Surf Concerts and Music Festivals
The early to mid-1960s was a popular time for surf culture and it's beachy musical sound. With the popularity of the sound stemming from the epicenter, Southern California, these bands represented what it was to be a surfer. Two of the concert posters, the Surfaris, and the Lively Ones, played shows that were a distance away from sun-drenched Southern California. The reach and influence that surf culture and it's sound had on the rest of the nation was and is still, phenomenal because of the desire for the beach culture. Land-locked regions were swept up in the craze of the surf boom in the early to mid-1960s and wanted any form of beach culture. This craze was not only felt by the wanna-be beach and surf-goers, but it was also adored by SoCal residents themselves. The "Surfers Stomp" music festival demonstrates the surf sound popularity in force with the number of bands performing, like Jan and Dean, Dick Dale and His Del-Tones, and the Surfaris to name a few. The surf sound captivated many in the 1960s that contributed to the surf craze allowing a peek into the surf world.