Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Beatle Festival Coming to DC

Billed on their website as the "The World's Largest Beatles-Inspired Music Festival", Abbey Road On The River  will be held at National Harbor (technically in MD), on the Potomac River waterfront a few miles from Washington's National Mall.  It will take place over five days around Labor Day Weekend.  The festival has been held in Louisville, KY every year since 2005 and it will return there again in 2010 over Memorial Day weekend.  The DC incarnation of the event will be the first time that Abbey Road On The River has been held outside its home base in Kentucky.  It features Beatles cover bands and 'Summer Of Love'-inspired acts from all over the world.

A few of the bands listed as being booked for the Washington show include:
Candlestick Park - Scotland, UK
Lucy In The Sky - Cologne, Germany
The Jukebox - Puerto Rico
The Repeatles - Sweden
The Blue Meanies - New York, NY
Desmond & Molly - Cleveland, OH

I decided to pick out one listed band (The Jukebox) to see what they sounded like. Check out the Puerto Rican Beatles' cover of I'm A Loser:

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