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  • L.A. Tribute Alert: Brian Fest Set for March 30

    Wed, 04 Mar 2015 08:31:14

    L.A. Tribute Alert: Brian Fest Set for March 30 - It's Brian Wilson-specific

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    Love Brian Wilson and live in L.A.? Then we've got good news.

    The Best Fest, sponsored by Jameson Irish Whiskey, has announced the first-ever Brian Fest: A Night to Celebrate the Music of Brian Wilson, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member and legendary founding member of The Beach Boys.

    This special concert event will take place on March 30 at the Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles. An incredible line up of artists has come together to pay tribute to Brian through performances of their favorite Wilson-penned classics. As always, the Best Fest's acclaimed Cabin Down Below Band will host the illustrious cast of musicians. Brian Wilson will make a special guest appearance at the show.

    Confirmed performers include Norah Jones, Brandon Flowers, Ann Wilson of Heart, Wayne Coyne & Steve Drozd of The Flaming Lips, Devendra Banhart, M. Ward, Boz Scaggs, Bethany Cosentino of Best Coast, Joy Williams, Local Natives, Sebu Simonian of Capital Cities, Doyle Bramhall II, Al Jardine, Wilson Phillips, Karen Elson, Jade Castrinos, Adam Busch & Danny Masterson, Gingger Shankar, a special appearance by Brian Wilson, plus many, many more surprises.

    To help musicians and their communities, Jameson has committed to providing resources and support via The Jameson Neighborhood Fund. This year's Brian Fest is benefiting the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund with ticket sale proceeds going to the charity. Sweet Relief was the natural choice for the Jameson Neighborhood Fund charity for L.A. as they provide support to all types of career musicians who are in times of need.

    All. Good. Things.

    Tickets go on sale Thursday March 5. Get tickets from the AXS website.



    Anyone in L.A. plan to Brian Fest it up?

    —Amy Sciarretto
    03.04.15



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    Tags: Brian Wilson, The Beach Boys, Norah Jones, Brandon Flowers, Ann Wilson, Heart, Wayne Coyne, The Flaming Lips, Devendra Banhart, M. Ward, Boz Scaggs, Bethany Cosentino, Best Coast, Joy Williams, Local Natives, Sebu Simonian, Capital Cities, Doyle Bramhall II, Al Jardine, Wilson Phillips, Karen Elson, Jade Castrinos, Danny Masterson, Gingger Shankar

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