The Original & Longest Running Beatles Celebration, Since 1974!
 
  • SHOWTIMES
  • FRI FEB 7TH
    5PM - Midnight
  • SAT FEB 8TH
    10:30AM - Midnight
  • SUN FEB 9TH
    10:30AM - Midnight
Confirmed NYC Guests
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  • Peter Asher
    Of Peter & Gordon
    "Musical Memoir Show"

    Peter Asher

    Of Peter & Gordon
    "Musical Memoir Show"

    One of the people closest to Paul McCartney and the Beatles in the 1960s and thereafter. He was Paul McCartney's roommate 1963-1965 when Paul lived in the same London house as Asher and his sister Jane Asher (Paul's girlfriend 1963-1968). As one half of the singing duo Peter & Gordon, he had ten worldwide Top Ten hits between 1964 and1967 - several of the songs written specially for them by Paul McCartney. Between 1968 and1970 he ran the Beatles' music publishing company - discovering and producing James Taylor. Since 1970, he has been one of the world's leading artist managers and record producers. (Artists produced include James Taylor, Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, Cher, Diana Ross, 10,000 Maniacs, Lyle Lovett, Graham Nash, Stevie Nicks, Boz Scaggs, Keith Richards, Jackson Browne and Ringo Starr). Peter and his band will be performing his 'Musical Memoir of the 60s' show in two parts, first half on Saturday and the second half on Sunday. We are delighted that Peter is joining us for this historic celebration.

  • Donovan
    Legendary Singer-Songwriter
    In Concert & Meditation Talk

    Donovan

    Legendary Singer-Songwriter
    In Concert & Meditation Talk

    It is a great honour to welcome back the legendary Donovan to our stage for this historic anniversary. After meeting the Beatles in 1965, he rapidly became part of their inner circle - regarded as a close friend and musical peer - scoring 14 major worldwide chart hits. In 1968, he accompanied the Beatles on their spiritual quest to India. While there he shared his guitar technique with John, Paul and George *as manifested in such Beatles recordings later that year as "Dear Prudence", " Mother Nature's Son" and "While My Guitar Gently Weeps". In April 2009, he reunited with Paul & Ringo at a TM fundraiser in NYC. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012, Donovan continues to be a potent musical force - creating fresh music such as his brand-new album "Shadows Of Blue," recorded in Nashville. Donovan will be joining us all weekend, for a talk "Meditation and the White Album", performing in concert on Saturday afternoon, and joining Liverpool on stage for more musical highlights on both Saturday and Sunday evenings. Some of his classics you can expect to hear are "Mellow Yellow", "Sunshine Superman", "Hurdy Gurdy Man", and "Atlantis". Photo Credit: Michael Collopy. Visit Donovan at www.donovan.ie and www.facebook.com/DonovanOfficial

  • Chad & Jeremy
    60s British Invasion Duo
    In Concert

    Chad & Jeremy

    60s British Invasion Duo
    In Concert

    British Invasion Duo had seven Top 40 hits in just three years and became so beloved by FAB and British-loving Americans that they became the first British Invaders to move permanently to the U.S.! They frequently appeared on U.S. TV shows including the Dick Van Dyke Show. Among their big U.S. hits were "Yesterday's Gone" & "A Summer Song." They joined us in Chicago for the first time and treated us to a wonderful concert. It is our pleasure to welcome them to our stage.

  • Freda Kelly
    "Good Ol' Freda" Film

    Freda Kelly

    "Good Ol' Freda" Film

    "Good Ol' Freda" held its public premiere at the Chicago FEST this August, and garnered a long standing ovation and emotional Q & A session. In 1962, when she was just 17, Freda Kelly was hired by Brian Epstein to be the Beatles' secretary, and continued to work for the boys for the next 10 years. She became like family to the Beatles families. We are very honored to bring Freda to New York so we can view it all together now. It will be shown in the Empire Ballroom early Saturday afternoon and Freda will be introducing the film. We also plan an encore showing in the Video Room on Sunday.

