THE BEACH BOYS
Sunday, September 11th
Civic Center Park
Legendary California Surf Rock band, The Beach Boys will headline a free concert in Denver’s Civic Center Park to mark the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
City officials announced the free concert as pieces of steel from the World Trade Center were temporarily displayed across from the state Capitol. Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia, who called the mangled steel “a graphic reminder of that day of almost 10 years ago,” said the purpose of the anniversary event is to give Colorado a forum to “salute America’s will to prevail.”
About 100 people including teens, kids, families and senior citizens turned out to view pieces of steel girders and parts of an elevator engine from the World Trade Center. Draped with an American flag while being transported through Denver, the pieces will eventually go on display at the city’s Counterterrorism Education Learning Lab, according to the Denver Post.
In addition to The Beach Boys, Colorado Lt. Governor Joe Garcia announced the concert, dubbed “California Remembers 9/11,” will also include performances by the Colorado Symphony and the Colorado Children’s Chorale.
Regarding the choice of bands for the event, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock said “you can’t get more American” than The Beach Boys.