Beam Global Spirits and Wine is to debut Beam Rocks, its Jim Beam concert series, on 6 May at the Paradise Rock Club in Boston.

Beam Rocks Boston is the first in a series of private, VIP concerts being held in major cities throughout the Eastern US and will feature Galactic, a New Orleans-based group.

Tickets for the concerts are available at no charge through registration with the Boston Phoenix and WFNX-FM 101.7, said Beam this week. 

Other shows on the Beam Rocks tour will take place in Baltimore, Maryland. and Tampa, Florida. Details on upcoming shows will be available on www.jimbeam.com.

In addition, Jim Beam is hosting "Jim Beam Rockstar Nights" at local spots in Boston, Baltimore and Tampa. Rockstar Nights are karaoke-style events where patrons participate in interactive games and become the rock stars of their own live gigs.

Beam Global is the drinks division of Fortune Brands.