Beach Boys light up Stadium of Fire
Published: July 5, 2012 02:58PM
Updated: July 5, 2012 02:58PM

Provo • The America’s Freedom Festival’s Stadium of Fire has always revolved around music, with recent past performers Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood, The Jonas Brothers and Miley Cyrus headlining the annual patriotic celebration at Brigham Young University’s LaVell Edwards Stadium.

But Wednesday’s Stadium of Fire was special because of the music it offered. The Beach Boys headlined the event during their 50th Anniversary Tour, making it the first time in more than two decades that Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, David Marks and Bruce Johnston have toured together. (While Marks and Johnston weren’t founding members, they have been with the quintessential California pop group since the 1960s.)

Another signal that this event was punctuated with music was that the emcee was Alex Boyé, a member of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir with a solo career as well. Boyé, born in England and residing in Utah for the last decade, became an American citizen in February.

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