  • Liverpool
    World's Finest Beatles Tribute Band
    Concerts all three nights

    Liverpool

    World's Finest Beatles Tribute Band
    Concerts all three nights

    The last NYC FEST in the 1970s (1979) was the first time LIVERPOOL graced our stage. They were four young guys from Long Island who contacted us by mail!! It was Drew Hill, Neal Avener, Jonathan Rupolo and Chris Camilleri, and there was something about them the fans seemed to like. 35 years later and now considered the finest Beatles Tribute Band in the World, Drew and Chris are joined by more recent members John Merjave and Glen Burtnik. They are simply amazing and highlights of every FEST include the last hour of the concert when they bring up all the musical legends of their time to perform their hits live on our stage. Just to name some artists Liverpool has played with (who aren't guests this year) - Harry Nilsson, Billy Preston, 6 Wings Members, The Quarrymen, Neil Innes, Joey Molland, Tony Sheridan, Howie Casey, Gordon Waller, Gerry Marsden, Doris Troy, Alan Parsons, Gary Wright, Ronnie Spector, Greg Hawkes, Earl Slick, Brett Hudson, Chris Montez, Klaus Voormann, Micky Dolenz, Tom Scott, Jim Horn, Norman Hurricane Smith, Peter Noone, Chas Newby, Greg Kihn, 3 stars from "Across The Universe" and more. Friday evening, they welcome fans with a 60s (Optional) Dress Up Night, with a Look Alike Contest, Door Prizes and more. Saturday and Sunday evening's Concerts begin around 9PM.

  • Billy J. Kramer
    British Invasion Star
    in Concert/New CD

    Billy J. Kramer

    British Invasion Star
    in Concert/New CD

    Billy J. Kramer is a native Liverpudlian and was a big part of the British Invasion. John wrote many of his biggest hits including "Bad To Me", "I'll Keep You Satisfied" and "From A Window". He even took "Do You Want To Know A Secret" to the top of the UK charts. He returns with his rocking band (including legendary drummer Liberty Devitto) for a Sunday Concert! They will be performing some of the songs from his new CD, "I Won The Fight", including the terrific single "To Liverpool with Love". Billy is joining us all weekend as well. He will be part of a panel on what it was like growing up in Liverpool and joined by Freda Kelly and David Bedford.

  • Cousin Brucie
    Live Broadcast From The Fest, 2/8/14

    Cousin Brucie

    Live Broadcast From The Fest, 2/8/14

    Cousin Brucie has been a mainstay of New York hit radio for more than 40 years and has remained one of its most popular personalities. He has been a favorite on-air host on New York radio stations WINS, WABC-AM, WNBC-AM and at WCBS-FM. He interviewed and spent time with The Beatles when they came to America in 1964 - when WABC was known as "W-A-Beatle-C" - and served as the MC at their historic Shea Stadium concert in 1965. Over 55,000 screaming fans turned out that legendary night for the first major stadium concert in pop music history. After decades as the King of Top 40 radio in New York, Bruce "Cousin Brucie" Morrow has found a new home and a national family of listeners at SiriusXM - and he's never looked back! Cousin Brucie is legendary for his love of '60s hits and his love for his listeners. He currently hosts two music programs exclusively on SiriusXM. Cruisin' with Cousin Brucie airs twice weekly on Wednesdays and Sundays at 5 pm ET. He also hosts Cousin Brucie's Rock 'n' Roll Party on Saturday nights at 8 pm ET. Both shows can be heard on SiriusXM `60s on 6, channel 6. In addition, Cousin Brucie Presents is heard once a month, featuring Brucie's in-depth conversation with a rock 'n' roll icon as well as live performances of their hits. We are honored and delighted to welcome Cousin Brucie to his first FEST. He will be broadcasting his SiriusXM show live from the stage of the Empire Ballroom on Saturday, February 8th, from 6:00PM - 9:00PM. Many of our musical guests and other surprise guests will be joining his live show. Cousin Brucie is looking forward to meeting and talking with his "Beatles Cousins" at the FEST on Saturday. For more information on SiriusXM, please visit www.siriusxm.com. Get a Free* 30-Day Online Trial of SiriusXM. Credit card required. See Complete Details at www.siriusxm.com/30dayfreepass.  

