The Beach Boys Are Playing a Benefit Concert for Veterans in Boston
The Beach Boys are coming to Boston next month for a special benefit show in support of veterans and their families.
The legendary rock group is set to perform at the fourth annual “Mission: Gratitude” event, which takes place at Boston University’s Agganis Arena on Monday, November 7. The concert is scheduled to follow a speech by Medal of Honor recipient Army Sergeant Kyle White.
Billed as “New England’s largest musical event” that honors veterans, more than 5,000 people are expected to attend the “Mission: Gratitude” concert. According to a press release, the show raises more than $1 million each year for Home Base, a Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital program that aids post–9/11 veterans and service members who are dealing with “invisible wounds,” such as post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain disorder.
The organization has also set aside 1,000 free tickets for military members who would like to attend the concert.
Past musical guests at “Mission: Gratitude” events include Harry Connick Jr., The Band Perry, Big & Rich, and Reba McEntire. The show has featured appearances by comedic performers as well, such as New Hampshire native Sarah Silverman, who performed at the 2013 show opposite Saturday Night Live alum Darrell Hammond.
Home Base Presents Mission: Gratitude featuring The Beach Boys, $30-$75, Monday, November 7, 7 p.m., Agganis Arena, 925 Commonwealth Avenue, homebase.org.