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Fans give thanks for the Beatles at BEATexpo 2010

"BEATexpo 2010: Celebrating the Fans and Music of The Beatles" is a music festival/fan convention coming up soon - the Saturday & Sunday of Thanksgiving Weekend (November 27 & 28), and advance tickets are still on sale for only $15.75, but only until Friday the 26th at Noon. Admission will be $20 at the door. There will be "3 Full Floors of Fab Four Fun," and it's taking place at the Downtown Stamford Holiday Inn, 700 E. Main Street in Stamford, CT, where indoor garage parking if free and the special $84 room rate has been extended for fans staying over.

At "BEATexpo," we are giving away FREE TICKETS to Broadway shows including "Million Dollar Quartet," "39 Steps" and "American Idiot." We are also trying to get tickets to give away for RAIN on Broadway and Paul McCartney at the Apollo!

Updates: The revised schedule for Saturday & Sunday has been posted here: BEATexpo 2010 ITINERARY. There will be some surprise performances not listed on the schedule. Singer Julie Grant will be singing her UK hit version of "Up On The Roof" with The MerseyBeat, and Gary DeCarlo will be singing his hit with the band too. Who is Gary DeCarlo? The last #1 song in 1969 which knocked The Beatles' "Come Together/Something" hit was "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye" by Steam. Gary DeCarlo, who also was known by his stage name Garrett Scott, was the lead singer on that classic anthem!

The complete guest list is: Denny Laine, Tommy Roe, Sid Bernstein, Richard (Beatles Engineer) Langham, Gary (Elephants Memory) Van Scyoc, Dennis (Lennon Engineer) Ferrante, Shannon (Beatles artist), Julie (British 60s singer/Beatles friends) Grant, Lada (Hullabaloo dancer) Edmund, Juma (Hendrix percussionist) Sultan, Gary (Steam) DeCarlo and Pat Horgan & members of Thunder Road (Garage Band Beatles).

The list of guest authors is: Jude (Shivering Inside) Kessler, David (Liddypool) Kessler, Kevin (The McCartneys) Roach, John (Life is What Happens...) Borack and Judith (Dear John Lennon) Furedi.

Performing live in concert: NY Beatles band "The MerseyBeat," McCartney tribute band "One Sweet Dream," Long Island acoustic Beatles act "Something The Band." Also, Special Guests Ian (Stories) Lloyd & John (Strawbs) Ford will be doing a special Beatles set, and both Tommy Roe and Denny Laine are set to perform live.

The Fabulous Fab Four Film-Fest will feature vintage videos and rare clips, and the New England premiere of the full-length Lennon feature film "Let Him Be" will be screened on Sunday at 3pm. If the room is filled to capacity, there may be a second showing at 6pm.

The Beatles Karaoke room, Red Dot Art Gallery, Beatles RockBand competition, Shannon's live paintings and the mammoth music & memorabilia marketpace will be Sunday only. The music festival concerts will be Saturday only. Again, see schedule.

Media sponsors for BEATexpo 2010 are WEBE (with Storm n Norman as guest MC), the New Haven Advocate/Fairfield Weekly and News12 Connecticut. Our designated charity is

Admission is only $15.75 advance or $20.00 door Saturday (8pm-Midnight) or Sunday (noon-8pm). There is a V.I.P. Early Bird admission on Sunday, Nov. 28 which gets you in at 11am - one hour before the general public for $30 allowing first access to meeting all the guests and getting their autographs without long lines and first crack at the music & memorabilia merchandise marketplace. Attendees may stay on all day (or anytime from 11am until 8pm). Advance tickets still available online at

Further information on "BEATexpo 2010" is available by calling (203) 795-4737 or from

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Published November 20, 2010

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