  • Mark Lewisohn
    The World's Foremost Beatles Historian
    "Tune in: Beatles All These Years"

    Mark Lewisohn

    The World's Foremost Beatles Historian
    "Tune in: Beatles All These Years"

    Considered the world's foremost Beatles historian, Lewisohn has written several highly-regarded books about the band including "The Complete Beatles Recording Sessions", "The Beatles Day by Day", "The Complete Beatles Chronicle" and "The Beatles London". His latest book is "Tune In: The Beatles All These Years" - the first of his long-anticipated three-volume biography of the Beatles, ten years in the making. Mark has also worked as a consultant for Apple and as an editor of Paul McCartney's fanzine Club Sandwich. Mark will be joining us all day on Sunday only.

  • Mark Rivera
    Ringo's Musical Director
    Legendary Sax Player, New CD Release

    Mark Rivera

    Ringo's Musical Director
    Legendary Sax Player, New CD Release

    Ringo's current Musical Director is premiering his first ever solo album, called Common Bond. It is a collection of 8 originals and 2 covers. Mark and producer Jimmy Bralower (Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood) have assembled an amazing cast of friends and colleagues to join in on the record, including a rare appearance by Billy Joel playing a sizzling Hammond B3 organ on Mark's unique cover of the Jimi Hendrix classic Spanish Castle Magic. Ringo Starr, Robert Randolph, Nils Lofgren and Steve Lukather all contribute their great talents to what Q104.3's Ken Dashow (our Co-MC) says is "one of the best albums I've heard in a long time." It is being released on Feb 18, 2014, but he has chosen the FEST to premiere the CD. Mark will be joining us on Friday and the first half of Saturday. Being Billy Joel's Sax Player requires that he has to be with Billy for a North Carolina concert on the Sunday.

  • Mark Hudson
    Musician & Ringo's Former Producer

    Mark Hudson

    Musician & Ringo's Former Producer

    Our resident musicologist takes us on more journeys through the history of music that created the world in which The Beatles conquered. Ringo's former producer for 10 years, Mark hung out in the early 1970s with John Lennon and Harry Nilsson. Mark is the Musical Director of the very popular Musicians' Forum with many of our musical guests . Also headed by Mark, our musical guests will join in the Saturday and Sunday evening jam sessions with Liverpool, and you never know who else will be showing up, especially at this 50th Anniversary Event! A lot of other people will be invited!

  • Larry Kane
    Newscaster/Toured with the Beatles "When They Were Boys"

    Larry Kane

    Newscaster/Toured with the Beatles "When They Were Boys"

    Newscaster and Beatles author Larry Kane has written another fab book about The Beatles called "When They Were Boys". This book covers the early history through March of '64. Larry was the only journalist to travel with The Beatles on the '64 & '65 U.S. tours, and he incorporated stories from those experiences. Larry is going to open the festivities on Friday with his Multimedia One Man Show - "Larry Kane's Ticket To Ride". The show has gotten great reviews and he even presented it at the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame. He will be with us all weekend.

  • The Smithereens
    Recreating Beatles Washington Coliseum Concert

    The Smithereens

    Recreating Beatles Washington Coliseum Concert

    On Sunday, The Smithereens are going to be treating us to their version of "The Beatles In Washington Coliseum Concert". It will be the complete concert (their first in the U.S.) and done, of course, in The Smithereens style. They will also perform perform some of their hits from the 1980s. We welcome this great New Jersey band back to our stage.

  • The Birds of Paradox
    Wings and John Lennon Concert on Sunday

    The Birds of Paradox

    Wings and John Lennon Concert on Sunday

    Birds of Paradox is local artist Jeff Slate's band that includes Steve Holley (Wings), Gary Van Scyoc, and Adam Ippolito (from John's Lennon Elephant Memory Band). On Sunday, they will be performing a tribute to Wings and to John Lennon, but we are sure they will be adding a Beatles song or two for the occasion.

  • Prudence Farrow
    Was with The Beatles in India in 1968. Inspiratipon for the song "Dear Prudence."

    Prudence Farrow

    Was with The Beatles in India in 1968. Inspiratipon for the song "Dear Prudence."

