Abbey Road on the River

Arts and Humanities
2:52 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

Organizers Expect Record Number of Beatles Fans for Abbey Road on the River This Weekend

The Beatles land at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York, 1964.
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It's the fiftieth anniversary of the British Invasion, and the organizers of the world's largest Beatles music tribute festival are expecting 25,000 Fab Four fans to hit downtown Louisville this weekend for Abbey Road on the River. The festival headliners? Oddly enough, the quintessentially Californian Beach Boys, who've been at the top of producer Gary Jacob's wish list for years. The reason is simple - everyone can sing along to Beach Boys songs.

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Arts and Humanities
8:12 am
Sat March 15, 2014

John Lennon and Yoko Ono's 'Bed-In' Recalled in Ali Center Exhibition

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A retrospective of John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s 1969 “bed-in” at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal opens in downtown Louisville's Muhammad Ali Center on Saturday.

The Give Peace a Chance traveling exhibition runs through May 26. It's also partnering with Abbey Road on the River, which coincides with the exhibition's last few days in Louisville. More on that below.

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Arts and Humanities
5:01 pm
Tue January 21, 2014

Abbey Road on the River Producers Stage Live Re-Enactment of Ed Sullivan's Fab Four Show

The Beatles wave to fans after arriving at Kennedy Airport on February 7, 1964.
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On February 9, 1964, Ed Sullivan introduced the Beatles to his American audience, bringing the nascent British Invasion to almost half of America's televisions in one evening. 

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Local News
8:00 am
Fri May 24, 2013

Abbey Road on the River Adds Partnership with Ali Center


Fans of all things Fab Four return to the Belvedere this weekend for Abbey Road on the River, the festival dedicated to that massively famous band of yesterday, the Beatles.

This year, the festival expands to include an additional stage next to the Muhammad Ali Center. General admission tickets will give festival goers access to all the performances at the new stage, and this year’s free festival kickoff concert will also be held at the new stage.

Festival spokesperson Ali Hawthorne said she has high hopes for the festival this year.

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