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Driftwoods' Concert Ends 'Beach Day'

The Beach Boys tribute band to perform Saturday at 6 pm at Barrington Beach to end a free 'Beach Day' for everyone.

The East Coast’s original Beach Boys tribute band, The Driftwoods, return to Barrington to perform Saturday, Aug. 18, at Barrington Beach. The concert starts at 6 pm.

But that’s not all.

Saturday is another Barrington Beach Day. The beach is open for free to residents and visitors alike all day. No restrictions. Anybody can enjoy the beach.

There will be games for the kids, said John Taylor, Barrington recreation director. You can try your hand at beach volleyball as well. Bring a picnic lunch and eat it on a blanket in the sand.

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. And from the beginning, “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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