    Farrow, who is famously known as the subject of the song “Dear Prudence,” was with The Beatles in India in 1968 when the band studied Transcendental Meditation under the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Farrow’s dedication to her spiritual practice remains to this day. She has a PhD in Sanskrit and teaches Transcendental Meditation in Florida. At the Fest, Farrow will talk about her experiences with The Beatles, and will be speaking on behalf of the Transcendental Meditation Program. She’ll also join Donovan on Sunday afternoon for a Q & A during his lecture “Meditation and the White Album.” We're pleased to be welcoming Prudence, who will be with us for the entire weekend.

  • The Nutopians
    "John Lennon's Music Reimagined" Sunday Concert

    The Nutopians

    "John Lennon's Music Reimagined" Sunday Concert

    The Nutopians is a group of 8 folk/rock song sytlists headed by Rex Fowler (Aztec Two Step) and Tom Dean (Devonsquare). Their show, "John Lennon Re-Imagined", is their unique interpretation of John's music. They received numerous ovations at our FEST in NJ in April, so we have invited them back for an encore presentation in the big Apple. They will be joining us on Sunday afternoon.

  • Irene Feldman
    Face Behind Iconic Rock Image "Elvis is Dead. Long Live the Beatles"

    Irene Feldman

    Face Behind Iconic Rock Image "Elvis is Dead. Long Live the Beatles"

    One of the most iconic images to come out of the historic weekend in February 1964 when the Beatles first took over America was of a 13-year-old schoolgirl in the front row of thousands of screaming fans outside the Plaza Hotel where the Beatles were staying. Conveying the mood that had spread like wildfire across America in the preceding five weeks that the era of Elvis Presley was well and truly over and had been supplanted by the newcomers from England, she held up a hand-scribbled sign "Elvis is dead. Long live the Beatles!" Over the past five decades, the image of the teenage girl holding that sign found its way into movies, TV shows, and books. It has become visual shorthand for a crucial turning point in American popular culture. Now a vibrantly young grandmother at age 62 - but still a Beatles lover, Feldman will recount her vivid memories in the frontlines of the wild weekend when the Beatles first conquered America.

  • Rob Shanahan
    Ringo Starr's Photographer

    Rob Shanahan

    Ringo Starr's Photographer

    Rob Shanahan has been the Chief Photographer for the Yamaha Music Corporation since 2003, and has been Ringo Starr's personal photographer since 2005. Shanahan has gone on tour with Ringo, and works closely with him on photographing and designing his albums, tour books, and DVD's. His book is called "Volume 1: Through the Lens of Music Photographer Rob Shanahan". In Rob's Exhibit Room will be a Set of Drums, made possible by "Modern Drummer" Magazine. There will be Drum Symposiums over the weekend and you (for a small additional fee) will be able to have yourself professionally photographed by Rob while you are sitting on the drum stool.

  • David Bedford
    Author Of "The Fab 104"

    David Bedford

    Author Of "The Fab 104"

    Liverpudlian David Bedford is joining us for his fourth time here and his new book, The Fab 104, will be premiered at the FEST. David's first book, "Liddypool", is one of those essential books to own, giving us a great glimpse of what it was like to grow up in Liverpool and how that influenced The Beatles. His talks have become fan favorites and are always entertaining. We will have a Liverpool talk over the weekend with David, Freda Kelly, and Billy J. Kramer.

  • Vivek Tiwary
    Author Of "The Fifth Beatle"

    Vivek Tiwary

    Author Of "The Fifth Beatle"

    Vivek Tiwary's graphic novel "The Fifth Beatle - The Story Of Brian Epstein" (forewords by Billy J. Kramer and Andrew Loog Oldham) is being turned into a major motion picture, produced by Academy Award winner Bruce Cohen ("American Beauty"). They will combine Vivek's powerful script with the use of The Beatles' original songs - a combination that should make for a truly phenomenal film. Vivek is a multiple Tony Award winner ("Green Day's American Idiot", "The Addams Family", "The Producers"). This is his first FEST appearance.

  • Bruce Spizer
    Leading Authority On The Beatles Recordings

    Bruce Spizer

    Leading Authority On The Beatles Recordings

    One of the world's leading authorities on the Beatles recordings, Bruce has been to every FEST since 1998. His eight Beatles books are part of every collector and music afficianado's book shelves. His talks on many various topics are legendary in the Beatles world. We are sure his talks for the 50th will be related to the year 1964.

