Effingham, Ill. – (July 1, 2015) – When muscle cars and music reigned supreme in the 1950s and 1960s, the Corvette and the Beach Boys both secured their places in pop culture. That relationship continues today, when Corvette Funfest welcomes original Beach Boys Lead Guitarist David Marks with support from the Surf City Allstars to the Funfest Amphitheater stage on Saturday, Sept. 19th. The Surf City All Stars have all appeared, played and sang lead vocals with both the Beach Boys and the Jan & Dean Band, promising to make this a must-attend concert!
David Marks was one of the six original Beach Boys and was present for the first Beach Boys recordings in 1961. When the band went on their first tour in 1962, Brian Wilson stayed home to write songs and David toured in his place. He played on the first four albums and appeared on album cover artwork, including the "Surfer Girl" album, second from the left. He reunited with the Beach Boys in 2012 for their 50th Anniversary Tour, singing and playing hits like "Getcha Back" and "Wouldn't It Be Nice" to audiences around the world.
The Surf City Allstars band is the only band with members who have all played and sang lead vocals with both the Beach Boys and the Jan & Dean Band. Members of the Surf City Allstars were even taught lead vocals by Beach Boys legends, Mike Love and Brian Wilson.
Beach Boy David Marks and the Surf City Allstars will play a full lineup of Beach Boys hits, including "Surfin' Safari," "Surfin' USA," "Little Deuce Coupe," "I Get Around," and so many more. Corvette Funfest attendees get access to the concert as part of their registration. Corvette Funfest is scheduled for Sept. 17th through 20th. Legends within the automotive industry – King of Kustomizers, George Barris and Miss Hurst Golden Shifter, Linda Vaughn – will be here to make this Corvette Funfest truly unforgettable. Registration is currently open for Corvette Funfest 2015. Visitwww.corvettefunfest.com to register today!