Tonight, a memorial service will take place in Santa Monica paying tribute to Michael Been, the frontman for influential Northern California band The Call, who passed away last month. The service will include speeches by Been's friends and colleagues and will feature a special performance by Been's son and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club member, Robert Been.

The 60 year-old died of a heart attack August 19 while backstage at Belgium's Pukkelpop festival, where he was performing sound engineer duties for his son's band.

The memorial service will take place tonight at 7:30 at St. Anne's Outdoor Grotto, in Santa Monica.

Full information and donation information after the jump:

Date: Friday, September 3

Time: 7:30 PM | Gates open at 6:30 PM

Location: St. Anne's Outdoor Grotto | 2011 Colorado Avenue (corner of 20th St. and Colorado Ave.) Santa Monica, CA 90404

Parking: Public parking lot (one block away) and street parking.

In lieu of flowers or to offer a gift in memory of Michael Been, please make a donation to MusicCares (to donate in honor of Michael visit here) or The Not For Sale Campaign (to donate in honor of Michael, go here).

RSVP – Please let us know if you can attend by emailing your RSVP or questions to Jessemark@aol.com

LA Weekly