  • Chuck Gunderson
    Author Of "Some Fun Tonight!"

    Chuck Gunderson

    Author Of "Some Fun Tonight!"

    Chuck Gunderson has been attending the FEST since the late 1970s. An avid fan and collector, Chuck is debuting his new book, "Some Fun Tonight!: The Backstage Story of How The Beatles Rocked America, The Historic Tours of 1964-1966". This epic two-volume comprehensive history of the North American tours will feature many unpublished images along with rare memorabilia from each city the Beatles performed in. Carefully researched with lots of new information. Chuck makes his home in Utah and has two degrees in history- B.A. from San Diego State University and an M.A. from the University of San Diego. He is proud to be premiering his new book at the FEST to show off this new history of the greatest band of all-time. Go to www.Somefuntonight.com for ordering information.

  • Robert Rodriguez
    Author Of "John, Paul, George & Ringo, Solo in the 70's"

    Robert Rodriguez

    Author Of "John, Paul, George & Ringo, Solo in the 70's"

    Robert Rodriguez' new book "John, Paul, George & Ringo, Solo in the 70's", will put the decade in perspective with a 30,000 word day-by-day timeline, following rock's evolution through the decade, and giving the reader a better perspective. He interviewed solo Beatles producers, engineers, friends, musicians and associates. Robert's last book, "Revolver", was one of the best books in recent years, giving reasons why it was the Beatles' height of creativity as a band. Robert, a regular at our Chicago FESTs, is coming east to join us for this special 50th Anniversary Celebration.

  • Al Sussman
    FEST Favorite/New Author "Changin' Times"

    Al Sussman

    FEST Favorite/New Author "Changin' Times"

    Al Sussman's first book, "Changin' Times: 101 Days That Shaped a Generation, November 22, 1963 - March 1, 1964", is a portrait of an unforgettable time in American history. It is more of a history book than a Beatles book, but the British Invasion is key to the story - especially The Beatles, of course. We congratulate Al on his achievement. He has been part of our staff since the first FEST in 1974. 40 years later, he is an author. Don't worry, he will still assist Tom for Trivia and Name That Tune Contests.

  • Richard Buskin
    Author Of "Beatles 101"

    Richard Buskin

    Author Of "Beatles 101"

    Richard Buskin will be premiering his latest book, "Beatles 101", at The FEST in February. If you look at the introduction to The "Tune In" book, you will see that Mark Lewisohn thanks Richard. Well he is the Richard being thanked. He helped Mark along the way.

  • Mark Hayward
    Author Of "The Beatles With Norman Parkinson"

    Mark Hayward

    Author Of "The Beatles With Norman Parkinson"

    Mark's latest Beatles book is "The Beatles With Norman Parkinson", England's greatest fashion photographer. On September 12, 1963, Norman took hundreds of photos of the fab four as they were on the cusp of their worldwide explosion. They are being released for the first time in a limited edition of 1963 with 500 deluxe editions, and the FEST is where you will be able to find it offered.

  • Jude Southerland Kessler
    John Lennon Author/Historian "She Loves You"

    Jude Southerland Kessler

    John Lennon Author/Historian "She Loves You"

    Jude is premiering her third volume of the history of John Lennon. This one is called "She Loves You", and Jude will be on hand all day Sunday to talk about the book and give a fascinating slide presentation, too!

  • Judith Kristen
    Author Of "Once Upon A Time In Liverpool"

    Judith Kristen

    Author Of "Once Upon A Time In Liverpool"

    Judith's first book on The Beatles ("A Date With A Beatle") told the story of a persistent 16 year old beatlemaniac in 1964. Her latest is "Once Upon A Time In Liverpool" with illustrations by Eric Cash.

  • Jere Hester
    Author Of "Raising A Beatle Baby"

    Jere Hester

    Author Of "Raising A Beatle Baby"

    Brooklyn based journalist Jere Hester's new book is called "Raising a Beatle Baby: How John Paul, George & Ringo Helped Us Come Together as a Family". He tells his story through the eyes of a loving husband and father and his daughter even get to meet Sir Paul personally on their journey.

