The Beach Boys once again headlined the annual “A Capitol Fourth” concert, which took place July 4 in Washington at the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famers appeared just prior to the fireworks display and performed a greatest hits medley with guest appearances by Jimmy Buffett and John Stamos.
Fans who missed the “Good Vibrations” hitmaker's Independence Day performance can check out the star-studded medley, which was posted July 4 via YouTube. Hosted by actor and longtime Beach Boys associate Stamos, the 38th edition of “A Capitol Fourth” also featured appearances by Buffett, Pentatonix and The Temptations, among other artists.
In the 6:32 video clip, the California surf-rock legends opened the medley with their 1964 single “I Get Around" with Stamos sitting in on backing vocals and rhythm guitar. Led by frontman Mike Love, the two-time Grammy winners segue into their 1988 chart-topped “Kokomo,” joined by Buffett on vocals, and close the set with their 1964 party anthem “Fun Fun Fun” as the audience dances and fireworks light up the sky.
“A Capitol Fourth” aired live on PBS and a stream of the entire broadcast can be viewed for a limited time here. Check out The Beach Boys medley above.
The Beach Boys recently released their latest album The Beach Boys With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra on June 8 via Capitol Records. The compilation features orchestral arrangements of 17 classic hits, mixed with the original Beach Boys vocal tracks. It is available here in CD, digital, vinyl and streaming editions.
The Beach Boys continue their U.S. summer tour with a two-night stand July 13 – July 14 in Fishers, Ind., at Connor Prairie and will wrap up leg on March 7, 2019 in Melbourne, Fla., at the Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts. Grab your Beach Boys tickets now at AXS. For all the latest details on The Beach Boys, click here.