NEWPORT, RI -- The Newport Concert Series at the Newport Yachting Center announces that America’s most beloved Southern California rockers, The Beach Boys will be performing along the Newport waterfront on Saturday, August 16th.  Tickets are available for purchase for $39.50, $49.50 and $65.50 by visiting  www.newportwaterfrontevents.com or by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000.  The gates for the concert will open at 5:30 p.m. with live music starting on the Point Stage at 6:00 p.m. and the Main Stage at 7:00 p.m. The Newport Concert Series will take place from late May through October at its unique waterfront venue in the heart of historic downtown Newport.

Formed in 1961 in Hawthorne, California, The Beach Boys brought the upbeat, youth culture of Southern California surfers to American airwaves one pop-rock song at a time. Some of the band’s hits include “I Get Around,” “Surfin’ Safari” and “Surf City” which reached #1 on the Billboard Charts. Today, The Beach Boys are led by Mike Love and Bruce Johnston, who continue the legacy of the iconic American band. The Beach Boys have sold over 100 million records worldwide and continue to tour around the world, staying true to their original laid back, California roots.

The Newport Concert Series at the Newport Yachting Center has announced seven other shows to-date.  The Wailers & Rusted Root on Saturday, May 31st, Ziggy Marley – the Fly Rasta Tour on Friday, June 20th, An Evening with YES on Sunday, July 13th, Barenaked Ladies on Friday, July 18th, 3 Doors Down Acoustic – Songs From The Basement on Friday, August 1st, Josh Turner’s Roughstock and Rambler Tour(presented by Ariat) on Thursday, August 14th and Chris Youngon Saturday, September 20th.  Tickets for these shows are on sale now. More concerts will be announced on a weekly basis this spring with the goal of having a minimum of 16 concerts this season.

The Newport Yachting Center is located on the waterfront in the heart of historic downtown Newport on America's Cup Avenue.  The venue features a covered concert tent and ample open air space with stunning views of Newport Harbor.  Guests can enjoy “The Point”, a dockside waterfront bar and lounge with a full line of cocktails, wines, imported beers and micro brews, before, during and after the shows.  Julian’s Omnibus offers concert-goers a fun, eclectic dining experience along with rooftop seating to fully appreciate the panoramic Newport views.

For more information on the Newport Concert Series at the Newport Yachting Center, please visit  www.newportwaterfrontevents.com or contact Michele Maker Palmieri, General Manager at the Newport Yachting Center, 4 Commercial Wharf on America’s Cup Avenue in Newport, at (401) 846-1600, Ext. 222 or via email: mmaker@newportyachtingcenter.com.  To receive future 2014 Newport Concert Series headliner announcements and presale opportunities, sign up at newportwaterfrontevents.com, become a fan on Facebook at facebook.com/waterfrontevents or follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/newportevents.  Also, share your photos with us on Instagram at instagram.com/newportevents.com.

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