enshrining tennis heroes and heroines, and providing a landmark for tennis enthusiasts worldwide.
For additional information or to purchase tickets, call (401) 849-6053 or visit www.tennisfame.com.
About the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum
Established in 1954, the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum is a non-profit institution dedicated to preserving the history of tennis, inspiring and encouraging junior tennis development, enshrining tennis heroes and heroines, and providing a landmark for tennis enthusiasts worldwide. The International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum was recognized as the sport's official Hall of Fame in 1986 by the International Tennis Federation, the governing body of tennis. The Hall of Fame is located in Newport, Rhode Island, USA, on a six-acre property that features an extensive Museum chronicling the history of the sport and honoring the 220 Hall of Famers; 13 grass tennis courts and an indoor tennis facility that are open to the public and to a club membership; a rare Court Tennis facility; and an historic 297-seat theatre. Annually in July, the venue hosts the Campbell’s Hall of Fame Tennis Championships for the Van Alen Cup, an ATP World Tour event. The buildings and grounds, which were constructed in 1880 by McKim, Mead & White to serve as a social club for Newport’s summer residents, are renowned for their incredible architecture and preservation. The facility was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1987. The International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum is supported by Official Partners including BNP Paribas, Campbell Soup Company, Chubb Personal Insurance, Kia Motors and Rolex Watch USA. For information on the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum and its programs, call 401-849-3990 or visit us online at www.tennisfame.com.