Surf’s up, Beach Boys fans! We can’t think of a better way to spend Fourth of July weekend than tuning into AXS TV’s three-day tribute to the iconic American Band. The Beach Boys main event kicks off Sunday, July 2 at 9 p.m. Et/8 p.m. CT with a look back at the Beach Boys’ 50th anniversary in the documentary film “The Beach Boys 50 – Doin’ It Again.” Coverage continues through the July Fourth holiday with an exciting encore lineup of Beach Boy concerts, interviews, and more.
Sunday’s opening 2012 film “The Beach Boys 50 – Doin’ It Again” offers a rare glimpse into the band as they record their first new material in over two decades. They album hails from their 50th anniversary reunion tour. Get behind-the-scenes perspective via new interviews and old studio footage. Brian Wilson even discusses Pet Sounds for a bit!
At 10 p.m. ET, music critics offer expert commentary in a special episode of “Rock Legends” which delves into the Beach Boys’ rich and storied music legacy. The in-depth profile digs deep into the history of the innovative band who pioneered California rock.
Next, grab a front row seat to the Beach Boys’ critically-acclaimed reunion tour in the fabulous concert film “The Beach Boys 50 – Live in Concert” at 10:30 p.m. ET. The concert features the 21-song setlist from their Phoenix, Arizona show and includes performances of giant hits like “Good Vibrations,” “Fun Fun Fun” and “California Girls.”
Finally, at 11:45 p.m. ET, watch a band of big artists come together to honor iconic Beach Boys member Brian Wilson in “Brian Wilson and Friends: Live at the Venetian.” Guest stars include Beach Boys co-founder Al Jardine, Nate Ruess, Mark Isham and more.
The holiday celebration continues on Monday, July 3, with an encore of “The Beach Boys 50 – Doin’ It Again” at 8 p.m. ET, followed by the premiere of the riveting 1985 concert documentary “The Beach Boys: An American Band.” This film tells the story of the legendary band from its beginning through middle Wilson brother Dennis Wilson’s tragic death in 1983. You’ll see interviews, TV appearances, concert clips and more.
Monday’s coverage winds up at 11 p.m. ET with the 2000 miniseries “The Beach Boys: An American Family.” This intimate special takes a closer look at Brian Wilson’s family and explores some of the band’s biggest milestones.
The Fourth of July holiday features a day-long Beach Boys marathon with repeats of “Brian Wilson and Friends: Live from the Venetian” at 2 p.m. ET, “The Beach Boys: An American Family” at 3:25 p.m. ET, and “The Beach Boys 50 – Live in Concert at 6:25 p.m. ET.
At 7:50 p.m, Mike Love sits down with Dan Rather to discuss his legendary life with the band in a holiday edition of “The Big Interview.” Encores of “The Beach Boys 50 – Doin’ It Again” and “The Beach Boys: An American Family” close out the marathon at 8:50 and 9:50 p.m. ET, respectively.
Don’t miss the Fourth of July Beach Boys’ fun, fun, fun! Set your DVRs or tune in to catch all the action as it unfolds, only on AXS TV. Find AXS TV on your TV.