A new all-star concert paying tribute to founding Beach Boys mastermind Brian Wilson is scheduled to take place on March 30 at the Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles.
The first-ever Brian Fest: A Night to Celebrate the Music of Brian Wilson will feature an guest appearance by Wilson himself, as well as performances by Heart’s Ann Wilson, Killers frontman Brandon Flowers, The Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne and Stephen Drozd, original Beach Boy Al Jardine, Boz Scaggs, She & Him’s M. Ward, Wilson Phillips, Karen Elson, Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino and many more.
The event is being curated by The Best Fest, the same people who have organized similar tribute shows to Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, The Rolling Stones and George Harrison. Proceeds from ticket sales for the show will go to the Jameson Neighborhood Fund to benefit the Sweet Relief organization, which aids musicians in need of financial assistance because of illness or other issues.
Brian Fest is timed to coincide with the release of Wilson’s new solo album, No Pier Pressure, which hits stores April 7.