Saturday's Concert for a Cause benefits Prescott Valley Performing Arts
Prescott Valley Performing Arts is in the middle of building a children’s theater next to the Findlay Toyota Center and to help it get built, the venue is hosting Concert for a Cause: Beatles vs. Beach Boys this weekend.
“The Findlay Toyota Center has been a great partner in bringing our fundraising concerts to the community,” said Prescott Valley Performing Arts Founder and Executive Producer Clyde Neville in a news release from Sheila Anderson, marketing manager at the Findlay Toyota Center. “We wouldn’t have been able to build our new children’s theater without them.”
In using the power of music to bring the community together and fulfill its mission, providing opportunities for area residents of all ages to participate in the creative process of live theatre and enjoy the artistic, social and educational benefits of the art form, Prescott Valley Performing Arts brings tribute bands to the Findlay Toyota Center every year so the community has a fun and entertaining way to support the theater productions.
The show, featuring the Beatles for Sale tribute band and Surfin’ the Beach Boys Tribute, begins at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 20. Tickets are $32.50 for general admission arena seats, $37.50 for reserved floor seats and $42.50 for loge seats and can be purchased online at www.ticketmaster.com or at the Findlay Toyota Center box office, 3201 N. Main St.
Beatles for Sale was formed in 2007 by musicians who were drawn together by their love of The Beatles and their desire to keep the music alive by bringing it to a whole new generation of Beatles fans, according to Beatles for Sale promotional material. The most important part of the show, they feel, is the music.
“What you will see is a fun and energetic performance complete with original instrumentation and vocal harmonies that are as accurate as possible to the original recordings,” the material states. “Every show includes music that spans across their entire career – from pre-Beatlemania to the closing chapter at Abbey Road.”
As for Surfin’ the Beach Boys Tribute, it’s a five person band recreating what it would have been like to see The Beach Boys live in their prime.
There will also be a silent auction in the concourse. All the proceeds from the event go to Prescott Valley Performing Arts and the children’s theater. The theater is set to open in June with “Gilligan’s Island – The Musical” as the venue’s first production. By the time it’s finished, more than 18,000 volunteer hours will have gone into the project, ensuring that it is debt free, and any money they receive goes back into the training and development of their members and productions.