  • Martin Lewis
    Beatles Scholar/Master of Ceremonies

    Martin Lewis

    Beatles Scholar/Master of Ceremonies

    Beatles scholar Martin Lewis - who has written on the Beatles for Encyclopedia Britannica - started his entertainment career as a protege of former Beatles publicist Derek Taylor. He subsequently became a noted producer - co-creating/producing the "Secret Policeman's Ball" benefit series and marketing strategist (Oscar campaigns for "The King's Speech" and "Crash" et al). His very extensive work in the Beatles world includes producing and marketing the DVD Edition of "A Hard Day's Night", his campaigns as U.S. marketing strategist for the Beatles "Anthology" and "Live At The BBC," and working for Paul McCartney on several projects . He has been Master of Ceremonies at every FEST on the East Coast and West Coast since 1992.

  • Ken Dashow
    Q104.3 - Co-Master of Ceremonies Sunday's Breakfast with the Beatles

    Ken Dashow

    Q104.3 - Co-Master of Ceremonies Sunday's Breakfast with the Beatles

    Ken Dashow has be our co-MC for 15 years, so this will be his first with us in New York City. His knowledge and love of music, and of course, The Beatles can be heard weekday afternoons from 2-7PM on Q104.3. Beatles fans from around the world can listen to his Sunday Morning Breakfast With The Beatles show, from 8-10AM. On the web he can be heard on iHeart Radio.

  • Bob Gruen
    Photographer and Author of "John Lennon: The New York Years."

    Bob Gruen

    Photographer and Author of "John Lennon: The New York Years."

    Bob Gruen, Photographer and Author of John Lennon: The New York Years, will be sharing his memories of John and displaying his iconic work. Bob became good friends with John and Yoko when they first moved to Greenwich Village in the early 1970s. His photos were the best of the couple and individually that spanned the decade.

  • Allan Tannenbaum
    Photographer and Author of "John & Yoko: A New York Love Story."

    Allan Tannenbaum

    Photographer and Author of "John & Yoko: A New York Love Story."

    Allan Tannenbaum, Photographer and Author of John & Yoko: A New York Love Story will be talking about his experiences as one of the few who had access to John & Yoko in late 1980.

  • Tom Frangione
    Beatles Trivia Expert

    Tom Frangione

    Beatles Trivia Expert

    Arguably the top Beatles Trivia Expert in the U.S., Tom will be hosting the Panel Discussions, Trivia, and Name That Tune Contests at the FEST.

  • Ron Campbell
    Animator who worked on "Yellow Submarine" film and Beatles cartoon series

    Ron Campbell

    Animator who worked on "Yellow Submarine" film and Beatles cartoon series

    Ron Campbell is an animator, director, and producer, who worked on the Beatles cartoon series in the mid-60s and on their animated feature film Yellow Submarine in 1968. He'll be in Neil Glaser's art room at the FEST, making one of a kind Beatles illustrations.

  • Eric Cash
    Beatles Fine Artist and Illustrator of "Once Upon A Time in Liverpool"

    Eric Cash

    Beatles Fine Artist and Illustrator of "Once Upon A Time in Liverpool"

    Internationally acclaimed artist Eric Cash is back again this year at the FEST displaying and selling his traditional style oil paintings. His work has been promoted on Ken Dashow's Breakfast with the Beatles since 2012, and he continues to be one of the most well known Beatles artists going. He will be featuring new works along with his children's book, Once Upon A Time in Liverpool, that he illustrated and co-produced with Beatles author Judith Kristen.

  • Susan Ryan
    Hostess of Beatles/John Lennon NYC Walking Tour

    Susan Ryan

    Hostess of Beatles/John Lennon NYC Walking Tour

    Susan Ryan will be the hostess of the Saturday Morning 8:30 AM Walking Tour of famous Beatles/John Lennon Sites. This is open to the first 40 people who sign up, and is $30.00 per person. Since it is the middle of winter, Susan will meet in the lobby and you will all take the subway up to Strawberry Fields and the Dakota, take a stroll down to the Plaza Hotel, and then head to The Ed Sullivan Theatre. Along the way, Susan will be telling stories about their first U.S. visit and places they remembered! If this walk fills up, we will add another walk on Sunday morning.

