Concert on Beach Saturday Night

The Beach Boys tribute band, 'The Driftwoods', return to Barrington Beach at 6 pm Saturday, to end the summer concert series.

The weather forecast looks good. So, grab a blanket or some chairs and head on over to Barrington Beach tonight, Aug. 25, for a concert by the Beach Boys tribute band, “The Driftwoods.”

The concert starts at 6 pm. Bring a picnic basket and a sweater or sweatshirt as well. It can get cool at night on the beach.

The band’s return appearance to Barrington was to have been last Saturday evening. But it got busted by rain.

The concert was rescheduled for today instead of being moved to the Barrington Middle School auditorium – the backup location for the summer concert series.

“I just didn’t feel like the middle school auditorium was the appropriate place for this band,” said John Taylor, recreation director.

The band will set up on risers in the parking lot near the new beach house. The concert is the final one of the 2012 summer series sponsored by BankNewport.

The Driftwoods formed in the mid 1960s, according to their website. They are billed as the original Beach Boys tribute band.

And from the beginning, according to their website, “their legendary vocal harmonies and rock & roll rhythms have entertained a legion of fans from the casual listener to the veteran rock musician. 

“The Driftwoods ruled the Rhode Island music scene, performing on the beaches in Rhode Island, at high school and college dances, local TV shows, and numerous "Battle of the Bands" contests. In a two year period, the Driftwoods won eleven of these contests,” according to the website. 

“Over the years their performances have earned them recording contracts, TV appearances, and studio vocal sessions. In addition, The Driftwoods also perform as an opening act for well-known national music artists. In 1965 the band opened for "Gary Lewis & the Playboys," and in 1999, they were featured as the opening act for "The Rascals," to name a few.

“Today, the Driftwoods continue to bring you the sounds of their "Endless Summer" on the live stage,” according to the website.


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