Right about now many are longing for the hot and steamy days of summer. And while it may still be a few chilly months away, here’s something to look forward to: the 2017 Summer Concert Series at the Ocean City Music Pier.

This summer’s series includes the return of the Beach Boys, Aug. 21 and 22; The Temptations, June 26; and Philly’s own The Hooters, July 17 and 18, who will stop in Ocean City as part of their “Give the Music Back Tour.”

Those who grew up in the ‘80s can relive the band’s live shows at the Jersey Shore from back in the day with songs like “And We Danced,” “Day by Day” and, of course, “All You Zombies.” They’ll also introduce some new material they’ve been working on recently.

Founder and surviving original member of The Temptations Otis Williams will lead this legendary Motown band which has more than 25 Top 20 hits including “My Girl” and “Ain’t To Proud to Beg.”

Returning are The Beach Boys, who have played to sold-out crowds at Ocean City Music Pier for the past two summers. As usual, they will perform four shows: 6 and 8:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 21, and 6 and 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 22.

Tickets go on sale 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, at Ticketmaster.com for these performances. You can also purchase them at the Music Pier box office, Moorlyn Terrace and the Boardwalk in O.C., in the spring.

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