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Danbury Fields Forever Beatles festival announces full line-up
The New York/New England regional Beatles festival, "Danbury Fields Forever," will "come together" Saturday, July 26 and Sunday, July 27, 2014 at Ives Concert Park in Danbury, Connecticut. Doors will open at noon, and the music will continue until 8pm daily.
The Music, Foods & Arts Festival is in its third year, with 10 bands per day playing the music of The Beatles, solo material and songs from the 60s. The full line-up of performers has been announced. Acts include The Hofners, The Oh-Nos, The Mystery Tour, AfterFab, Fools On The Hill, Charlie Guitar, Studio Two, Beatlehead, Thunder Road, The Way-Back Machine, Rotary and the national touring group Beatlemania Again.
|The Hoffners at Danbury Fields Forever 2013|
There will be live tributes to George Harrison by Pete Santora (formerly of Broadway's "Beatlemania"), Sir Paul McCartney by Mike Miller's "One Sweet Dream," John Lennon by Dave Pal in his "Lennon Legacy" show and to Elton John by Bill Connors. Students from School of Rock in both New York and Connecticut will have their star students performing sets of Beatles classics. Also, the winners of the web talent search project StarOnTheWeb.com will be performing.
To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of The Beatles' U.S. arrival in 1964, one-day "Ticket to Ride" admissions to the Festival start at only $19.64, but these special discounted early-bird advance prices are only good until May 31st. Advance tickets are available at www.eventbrite.com. There are also V.I.P. tickets available, discounted two-day passes and hotel packages. Tickets will be higher at the door.
Ives Concert Park is located at 43 Lake Avenue Ext. on the campus of Western CT State University in Danbury, CT. This year there will be more Beatle and memorabilia dealers and vendors, exhibitors, along with a larger variety of food options available. For guests staying overnight, there is a reduced rate hotel package which includes accommodations and breakfast for only $79 per night. Visit www.Fab4MusicFestival.com and check the FAQ page for hotel info.
The weekend's MCs are Ken Michaels of the "Every Little Thing" radio show and Gary Theroux of RewoundRadio.com's "History of Rock 'n' Roll."
"Danbury Fields Forever lll" is presented by Charles F. Rosenay's Liverpool Productions, the same company that presented "NYC FAB 50," The Beatles' 50th Anniversary Celebration in New York City in February, and organizers of the annual Magical History Tours to Liverpool & London (www.LiverpoolTours.com). A portion of ticket proceeds will benefit a designated charity.
For further info, visit their website at www.Fab4Musicfestival.com.
As The Beatles sang, "It's guaranteed to raise a smile."
Published May 28, 2014