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The Beach Boys, Live at Encanterra

Apr 20


The Good Life Festival at Encanterra Country Club Presented:

The Beach Boys

with special guest Steve Ansel

Saturday, April 20, 2013
Gates open at noon

Their timeless California-cool tracks have the ability to flash you back to long summer days, filled with time spent basking in the sunshine, tossing around a beach ball, and cruising the coast highway in a convertible. Attendees enjoyed the festival’s version of the beach-comber lifestyle for a day, including a craft beer tasting,* noshing on delicious local festival foods, checking out fast cars, and shopping at boutique booths.


  • Saturday, April 20, 2013
  • Noon: Doors opened, live music in the Model Home Village with local band West Hills Brothers, Car Show begins
  • 12:00pm – 5:00pm: Classic Cars display
  • 1:00pm – 4:00pm:  VIP lunch
  • 2:30pm: Local opener Jared and the Mill
  • 4:15pm: Steve Ansell
  • 6:15pm: The Beach Boys take the Main Stage!

The Vendor Village had over 30 vendors and food trucks!
We had a Vettes & Rods display of classic cars including a ’65 Mustang, a ’64 Corvette – Roadster, a ’61 Corvette – Roadster, a ’56 Chevy Truck, a ’66 Nova or a ’64 Chevelle, ’67 Corvette – Coupe, and more!

About The Beach Boys

From humble roots in Hawthorne, Calif., The Beach Boys have become an international sensation. Their famous harmonies and classic songs have spanned five decades of music that many consider to be the world’s favorite soundtrack to summer. The Beach Boys signed with Capitol Records in July 1962 and released their first album, Surfin’ Safari, that same year. The album spent 37 weeks on the Billboard chart, launching the young group into international stardom. The Beach Boys continue to hold Billboard/Nielsen SoundScan’s record as the top-selling American band for albums and singles. They also are the American group with the most Billboard Top 40 chart hits (36). ‘Sounds Of Summer: The Very Best Of The Beach Boys’ achieved triple-Platinum sales status and ‘The SMiLE Sessions,’ released to worldwide critical acclaim, was heralded as 2011’s #1 Reissue of the Year by Rolling Stone magazine. The original core quintet was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988. The band members also are recipients of The Recording Academy’s Lifetime Achievement GRAMMY Award. In addition to Love and Johnston, the band’s lineup includes Christian Love, guitar/vocals; Randell Kirsch, bass/vocals; Tim Bonhomme, keyboard/vocals; John Cowsill, percussion/vocals; and Scott Totten, guitar/vocals. Some of their hits include:

  • Surfin’ U.S.A – 1963
  • Little Deuce Coupe – 1963
  • Fun, Fun, Fun– 1964
  • I Get Around– 1964
  • California Girls – 1965
  • Help Me Rhonda – 1965
  • Wouldn’t It Be Nice – 1966
  • Good Vibrations – 1967
  • Kokomo – 1989

About Steve Ansel

To say That Steve Ansel is eccentric, unique, and intense would barely be enough to describe this fiery bandleader and successful businessman. Fronting a twelve piece band of some of Arizona’s finest musicians and playing many styles expressing years of experiences is all part of Steve’s everyday life.

“I’m a very type-A personality,” admitting that his energy and frenzy fuel his live performances as well as coaxing his band to match his intensity. His assertive style and explosive band have shared the stage with many famous artists including The Four Tops, Gladys Knight, Charlie Daniels, B.B. King, Joan Rivers, Bill Maher, Louie Anderson, and most recently Don Rickles, to name a few. When he’s on stage, his intensity and fervor make his artistry stand out among others.

“I’m a showman, and this is a showband,” he exclaims as he works the stage with crowd-pleasing intensity and impeccable musicianship.

A self-made man and a cancer survivor, Steve can play many instruments and displays his musical prowess in a recently completed full length CD of his own compositions and a few covers that expose his creative talent as well as the expertise of his seasoned band.

About Jared and The Mill

A few years ago, Jared Kolesar and Michael Carter invested themselves in learning the Folk and Americana music they’d been getting into. In the summer of 2011 they formed a band under the name of “Jared & The Mill” comprised of Singer/Songwriter Jared Kolesar, Larry Gast III on lead guitar, Michael Carter on mandolin, banjo and harmonica, Chuck Morriss on the electric and upright bass, Gabe Hall-Rodriguez on accordion/keyboard and Josh Morin on the drums and percussion. The group hasn’t stopped since that summer, and has continually gained attention throughout the southwest, playing the music they love for anyone who cares to listen. Their first EP titled “In Our Youth” was released in April of 2012. Learn more at their Facebook page.

Food Trucks:

The food trucks in attendance will include:

Burgers Amore dishes up made-to-order and freshly grilled beef burgers, chicken burgers, turkey burgers, veggie burgers, salmon burgers, bison burgers and pork burgers. Family owned and operated, Burgers Amore has been serving the Phoenix Metropolitan area since 1973.
Maine Lobster Lady’s lobster shack on wheels offers diners the “Ultimate White Meat.” Responsibly harvested and sustainable, Maine Lobster is healthy, low in fat and cholesterol, high in protein, and off-the-chart delicious.
Tom’s BBQ rolls out its iconic Pig Rig chock full of the great Tom’s BBQ flavors. Menu items include a variety of smoked meats topped with Toms own recipe of BBQ sauce and homemade sides.
The Grilled Cheese Truck brings a favorite childhood (and adult) comfort food, the grilled cheese sandwich, to the streets. Its sandwiches are not just the classic bread, butter and cheese, but amazing creations that are constructed with the best ingredients, local produce and chock full of love.


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