It's here! ONE more day until we all Come Together for the Beatles weekend of our lives at the Grand Hyatt in NYC.
The New York Times has named The Fest For Beatles Fans
"The big event of the anniversary weekend"
we couldn't be prouder to present to you, with all the bells and
whistles, our 40th Anniversary show, celebrating 50 years of The Beatles
in America. If you haven't yet, GET YOUR TICKET TO RIDE NOW!
getting all set up here at the beautiful Grand Hyatt 42nd Street, the
special guests are trickling in (Donovan! Peter! Billy J!) and, this
just in: the psychedelic, iconic Peter Max has made us a poster for the
have a limited number of these posters for sale in The Fest Store.
(We're set up a bit differently this year - the main ballroom is
sandwiched between the vendor Marketplace and The Fest Store. Be sure to
We've got so much in store for you... so
many new events, extra special concerts and talks, and surprises, too!
If you haven't yet gotten your TICKETS TO THE FEST, CLICK HERE.
Didn't make it out last time? Join us FRIDAY, for the ultimate Beatle Fan outing:
PORT AUTHORITY TO HOST FEBRUARY 7TH COMMEMORATION OF 5OTH ANNIVERSARY OF BEATLES ARRIVAL AT JFK AIRPORT
Tribute will include unveiling of Beatles historical airport marker and live band playing group’s classic hit songs
Buses are all filled, but you can still meet up at the main entrance to
the Grand Hyatt. Those who don't get on the buses can all take the
train together to JFK to the TWA Flight Center. It is probably faster
than taking the Bus! See you there.
poetry? On Saturday at 3PM in the Ashram, Deco Freeman is bringing our
Chicago Fets tradition of the Poetry Jam to New York City. We
showcase original writing, dramatic readings of Beatles' lyrics and
performance art, poems, prose and other creative interpretations. Bring
yourself, bring your work, bring your spirit of spontaneity. This year’s Theme: "Beatles Anniversaries: My First Time."
Perhaps it was your first Beatles concert, your first time hearing I
Want To Hold Your Hand, your first kiss to a Beatles song... let's hear
if you see two fine gentlemen in suits with typewriters in The Cavern
this weekend, step right up because Erick and Daniel of Poetry at Parties, and they're writing free Beatles-inspired haikus for you.
And that little lady with a post-it note dress? Talk to her to find out.
poetry... to a tune? Well, you should certainly sign up for Mark
Hudson's songwriting class. His Saturday edition booked up in no time ,
so we've opened up a Sunday edition, 12:30PM. It's $30 - call Jackie at
1.866.the.fest to reserve your spot ASAP! (This just in: One spot has
opened up for Saturday)
DONOVAN: Catch him in concert on Saturday afternoon, and speaking about Meditation and the White Album on Sunday.
Also set to bring the house down at the FEST this year is THE CAVERN - a
modern spectacle of music, fashion, and art, that will feature lots of
magical performances. THE CAVERN will pay homage to the birthplace of
Beatlemania, in turn becoming the birthplace of things to come - holding
true to the roots The Beatles planted along the way. The family tree of
Beatlemania will expand into vines of fashion designers, branches of
new rock n' roll bands and electric dancing leaves, extending from vinyl
and synthetic DJ booths, falling and filling the Cavern's shaking dance
floor with the stuff stars, like our Boys, are made of. Curated by
Michelle Joni and Jessica Lapidos, and Francisco Fernandez Ferocious
Few, THE CAVERN is something all
FEST attendees need to experience.
supporter of The Cavern, BLOOMINGDALE'S is donating A Sgt. Pepper style
jacket By Turnbull & Asser, a premier piece from their recent
Beatles Collection to be raffled off for Charity at the FEST.
FRIDAY NIGHT IN THE CAVERN!!
8PM Fashion X Bands for Fest Fashion Week
11PM Michelle My Pelle - Beatles Cabaret with Yoko Sensibilities
MIDNIGHT - Yoko Ono Bad Dancer remake video launch party (Watch the teaser!) followed by an EPIC Beatles dance party.
Still haven't entered for a trip to Las Vegas to see Beatles LOVE Cirque du Soleil? THREE DAYS LEFT, do not delay! You do not have to be present to win.
But wait... theres more!
THE FEST ASHRAM
into a moment of solace and introspection in the Ashram. We've got a
full weekend of Beatles-inspired soul-searching planned - Talks with
Dear Prudence, intros to TM, yoga, sound/vibrational exploration and
more. Enjoy this space!
BRING A BOOK! The Ashram
will feature a collective library of inspiring reads - Beatles and
otherwise. Do you have a book that changed your life? Bring it to the
Ashram, add it to the shelf with a note from you, and let others enjoy
it for the weekend.
MODERN DRUMMER SYMPOSIUM
Modern Drummer Sympsium: this will be a rocking, star-studded time next
weekend for sure. Good luck squeezing into this hot new afternoon
event! On Saturday and Sunday at the FEST from 1-4PM, come hang out for
discussions and demos on Ringo Starr’s drumming style, live coaching,
drum circles, a tribute to Ringo, what it’s like working with him, and
Chill with the Modern Drummer team and world class drummers Steve Holley, Liberty Devitto, Danny Seraphine, Carmine Appice, Aaron Comess, Shawn Pelton and now added: Dennis Diken. Also making his presence felt will be hard-charging Mark Hudson and Ringo's personal photographer Rob Shanahan, both drummers themselves.
Also available is the ultimate drummer
photo shoot with Rob on a drum set just like Ringo's! $25 for a digital
shoot, $195 for a digital + framed, matted, signed copy.
If you attended our first FEST in 1974, we are looking for photos of
Murray the K, and from the 1984 FEST benefit, picture of Richie Havens,
Phoebe Snow & Tiny Tim. Please send to firstname.lastname@example.org
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