The Philadelphia Inquirer reported Wednesday that the two-term governor and former mayor is throwing a party in his home city that will feature a concert by The Beach Boys.
The celebration at the Electric Factory is slated for Jan. 2 - barely two weeks before he leaves office. Rendell plans a short speech in addition to the surf-music pioneers, Rendell's favorite band even if only two original members are still in the lineup.
Rendell's campaign committee is footing the bill and expects several thousand people to attend. Michelle Singer, the executive director of the committee, says Rendell wants to thank everyone who has stood by him over the years.