  • Garrett Gardner
    Finalist from NBC's "The Voice"

    Garrett Gardner

    Finalist from NBC's "The Voice"

    A national TV star from his appearances on NBC's "The Voice," Garrett is an avowed Beatles fan who got his first break at the FEST in April 2010, when his band won the Battle of the Beatles Bands contest. That led to Garrett performing at the U.S. premiere party for "Nowhere Boy" and the John Lennon 70th Birthday concert in NYC. Now one of America's rising music stars, Garrett is the talented face of Beatles fans for the future! He will perform a song or two with Liverpool and in the Cavern Club will play a set with his band, Garrett Gardner and the Greater Good.

  • Francisco Fernandez Ferocious Few
    Playing the Cavern

    Francisco Fernandez Ferocious Few

    Playing the Cavern

    Francisco Fernandez careened across the country, festival to festival, and just landed in New York after playing over a thousand shows back in the San Francisco bay area. His all-encompassing rock n' roll is infectious, roaring out for change. Melodies ease anew from his fingertips the second he touches his guitar. Rhymes flow like honey, crooning over love lost and lit. His songs transform with each rendition he plays; they are fluid, never sounding the same twice. Put any band behind him, the Ferocity sparks. Whether the Few are drawing in hundreds of fans organically on amplified street sidewalks and parks, or opening for Lynyrd Skynyrd, Joe Cocker, ZZ Top, Billy Idol, Steve Miller, Jesus and the Mary Chains, and Cindy Lauper on her Memphis Blues tour, the show is electrifying. On the Web: www.ferociousfew.com

  • Laura Stevenson
    Playing the Cavern

    Laura Stevenson

    Playing the Cavern

    Laura Stevenson was born and raised on Long Island into a family of mariners and music makers. A singer-songwriter, Laura released her first album, "A Record," in 2010. Her second album, "Wheel," was released in 2013 to critical acclaim. Laura is a lover of The Beatles who "grew up singing Beatles songs as if they were kids songs." Laura's love of The Beatles will be on display in The Cavern, where she'll be performing original compositions along with Beatles covers interpreted in her own special way. On the Web: http://www.laurastevenson.net/

  • Mean Lady
    Playing the Cavern

    Mean Lady

    Playing the Cavern

    Comprised of Sam Nobles and Katie Dill, who were born and raised in Newark, Delaware, Mean Lady recently released their debut full-length album "Love Now." Their sound is multifaceted, blending pop, electronica, folk, and soul - with the backbone that is Dill's incredible voice. On the Web: http://meanlady.bandcamp.com/

  • Rony's Insomnia
    Playing the Cavern

    Rony's Insomnia

    Playing the Cavern

    Rony's Insomnia is a local New York band led by Rony Corcos, a singer-songwriter, guitarist and producer. Their music is a combination of alternative rock with a soulful, honest and unique edge. Currently mixing their debut album "Count to Ten," Rony's Insomnia has been making quite a stir on New York’s thriving Lower East Side music scene over the last year. On the Web: https://www.facebook.com/RonysInsomnia

  • Vince Calandra
    Former Ed Sullivan Executive

    Vince Calandra

    Former Ed Sullivan Executive

    In February 1964, Vince Calandra was a 29 year-old production executive working for the Ed Sullivan Show. As the youngest member of the production crew, he was delegated to look after the Beatles during their time at the Ed Sullivan Theatre and he spent extensive time with the group. On the day before their live U.S. TV debut in front of a record-breaking 73 million Americans, the Beatles were required for extensive camera rehearsals. George Harrison was ill with the flu that day, and Sullivan chose Calandra to be Harrison's stand-in for the rehearsals, making him a Beatle-for-the-day! Sullivan even crowned Calandra with a Beatles wig for his stint! In August 1965, Calandra was Associate Producer for the TV production of the Beatles' ground-breaking Shea Stadium concert that was filmed by Ed Sullivan's production company.

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The Fest Beatles Shop
  • John & Yoko - 8 CD Box Set
    $46.50
  • Alan Aldrdige Beatles 18 Mo. Calendar
    $20.00
  • 1964 Beatles American Tour Tee
    $22.00