Classic tunes at Penn Valley Memorial Day show |

Classic tunes at Penn Valley Memorial Day show

On May 26, the music of the Beatles and the Beach Boys will fill the Big Stage Pavilion at Western Gateway Park in Penn Valley. The bands Because (a tribute to the Beatles) and Mike Amaral’s California Beach Boys will “rock the park,” promises producer John Zurflueh of Starbright Entertainment.

“Keith Davies and I decided to put this event together in order to celebrate Memorial Day Weekend, welcome the new Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce leadership team and help support a local veterans group,” Zurflueh said in a statement. “We felt an outdoor concert would be a good way to get local people together and let them know that the chamber of commerce is revitalized and that they will be active participants in community life.”

Zurflueh said that concert attendees will be thoroughly entertained.

“We all know the extraordinary music the Beach Boys and Beatles produced, and these bands will play all the songs just like you’ve heard them,” the local promoter noted, adding that people may want to consider bringing lawn chairs and blankets to the event.

“Bring your family, friends and neighbors,” he said, “because it’s going to be a memorable live concert experience.”

The chamber is excited to work with Starbright Entertainment on the event, Davies said.

“We know that John will be offering the public a heck of a show, and we’ll have some great BBQ provided by Smiley Guy’s — along with delicious bratwurst from the Old 5 Mile House — so plan on having dinner on the green,” Davies said.

Davies, the executive director of the Greater Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce, said the GGVCC will run a beer and wine bar and also offer soft drinks and that sales will help support chamber activities.

“Having a chance to be involved with the show benefits the chamber and also provides a service for the audience,” he noted. “So we’re happy to be part of helping make it a great evening for everyone.”

Davies and Zurflueh also announced that a portion of the concert proceeds will be donated to the Welcome Home Vets organization.

Gates will open at 4 p.m. with food and drinks available at that time. The concert, including an intermission, will run from 5 to 9 p.m., and parking is $3.

The event is sponsored by The Union, KNCO, SPD Markets and Real Graphic Source. Advance tickets are $30, available at SPD Markets, The BookSeller in Grass Valley, Real Graphic Source (Highway 49 and Wolf Road), Tri Counties Bank (11362 Pleasant Valley Road), chamber offices in Grass Valley and Penn Valley, or online at

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