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The Beach Boys Live at Alcove Spring



The Beach Boys, America’s band, has thrilled audiences for decades. Now they’re coming to Marshall County on their 12 Sides of Summer Tour Saturday, July 31, 2021, 6:00 p.m. at Alcove Spring Historic Park, 6 miles south of Marysville, KS.

Tickets can be purchased at mcactickets.com for the concert organized by the Marshall County Arts Cooperative. Tickets can also be purchased at United Bank & Trust at 823 Broadway in Marysville.

The group, billed as America’s favorite band, will perform a two-act concert at the site along East River Road between Marysville and Blue Rapids.


Tickets are $95 for pit experience, $75 for mid-park and $55 for general admission. Children 3 years and under will be admitted free.

Since lead-singer Mike Love penned the lyrics to the Beach Boys’ first hit, “Surfin’” in 1961, dozens of the band’s chart-toppers have become eternal anthems of American youth: “Surfin’ USA,” “Surfer Girl,” “Fun, Fun, Fun,” “I Get Around,” “California Girls,” “Help Me Rhonda,” “Barbara Ann,” “Good Vibrations,” “Wouldn’t It Be Nice,” “Rock and Roll Music” and “Kokomo.”

The Beach Boys are led by Mike Love, who, along with longtime member Bruce Johnston, musical director Scott Totten, Brian Eichenberger, Christian Love, Tim Bonhomme, John Cowsill, Keith Hubacher and Randy Leago continue the legacy of the iconic band. This concert will not feature Brian Wilson, Al Jardine or David Marks.


Alcove Spring Historic Park is a 246-acre largely undeveloped park. Located on the historic Oregon-California Trail, the site was the stopping place for many wagon trains, including the legendary Donner-Reed party. The name of the park comes from the Alcove Spring and Naomi Pike falls, both located on the premises and accessible by walking trails. Wagon swales show the mark pioneers left on the land.

According to MCAC, food and drinks will be available at dining tents and food concession stands. Kansas Territory Brewing Company will serve its beers and other alcoholic drinks.

There is plenty of free parking for cars, trucks, SUVs and motor homes. Shuttles and a walking trail connect parking to the location. There are no electrical hookups at the park.

For information about the concert, people can go to mcactickets.com or call 785-859-4260.

Martyn Lucas in One Night at Christmas

After a successful musical residency in Marshall County two years ago, Martyn Lucas is coming back. Lucas, who played the title role in Andrew Lloyd Weber’s “The Phantom of the Opera” at London’s Covent Garden and who was dubbed the World Piano Man by Elton John and Billy Joel, will perform two Christmas concerts, “One Night at Christmas.”

Performances are Friday, December 8, at the Weaver Hotel, Waterville, and Saturday, December 9, at the Lee Dam Center for Art. Both performances start at 7:00 p.m. There is limited seating at each performance. The concerts are sponsored by the Marshall County Arts Cooperative.

“I’ll be singing my favorite songs with a sprinkling of festive music,” Lucas said. “The audience should expect a fun evening of music and laughter. I’ll sing everything from some powerful musical showstoppers to some rock classics and, of course, Christmas songs.”

Tickets are $15.00 and may be purchased at the Chamber of Commerce, Marysville; CJ Express East and West, Marysville; and the Weaver Hotel, Waterville.

“Since both of these concert venues are small, we encourage people to buy their tickets early,” explained Brad Ekiss, president of the arts cooperative. “Mr. Lucas was very popular the last time he was here, we expect many will want to see him again.”

Lucas spent four days in Marshall County during his last visit. He led workshops for vocal students at area schools and performed to sell-out crowds in Frankfort and Waterville. After his visit Lucas decided to move from England to the United States.

“The people are so warm,” he said. “The spirit of the people is really special. This is what made me want to move to the United States. I’m very much looking forward to seeing my friends from last time.”

Lucas grew up in a musical family; his mother and father were both musicians, which enabled him to get a passion for performing from an early age. By the age of sixteen Lucas won several piano competitions and was recognized as an accomplished musician. Lucas trained and performed at the prestigious Dartington College of Arts in Devon, United Kingdom. After leaving college, he became a professional singer.

For more information people may visit the arts cooperative’s website marshallcountyarts.org